In heaven, I hope I will sit on the porch swing, all day long.
"White shores. A far green country, and a swift sunrise" is how Gandalf describes it.
Saw this quote via someone's Facebook status, of all things:
Love means doing all we can, at whatever cost to ourselves, to help people be enthralled with the glory of God. When they are, they are satisfied and God is glorified. Therefore loving people and glorifying God are one.
Hot off the presses:
1. My friend David's recent blog post entitled "Why I Go to the Monastery" has had me thinking all morning. Each year David visits a monastery in remote New Mexico "to be loved on by God". He writes that he exits the world in order to re-enter it more deeply. What a fantastic post.
2. "You're welcome, world. Love, the internets." is an other amazing blog I've been enjoying lately. Like my brain, its a random mishmash of very fascinating thoughts, maps, websites, reflections, and photos. I am so glad to have found her.
3. Google Wave, people- its the future. Will Google solve ALL the world's problems?
4. I will not be getting the H1N1 flu shot. I made this decision after learning that the shot was hastily tested on only a few hundred adults, and after hearing interviews with several scientists and physicians who say they are very concerned that there will be a repeat of the swine flu vaccine fiasco in the 1960's that resulted in hundreds of people becoming paralyzed as a result of the degenerative neurological sydrome Guillain-Barre. Does it really seem like a smart idea to rush a vaccination with no long-term testing into the general population, much less to ask pregnant women and children to be the first in line?
There's also the issue of mercury. In the case of a disease as terrible as, for instance, polio, I think putting a small amount of mercury into a person seems justified. But for a disease that seems to be no worse than regular, yearly flu? I'll pass.