Hillarious post on LarkNews

I just recently learned about a website called Lark News.

It’s basically a ‘news’ website, but all the stories are spoofs that mock many of the silly things that happen in the Christian world.

I’m honestly still trying to figure out whether I think it’s a good thing or a bad thing. The fact that you can buy t-shirts and mugs and all kinds of mocking things is particularly frustrating.

But the site is surely funny. Here’s a ‘story’ that had me laughing out loud.

Excerpt:

John Randall and family recently received a letter from their sponsor child in Honduras. But instead of offering an update and gratitude for their continued support, 11-year-old Maria Salvador told them she was boycotting them.
“She said it was nothing personal, but her sponsor child union wanted better terms,” says Becky Randall, 34. “She asked us to please remove her photograph from the refrigerator and cease all communication with her until the strike is resolved.”
In a new wrinkle for child sponsor ministries, sponsor children in several countries have united to demand better terms. They are asking for $45 a month, up from the standard $28, plus a 7 percent annual increase, new uniforms, better medical care and more frequent gift packages from sponsors.
“American sponsor organizations can’t exist without us, and we want a better deal,” says one child union representative.

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Very thoughtful music video…

I totally stole this from Shannon, but I thought it was cool enough to pass it along.

Let’s hope stuff like this catches on!

Yet another reason why my wife is awesome

So I bought Stephanie an iPod for her birthday, and she taken up a sudden interest in music.

Well… that’s not really true. She’s always loved music, but since we’ve been married, she hasn’t really expressed that very much. She pretty much just listens to whatever I want, and tries to like it.
But now, all of the sudden, she’s like Carson Dailey or something — she’s downloaded 38 songs from iTunes in a week!

And I love her taste and variety. Check out her picks so far (you can click on it for a better view):

Yes folks… my wife is, well, awesome :0)

Some days I am just on fire…

I completely ripped this off from one of my favorite blogs: RagamuffinSoul:

I’m sorry, I just couldn’t resist…


Do you get it?

‘Cause I got ticked for about 2 seconds and then I started laughing at myself :0)

Mark Driscoll On Religious People

I was just listening to Driscoll teaching on rest and sabath.

Here are some highlights:

“Religious people freak out, because religious people want to do the work of the Holy Spirit and the conscience…
We don’t like religious people because they’re not any fun at all…. Religious people are the kind of people who, if you gave them a sucker, they would flip it around and stick the stick in their ear. That’s just the kind of people they are. They do everything wrong…”

Happy Birthday, Mom

I listened to a fantastic message yesterday about mommies (iTunes podcast URL here). It was the mother’s day message from Mars Hill church in Seattle, by pastor Mark Driscoll, who I’ve been learning a lot from. It made me thankful for my mom, and excited about the future and seeing my wife become a mommy too.

Here are some photos from when we gave my mom her birthday present, Gracie.

Mom, you’re awesome :0)