Archive for July, 2004

inefficient love

Saturday, July 24th, 2004

"Dad, look!" My son was staring out the back window of the car to the south-south-west. "I can't, son, I'm driving." I replied, an irritated, annoyed, weary, worrying, distracted parent with sensory overload. But for some reason, I pulled into a nearby parking lot, and turned the car ...

never on sunday

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

I have always been impressed with Eric Leddell and his decision not to run the 100 yard dash in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Although the 100 yard dash was his best event, the qualifying heats were to be held on a Sunday. He decided his faith took precedence. ...

fine sleeping weather

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

My son told me about a dream he had about a strange, magical land, with bizaare creatures. In part of the dream there was a tile set into the ground in a grassy lawn. On the tile there was a depiction of the sun. If you passed ...

on loneliness

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

When Christ was touring Galilee, he healed droves of the sick, and cured the blind, the lame, and the deaf. But lonely people were passed over. He didn't take away the loneliness of the pressing masses. He didn't enter villages and heal all their lonely people. And yet loneliness is ...

free to read blogs

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

I'm two weeks and a day between jobs today. This afternoon I fed and watered the pets, and escaped into Muncie. Now I'm tucked into a local wi-fi coffee shop, listening to Frou Frou, sucking on the ice cubes left over from an iced latte, and reading a ...

chez Joel, redesigned

Monday, July 19th, 2004

Those of you who know (and you know who you are), will notice that the website's appearance has changed. It was time. Change is good. Those of you who know me (and don't think I don't know that you know who I am), know that this change in website ...