Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Moving Up in the World

I am now a proud owner of a pedometer. I have to confess that the idea of one has secretly intrigued me for a while...but I've never wanted to fork out the money to buy one. This past week however, I received one at an Urbana meeting in preparation for the amount of walking that will happen at Urbana. It's kind of fun. Various sources suggest that you should take 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day. It's 2:30pm today and I've only walked 4367 steps. I've got a ways to go.

All I can say is that I'm easily amused.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Sacred of College Ministry"

As most of you know, we work for a ministry that focuses solely on college campuses around the country. Part of the reason we have chosen to work here is because we love college students and I specifically love how open they are to saying "yes" to God. I was therefore encouraged to read this article online at Christianity Today about the importance of College Ministry in general. For those of you who love college students like I do, it's a good read.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lost Cause

After an email from our garden coordinator, I finally gave up all hope on our tomatoes. It looks like the entire garden has been infected by late blight. It's the same fungus responsible for the potato famine in Ireland. It turns out blight has been a huge problem particularly for the east coast this year: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/nyregion/18tomatoes.html . Unfortunately there's not much one can do except pull them and pray that the fungus dies out before next year's season. So up they went this morning and now there is a sad hole in the garden.

The big debate now is whether to try and replant that section with carrots or spinach. Supposedly the last day to plant in Wisconsin is August 15th. So it might be kind of risky to try this late in the game. But maybe I'm close enough to the last plant date, I'll be ok.

But the peas, beans and carrots are doing well! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Left Behind Computer Game

Wow, I think Christianity has reached a whole new level. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Case for Early Marriage

Interesting article in this month's Christianity Today magazine. It's a bit long but worth the read.