Tuesday, February 07, 2006

If you have done it to the least of these...

I heard last week that Bono spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, but I didn't give it more than a passing thought (other than, 'hm, that's an odd choice for a speaker- would've thought that Dobson would be more likely'). Today, though, I ran across a transcript of his remarks and was very impressed. I don't know where Bono stands on issues of theology- salvation, faith, the deity of Jesus- all the things that I was taught, especially in college, are the most important in life. But he does have an amazing compassion for the poor, especially for someone as wealthy as he is. I think that as much as Jesus focused on the poor, we Christians need to have a focus more like this.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Argh! I'm such a horrible post-er! (Didn't seem quite right not to hypenate that or I'd sound like a piece of wall art). I'm around, really I am, but it's so much easier just to read other people's work than to put out my own. Although, dear reader, if you're in the mood for web-browsing too, here are some of the random readings I've been doing lately:

Chromasia- a photo-blog my husband showed me. Check out the Portraiture- Children gallery especially.

Makoto Fujimura- World Magazine's Daniel of the Year (for bringing biblical values into the secular marketplace). His Water Flames paintings look amazing- I wish there was a better gallery online.

East Coast Counselor- this woman pours her heart into one of the most difficult jobs around, working with mentally unstable adults.

Freewheeling Bike Tours- completely out of the question financially, but so much fun to dream about!

Angela's Ashes- as usual, I'm discovering a good bestseller about 5 years too late. Very well written, with a great sense of ironic humor cutting through the aching sadness of circumstances.

NYC Tourism- with our spring break trip coming up, the biggest problem will be deciding what to see- so much great stuff!

You can see why I'm too distracted to post. :-)