I often file away interesting tidbits that I come across while meandering (um, wasting time) on the internet. Here are a few things I’ve come across lately, that I’ve found interesting or helpful.
Very interesting article from Inc.com – the idea is that those of us who buy more books than we can possibly ever read, shouldn’t feel guilty about it, because it will keep us intellectually hungry and curious, as those books stare “menacingly” at us.
I have mixed feelings about this – I pride myself on not being a hoarder – but the area of books is my downfall; and I’ve always felt guilty about that. So many books that I hope to get to, some day (thought really the percentage of books on my shelf that I’ve not read is quite less than those I have read – which, I guess, is also a terribly prideful sentence. Golly day, pride gets me every time.) I often think, “Maybe someone else needs that biography, or would benefit from that book about weather, or do I really need a second copy (ok, 3rd) copy of “Surprised by Joy”?
But I also see that there is a grain of truth in what the author says – seeing the books on myself creates an anticipation and eagerness in me – to learn more – to read more. So, read the article for yourself – what do you think? : Antilibrary
I enjoy visual graphics; particularly when they relate to scriptural and literary topics. Chris Harrison (along with a friend) has created some fascinating graphics – the one below depicts all of the cross-references found in the Bible. Visit his site to see some of the others he has designed: Graphical Representations
How Airlines Price Their Fares
Since I’m writing this from 30,000 feet this evening, after changing a flight today, to come home early, and also spending some time booking my next work trip, I found this article interesting, on how airlines arrive at their pricing: Fly the Friendly and Expensive Skies
18 in 18
Our pastoral staff at Seaford Baptist Church has challenged our church this year, to read 18 books in 2018. As a part of this, they put together a fantastic list of 40 book suggestions.
As a part of that, we’ve launched a Facebook Page to discuss these books (and others) throughout the year. We will be posting reviews, questions, polls, links to reference materials and other related items.
Are you a reader? Feel free to join in the fun! You can find the Facebook Page Link here: 18 in 18 Reading Challenge
Best Christmas Present
Goodness. This video.
I’m not sure what gets me more – the thought of this wife who, as a young girl, had to sell her beloved Cabbage Patch Kid when her family immigrated to the United States, or the fact that her husband searched high and low to find the same exact doll, to give it to her for Christmas. It brings so many thoughts to mind – of the thousands of children-now-adults who left behind so much in their escape from poverty, cruel governments, starvation and wars – to find their way to our shores, in hopes of not only a better life, but in some cases survival. Thoughts of the incredible kindness of the husband, to do this for his bride. Tears in watching her joy, tears and gratitude in having her doll back – she even called the doll by the name she had given her as a child.
Watch this and try not to cry. I failed, miserably.