Flotsam & Jetsam (2/3)

Schaffer at 99 – Dr. George grant lists his favorite books by Francis Schaffer, and shares briefly how each one impacted his life.

Parody Time – “Some call it ‘Contemporary’… others call it ‘Relevant’… we call it ‘Contemporvant’.” Watch the video, and then read Bob Kauflin’s insightful commentary.

Who Made Thee? – I can honestly say that I’ve seldom encountered a nature poem as beautiful as this one. It’s superb, absolutely superb. Like my Mom said, “It makes me want to learn to write poetry, too.”

In Honor of Groundhog Day – Persis answers the question that all of us struggle with at some point in our lives: “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”

Raise the Stakes – Writer Seth Godin offers some timely advice about texting (or using any kind of social network) while working. He says, “… if you sit for an hour and do exactly nothing, not one thing, you’ll be ashamed of yourself. But if you waste that hour updating, pinging, being pinged and crunching, well, hey, at least you stayed in touch.”

Noteworthy – Check out the brand new testimonial page at J.C. Ryle Quotes. It’s neat to read the quotes about how and why Ryle’s writings are such a blessing.

Man Up – Challies hits the nail on the head once again: “Dad had high expectations of me, but reasonable, biblical ones. He wanted me to be active and proactive in service to others; he wanted me to be looking for opportunities to serve and for opportunities to serve as a man serves…”

Playing Chikin [Caution: Mature] – Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later: Christian-owned food chain Chick-fil-A (which I love, by the way) is getting flak from… guess who?

The Accidental Entertainers – You know, I’ve never really considered Grimm’s fairy tales to be “entertaining”; at least, not in the usual sense of the word.

A Phrase to Retire – One word: Amen.

“A coward can fight any battle he’s sure of winning; but give me the man who has the pluck to fight when he’s sure of losing. That’s my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.” ~ George Eliot

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