Saturday, 31 January 2009

Oh, technology.

I do love my computer. But some of the applications are as stupid as can be. Microsoft Word, is actually disagreeing WITH ITSELF over the construct of a word. I originally wrote 'well-being'. The green squiggly line came up under it, so with a swift right click I discovered that it recommended 'well being' instead. I thought this was reasonable replacement, and I usually bow to the wisdom of Word's grammar check. However, the moment I replaced the above word with the suggested replacement, a little green line appeared underneath, suggesting that I hyphenate the word again.

It disagrees with itself. I thought computers had to implode on such occasions. Or something.


Should flies be out in January? I'm sitting here, minding my own business, when I look to spy two flies sunning themselves on a sunlit wall in the library. This scares me a little, and I'm not entirely sure why. Global warming, anyone?


Is forgiveness harder for the forgiver or the forgiven?

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The Shack

Picked this interesting little book up today. Enjoying it thus far, but then, I haven't really got to the meaty bits. It's not that well written, and somewhat contrived, but I'm hoping that the subject matter makes the suspension of disbelief worth it.

Friday, 23 January 2009


Something that's been ruminating, but I'm fairly sure is kosher:

Murder is unforgivable. The sin of killing someone is unforgivable because only the person wronged can forgive, and they cannot. The sin of hurting others through the killing can be forgiven, seen in cases where the parents of the person killed forgive the killer, but that killer can never be wholly forgiven.

However, I hear you shout, where does God's forgiveness come into it? I have no idea. Yet. His forgiveness without human forgiveness must stand true, because otherwise there is a limit to grace. Which there isn't. So murder is unforgivable on human terms, but forgivable on God's.

Maybe I didn't have it down as well as I thought I did.

Friday, 16 January 2009


Just went on the BBC website this morning, and their headline was the airliner crash into the Hudson River. Given, it's an important, newsworthy event, but you're essentially reading a piece of news containing the fact that 155 People Didn't Die. Meanwhile, Israel/Gaza continues, Zimbabwe just rolls on, and the Sudan is still a war-torn wreck. But hey, at least 155 Westerners were safe from the horrors of death.