Meandering the metaphysical
some thoughts and news

Friday, March 02, 2007
Muddy Terrain

Well, I've not been committed to writing as frequently as I would prefer. It's just that I always want to "out do" myself. I set the sights high and typically wait for inspiration that breathes through legendary writing. Maybe it's time to bounce away from that standard and write more frequently. Maybe this will bring a new sense of inspiration.

Lately, one thing that has been hitting my mind is marketing. I'm back reading another book by Seth Godin and he never disappoints. One thing that I despise is "marketing Jesus" yet it seems that lately all of my "marketing" thinking pertains to spreading the Gospel in this post-Christian culture. None of my ideas are for advertising Jesus and never will be...yet, it's difficult for me to explain this fully. More to come on this, soon.

In the meantime (do you remember that song by Spacehog? - yeah, I owned the album at one point)...

Check out (I encountered this new wave of journalism while briefly watching a special on TV the other night). An interesting new form of reporting and I'm intrigued by it.

Two quotes to consider:
"Give sacrificially until is simplifies your lifestyle."

"The medium doesn't matter, the message does."

Comments willkommen.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007
It's 2007

Over recent months, I really have started reading more and taking time to finish up some books that I wanted to read while turning off the tube. In fact, one of my goals in 2007 is to read a minimum of one book per month. A daunting task but it can be accomplished, if I could just finish the four books I currently have going! Here they are:

Sidewalks in the Kingdom
Foolishness to the Greeks
The Divine Conspiracy
Real Money

Maybe if I commit to reading one chapter in each book, every day, then I can catch up. See you on the flip side.

Oh, and if you had not yet heard... Apple released the iPhone. It's spectacular.

Monday, December 25, 2006
Advent 1955
by John Betjeman

The Advent wind begins to stir
With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir,
It's dark at breakfast, dark at tea,
And in between we only see
Clouds hurrying across the sky
And rain-wet roads the wind blows dry
And branches bending to the gale
Against great skies all silver pale
The world seems travelling into space,
And travelling at a faster pace
Than in the leisured summer weather
When we and it sit out together,
For now we feel the world spin round
On some momentous journey bound -
Journey to what? to whom? to where?
The Advent bells call out 'Prepare,
Your world is journeying to the birth
Of God made Man for us on earth.'

And how, in fact, do we prepare
The great day that waits us there -
For the twenty-fifth day of December,
The birth of Christ? For some it means
An interchange of hunting scenes
On coloured cards, And I remember
Last year I sent out twenty yards,
Laid end to end, of Christmas cards
To people that I scarcely know -
They'd sent a card to me, and so
I had to send one back. Oh dear!
Is this a form of Christmas cheer?
Or is it, which is less surprising,
My pride gone in for advertising?
The only cards that really count
Are that extremely small amount
From real friends who keep in touch
And are not rich but love us much
Some ways indeed are very odd
By which we hail the birth of God.

We raise the price of things in shops,
We give plain boxes fancy tops
And lines which traders cannot sell
Thus parcell'd go extremely well
We dole out bribes we call a present
To those to whom we must be pleasant
For business reasons. Our defence is
These bribes are charged against expenses
And bring relief in Income Tax
Enough of these unworthy cracks!
'The time draws near the birth of Christ'.
A present that cannot be priced
Given two thousand years ago
Yet if God had not given so
He still would be a distant stranger
And not the Baby in the manger.

Sites to See
Go Sox!
Polar Bears XC
PA Runners
Church Wiki
My Wiki
Work as Vocation

Blogs to Buzz
dave d
the smiths
uncle steve

MySpace Fools
fat luke

Currently Reading
Sidewalks in the Kingdom
Foolishness to the Greeks

Currently Listening
Bloc Party
My Morning Jacket
Youth Group
Rogue Wave


this blog is written by
Kyle Davis

design layout by greencapsule