How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns."
I feel the need to announce to the world that at this very moment, 4:26p on the 19th of April, 2005, as I sit at my kitchen table working on four computer simultaneously, the thermometer mounted outside my kitchen window, in the shade, on the north side of the house, is registering 29 degrees celsius.
The weather site is listing 26 degrees, but I suspect that reading is taken at the airport.
It must be tough for all thosewonderfulpeople stuck writing exams at this very moment in time, In the RUC gym with no natural light.
This article by the lovely and talented Angela Strauss hits the nail on the head. It's a shame there's not an audio recording of this article read aloud by the author.
Her article "Good worship - The wars, the world and the Word" addresses the false dichotomy of "contemporary" and "traditional" worship forms in the institutional church. Strauss clears the stage of unhelpful jargon and attempts to provide the framework in which we can evaluate our present practices and future options.
I find this particularly important in the light of recent discussions with capital-M musicians (ie, the kind who try to do this for a living), with CRC members of various stripes, with Can-Reefers interested in reforming their denominations musical practice and even with the clapping folk.
Now, please, go read the article - don't skim it - and let me know what you think on it. It's really not that long, and worth the time it takes.
Come on out on Thursday night, the 14th of April for the first of many Thursday night informal soccer matches at Highland Gardens Park. For directions, click here.
This tradition was started last year by Ms Erin Goheen and Ms Teema Saliba and grew to be something of an institution. All are welcome, at all skill levels, as long as you promise not to take yourself too seriously.
Some people wear cleats, some don't. Some people wear shinpads, some don't. Smart people bring water, the truly excellent bring a soccer ball. Contrary to Mr Harskamp's blog that says 6.30p start, the game will actually start at 6p this week.
Using this remarkable technology, I've surfed around the continent, looking at such random things as low tide beaches in White Rock, BC, and round farms just outside Arcadia, Nebraska. The satellite would hardly pick up the CN Tower in Toronto, were it not for its impressive shadow. Based on the angle of the shadow and the colour of the foliage, I'm guessing that these satellite images were taken in the morning on a late summer day, 2004. Just a hunch.
Below is a collection of some of my favourite captured images. To those of you on dialup, my apologies. Oh, and get broadband.
This is Hamilton in all its splendor.
More specifically, this is my neighbourhood.
Sarnia doesn't look too bad from up here, does it?
This is a great view of Les Chutes Montmorency in Beauport, QC. This is the setting of the fabled keys-at-the-bottom-of-the-river story. Thanks Daniel!
A very green view of Holiday Valley in Ellictoville, NY, where I very much like to snowboard in the White Season.
I have a meeting scheduled for tomorrow afternoon in London with the Nerds On Site management people. At this meeting I'll sign the paperwork and hopefully get the decals for my bug. Then they can start printing my business cards and the like...