April 27, 2004

The House for Dreaming

A couple months ago I posted photos of a house that Stephanie and I were looking at. After that house didn't work out, we decided to keep quite on the house hunting progress until we had something that we were keeping.

Now we do! 8o)

On April 15th (yes, tax day), Stephanie and I bought a little house in Greer. Some of you have already seen it and become very familiar with its garage, yard, and former carpets. For those of you who haven't seen it yet, I've posted a few pictures (more to come) of our little house. You can find them at our Crazy Dreamers web site.

At some point I hope to write out the many ways God worked in making this all possible. He's still working and we're still happily following. It's scary sometimes, but that's only because we like to be in control. When we trust Him it's incredible.

Enjoy the piccies. 8o)

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April 13, 2004

Thunderbird tip

Have you ever had trouble with Thunderbird disconnecting while Thunderbird is trying to move the email to the sent folder? The second entry from the bottom of that forum conversation has the answer to the problem.

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April 10, 2004

Prominent Religious Leader stands up for the Christ

"So Jesus has fooled you too! Have any of the leaders believed in Jesus? No! Have any of us Pharisees believed in him? No! But those people {out there} know nothing about the law. They are under God's curse!"

But Nicodemus was there in that group. Nicodemus was the one that had gone to see Jesus before. Nicodemus said, "Our law will not let us judge a person without hearing him. We cannot judge him until we know what he has done."

John 7:45-53
The quote is from the Easy-to-Read Version (www.SearchGodsWord.com).

Talk about standing up in the work place. Nicodemus knew the Truth, personally. His testimony among the Pharisees in this passage is remarkable. I guess it never crossed my mind that he would have stayed with them, but it really makes sense. He was still a Pharisee. Still a Jew. But now, he believed that the Messiah had come.

Nicodemus shows up one more time in John. This time he's helping prepare Christ's body for burial: John 19:39. A Pharisee run execution, and Nicodemus helps bury the body. Not only was he brave, he was confident in what he had learned from the Christ.

Are we?

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April 09, 2004

Article on Open Source issues

First Monday recently published an article on some of the issues plaguing Open Source software projects.

The article points out some that I've noticed before in my work with various projects, but it also honed in on some underlying thinking that seems to be the root cause of many of the problems.

Most of these problems are the same issues that commercial software development companies face, but in the commercial world, there's a necessary user base to keep things in check. The mandatory income stream is one of the problems Open Source projects have sought to avoid. However, there doesn't seem to be the same necessary accountability.

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April 07, 2004

run into the maelstrom

run into the maelstrom
brandish your wooden sword
know you're nothing
run like a little boy with Daddy
don't look back
jump in
impending doom? WooHoo!
There is grace greater than all sin.

Things are beyond crazy right now. Oodles of unexpected events all chained together to make up all our waking hours.

The Lord is good.
Thank you for the concern and prayers that have been expressed for us.

Lord willing, I'll be able to carve out some much needed time to post here for the edification/rebuke/love of and from the saints.

My primary motivation for blogging now is for edification. In a days time I see less of the Church than I realize. The edification from more of the Body is needed and appreciated.

Love in Christ.

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April 06, 2004

My brain is full

My brain is full of blog ideas. Topics for words. Things that can't be truly expressed in any other form. They need to be written, but they're all crammed inside my head. Each wants the most attention. Each pleads to be written. Hard enough to just get an idea of what each topic is asking, let alone choose the one that gets attention first.

We are called
to Live.
If we know to do good
and we don't do it,
we're sinning.

Please forgive me.

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