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Links for June 02, 2006

The “person” I live with Pernell has a serious back problem. His wife doesn’t know what to do, she posts her agony here. The good part is he is a lot nicer to me, the bad part is I am twice the bitch I once was.
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A friend of mine Maria has posted about her experience in Africa. There is a number of moving posts, like this one, and this one and this one. I love seeing people do stuff like this and share their experiences. It is stories and people like this that show me that the Kingdom of God is truely at work in the cruelest of situations.

This thought occurred to me. I think each one of us needs to live with the poor, to see them on our street corners, in our neighborhoods. We need to look them in the eyes everyday. We need them to remind us that we have failed. We have failed to love how Christ has called us to.

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Stop looking for reasons to be offended. A great article via.

Not being offended is a way of saying, “I have control over how I’m going to feel, and I choose to feel peaceful regardless of what I observe going on.” When you feel offended, you’re practicing judgment. You judge someone else to be stupid, insensitive, rude, arrogant, inconsiderate, or foolish, and then you find yourself upset and offended by their conduct. What you may not realize is that when you judge another person, you do not define them. You define yourself as someone who needs to judge others.

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Pastor Hacks is a site on tips on how to be a pastor and get things done well and some tricks of the trade, some of them are very helpful and would help anyone and not just pastors. Via
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My friend and ex-roomate (hurts to say) posted some pictures of his experience. All I can say is that it reaffirms my decision not to go.
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This guys pictures amazes me. I know he uses photoshop but I can’t for the life of me figure out what he is doing to make them look like he does. Anyone know? Press previous through the site to scroll through some of his pics.

2 Comments

  • Hey Nathan, the photography technique is called HDR. Google it and you’ll find tons of stuff or you can find a couple links on my blog at http://www.thinkerlabs.ca/jeremyduncan/?p=109

  • sweet!!!
    i’ve heard of HDR before, but i didn’t know it was a technique, i thought it was more of a finished product.