Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lights in Darkness

“If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern,” Alito said Tuesday in a critical dissent.

Article: Justice Alito on legal developments this week

Full dissent

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. -John 3:19

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. -John 1:5

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Haptics for the Deaf-Blind

Haptics are ways of communicating to the deaf-blind through touch. I saw a video of this being done on facebook, and I hope this video comes through.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Douglas Wilson's post (and picture) on approaching worship

We have a meal here that entails consecration. All of Christ is offered to you, and in natural return, you are summoned to come. But when you are summoned to come, this means that all of you is summoned to come.communion20elements20-20dickow
The cup of blessing is here, set before you. But we want always to remember what the Scriptures teach about the nature of blessing. “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart” (Ps. 119:2). So you are invited to come, and you are being exhorted to come with an entire heart.
The underlying cause of great affliction for many struggling Christians is partialism. They want to have God in their lives, but they want to hold back something for themselves in reserve. God can have that, but we want to retain this. Thus we parcel ourselves out, and are surprised when nothing works as it ought. God is happy to work with the fragments of your life, but He insists on having all of them.
Different people want to retain different things, but the results are always some sort of dislocation. Some want to keep control of their money, others of private lusts, and others of their position in the community. If we turn whatever it is over to God, He might mess with it.
But God’s people are, always and everywhere, exhorted to deal with God in bulk. “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, Turn ye even to me with all your heart” (Joel 2:12). So what you are saying by approaching this Table—since it is governed by the words of Scripture, and not our own private desires—is that you want God to take whatever it is . . . and mess with it.
So come, and welcome, to Jesus Christ.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Mrs. Pardiggle, Mr. Bumble, and the rest

Nothing subtle about Dickens.

Charles Dickens and the linguistic art of the minor character. 

Top 5 Interior Design Errors

An interior designer told me once the most common mistake she sees are people hanging pictures too high. They are supposed to be at around eye level of a regular person.

Top 5 Interior Design Errors and how to correct them

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Global Power Book

Congratulations to my husband, David Chamberlin, who made it into PR Week's 2016 Global Power Book -- the annual guide to the 350 most influential PR professionals in the world!

PR Week page with link to searchable directory.