Thursday, November 4, 2010

Books and Quotes and Life

(1) My friend Quotidian Grace of the blog of the same name has begun a companion book review blog ~ I think the sheer number of book reviews that she was writing threatened to knock down the walls of QG itself ~ and I have the pleasure of being a guest reviewer for her today.  The book is about prayer and much of it is grounded in Ignatian spirituality, two of my favorite topics.  So please head on over and visit us both!

(2) Another of those little quotes that's been popping up on my screen:

"Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation."

I can't seem to recall where I initially read it, but the originator is St. Augustine.  He was probably talking about sex, but I personally understand the topic to be chocolate.

(3) I hate the new google thing whereby google tries to guess what you're writing in the search box.  Apparently my searches are not common ones, and it takes a long time to type and re-type until google gets the message. Perhaps I should develop more of an interest in Heidi Montag and Bristol Palin.

(4) Lots going on right now.  Preaching, teaching adult ed at church, public school subbing, major Presbytery stuff.  My plan for a week from today involves staying in bed until at least dinnertime.


  1. You did a great job with this review! Hopefully we can do this again soon. I guess I missed the typos. I've never been a great editor!

  2. This post made me giggle twice. Firstly, there's a little typo in the first sentence of #2 that I am immature enough to be unable to pass by. Secondly, I think you are doing fine with your level of interest in Heidi Montag and/or Bristol Palin. I wish you the best for this very full week.

  3. I was reading along in all serious until I got to the word "chocolate" whereupon I laughed out loud!

    To which I, steeped as I am in Augustine, say: yes.

    Off to read the review!!

  4. chocolate? I have no problem with chocolate. I can easily keep my intake to a moderation. anytime. really. I can. LOL

    I don't like the new google thing either - and imagine our new transition ministry on-line program does the same thing when one enters data for one's work experience...annoying!