Friday, February 10, 2006

controlled falling

For Immediate Release. Milan, Michigan. Elle Veronica Wilson took her first independently ambulatory steps today, in what can only be described as "walking." Followed, of course, by much hooting, hollering, clapping and various other activites described by witnesses as "carrying on." On the part of her parents and older brother, that is.

Ms. Wilson declined all interviews afterwards, but seems to be taking all the fuss in stride. Not that she's not very proud of herself, of course.

Thursday, February 2, 2006

words well spoken

my dad just called me to alert me to a replay of the prayer breakfast on CNN this evening. Bono (lead singer for the band U2) spoke at it this morning. preached, really. God walked in the room, it seems to me. very moving. maybe it was just me. i sure hope not, though. read, or watch (note: the video doesn't seem to load in mozilla fine with internet explorer, though.)

just a taste, in case you're hesitant to click the link (or maybe just too short on time)...

Love was on the move.

Mercy was on the move.

God was on the move...

...God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house… God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives… God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war… God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them. “If you remove the yolk from your midst, the pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness, and if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom with become like midday and the Lord will continually guide you and satisfy your desire in scorched places”