Although a lot of the article was “could be’s” masquerading as facts, it was interesting nevertheless:
And here is an example of a Tiktaalik-inspired meme:
Although I have no idea what it was for, this was kind ‘a cool to just see…
Thought for today: Don’t be manipulated
Today’s thought for today was inspired by this Leo Tolstoy quote:
“Only during a period of war does it become obvious how millions of people can be manipulated. People, millions of people, are filled with pride while doing things which those same people actually consider stupid, evil, dangerous, painful, and criminal, and they strongly criticize these things—but continue doing them.”
Interesting article in today’s NYT:
Fellow ministers…and Christian churches in general…it’s not your pulpit, it’s God’s. We need to treat it with reverence. Not just the pulpit: any association that could be rightly considered blaspheming His name.
Final note: I am not commenting on the legitimacy of the 2020 election nor whether one should question it.
Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop Evans is a hero who risked his life in service to Texas & America.
Law enforcement & rescue teams continue a relentless search for him.
Join us in prayer for a successful recovery.
Updates will be provided when they become available. pic.twitter.com/nULof4gcwl
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 24, 2022
I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
Count Dracula was 412 when he moved to England in search of new blood.
Sauron was 54,000 years old when he forged The One Ring.
Cthulhu had seen galaxies flare into life and fade to darkness before he put madness in the minds of men.
It's never too late to follow your dreams!
— Angry Robot (@angryrobotbooks) April 17, 2021
Neat new version of a tremendous song:
Blacc’s original tweet isn’t there anymore (?)…but his follow-up one is:
Writing the lyrics and recording the vocals on WAKE ME UP was a transformative experience for me. Everywhere I've been, no matter the country, music lovers and fans sing the lyrics with me in English. I hope you enjoy the international version as we honor Tim today ◢ ◤
— Aloe Blacc (@aloeblacc) April 20, 2022
And the original song…
GOOD NEWS ALERT:
Liev Schreiber just helped cook nearly one ton of brisket for Ukrainian refugees for Passover.
He worked with Chef Jose Andres' @WCKitchen to help cook a traditional Passover meal for refugees as they crossed into Poland.
Together, they fed thousands. pic.twitter.com/XEu6G07Vyl
— Goodable (@Goodable) April 16, 2022
If you’ve been reading my Nibble Ninja blog, you know I lean conservative. However, I really wanted a good home-delivered paper, and the Denver Post doesn’t fit the bill (and not because of its liberal slant).
So, I am trying out The New York Times. First issue came today, and I have to admit I am impressed. It’s too early to know if that’ll equate to me continuing to spend what it costs to have it on my doorstep, but credit where credit is due.
Having said that, being that I am more conservative than most of its writers, I suspect I am more aware of cases in it where they are providing opinion instead of factual journalism. Can you also spot it in this front page article?
A little while back Augie and I had a hankerin’ for pizza, but wanted to try something new. We drove a bit, only to discover our destination was take out only.
So, we went next door to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.
It. Was. Great!
As I put in the Google review:
Although a bit more expensive than normal fast food, it is also a lot better quality. Big thumbs up from the whole family!
Nice employees too. 🙂
Update: Adding a picture from a later visit…although I already had eaten some of it…so you can see the portions are plenty large.
This restaurant has become a family favorite, thanks to the food and the people.
The update was from today.
If you have a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit nearby…and you’re not a vegetarian :-), you should go check it out!
Huge kudos to the folks at the Tower Road location in Denver. Thanks for always being so awesome.
Although he recently said some great stuff about redemption, I think Mark Wahlberg is mistaken here:
The problem with his view is that there is an assumption that kids can just figure it out for themselves. We don’t do that with non-spiritual things (“Hey, he’ll pick up piano on his own…”) and if we honestly believe there are eternal consequences to making the right decision, as parents we must lay the foundation for a correct choice.
You can force your kids to go to church with you (and you should), but…in the end…you cannot force them to drink the living water (see John 4:10). If you dont “force” them to do what is spiritually beneficial, it’ll be like allowing them to choose between a healthy plate of vegetables or ice cream. The likelihood that they will choose wrongly is huge, especially since the worldly buffet is not just vegetables versus ice cream…it is vegetables versus myriad other unhealthy options that “taste better” to our fallen natures.
Also, don’t forget, when you are avoiding “forcing” your kids into faith, the devil has no compunctions against evangelizing the young ones under your care into hell. He’s not out there saying, “Let’s just let Sally decide on her own.” (“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8, NIV)
My parents gave me a choice when I was 6-ish whether I wanted to continue to go to Sunday school (I don’t think they were attending at all). You can guess how I (regrettably) chose. Praise God He didn’t give up on me, and I found faith later in life. But, I didn’t know him in the most formative years, and that is a tragedy of sorts, not just for me, but for those who I hurt.
P.S. I discuss the “great stuff about redemption” Wahlberg said here: Read More
I am generally not a fan of Led Zeppelin remakes, and I think it is especially hard for a female voice to pull off.
But both musically and vocally, Tangerine always pulls it off. This is premiering on YouTube as I write this:
As of late, I have been collecting Funko Pop! dolls. Well, not in the “collector” sense, since I don’t keep the boxes. Instead, they are either characters I really like, or bring back fond memories. The one I grabbed at GameStop today is of the later type:
Why do I have fond memories of Smokey the Bear? Because I grew up in Canaan, New Hampshire, and either knew the first NH Smokey the Bear (or possibly his son…but he was an older gentleman, regardless). Here is a post about the first guy in NH to play Smokey, from a Facebook post (the next two images are the complete post):
I don’t know if you read the left article, but part of the reason I am fond of Smokey is ‘cause I was one of the Junior Rangers and can still remember standing on a rock in the middle of the green, pine woods, wearing the metal badge and feeling on top of the world.
Those were different times. God blessed me and still does. But, I especially feel blessed by my childhood.
This cheered me up on a cloudy Sunday afternoon. 🙂
I love everything that the Van Zant brothers put out!