21.8.07

Mundanity


Currently: Completing a 6-hour online course on the laws, liabilities and statistics of alcohol consumption and service.

Boooring.

Background noise: Seth is playing Call of Duty.

Good news: I'm happy because I measured my BMI after a month of exercise and it's gone from 23% to 18%. Flex flex.

Guilty pleasure: I went on a cleaning binge which to my detail-oriented perfectionist includes toothbrush scrubbing the floorboards and organizing the sugar packets.

Smelling: spaghetti.

Guilty pleasure #13: Kettle Cooked Jalepeno Chips (with French Onion dip)

Word of the day:
indurate - to make hard; to harden.

Quote of the day (in response to a discussion):
Even if all the things that people prayed for happened - which they do not - this would not prove what Christians mean by the efficacy of prayer. For prayer is request. The essence of request, as distinct from compulsion, is that it may or may not be granted. And if an infinitely wise Being listens to the requests of finite and foolish creatures, of course He will sometimes grant and sometimes refuse them. Invariable "success" in prayer would not prove the Christian doctrine at all. It would prove something more like magic - a power in certain human beings to control, or compel, the course of nature.

C. S. Lewis, "The Efficacy of Prayer"

3 comments:

fl35h said...

I was having some problems with prayer a while ago so I read up on it and Lewis has a couple things on it I thought were great.

The first is his "Letter to Malcom: Chiefly on Prayer" and the second is his essay "Work and prayer" in "God in the Dock" which pretty much cleared it up.

You should read those if you haven't already.

loxyfady said...

Oohhh bravo on the 23% to 18%!!! U go mama!

Liz said...

Yea i've read god in the dock.
Thanks I'll check out the other one.