Another collection of randomness from around the interwebs:
~ How God gives hope. (Hint: it involves your Bible.)
~ Hey, reading a novel can help your noggin’ work better! Glad I’ve got lots of good fiction lined up for this year.
~ It’s really, really hard to feel sorry for those folks who supported President Obama and are now being burned by Obamacare:
It is not lost on many of the professionals that they are exactly the sort of people — liberal, concerned with social justice — who supported the Obama health plan in the first place. Ms. Meinwald, the lawyer, said she was a lifelong Democrat who still supported better health care for all, but had she known what was in store for her, she would have voted for Mitt Romney.
Although, with a President Romney we probably would have eventually gotten a version of Obamacare, but with a working website.
~ I know Christmas has come and gone, but I liked Doug Wilson’s thoughts on gift-giving:
As I looked out over the pandemonium, I thought of the annual clucking of tongues over consumerism and so forth, wherein we are all exhorted — for the betterment of our souls — to limit ourselves to one or two gifts, max, and preferably they will be kind of gifts that did not attract the attention of too much mammon, the kind you can get at the dollar store. In short, the exhortation — for the betterment of our souls — exhorts us to be as unlike God as we can be. God is lavish, and He did not try to teach us selflessness by undergiving. Throughout my entire life, not to mention all the ages before I was born, God has always way overdone it. And the imitation of Christ means, among other things, imitating that.
~ I love Tara Barthel’s encouragement — Don’t Be Afraid to Try Again.
~ We U.S. taxpayers spent $7.4 BILLION in three years helping other countries deal with “climate change.” I wonder how much Al Gore made on that deal?
Happy Monday & WAR EAGLE!