This edition will be filled from people that are in my feed reader– both old and new posts that are really quite interesting.
So, without further ado, today’s Data Dump:
Anna S talks about what a wife should be doing versus what society believes they should be doing.
Let’s get this straight once and for all. What does being a helpmeet actually mean? It means the wife is supposed to encourage her husband, have unconditional faith in him, cultivate his feeling of accomplishment. She is called to help him – not do his job for him.
Bravo, Anna. You keep standing for truth and what is right!
Dressing for the Masses
Deborah talks about modesty and how we should be more modest when we come to church. After all, going to worship the King of Kings should be a little bit different than cleaning the toilet:
We have been going to a pretty conservative church, so I knew I needed to be a little more lenient in the area of dressing for church. But what a disappointment it has been! I think the biggest thing that has hit me is the lack of respect for God, His house where we gather to worship. Going to a morning worship service should not be the same for us as going out to mow our lawns or clean the toilet. That may sound harsh, but the way people are dressing for church especially is the way we would have dressed 20+ years ago to do those things.
You’re right– Deborah– what we wear on the outside is a reflection of what’s going on on the inside.
Want a good way to think about how to meditate on God’s Word? I stumbled across this one from the Pivot Ministry:
As the bee sucks the honey from the flower–so by meditation we suck out the sweetness of a truth. It is not the receiving of food into the mouth, but the digesting of it, which makes it nutritious. Just so, it is not the receiving of the most excellent truths in the ear, which nourishes our souls–but the digesting of them by meditation.
Jill Stanek points out that the AP doesn’t list the ban that was just passed in Louisiana but refers to it as the ban that was just upheld by the Supreme Court.
Interesting that the AP did not name that which was banned, Partial Birth Abortion, nor describe it, nor refute that there has never been a health reason found to commit it. Nor were any pro-life groups interviewed or referred to. Par.
Is The Surge Working, Or Not?
Depends on who you ask:
According to Senator Harry Reid, the Surge has already ‘failed’, even though the Surge properly has not even begun in earnest. It is never too early for the Democratic leadership to declare defeat however, invested as they are in failure in Iraq.
Is Reid correct? Not according to Michael Yon, who unlike Reid is actually in Iraq (and has been for months) and who has no axe to grind. Yon, you will recall, was not hesitant to declare that Iraq was undergoing a civil war – he calls ’em like he sees ’em. Listen to his interview with Hugh Hewitt, and contrast that with the views of the know-nothing Dems on the Hill.
Windows Home Server just went RTM (Release to Manufacturing) which means that you’ll soon be able to own your own copy. What is it? It’s a server for your home to backup data on up to 10 PC’s easily. And all it will take to restore a PC is a single disk. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these– anyone want to get me an early Christmas present?
Here’s a post talking about different places that you can get images. I use Stock Xchng, but there are a lot of them out there.