Monthly Archives: June 2007
I was driving by the Cingular store (shouldn’t it be AT&T now?) on Highway 52 when I saw a big crowd of people out front. I was really confused at first, but then I remembered the news stories I’d read about people standing in line waiting for the iPhone to come out. It’s a weird experience to witness something you read about in the news.
And no, I’m not getting an iPhone. Only people with money are allowed to buy these things.
Hey, if you want to keep on being my friend, click this link, then click the download link, then never use Internet Explorer again.
On a related note, the new website is coming along nicely, if you don’t count the entire day I just wasted getting it to work on a certain non-standards-compliant browser. If you have any design suggestions, or if you’re not a fan of the warm, soothing earth tones provided by the color brown, feel free to comment. Hurry, though — I want to be done with the site by the end of the week.
UPDATE: Forgot the link.
I just spent a lot of time reworking the Salt and Light website to make it easier to navigate. The nearly-finished front page looks quite nice in Firefox and Safari. I figured it would need a little tweaking to work in Internet Explorer, but to my horror, I found out tonight that IE totally mangles it. So I’ve got a ways to go, unfortunately….
I find coding websites to be one of the most rewarding yet frustrating things that I know of.
There’s a great contrast between justice and mercy when the repentant thief speaks to Jesus on the cross:
39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Even though the thief recognizes his own guilt and how he is being treated justly, he still asks Jesus for mercy. I wonder if, like all the other people, he had an earthly kingdom in mind — that he was simply asking Jesus to remember him when He established his kingdom on earth someday. (What faith he showed in a man who was dying on a cross next to him!)
Regardless, Jesus gave him far more than he had asked. The thief would not only be remembered, he would be with Jesus. And this would not take place at some distant time in the future, it would be that very day. What grace and mercy Jesus showed to this sinful and dying man! May we have faith as strong as his. Praise God for the grace that we never deserved!
Yesterday, the raw skin where my old blisters use to be was feeling very sore, and at the end of the day, I found out why…I’ve got new blisters. Like the phoenix rising out of the ashes of its dead parent, these new blisters formed from the new skin that had grown beneath their predecessors.
The good news is that this morning, they seemed to have drained. However, the healing process will probably be set back a couple of weeks anyway because now another layer of new skin needs to grow under the new blisters. It’s pretty frustrating and discouraging…I was looking forward to being able to go running, swimming, etc.
UPDATE: They’re filling up again. Crap!