Want an Orange iWrap?

For a Fun Friday post we thought we’d make sure you’d heard about… Pexagon’s “i Love Apple” Campaign … WE LOVE APPLE and so do they, SO YOU GET A $20 CASE FOR FREE! With the Apple iPhone 4 antenna problems forming a growing wave of concern – Pexagon Technology is offering a free solution to consumers. Through their “i Love Apple” campaign, they are offering a free iWrap (their version of the iPhone 4 soft plastic bumper) to iPhone 4... Read More

Anne Jackson on Seasons (part 2)

With improvements in technology over past centuries, we’ve been able to save time… If we let technology run the show, we don’t save time — we just end up with a different set of things to do. The amount of work hardly changes, if it changes at all. This chapter, titled Do Everything Faster, ends with a very poignant quote from Mark Kingwell, a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. “Despite what people think, the discussion about speed is never really about the current... Read More

Anne Jackson on Seasons (part 1)

Anne Jackson wrote a post about how a book called, “In Praise of Slowness” begins Chapter One with this question: “What’s the very first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?” The answer: We look at the clock. For me, it just so happens that my clock is also my alarm is also my phone is also my email checker is also my Twitter checker is also my blog checker and my Google Reader and… Before I even get out of bed, I’m caught up on what’s happened in my little world in the... Read More

Rest is a Four-Letter Word

Jewish rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel writes,”The meaning of the Sabbath is to celebrate time rather than space. Six days a week we live under the tyranny of things… on the Sabbath we try to become attuned to holiness in time… to turn from the results … to the mystery of creation.” So important is the Sabbath… that the ancient rabbis concluded that God was not simply resting on the Sabbath, but rather creating His final masterpiece. God “finished His work” (Gen 2:2) by creating... Read More

Workaholics-R-Us

My name is Jenn, and I am a workaholic. We are all a bit guilty of being like this at some point in time. But what if it’s your norm? Being in ministry doesn’t help. In my world, ministry basically has two seasons: busy and busier. We all know the argument. But what if in our busyness we fail to take time to rest? Do we really manage to accomplish more? I have done the 60-hour work week and the 14-days-straight work stint and, quite frankly, it stinks! At the end of it all,... Read More