MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Stumble Upon Experiment

November 30th, 2007 Viewed 943 times, 1 so far today

stumble upon logoWell, I reached the end of my Stumble-Upon experiment on November 15th (and missed my opportunity to get into the MyBlogLog contest to grow my community!) and here are the results in case you were interested.

These stats reflect 30 days of Stumble-Upon usage as my only means of social networking:

Chuck Norris Endorses Mike Huckabee

November 30th, 2007 Viewed 2413 times

Mike Huckabee I’m not yet sure who I will vote for in this upcoming Presidential Election. I would like to vote for Mike Huckabee, but I have problems with his record in Arkansas– specifically, that he tends to raise taxes and use the government to meddle more in our lives.

Being a conservative, I believe that it’s wrong for government to control our lives whether it’s for issues I agree with or disagree with. Perhaps that makes me more of a libertarian, I’m not sure. But I believe that we’d all be a whole lot better of with less government in our lives instead of more.

However, this ad is terrific– positive, witty, and leaves you a good impression. Plus, it has Chuck Norris is in it, so you know it has to be good:

What Do You Think About While Driving?

November 29th, 2007 Viewed 1299 times

driver Have you ever found yourself wondering how you got somewhere?  I find that I’ve driven back and forth to my place of employment so many times that sometimes I wonder just how I got there– or have trouble trying to remember the route I took!

Believe it or not, it’s a common occurrence to find oneself thinking or concentrating on other things besides the road ahead:

Is There a Benefit to Equality in Education?

November 28th, 2007 Viewed 8189 times, 3 so far today

Bright Smiles A few weeks ago we talked about Morality in education using as a springboard the whole topic of homosexuality in the public school system. Core to the premise that the school is a proper place to teach right and wrong is the concept that the children belong to the state, not to the parents.

What’s strange is the parallels between this concept of “it takes a village” to raise children and Plato’s Republic. Two portions of Plato’s Republic I find scary (especially when you consider that Plato is thought to have lived between 427 and 347 BC).

My Christmas List

November 27th, 2007 Viewed 1377 times

Little Bit of Xmas 2 Every Tuesday between now and Christmas I’m going to let you peak into some things that I’m looking at for Christmas as well as show you some deals that you can get. No, I’m not expecting you to buy me anything, but I figure that if you’re still reading we probably have a lot of the same interests and maybe you’ll like something you see. If not, it’s only one day a week for a few weeks.

What’s in a Name?

November 26th, 2007 Viewed 1608 times, 1 so far today

Business Card The short answer is: A lot.

Everyone knows that the context of a statement can be more powerful than the actual statement itself, and no one is more aware of this than the media.  Where this is glaringly obvious is in the whole Abortion debate.

Terms

First, let’s get some basic terms which we can use to make the point.  For the moment I’ll be glossing over some nuance (the reasons which I’ll explain as we journey forward) and so we’ll use the following:

  • Position A: These people believe that abortion is wrong in all cases because abortion ends a life.
  • Position B: These people believe that abortion is a viable option for a woman to have in choosing what happens with her pregnancy.

Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford

November 24th, 2007 Viewed 1043 times

This is a great clip from Saturday Night Live:

Hat Tip: Amy at Humble Musings

What is Your View of Google?

November 20th, 2007 Viewed 2024 times

google logo Over the past month or so, Google has changed the way that it figures one of its metrics that shows how individual sites rank on its search engine.  This is something that it is certainly in its right to do as a business entity.

I don’t have any problem with Google making money through their site in whatever way they can.  They have a great search engine and they’ve proved it time and again because of their position as the most used search engine everywhere (even though yours truly has been using the new yahoo).

One Way to Support the Troops

November 20th, 2007 Viewed 1413 times, 1 so far today

flag Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays– these are all hard days to be a soldier away from home.  These are the times that ones want to be with family.  Times immortalized in songs like “I’ll be home for Christmas.”

This time of year is the best time that we can show our love and support for those that fight that we may have our freedom.

The Gallery Collection, a leading mail order publisher of premium quality personalized greeting cards specializing in Corporate Holiday Cards, has decided to pitch in and donate a greeting card for every soldier as well as a blank card and envelope for them to write to someone back home.  The cards will be part of a care package that “Soldiers’ Angels” will be sending to troops overseas.

By going to the Soldiers’ Angels site you can sign up to adopt a soldier, submit a soldier, or get all the different information you need to help those men and women in our armed forces this holiday season.

So, make a difference in someone’s life– someone that’s fighting for your freedom.  Say a prayer for them, think about them, sponsor one through or Soldiers’ Angels.  They will thank you for it.

November 20 Links

November 20th, 2007 Viewed 1151 times

www links Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.  The family is recuperating, but at the same time there is a lot going on at our house as I’m sure that there’s a lot going on at yours.

So, until I can get some time to write some new posts, take a look at some of the stuff that I’m reading:

Haiku Blogging

Leo Babauta talks about how to organize and simplify your blogging so that you can write good content and still have a life:

  1. Limit your blogging hours.
  2. Limit communication.
  3. Limit promotional activities.
  4. Limit stat checking.

Jesus Skateboarding in His Skivvies

Should the King of Kings and Lord of Lords be portrayed as a topless guy on a skateboard?

Abortions and Illegitimacy

If abortion was supposed to solve the problem of inconvenient pregnancies and “unwanted” children, how come we have a whole fatherless generation?

Great question.

The Earth Was Much Warmer One-Thousand Years Ago

If this is the case, then what does that mean for Global Warming and the Industrial Revolution– is it all natural after all?

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.