Thanks to Tyler Stanton for the link to the following videos
For the foodies in my life
For my fellow global nomads
And finally, for all of us committed to life long learning!
NOTE: Following is an update on a previous post.
Does holiness provide refuge or bring condemnation? Gary Thomas in The Beautiful Fight says, “A holy man or woman is a spiritual force, a “God oasis,” in a world that needs spiritually strong people.”
The world needs holy men and women because it needs people transformed by God.
Isaiah 32:2 says, “Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.” Thomas writes the following:
A holy man or woman is a spiritual force, a “God oasis,” in a world that needs spiritually strong people. When the winds of turmoil hit, such people become shelters; their faith provides a covering for all. By their words and actions, by the ways they listen and use their eyes to love instead of lust, to honor instead of hate, to build up instead of tear down, holy women and men are like streams of water in the desert, affirming what God values most. When the heat of temptation threatens to tear this world apart, godly men and women become like the shadow of a great rock. These God oases carry Christ to the hurting, to the ignorant, to those in need. They will be sought out–and they will have something to say. 48
“Many MKs carry with them the scars from too many good-byes. They harden their feelings, put on emotional armor and turn inward in an attempt to insulate themselves from further hurt. They draw back from intimacy and remain in “emotional exile”—alone, separate and protected.” James Gould
Someone asked yesterday about a map of intelligence. I am not exactly sure of what they were asking. But I found a map of tertiary education on worldmapper which is interesting. Two others I found interesting: airline departures and one on the elderly which I find to be very sad, especially when you look at Africa.
Quite a response to my post yesterday–thanks to wordpress for highlighting me on the front page and to all those who dropped by for a visit. With over 2000 hits in one day, it was easily a record for my blog. Expect things to drop down to the normal 100 or so from now on but it was fun while it lasted and the many comments were great.
Gapminder World–you must check out this fascinating website that plots a variety of interactive graphs over time with often surprising results. Stats on a wide variety of topics.
Here is what they say on their website:
Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.