Friday, November 06, 2009

Make Our Heart Your Temple

I promised myself not to share daily excerpts but there are so many I'd like to share....

A prayer from Soren Kierkegaard...

Lord! Make our heart Your temple in which You live. Grant that every impure thought, every earthly desire might be like the idol Dagon - each morning broken at the feet of the Ark of the Covenant. Teach us to master flesh and blood and let this mastery of ourselves be our bloody sacrifce in order that we might be able to say with the Apostle: "I die every day." Devotional Classics, page 353.


This goes is such a perfect mental image of where I've been the past year...Deny Self, Take up the Cross, Follow.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Paper or Electronic?

Windy has a Kindle. Several of you have mentioned Kindles to me, but I'm a "must see" type of shopper. Windy's is not international and so she was very happy to be able to download books while we were in Hawaii and she graciously explained the features of her Kindle to me.

I LOVE READING. I like the feel of a book in my hands. I like turning pages. I like marking pages. I like writing notes to myself in the pages. I like loaning books. I like books.

I travel with books. I always have a Bible, devotional, some sort of fiction and non-fiction....and am always teased by how heavy my carry on is. It occured to me that it would be easier to travel with a digital reader.....

However....when I check prices the books are really not THAT much cheaper than buying the paper books. I'm not sure I'd enjoy reading from a screen.

I'd love to hear from those of you who have taken the leap to digital readers...how do you use them. Is it your main source of reading material or supplemental? What do you love and what do you hate? I don't want to buy another techie thing (as my PDA/ MP3 reader) that I end up never fully utilizing or using. ::snort::

Would you recommend something like the Kindle - must buy books from Amazon....or Sony's reader, which I believe could read any ebook/digital book format (but not Kindle's)? The promo for Kindle sure makes it seem more appealing...$20 cheaper, able to hold way more books (but they have to be purchased from Amazon), can read my PDF and documents sent to it....

I know the Kindle allows you to bookmark, add notes, highlight passages and download newspapers etc.

Please tell me what you've discovered - either by owning one or researching.... I just don't know....it seems it would be a kick for my upcoming trips....but will it give me the same leisurely pleasure as reading a book does? Will it feel like meeting an old friend when I pick it up?

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Things That Have Me Wondering....

HOW do places such as Oriental Trading, Terry's World etc find new APO addresses and send catalogs....whilst Healthing Cooking, Taste of Home, State of Alaska... can't find a person even with change of address cards?????

Why did all but ONE photo album show up when the boxes are unpacked and where could it have gone?

Why do computers connect to the Internet at some times and not at others?

What happens when you reach 100% of your photo capacity with blogger? I've been using Photobucket but HATE their ads. I'm at over 90% of my limit on blogger....do some of you like Picasa? Does it have buxom women laying across the top of your screen?

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...