Sunday, March 15, 2009

Why Should Our Hearts Not Dance?

It's been a good day, a marked difference from last Sunday. This Sunday, I took explicit care to make the afternoon restful. Sunday is not the Sabbath, but God calls his people to Sabbath rest, which was part of the focus of Daniel's sermon today.

The day is winding to a close. For the first time in months, I don't have to work at Starbucks at 7:00 am tomorrow morning. I think I'm going to tackle the last 100 pages of Dorothy Sayers' delightful Unnatural Death, but even as I move to relax for the evening, a quote from one of my more recent reads is bouncing around our head. I've written it hear recently (I believe) but it is worthy of a repeat.

In Till We Have Faces Psyche and Orual are on opposite sides of the duel between belief and unbelief. In the face of Orual's bitter rejection of the Divine, Psyche, seeing with the eyes of faith, asks instead, "Why should our hearts not dance?"

I don't see any reason why they should not.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Football Day

One of my goals for this blog is to write a bit about soccer, a sport I have come to love deeply since my summer in Thailand, 2006. I even blogged about it in a little scetion called "The World Cup Check." As we get closer and closer to World Cup 2010 South Africa, I will guide you, loyal reader, through the challenges facing our "Stars and Stripes" as they seek qualification through the CONCACAAF "Hexagonal" tournament & flex their muscles against the best of the world in the FIFA Confederations Cup. USA Soccer is off to a great start for the year, (2-0 spanking of Mexico!), and on April 1, they will face Trinidad & Tobago in Nashville. Road trip, anyone? That Mexico victory has propelled us to #17 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. Not bad.

Today really is football day, as my beloved Manchester United takes on Inter Milan in the second leg of their Champions League tie. When it comes to soccer, though, few names turn heads (especially female heads) like David Beckham. He is one of my soccer idols and seeing him play is a memory I will always cherish. There's been no little controversy around him lately so by all means, let's hear from the man himself.