Leight Hearted Babble

The Lamb
April 15, 2010, 10:19 am
Filed under: faith, scripture

The Lamb

4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV)


Video killed the radio star…
March 12, 2010, 11:18 am
Filed under: devotional thoughts, random thoughts, scripture

…and Google killed the Yellow Pages!

It’s the time of year when whoever delivers the phone books is delivering the phone books. This leads me to ask the question, “when’s the last time I used a phone book?”

With Google so easily accessible from my computer or Blackberry, it’s been several years since I actually thumbed through the phone book to find a phone number or address. (Random thought: I wonder if my alphabetizing skills have been hurt by this fact.)

I wondered if phone books were good for anything anymore. So, I decided to Google it and I found out you can use an old phone book for lots of things. You can stack them to make a footstool or exercise step. You can tear out the pages to use as a table cover during messy crafts.  If you’re OCD, you can make a cool pen/pencil/marker organizer. Or, my personal favorite, you can carve the face of your favorite celebrity in them.

The thought that the phone book is obsolete and will soon be useless led me to rejoice in this truth…

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”

(Isaiah 40:8 ESV)

Think on that for a moment and rejoice with me.