2 amazing facts

Did you know your brain has over 16,000 km of blood vessels? And that the average person spends 6 years of their life dreaming? Mind-boggling information, this.

What happened?

Have you ever wondered what happened to the other disciples?  Judas’ fate is well-known, as is Peter’s, James’s and John’s. Philip is mentioned in the book of Acts, and Matthew wrote the gospel that bears his name.  So what happened to Andrew (Peter’s brother), (doubting) Thomas and the others?

Update: I revisited this question in this Easter Sunday post.

Slow fade

We fall into sin by degrees. Consider the chorus of Casting Crowns’ song Slow Fade:

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade

And here’s the video:

Bookpile

I’m a one-book woman: I read a book, finish it, and then pick up a new one. Only that today morning I realised, Uh-oh. Three books.

From the bottom: The Cross of Christ by John R.W. Stott (heavy stuff); The Heavenly Man (a biography of Brother Yun, a Chinese Christian); 3-in-1: The Pursuit of Holiness, The Pursuit of Holiness Bible Study and The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges; and the Bible (in Italian). Since I’m always reading the Bible, it technically isn’t counted. Technically.

What about you? Do you read one book or many at a time?

Nothing new under the sun

For a little over a month now, I’ve been enjoying Librivox recordings. They are audio versions of books in the public domain, and so far I’ve kept company with Jane Austen (3 novels completed) and Charles Dickens (1 novel completed). Right now, I’m working on Our Mutual Friend, Dickens’ last completed novel, and one chapter in particular had me laughing out loud as it described what resembled a fairly recent phenomenon— that of online scams. Continue reading

It came by ship

That’s the excuse we Kenyans give for speaking poor English. The idea is that some bits and pieces were irretrievably lost on the long and perilous sea voyage.

Well, we aren’t the only ones with reasons to complain. Take the manufacturers of a “luxury shower room” soon to be installed in a bathroom near me, for example. They lost more than a few bits and pieces— but somehow, I think I understand what they’re trying to say. Continue reading