Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Decent Prayer-byte for US American Christmas

With you I can live without other things, for you are God all-sufficient, and the glory, peace, rest, joy of the world is a creaturely, perishing thing in comparison with you. 
~from The Valley of Vision

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

NYTimes: To Deal With Obsession, Some Defriend Facebook

From The New York Times:

To Deal With Obsession, Some Defriend Facebook

Recognizing that Facebook was interfering with their lives offline, some students took steps to kick the habit.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Katherine Quinn Ferry's Uh...nnouncement.

In today's world this is probably old news, as Tweets were dispersed & Facebook status updates updated during labor, but we were blessed with Katherine Quinn Ferry (you can call her Quinn) on November 23, 2009 @ 2:59pm, 7lbs 14oz, 21 1/2 in. She was human and healthy so she's got that going for her which is nice.

Here is an announcement that we would ordinarily mail via the old USPS. However, our church, Anderson Hills UMC, has made it a priority the last couple of years to spend less and give more at Christmas so that we can drill clean water wells in rural Zambia, Africa. So...instead of printing and mailing the "announcements" we are sending them the new fashioned way and the money we save is going to the clean water project @ Anderson Hills. We do encourage you to print the photo of Quinn and display it prominently as you would on a refrigerator or the like. Or make it into a button you can pin on your jean jacket. Whatever. Your call.

Join us in giving thanks to God for our beautiful new daughter, for immediate access to clean water and for the plenty we all have.

CLICK HERE to see a little video of some pics taken by Marc LeRoux from

CLICK HERE for another short video of Quinn's first couple weeks.

Merry Christmas from the brian ferry fam

Thursday, December 17, 2009

NYTimes: Obama’s Christian Realism

From The New York Times:

Obama's Christian Realism

President Obama has revived a cold war liberal doctrine — that evil must be fought without succumbing to the sinfulness within — and tried to apply it to a different world.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

done and done

i am out from under the all-consuming architecture storm for a month!

here is a picture of my final project:

The 3 Girls

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

O Holy (AWFUL) Night. So terrible you can't stop listening.

This is many years old now, probably as old as the intertubes & mp3s but hey...I still snort from laughing so hard when I hear it. Every year.