Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The first Gummby/Buggy Chess Game

Here is the first (and thus far only) chess game I played against Bugblaster. This was played via e-mail correspondence from March to June 2006.
(Sorry about any confusion - no, we have not had any more babies since #5 in 2006.)

You'll notice that my game falls apart at about move 10. Fortunately for me, the chess server crashed and we had a baby, so I was able to resign without losing too much face.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

One of my favorite songs from the original Acapella Project by GLAD is "And This Is Love." It seemed appropriate for Valentine's Day.

And this is love,
Not that I have first loved you;
And this is love,
That you have first loved me.
And you gave up your life,
One perfect sacrifice;
And this is love,
That you have first loved me.

P.S. I've lost the cassette with this song on it, and an online search didn't yield the lyrics. If anyone has the album, or just knows the rest of the lyrics, and would care to leave them in the comments, I would be much obliged.

Sunday, February 03, 2008


This past week I did something I've never done before: I finished reading through the whole Bible. "Reading" is probably not the best term, since much of it was done in the vehicle via ESV MP3s.

There are a lot of things I could say at this point, but I'll limit it to one. Going through the whole thing after all these years was like going back and reading a novel that you'd previously only read excerpts of or even just Cliff's Notes. You had the main thrust, yet you had missed out on so much. The richness, the depth, the sweep - the sheer grandeur of God's plan, from beginning to end. And even with that, we still only see in a glass darkly.

My advice: do whatever it takes to do it.
Even if it means buying CDs or MP3s to listen (especially helpful for me for Leviticus, Numbers, Isaiah, and Revelation).
Even if it means getting up a bit earlier every day.
And even if it means you don't make it in a year (it's been two since I bought my audio).