Monday, September 10, 2007

Stuff to tell you on this Monday morning...



...and scroll down for a fun thing...

Wow...it seems like Mondays get tougher every week! This past weekend was great, though, because my sister Lisa and her daughter Katie flew up from Texas. Lisa and I are singing at 101QFL/Radio 91's fundraising banquet tomorrow night. This getting to be together has been like a gift...I'm enjoying it so much, and I love to sing with Lisa.

9/11 to be remembered...

--It's hard to believe it's been six years since that horrific day. Christian Newswire reports that a prayer vigil will be held across from the White House tonight in memory of 9/11. More here.

--Last year on September 11th, hundreds of blogs came together to remember the victims of 9/11. Bloggers that signed up were randomly given a name to find out more about and to blog about. It was called Project 2,996, and it ended up being a moving and powerful event.

Interestingly, I had just decided that tomorrow I would re-post my tribute to Joan Hoadley Peterson, when I read on my friend Julie Ann Fidler's blog that she is going to re-post her tribute as well.

Did you take part in last year's 9/11 tribute? Do you plan to re-post your tribute tomorrow? Please let me know in my comments!

Were you a fan of Madeleine L'Engle?

I've heard and read a lot of great things about L'Engle's writing--people tend to rhapsodize about A Wrinkle in Time, but believe it or not, I've never read anything she wrote.

As you may have heard, L'Engle passed away last Thursday at the age of 88.

Sherry of Semicolon is declaring this week "Madeleine L'Engle Week" at her blog.

Author Jeri Massi gives L'Engle her due, but says she was "more philosophically Christian than theologically Christian."

Massi writes:

"The world has lost a great writer. And Christianity itself has lost a sometime-ally who contributed more to our literature than we have ourselves in these barren times of jingles and slogans. L'Engle, whose life evidenced a propensity to run away from hard and uncomfortable truths, nevertheless left us with a legacy of books, the best of which will prompt anybody, but especially Christians, to stop and see the glory of goodness and the terror of evil, and the warfare between them that abounds all around us."


And finally, just for fun...


Ever wondered what David Beckham and Colin Farrell would like if they were morphed together? Or, say, Marilyn Monroe and Christian Aguilera? Wonder no more...and morph celebrities together yourself...at morphthing.com (The ones where they morph a man and a woman's face together creep me out a little.) Hat tip to the ever-interesting and informative Evangelical Outpost.

Here's one I created...it's (a young) Elizabeth Taylor and Evangeline Lilly (of "Lost"):

Elizabeth Taylor and Evangeline Lilly -

Actually, you could probably morph a young Elizabeth Taylor with just about anyone and they would end up gorgeous...

5 comments:

jonny said...

the young elizabeth taylor and gollum morph is not so pretty...

SolaMeanie said...

I am tempted to try and morph Alfred E. Neuman and Bill Clinton, but the results would probably give me nightmares. I don't need any help getting nightmares these days. All I have to do is listen to a Congressional hearing.

Ann-Marie said...

I wish I could morph into either Evangeline Lilly OR Elizabeth Taylor - young ET, that is. Not "E.T." - you know what I mean! Although, there are some days I wouldn't mind being E.T.

Cathy said...

I just want to hear you sing, Cindy. That's interesting about your radio station. I used to be a receptionist at a Christian radio station.

Malcolm: said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog last week.

I can tell that morphthing.com can be pretty addictive... in a good way. I just bookmarked it and will stop back by when I have more time to play around. By the way, that morph of Elizabeth and Evangeline is gorgeous.

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