Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, stories and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Love and Control. What is the difference between being religious and being spiritual? This post has an intriguing explanation.
The Problem with the Origin of Evil. Over the last few weeks, Drew and I have been listening to a sermon series about questioning God and the existence of suffering and evil. This is his response to one of the points brought up in the latest instalment of the series. In the near future I will be posting my own thoughts on the series here.
The Enneagram or What Being a 4 Means. After reading this blog post I just had to take two internet quizzes to determine my Enneagram type, as I’ve long since forgotten which one sounded the most like me. The shorter quiz said I was a type 6 (The Loyalist) and the longer one said I was a type 5 (The Investigator.) The questions were tough, though! I don’t know if I answered all of them correctly. It was hard to determine which actions I do the most for certain ones. Click here to take a Enneagram quiz for yourself. I’m curious to hear your results.
The Most Precious Thing. This is a great story. It reminds me of something my maternal Grandfather would tell after a big family dinner (except that all of the stories he shares have actually happened!)
From Elder 1:
When I looked at him, the glow from his pipe turned his face into angles and shadow like what you’d expect the face of a shaman to look like. I kept waiting for him to say something, to offer a deep meaningful teaching or a story but he never did.
What he did was honor my silence. We sat there night after night and he told me just by his presence that he was there for me and that he always would be.
Poop with Purchase. A light-hearted tale about gummi worms and free toilets. (The link is work-safe.)
What have you been reading?