Tuesday, November 13, 2007

NOOMA Shirts

I just received an e-mail from NOOMA.com. NOOMA is the company that produces the short videos based on sermons by Rob Bell from Mars Hill Bible Church in Michigan. The e-mail advertised an auction that is being held to sell the t-shirts that were used in the latest video, 018/Name. The t-shirts are single-color with one word printed on the back. I was interested to find out how much the t-shirts were going for, so I clicked on the link, which took me to the Ebay site with the merchandise. I was intrigued to discover which items were fetching the high-dollar bids, and which weren't:
  • Committed - $115.50 - We all want to be seen as Committed...
  • Kind - $102.50 - And Kind.
  • Artist - $255.00 - I thought artists were starving!
  • Stylish - $255.00 - Well, of course.
  • Compulsive - $46.00 - I figured this would be more.
  • Double-Degree - $61.00 - Yeah, that's prestigious.
  • Insecure - $63.00 - That seems pretty secure to pay that much for a shirt that says that you're insecure.
  • And the bottom four are:
    • Self-Loathing - $17.50
    • HIV+ - $17.50
    • GED - $15.50
    • Anorexic - $15.00
It just breaks my heart that our society - and the Church, in many ways - has so shunned people that they feel like they have to stay in the shadows. Let us be Jesus to the world and embrace people so that they can come out of the shadows to strive to be all that He wants them to be.

Here's a preview of the video, by the way...

Monday, November 12, 2007

When Do We Lose It?

Colin is at a stage in his life where everything is exciting. Not just exciting things. EVERYthing! Colin sees a ball - one that he has seen hundreds of times - and he shrieks out, "BAW!" Or we'll be in his bedroom and he sees his bed and he hollers, "BAW!" Or he hears the horn of a train going by and he squeals, "BAW!" (Pretty much everything is 'baw') This persistent excitement about everything prompted me to ask Marcy yesterday, "When do we lose it? When do we stop getting so excited over the smallest things?" When does life get so mundane and boring that we lose the zest we once had when everything was new? I hope Colin doesn't lose it for a very long time...but I do hope he starts calling things by their real names, and not simply 'baw.'

The above image has nothing to do with this post. It was just too cute to keep to myself. We took it last night as we went to bed.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A Bunch of Colin

Here's a little something I recently put together while goofing around at Photobucket.com. Enjoy!