Friday
Apr262013

The Wisdom of Dorothy Sayers

...that for whatever reason God chose to make man as he is--limited and suffering and subject to sorrows and death--He had the honesty and the courage to take His own medicine. Whatever game He is playing with His creation, He has kept His own rules and played fair. He can exact nothing from man that He has not exacted from Himself. He has Himself gone through the whole of human experience, from the trivial irritations of family life and the cramping restrictions of hard work and lack of money to the worst horrors of pain and humiliation, defeat, despair, and death. When he was a man, He played the man. He was born in poverty and died in disgrace and thought it well worthwhile.

-Dorothy Sayers, Creed or Chaos

Friday
Apr122013

Forecasting and Investment Managers

...so, you all can't agree on what the market is going to do next, right? I thought it might be helpful to get the definition of forecast (courtesy of www.dictionary.com).

fore·cast [fawr-kast, -kahst, fohr-] verb,fore·cast or fore·cast·ed, fore·cast·ing, noun

verb (used with object)
1.to predict (a future condition or occurrence); calculate inadvance: to forecast a heavy snowfall; to forecast lower interestrates.
2.to serve as a prediction of; foreshadow.
3.to contrive or plan beforehand; prearrange.
verb (used without object)
4.to conjecture beforehand; make a prediction.
5.to plan or arrange beforehand.

Thursday
Apr112013

Desiring God 

Tuesday
Apr092013

A Millionaire's Vow of Poverty

Friday
Mar292013

Moment of Surrender 

Moment of Surrender

I tied myself with wire 
To let the horses run free 
Playing with the fire until the fire played with me 
The stone was semi-precious 
We were barely conscious 
Two souls too smart to be in the realm of certainty 
Even on our wedding day 

We set ourselves on fire 
Oh God, do not deny her 
It's not if I believe in love 
But if love believes in me 
Oh, believe in me 

At the moment of surrender 
I folded to my knees 
I did not notice the passers-by 
And they did not notice me 

I've been in every black hole 
At the altar of the dark star 
My body's now a begging bowl 
That's begging to get back, begging to get back 
To my heart 
To the rhythm of my soul 
To the rhythm of my unconsciousness 
To the rhythm that yearns 
To be released form control 

I was punching in the numbers at the ATM machine 
I could see in the reflection 
A face staring back at me 
At the moment of surrender 
Of vision over visibility 
I did not notice the passers-by 
And they did not notice me 

I was speeding on the subway 
Through the stations of the cross 
Every eye looking every other way 
Counting down 'til the pain would stop 

At the moment of surrender 
Of vision over visibility 
I did not notice the passers-by 
And they did not notice me

Moment of Surrender lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group