Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Links

Tucson's forecast from Hello Weather
It's Friday!!! The week is over. I just got out of my third stats exam, which went really well, so I'm feeling pretty good. My little sister is making a college visit to Pepperdine this weekend. (She's graduating! I feel old!) Check out the campus in Malibu. She could be right on the beach!
And this weekend is Easter. I'm looking forward to celebrating with my church and spending some time with my family on Sunday. What are you up to this weekend?
Oh, and I gathered up some lovely links for you:

This is probably one of the most beautiful weather sites ever

Decorate your outlets with adorable stickers!

A funny euphemism generator

These social media propaganda posters by Aaron Wood are awesome. Love the references to old Soviet propaganda. (PS: Check out the Aaron Wood's Etsy shop for even more posters)

Artist Adele Enersen took these amazingly imaginative photographs of her baby daughter's dreams

Hope Is Coming For Me
Hope is Coming for Me by Aliciana Bowers

And lastly, it is Good Friday, a day of both sorrow and incredible joy, immense sorrow and triumph. Christ came, suffered, and died for us, so that we might be reconciled to our Creator and have life.  It is a day of remembering pain and sacrifice, but also a day of incredible hope. Scripture reads:
Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.  (Philippians 2:6-8)
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2) 
And Nicholas Wolterstorff (a favorite Christian philosopher of mine) puts it this way:
And great mystery: to redeem our brokenness and lovelessness the God who suffers with us did not strike some mighty blow of power but sent his beloved son to suffer like us, through his suffering to redeem us from suffering and evil. (Lament for a Son)
Today we remember that in death we have life.

PS: My church is having an Easter service in La Placita Park downtown on Sunday. You are welcome to join us!