Monday, September 12, 2011
The experience of finding a new church yesterday left me with a couple of observations, namely, that patriotic songs are not a substitute for worshiping God, even if God is mentioned in the song (i.e., do not sing The Star Spangled Banner as a way to sing out to God, even though "In God we trust" is in the second verse); and second, proclaiming, "God bless America!" expecting the shouted response, "Amen!" has no place in a Gospel message, especially if done several times. I'm not trying to be antipatriotic, but when Christians gather to worship God, He's who they should be worshiping. Yes, I know yesterday was September 11th (the same would apply for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and any other patriotic holiday), but let's pay our respects to the people involved in those events separately from giving our due worship to our Lord and Savior. There is more than enough time in a day to do both.
Posted by William Masopust at 5:17 AM
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Today, Christine and I set out on a mission to locate a yellow vintage or vintage-looking chair for our new apartment (and future house when we find one). We chose yellow because it would work well with the look we are trying to accomplish for our home. We began our search in downtown Edmond, Oklahoma, where there are three antique malls. The first one we came to is called, Edmond Antiques. This antique mall is divided into a north side and a south side. After browsing through the north side, we began on the south, and that's where my eye was drawn to a particular chair sitting in the window (the one pictured in this post).
That chair, after looking at the written description, is a Panton Chair, also known as the 1960 Panton Chair, designed by Verner Panton. Now, this chair is not a first-run 1960s Panton, but it is a third series from the 1970s and it is said to be an original Panton chair. This chair is unique, not only for its curves and look, but also for its construction. The 1960 Panton Chair is made of one solid piece of colored thermoplastic polystyrene. Surprisingly, the chair is quite comfortable. We're really going to enjoy having this chair in our living room.
"May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen." -Philemon 25
Posted by William Masopust at 5:11 PM