"You know, at any other point in the week, I would consider that a strange question. But it's Sunday morning. So it's really not."
And that conversation (which did, yes, actually happen) is one of the many reasons why I love my church.
After a great deal of internet research, mostly by iPhone, we concluded that the main difference between a fur and a pelt is how much actual fur is involved. I think. (I'm actually still not sure.) But along the way we discovered that furring and pelting are both verbs. (Furring, incidentally, is also a noun.) One of the potential meanings of the word "furring" involves clogging something with a fur-like substance (if not actual fur).
And so I ask you: what on earth would you clog with fur, and why?
These are the sorts of questions that plague me for days. As evidenced by the fact that it has been 5 days, and I am still thinking about this...
fasting (still) makes me grumpy). But I am most definitely running into my sin around pretty much every corner. This week's highlight: covetousness. I saw this slideshow of an amazing Lego Hogwarts set, and experienced serious envy. I know I should repent... But I really want one.
I've spent a ridiculous amount of time on Pinterest this week. I will say, tho, that my favorite find of the week was a post on behappy.me. I am truly blessed beyond measure to have a friend who instantly came to mind when I stumbled across that quote.
Speaking of friendship... Have I mentioned recently that I am really excited about the upcoming Bold Boundaries conference? I saw a post today on Dan Brennan's blog from a guy named Doug who's going to the conference, and I think it's spot on. He heard someone ask, "Why do we need a conference on friendship?" And his response was essentially: "Because we could all be so much better at it." Amen. I have been personally challenged to rethink the way I think about cross-gender friendship over the past year, and I am really looking forward to a conference that may be ground-breaking in terms of the freedom it could bring to so many.
At the risk of being labeled a "cat lady" like the single, cat-loving person I am (in spite of the fact that I do not currently own a cat): Apple Chauncery may be my favorite cat... er, font... of all time.
And because no 7 Quick Takes post would be truly complete without at least one YouTube video, this one makes me wish my daydream of being discovered as a quintessential background vocalist would actually come true (because there's not much that makes me happier than creating awesome harmonies, and the harmonies in this song are pretty incredible):
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