Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This world is not our home, but there are some beautiful places

I really try to listen and give the benefit of a doubt to someone who has an idea that differs than my own. But I really thought I had an argument won with Thomas. I was SO sure!
I can admit when I am wrong, for instance, years ago I really thought that meteorologists were talking about "wind shield factors" instead of wind chill factors. You may laugh at my stupidity, but all of you have had something like that happen to you.
This time I was right...Thomas was watching me type and he said, "wait, you put two spaces after that period." I immediately looked at him like he was completely crazy and said, "of course! That's common knowledge! You've got to be kidding me! You didn't know there are supposed to be two spaces after a period??" ...I'm sure you can see where this is going.
I pride myself on being able to type fast without mistakes and to think, he was questioning my skills! Just to show him how right I was, I "googled" the question and lo and behold, I found out that the two-space rule applied to typewriters and not to word processors and computers. I couldn't believe it. I learned how to type on a typewriter, so I am out of date now. I've tried to leave one space and I just can't do it!
So the moral of this story...
Immediately after having my ego deflated, I thought, "I can't be sure of anything anymore!" Almost in the next second I remembered that it is true, the things of Earth are not sure and are always changing and evolving. The one constant, that we can always depend on, is God. He's always there, never wavering. It is such a comforting feeling to know that He is in control and His love does not change for us.
Thomas went hiking last weekend and took some pictures. He said that in this cave around a hundred years ago, people would gather to have church and sing. The weather was just above freezing outside and inside the cave it was around 65 degrees, so there was drifting fog. The sun shone threw at just the right spot to light up the rock in the middle. A little piece of Heaven right here in Arkansas. (They have not been edited or enhanced in any way.)


  1. Incredible pictures...They just blow me away! Okay, I don't like being wrong. I had NO idea on the period thing. I thought two spaces was the standard. And for me, it will be...I cannot change that. It is too "in-grained" in me. :) Have a good rest of the week. Stay warm...

  2. Those pictures are really cool! And the period thing...I can't believe that! I have always put 2 spaces and it would sure be hard to change! WOW! I can't do it!

  3. What an amazing picture! I actually didn't take typing until my senior year and we actually had just gotten computers at my school so I only use 1 space- funny story.

  4. awesome pictures!!!! and you just taught me something new.....i had no idea about the spaces and have always put 2. like i just did. one just looks wrong.
    love you friend!!

  5. I didn't know about the period-spaces, either!!! Our keyboarding classroom had half and half, so I guess our teacher just tought us the old-school way! Crazy!!

    Beautiful pictures. Neat story about the cave, too! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow Bon!! That's amazing. You tried to tell me about that but I did not picture it even half as beautiful! Those need to be entered into a contest!! Wouldn't that be cool to do your bridal pictures there. Wow! Too late for me. There's no way I could even fit one leg into that dress! You didn't tell me about the spaces! haha! Happy birthday yesterday!!

  7. The pictures are beautiful. Every time I look at your blog I wonder what I'm doing in a cold, mountain desert (which is also beautiful, just not Arkansas).
    About the spaces. The Chicago Manual of Style just changed the rule a couple of years ago. And if I remember correctly the current rule is either way is okay (to acknowledge the old and new generations, apparently). And we've learned in classes that if you're doing resumes, cover letters or any court documents for future employers, judges, etc... that's over 25 - type two spaces because that's what they're used to and want!

  8. Bon, this blog entry sums up why I love you so much. So funny and yet so insightful at the same time. The pictures are incredible. By the way, I didn't know that rule because I got a "C" in typing in 7th grade. I'm sure I missed that one somewhere along the way. Hope your birthday was happy!