Monday, November 20, 2006


I say this blog is "eclectic." It could be argued that Kim Shay's The Upward Call is even eclecticer than mine.

Visit Kim daily, and you'll find her writing about food, Charnock, hoodies, her husband, her daughter, shoes, church, David Wells, marriage, teens in general, women in general, men in general, homeschooling, all sorts of books, internal dialogues, Greek, songs, headaches. Kim is a prolific blogger, writes very openly and transparently, and is always 'way too hard on herself.

And, unlike Carla Rolfe, she's not in denial about being Canadian. Though, on that, my sympathies are with Carla.

Visiting today, I thought two of her recent offerings were worth singling out. In ascending order of remarkworthiness:
  1. What are you really walking away from? Here Kim discusses what goes on inside folks who get themselves unhappy with church and, rather than dealing with their sinful and/or foolish attitudes, embrace them and take them with them. Good thoughts.
  2. What's a guy to do? Here is what Kim asks:
    What's a man to do if he has a wife who simply shows no sign of submitting to him? She rules the home with an iron fist and everyone is subject to her moods and tempers. Her husband can't lead because when he tries, she steps in and has her own way. What does a man do about this? What are his options other than praying for her? Any thoughts?
    I don't know if I've seen anyone ask the question so bluntly. Note that Kim's only gotten one response so far (i.e. it's his fault, he should just fix it). If you've a thought, or especially if you know The Answer, go share.


Anonymous said...

I just want to know one thing.

Where did you get that picture of me? I think it must be an old one, because my hair doesn't look like that anymore, and I haven't worn that sweater since last winter.

Did you get that from a Christmas post from last year?

Btw, thank you for your very generous words, and for not putting up a really close up picture of me. I don't photograph well.

DJP said...

Google, "Kim Shay," Images.

Have a pic you like better? Send it to me, or send me a link.


Anonymous said...

Oh, no, no, I'm not objecting to the picture at all. I was just curious.

Keep that one; it's nice and small.

I would never presume to edit your work unless it was grossly misinformed in some way :-)\

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot. There are actually very few pictures of me, which I like, but probably wouldn't be very welcomed by my familiy if I were to expire prematurely.

I just ordered a shirt from Frank, and when I get it, I'm going to let someone take my picture for my profile.

DJP said...

Kim, I'm going to have to ask you to stop spamming your own thread.


Carla said...

Two things:

1. I am not Canadian, and I have the yankee accent to prove it.

2. I responded to Kim's post on What's a Guy to do, and all it did was get me in trouble.

I'm tellin' ya, I can't win fer losin'.

I do have a box of chocolates though, so I'll just eat some & hush up.