Ambition/Rest

As someone with 5 kids, ambitious freelance projects (I tend to underestimate time-wise (working on this!) for on freelance projects, as I’m used to estimating given a 40 hour/job, which I of course can’t do while freelancing with kids and a full-time job.) in a short amount of time (by trying to not cut on time with God, family time, and–of course–not reducing or during my full-time work), work at times feels like a vacation. A working vacation, but still a slower pace.

That’s most likely a sign that I need to use my personal “Sabbath” time more intentionally. I don’t do it in a legalistic way, but I usually don’t work from Friday nights through Saturday to stop from the grind and focus on God. It forces me to stop, which I need sometimes.

I try to work hard (and smart), but if there’s no break and you have the constant “buzz” of life and work burning in your mind even while you’re not “working,” are you resting? Probably not, at least not for me.

Even God rested on the seventh day, not because He needed to, but to show us an example for how to do work in our lives.


Who’s Right?

The death of a fetus is regarded as a loss but not a capital crime.

—“Abortion is never mentioned” in the Bible—a Christian ob-gyn on why choice is pro-life (Quartz, Apr. 17, 2017)

If men fight and hurt a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely, and yet no harm follows, he shall be surely fined as much as the woman’s husband demands and the judges allow.  But if any harm follows, then you must take life for life,  eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,  burning for burning, wound for wound, and bruise for bruise.

—Exodus 21:22-25 (WEB)


A Site I Can Follow

I recently came across the site Bearing Drift, a Virginia conservative site. Unlike the clickbaity and sensational sites I’ve seen this is actually good! Though I don’t consider myself conservative.

They acknowledge and cover unjustified shooting issues, and abortion issues, too:

…but is this a fight worth fighting?  The argument is simple: every human being has the basic right to exist.  No amount of social justice or government programs, no amount of job creation or education reform is worth a damn unless we defend and define the right to exist for every Virginian.


Pipe JSON Data into Node.js via Command Line

I was trying to pipe JSON data into node.js as an object. I came across an answer on StackOverflow, which was about something else, but led me in the right direction.

I was able to do it via cat and node using the following command:

cat ./example.json | node <<< "var o = $(cat); console.log(o);"

Worked like a charm.


Pray for Those…

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

1st Timothy 2:1‭-‬5 (NASB)

Note: This includes Obama, Trump, and Clinton.