06 May 2010

The Yes! Digest -- May 6th, 2010

This is: The National Day of Prayer and the National Day of Reason. Rabbi Adam Chalom suggests it be observed as a day to do good deeds. "Don't just pray," he says, "do something!"

Spirit food: "Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue." -- The Buddha

Brain food: This song "might save you from getting conned, voting for a bastard, or having a stupid fight with your spouse!" (Via Boing Boing)

Young adults today...: don't care that it's the National Day of Prayer. (via USA Today)

UU news: The UU church of Needham, MA is the first in the state to receive an Energy Star certification from the Environmental Protection Agency. (via Hometown News)

UU voices: Judy asks: "is it okay to come to church as an introvert?"

A joy: Good news for parents inclined to worry---it turns out that developmental milestones might not matter all that much. (via Slate)

A concern: Oil spills damage the environment in more ways than one---it can take up to 300 gallons of water to fully clean one oiled pelican. (via The Morning News)

Churchy things: "A gay Atlanta pastor and his partner who have been at the center of a battle over the treatment of gay clergy by the nation's largest Lutheran denomination are being reinstated to the denomination's clergy roster, church officials announced Tuesday." (via The Pew Forum, AP)

Unchurchy things: Possibly the most awesome birth announcement ever. (via The Daily What)

How to...: make ice cream using only two ingredients---no machine required. (via Instructables)
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