Combing the Net – 6/7/2011

Michelle Obama: White House Rebel — A really good piece about our First Lady, with what she’s done the last two years and what she’ll have to do the next two to help her husband win re-election.

What Happened Inside the Hospital During the Joplin Tornado — A first-person account from a doctor who was on duty at St. John’s Regional Medical Center when it was hit by an F-5 tornado. (HT: Trevin Wax)

Don’t Take Your Tablet to Bed — How many of us use computers (tablet or otherwise), smart phones, and other electronics within an hour of bedtime? I’m sure guilty many nights. Technology thwarts our body’s ability to “switch off”, disrupting sleep cycles and making us unproductive and irritable during the day. (HT: Challies)

Discerning Your Calling — One unfortunate casualty of the modern church is a solid doctrine of vocation. What does it mean to do God’s work in the world? Do we have to work at a church to be doing “vocational ministry”? Tim Keller gives us a helpful reminder that all forms of work can be participation in God’s work.

Are You Smarter Than Anthony Weiner? — If you think the answer is yes, be careful that you do not fall into temptation. We are all naturally inclined toward self-destructive behavior; but for the grace of God, we would all be vulnerable to make a wreck of our lives.

Here is the official trailer for “Blue Like Jazz: The Movie”, which looks like it might actually be worse than the book (if that’s possible):

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