// BarryBlog //

A creative dumping ground for issues that interest me personally and professionally, with the thought they may interest you too. Issues such as the business of design, the design of business, the design of objects, design strategy, creative direction, innovation, creativity, thought leadership, observations, as well as recommendations, mid-century modern decorative arts and architecture, and the state of my thinking (and currently the state of my heart).

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

LOVE. Even now, I would lay down my life for you.

Josh Garrels IN:5 // Love from IN:5 on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oh, this hurts so bad. I can hardly breathe.

Here I am again asking questions,
Waiting to be moved.
I am so unsure of my perception,
What I thought I knew I don't seem to
Where is the turn so I can get back to what I believe in?
Back to the old me and

God, please hear my call.
I am afraid for me.
Love has burned me raw
I need your healing
Please, please, please.

[Verse 2]
I am such a fool
How did I get here?
Played by all the rules
Then they changed
I am but a child to your vision
Standing in the cold and the rain
Lost here in the dark
I can't see my foot to take a step,
What is happening?
Oh, this hurts so bad. I can hardly breathe.
I just want to leave so...

God, please hear my call.
I am afraid for me.
Love has burned me raw
I need your healing
God, please hear my call.
I am afraid for me.
Love has burned me raw
I need your healing
Please, please, oh, please, please.

God please hear my call.
I am afraid.
Love has turned me cold,
I need your healing.
Please, please, please, please, please, please.

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The Great Heart Changer

Christ glorifying preacher, C.H. Spurgeon tells how some people will harden their heart and never look back. These same people blame others for their problems.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fools don't believe in fools


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I'll take this slow, sweet walk, with you.

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Marriage Advice, not from me

Choking on their own schemes

Proverbs 1:20-33 NLT

20 Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square.
21 She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate:
22 “How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?
23 Come and listen to my counsel. I’ll share my heart with you and make you wise.
24 “I called you so often, but you wouldn’t come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.
25 You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered.
26 So I will laugh when you are in trouble! I will mock you when disaster overtakes you—
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster engulfs you like a cyclone, and anguish and distress overwhelm you.
28 “When they cry for help, I will not answer. Though they anxiously search for me, they will not find me.
29 For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the Lord.
30 They rejected my advice and paid no attention when I corrected them.
31 Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes.
32 For simpletons turn away from me—to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.
33 But all who listen to me will live in peace,  untroubled by fear of harm.”

Monday, August 22, 2011

The power and consiquences of your words

With an increasing availability to think, reflect, and spend time with God (and my cats who can't speak), I've found myself paying attention to words lately. Words I think, and words I say. Listening to the words of others. Words meant to make someone feel better about themselves. And words meant to make others feel better. Words meant to cause pain. Words said with little consideration for their consequences. Not just for today, but into eternity. Are the words coming from your mouth glorifying to God, or are they careless and hurtful despite your better judgment?

Here is what I discovered in scripture recently regarding the power your tongue has to either build up or break down others, from the New Testament book of James. Regardless of whether the person you speak of is present, or not.

When You Open Your Mouth

3 A bit in the mouth of a horse controls the whole horse. 4 A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds.

5 A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything-or destroy it! 6 A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.

7 This is scary: You can tame a tiger, 8 but you can't tame a tongue-it's never been done. The tongue runs wild, a wanton killer. 9 With our tongues we bless God our Father; with the same tongues we curse the very men and women he made in his image.

10 Curses and blessings out of the same mouth! 11 A spring doesn't gush fresh water one day and brackish the next, does it?12 Apple trees don't bear strawberries, do they? Raspberry bushes don't bear apples, do they? You're not going to dip into a polluted mud hole and get a cup of clear, cool water, are you?

James 3: 3-10 (The Message)

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Herman Miller Design Yard


Photo retouching nerdy algorithm voodoo

PatchMatch: Structural Image Editing from Dan Goldman on Vimeo.

Your deepest wish.

You've distorted your deepest wish by trying to make it into your savior, and now that you finally have it, it's turned on you. - Tim Keller


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Things I'm listening to lately

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Prayer and reflection. Mom and America.

Today my mom would turn 68 (right Stacy?). I miss her. She would always call and say hello. Just to say hi. I am lucky to have grown up in my family. And in America. And today, I am fasting and praying. And joining in on a day of worship to a God who loves us, and who is coming again to judge the living and the dead.

I love you Mom. I love you God. Today you are on my mind more than ever.

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