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Thursday, May 27, 2004

This little piggy went to Central Market From this week's Time magazine: "With summer just weeks away, women are prepping their feet for open-toe season. But this year foot care may cost you an arm and a leg. 'The foot is the new face,' says Dr. Suzanne Levine, owner of the Institute Beaute, where she gives clients foot facials. The $225 treatment includes a mineral-oil-and-Epsom-salt scrub, glycolic-acid peel, intensive tissue-repair cream (applied with an ultrasound want) and callus-blasting microdermabrasion. Savvy strutters whose feet are sore from their Manolos are hobbling to doctors to get the balls of their feet injected with collagen, Restylane and Botox. The extra cushioning allows for hours of pain-free high-heel wearing. Salons too are stepping up to the plate, with fake nails for tootsies. Dashing Diva, a Manhattan-based nail boutique and spa, offers Tip-Toes, ready-to-wear nail falsies. You can order Levine's foot-facial kit . . . or, for less cash, try Burt's Bees, a foot-care kit that contains Coconut Foot Creme, a pumice stone and yellow socks to protect pampered little piggies." "The foot is the new face." Well, then. Never let the head say to the feet, "I don't need you!" I guess the Apostle Paul was just ahead of his time (1 Cor 12:21).

22 Comments:

  • Mike, you’ve done it again. You've brought insight into my life. Just last night I was laying awake wondering if God was calling me to get some falsies for my toenails and a shot of Botox in the balls of my feet. This has to be more than a coincidence...this is a classic example of God using you to show me the way. My feet and my life will never be the same. "Your blog is my new Bible"

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 5/27/2004 07:15:00 AM  

  • $225 for a foot facial? A major league baseball player would have to save three days of his meal money to afford that! It may be time to restructure the collective bargaining agreement...

    (http://grantboone.blogspot.com)

    By Blogger Grant, at 5/27/2004 08:52:00 AM  

  • Grant,

    You need to get a life and quit wasting time posting comments on Mike's blog! What a loser.

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 5/27/2004 09:57:00 AM  

  • Yes! And did you also notice how he shamelessly plugged his own blog?

    (http://mattritchie.blog-city.com)

    By Blogger Matt, at 5/27/2004 10:11:00 AM  

  • That's it. I'm disfellowblogging both of you.

    By Blogger Grant, at 5/27/2004 10:32:00 AM  

  • That's it. I'm disfellowblogging both of you.

    By Blogger Grant, at 5/27/2004 10:35:00 AM  

  • I'm beginning to think I read this blog as much for the comments as anything else ...

    Grant, whoever you are, you are insane. And I mean that with all sorts of Christian love piled on top.

    By Blogger Q, at 5/27/2004 10:39:00 AM  

  • And you get extra points for the invention of "disfellowblogging."

    By Blogger Q, at 5/27/2004 10:39:00 AM  

  • Q, sorry to inform you ... Al Gore invented "disfellowblogging" ... please be advised.

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 5/27/2004 11:37:00 AM  

  • Before or after the internet?

    By Blogger Q, at 5/27/2004 11:39:00 AM  

  • Has "blogophile" been invented yet? Has it been copyrighted? If so, I need to send a royalty check to someone, because I just used it in a recent post. As a matter of fact you can check it out at (shameless plug) http://intoafrica.blogspot.com (/shameless plug). I wonder if Mike or Joel or Grant will posit the 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging...I think double posting should be right up there near the top.

    To Q....are you Quiara Hazelwood from Harding U? I don't know too many Quiara's but you sound familiar.....in case you can't tell, this is Greg Kendall-Ball, and I think we were in Fortner's OT class together...let me know, a'ight?

    By Blogger Greg Kendall-Ball, at 5/28/2004 07:30:00 AM  

  • Right up there with the double last name...

    (By the way, Greg, I'm Karl Barth.)

    By Blogger Grant, at 5/28/2004 07:42:00 AM  

  • Greg,

    Blogophile hasn't been coined to my knowledge yet "bloggaholic" was dropped yesterday in (shameless plug) my blog www.joelquile.blogspot.com just in case you were even wondering. By the way, is this even Mike's blog anymore or have we commented a hostile takeover? Just wondering.

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 5/28/2004 08:48:00 AM  

  • Dude - I am still very much captain of this ship. And if you try a hostile takeover I will banish you -- if Matt Elliott or someone else significantly younger than me will painstakingly guide me through the process of how to do it. (It took him a month to guide me through adding comments. . . . And now look at what it's created!)

    By Blogger Mike, at 5/28/2004 09:02:00 AM  

  • Auch! Greg! You've outted me. ^_~

    Yup, it's me. (Okay, my English degree requires me to note that that should have been "I am she" or "It is I," but they sound stodgy and I'm not.) I had to think, though, since I think it was freshman year that Hillary Keller (now Creech) ellipsed my name to the stunning initial it is today.

    Anyhow, um, how're you?

    By Blogger Q, at 5/28/2004 09:04:00 AM  

  • Well, Q, I am all for clandestinity (new word alert, maybe)....
    My wife Sara (nee Mulliken) and I are in Abilene because of the exemplary missionas faculty at Abilene Christian University. I eschewed a more "rigorous academic environment" like Fuller or Trinity, because I felt it would be more beneficial to study within the brotherhood. Getting a degree from ACU is almost as bad as getting it from one of the non-sister universities. Besides, the academia here is quite rigorous, thank you very much. I am currently nearing the completion of my MA in Missions, and Sara and I are soon to be departing for Rwanda (which you could read about at http://www.muhabura.org [shamless website plug]), for a survey trip. We get back in July and will return for a longer period as soon as the Lord sends some moolah.

    So, to sum up, we be doin' right fine here in the Big Coun'ry (sometimes the T is omitted). Thanks for askin'

    P.S.: Isn't this referred to as "threadjacking"???

    By Blogger Greg Kendall-Ball, at 5/28/2004 09:16:00 AM  

  • Threadjacking. I think you're right. And in an alternate window, I'm commenting up your blog as well. Multi-tasking.

    I'm at HUGSR now -- y'know, out here with the faithful. Or at least in the shadow of Oster. Fortner teaches a few classes over here, too, but for now we're sharing him with Searcy. I'm going for the MA in OT right now, considering the masters in counseling therapy, though, before I leave (which will be in about forever). Eventually, I'll get my equally oddball doctorate ... somewhere else.

    I really hope the Rwandan experience will be a blessing to you guys. (I can say "blessing" because "blessings" aren't always pleasant, so it works either way) as well as to them. It's definitely an area with a need. Sometimes the obstacles obscure our view of the need. The D.R. Congo, too, has an enormous need -- but no one can see the way in, yet. I've been praying about that one for a while, now.

    Wow. Foot care to missions. See? It all makes sense in the end.

    By Blogger Q, at 5/28/2004 10:00:00 AM  

  • Actually, there is an effort to reach the DRC from Western Uganda underway right now. There's a missionary in a town that sounds like Port Fortal who owns a thing that rhymes with Dessna 206, in which he plans to fly from his airstrip into the refugee camps in eastern DRC. There is also a couple in South Africa trying to decide between moving to Western Uganda or directly into the DRC. They have been working with refugees in Cape Town for years now, and think the time is ripe for a new church planting movement to begin.

    It looks like over the next few years the next wave of African missionaries are going to start reaching the field. Instead of being mostly East-Central, I think the new ones are going to be Central-West....consisting of teams less than five years old in parts of SW Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Congo. Exciting times ahead....and perhaps we can continue the proud heritage of the Men's Retreat (not to exclude the women, but tradition is tradition) and convince Mike to come every once in a while....

    By Blogger Greg Kendall-Ball, at 5/28/2004 11:16:00 AM  

  • "Tradition is tradtion."... nah. I'll save that rant. Back to missions. ^_~

    I had heard about the missions into the DRC, but from what I understood, it wasn't going well at all. Our church here supports a mission in Zambia. David French has worked there for years and is headed back soon (if not already). They're really working to branch out further now. SW Zambia has a pretty high concentration of churches, but they're having to fight a lot with the northern push of Islam. And, too, the c's of C in particular are often thought of as a tribal religion because it spreads really well -- in certain communities.

    Anyway, I'm glad if things are going better than when last I heard. Julie Sampley is going to Africa for a few weeks this summer -- a sort of "testing" to see if she can handle it. She never wanted to do mission work, but over the last few years... well, God tends to get pushy sometimes. I think she'll do fine. It seems pretty obvious who's pushing her that way anyway.

    I'm glad to know that you'll be going to Rwanda. You care deeply -- it's obvious in your writing. I think God will use you; I'll be praying that he does.

    By Blogger Q, at 5/28/2004 12:03:00 PM  

  • I love it. A blog on foot facials leads to a discussion of missions in East Africa.

    It's amazing, isn't it, that God is raising up people to go to places like Rwanda and Sudan? Who'd have thought just eight or ten years ago . . . .

    By Blogger Mike, at 5/28/2004 12:23:00 PM  

  • I wish blogger had a spell-checker...that way I would know if "apropos" is spelled right....

    Anyone read Romans 10:15 lately?

    And the cirlce of life is complete...from self-absorbed poda-philes (another new word?) to missionaries in Africa...good stuff.

    By Blogger Greg Kendall-Ball, at 5/28/2004 01:13:00 PM  

  • Yes, and I think we've all learned a very valuable lesson:

    If you're going to Rwanda, remember your foot cream.

    By Blogger Q, at 5/28/2004 03:45:00 PM  

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