Wednesday, December 31, 2008
one of my resolutions from last year was to read the book of Mormon all the way through. that one I failed. I didn't even get through the first book. life got busy. i am not sure i want to add this one to my list again this year for the sake of being able to focus on my class work more.
1. Last year i made some resolutions, Like getting 104 posts on this blog... well i missed it by 12 posts, so I think that one could be counted as close enough to count it as good, but far enough from my goal that i think i can keep this a resolution for next year.
2. my last resolution last year was to work out more. and i did a pretty good job of this for the first half of the year. then i went to Florida, and then moved to Kentucky. things went good again till about November when life got a little stressful. so i will keep this resolution for another year, although i will specify this one a little. my goal for next year is to be running an average of 3 times a week, by the end of the year of course.
a few new ones that i will be adding this year are:
3. restart my prayer journal. i loved this when i did it but sadly i haven't kept a journal sense i left Bethany. I don't really know why except maybe because i got all journaled out on my internship, took a break and got out of practice i guess.
4. this kind of goes under my write more resolution from last year but that one had to do mostly with my blog. this year i will be joining an online writers critic group in hopes that Maybe by next Indiana writer's convention i will have something a little more perfected to show to the editors and agents there.
5. I also want to finish the Merecat's Character designed 101. i have started this thing twice and never finished it.
So that is it, i could go into detail on most of them but for the most part that is it.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
On the first day of Christmas my TrueLove gave to me a partridge in a pear tree. The Partridge is Go figure, Christ. this is in reference to when Jesus cries over Jerusalem.
"Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem You who kill the prophets and stone those who sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, butyou were not willing."
the partridge is in the pear tree because the whole point that Jesus came to eath as a child was to be the sacrifice that he was on the cross.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
on the 2nd day of Christmas my TrueLove (God) gave to me two turtle doves. These 2 birds which fly together in the sky in some kind of aerial dance are representative of the Old and New Testament, also known as the old and new covenant.
because we identify one as the old and the other as the new sometimes people think that the Old Testament is irrelevant. there are many people who ignore the Old Testament and even refuse to read it. this is very sad because it is in the Old Testament that we get the context for the New Testament. without the old covenant there is no purpose for the new. the Old and New Testaments are one story. a narrative which begins with the beginning and ends with the coming of the new kingdom and the end of sin. the bible is one story in which thousands of people have come in contact with become a part of. we are all part of the story of salvation and we should remember that this and read the New Testament in light of the Old Testament.
2. The New Testament
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
On the 4th day of Christmas My TrueLove (God) gave to me, Four calling birds.
these song birds represent the four gospels, or the four evangelists as they are sometimes called. and it is fitting no that the writers of the gospels are memorialized as four birds which call out to those who pass. the four gospels are the witness to Christ's life. Their message goes out into the world much like the song of these calling birds do.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
Then the lame will leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy.
For waters will break forth in the wilderness and streams in the Arabah.
The scorched land will become a pool
And the thirsty ground springs of water;
In the haunt of jackals,
its resting place,
Grass becomes reeds and rushes.
A highway will be there,
And it will be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean will not travel on it,
But it will be for him who walks that way,
And fools will not wander on it.
No lion will be there,
Nor will any vicious beast go up on it;
These will not be found there.
But the redeemed will walk,
And the ransomed of the LORD will return
And come with joyful shouting to Zion,
With everlasting joy upon their heads.
They will find gladness and joy,
And sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
on the 5th day of Christmas my TrueLove (God) gave to me, Five Golden Rings. rings made out of the pure and valuable element Gold. these five golden rings are the five books of the Torah, also known as the Pentateuch, or the books of the law.
Friday, December 19, 2008
on the 6th day of Christmas my TrueLove(God) gave to me 6 geese a laying. These six geese represent the 6 days of God's labor as he created the world and everything in it. Just as these 6 geese are creating new life God Created the world in 6 days.
2. the Firmanment
3. the Land, the Sea, and Plants
4. the Sun, Moon, and Stars
5. the Birds and Fish
Thursday, December 18, 2008
On the seventh day of Christmas my TrueLove (God) gave to me, Seven Swans a swimming. what do swans do they swim along in an eligant and graceful mannor. looking quiet content to just glide along in the stream or across the lake. so peaceful, so Tranquil. Of course under the serface is a whole nother issue. i saw a poster that once said, be like a duck, cool and collect on top, but underneith paddiling like crazy. the same can be true of these graceful creatures.
So what might these seven swans be? They are the seven gifts of the spirit:
7. Fear of The Lord
wait wait wait, I have been in the church most my life, I went to bible school, I am currently in seminary, these were not listed in the answer key on the spiritual gift exams. Perhaps these are gifts that are meant for all belivers to have, like the fruit of the spirit. Maybe these gifts manifest themselves at different times at different maturity levels as the saint goes threw they're lives.
seven swans, all swimming in the lake of life, cool calm tranquil in aperence, but just under the serface these seven gifts propell the saint through life.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
On the eight day of Christmas my TrueLove (God) gave to me 8 maids a milking.
these Hard working girls Represent the 8 Beatitudes found in the sermon on the mount Found in Mathew 5. These 8 beatitudes turn the world on its head by giving us a glimpse of what the kingdom of God is going to be like.
2. Blessed are those who morn, for they will be comforted
3. Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth
4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for Righteousness for they will be satisfied
5. blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy
6. Blessed are the pure of heart for they will see God
7. blessed are the Peace makers for they will be called the children of God
8. Blessed are those who are Persecuted for Righteousness sake for Theirs is the kingdom of God.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
The leopard will lie down with the goat,
The calf and the lion and the yearling together;
And a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
Their young will lie down together,
And the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 9 ladies dancing.
These 9 ladies are some what similar to the 10 leaping lords. the Lords were the gift of the 10 commandments from God. these ladies are the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit, according to Galations 5.
and the Fruit of the spirit is:
against such things there is no law!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
On the 10th day of Christmas my truelove (God) gave to me, ten Lords a leaping.
very odd don't you think, but wait these ten lords are not some strange group of men in tights flocking around. not these lords would probably be better displayed as well men like Moses, Aaron, or Joshua. these ten lords are none other then the Ten Commandments.
if that is the case why do they seem so joyful, I mean they are leaping about, and leaping seems to imply some measure of Joy and mirth. One of the things that made the God of the Jews so different from the other religions of the time is that their God loved them enough to tell them what was good and what was bad.
Most other religions went through hoops hoping that they were doing what their god expected of them so that they would receive the blessing of their gods or goddesses. The Jews always knew what their God expected of them.
1. I am the Lord your God You shall have no other Gods
2 You shall not create any graven images
3. do not take the Lord's name in vaine
4. Remember the sabath and keep it holy
5. honor your mother and father
6. do not commit adultery
7. do not murder
8. do not steal
9. do not bare false hood
10. do not covet your neighbor's wife or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
because the lord has appointed me to bring good news to the poor.
he has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
and to announce that the captives will be released
and prisoners will be freed
he has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the lord's favor has come,
and with it,
the day of God's anger against their enemies.
to all who mourn in Israel
he will give beauty for ashes,
joy instead of mourning,
praise instead of despair.
for the lord has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
On the 11th day of Christmas my Truelove (God) gave to me, 11 pipers piping.
These 11 pipers are the 11 faithful disciples. It is fun that they are pipers because when a piper plays people dance. The disciples play the tune which announces that they experienced the risen Lord Jesus. Their song is trustworthy because they were there, they saw and touched Him. They play the tune of the history of the GodMan.
James the less
Monday, December 01, 2008
who hasn't sung this old time song and wondered who in the world would want these gifts for Christmas? Relent K had it Right when they asked "what is a partridge, what is a pear tree, I don't know so please don't ask me. but i can beat these are terrible gifts to get."
It is said that this Christmas song was actually used by the Catholics to keep the key points of their catticism with them when they were not alowed to practice Catholicism.
The 12 Drummers Drumming are the twelve points of the Apostle's Creed:
2. Belief in The Son
3. belief in the Holy Spirit
4. Jesus christ was Born of the Virgin Mary
5. Made man
8. He arose on the third day
9. that He sits at the right hand of the Father
10 He will come again.
11. the resurrection of the Dead
12. Life everlasting.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
And because they are hungry,
They well rage and shake their fists at heaven and curse their king and their God.
Wherever they look there will be trouble and anguish and dark despair.
They will be thrown out into the darkness.
That time of darkness and despair will not go on forever.
The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will so be humbled.
But there will be a time in the future when the Galilee of the gentiles,
Which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea,
Will be filled with glory
The people who walk in darkness will see a great light-
A light that will shine on all who live in the land where death casts its shadow.
Israel will again be great,
And its people will rejoice as people rejoice at harvest time.
They will shout with joy like warriors dividing the plunder.
For God will break the chains that bind his people and the whip that scourges them,
Just as he did when he destroyed the army of Midian with Gideon's little band.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
first thanksgiving was great and i hope everyone else had as great a time as i did. i drove up to spend thanksgiving with a friend of mine form bethany,veronica. up in cincy her family made me feel right at home so much that I might as well have been family. veronica showed me around Cincy and we took some great pictures. which i will be posting probably tomarrow. it was great even if the GPS i barrowed desided that it was not going to work on I-64. (silly contraption, perhaps it to was thought up by a bored warlock?)
as for nano, well i have failed once again. I had such hopes, such plans, but do to many unforseeable events it just didn't happen so I end the month with just over 7,000 words. (Much sadness).
on the pluss side i did go to my first writters convention in which i was told i need to find a critic group and a person to proof read my work. that i had some good ideas but needed to have someone else's critical eye look over it. I left feeling validated and encouraged to persue writting even though i was now questioning why I was at Asbury.
that feeling when a way quickly with all the drama that has happened amoung my group of friends here, who are becoming more and more like family all the time. we have been though a lot together the past month.
on another note, gradschool is hard. this is suposed to be fall break. break means time to get lots of work done, and relax. I deffinetly have the getting lots of relaxation, but not much work done. I still haven't gotten my 15 page paper done for Church history, or started on my final case study for christian ethics, or started on my finel paper for Basic Church Doctrine, or my finel paper for Philosophy of religon. and finels start in less then two weeks. EEK! I don't know how i will survive!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
A fun pre nano contest I won last week.
Today was the day. Junia woke groggily, it was impossible to sleep well on the floor of her cell. The sun shone in through the small window. “It looks like it will be a good day to die.” She said to herself, “A good day to go home.” By home she meant the eternal rest of heaven. Sure she had been condemned as a heretic, but that didn’t matter. She and God both knew that wasn’t her sin. It was just what she got for standing up against the inquisition of the Knights Templar.
She had been stupid. Ever since Pope Boniface had been humiliated by the French king, he only did what was in the French’s best interest. She had just thought Boniface would listen to her; she was the Cursed Saint after all. That used to mean something.
Junia sighed and leaned back against the cold stone walls. Pride, that was her sin, for that she would burn as a heretic. It would hurt, a lot. That wouldn’t matter if it meant I can go home, She thought. She held up her wrists, the tattoos marked her as the Cursed Saint were still there. She closed her eyes, this isn’t fair God. Maybe it was stupid to think they’d be gone. The curse wouldn’t be lifted till the judgment day when the skies rolled back and the Son of God would come. Today would be a good day for the return. She thought with a huff.
She placed her hands on her flat belly. 844 years and she could still feel her unborn child. The one they had taken from her the night they cursed her. Small tears crept out from her eyes, tears for her child, husband and friends who had died that day. “Why can’t I rest with them?” she asked half expecting an answer, stranger things had happened.
But not today. The only thing strange that would happen is that after the fire she’d still be alive. That’s what the curse was: to live making penance till the last judgment for the sins of the Seven. It was some druid’s twisted sense of justice, really she was only their lackey, and scapegoat.
The cell door opened and they took her to the stake. After a few words the executioner lit the fire. The flames eventually raged into a roaring furnace. She refused to scream, even though all she could think of was the pain. The last thing she remembered was thinking, please God let me die. Then there was only darkness.
Junia woke sometime later, still in pain but at least free. She figured they must have dumped her body in the river. she had washed up on a shore not far from the city. She leaned back against a tree, “God does this mean I have been purified?” She said as she looked up. The leaves danced in the wind and the sun shone down threw them. That was answer enough for her.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Oh yeah the insanity of nanowrimo is just around the corner. I am very proud of myself. I have only one more thing left to do for my planing, its a bit of a big project but it is the last thing left to do.
I am still rather optomistic also about my goal to get all my home work done for november. i have 13 idems still on my to do list but i think i am going to be able to get them done.
i will probably not be able to finish up my story from last year which i was really hoping to get done before i started this november, however it is very close so who knows maybe it will still get done.
for those who are reading this and wondering what i may be writting about this year here is a little info:
teaser- Remmy was the thirteenth son of his father, the thirteenth child of the thirteenth wife, he was the one to break the mold of what his family expected.
also for kicks and giggles here is the soundtrack that I have put together so far for my story:
Unwritten- Natasha Bedingfield
numb- Linken Park
how to save a life- the Fray
poprocks and coke- Green Day
I'm still here- John Rzenik
what I've done- Linken Park
I don't wanta be-Gavin Degraw
Like the rain-Clint black
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
the fraggles get to injoy thier lives playing and eating without any worries. after all the song says wories are for another day, dance your cares away! Oh to have that kindof life.
but not everyone in this world is living the life of ease. no the dozers sing a much different tune: work your cares away dancing is for another day. the dozers are perfectly content to do nothing ever day but build these beautiful skyscrapers only to have the fraggels knock them down for food. every day is just like the other filled with work work work.
so there we go. one group works so the other group can just sit back and enjoy life.
and for something completly different i have up dated my picture blog that i used to use when i was in suriname. don't get to exsited though it is just pictures of campus for now.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
that is right. on the last excavation of Antarctica the scientists made an unexpected find. there were Penguins who it seems have learned the art of the ninja. it may be unbelievable but it seems that Antarctica is the long time home of a secret ninja base. this base has been the training ground for greatest ninjas there are and have ever been. this base has several entrances around the world, mystical portals. it is said that one of these was used by Bruce Wayne of Wayne enterprises. at least that is what some people are saying in order to make up for his strange disappearance.
the penguins of this base are carefully trained as sentries to keep outsiders from finding out about this most secret lair. they are so good about this that only one of the unfortunate scientists who made this discover was able to come out alive. he told reporters that this was do to his training in the Israeli army where he learned Crag Magog.
Believe it or not.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
NoNaWriMo is a wonderful thing and if you haven't done it in the past you should totaly try it. everyone should injoy the rush of the project. even though i sadly still haven't finished my story from last year, I have high hopes for this year. and since i am staying on campus during the week of thanksgiving i figure everything should be good.
Grant it i do have a ten page paper due in november, a test, and several other things to do, but right now i think ihave a plan and like being optomistic.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
(oh and here is a little tiny voice saying you should vote for my story)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Millions have died upon the cross beams of this symbol, millions more have been effected by one who gave up his life there. weather through fear of the inquisition, hate from the crusades, or peace from the son of God.
it was on this strange and powerful symbol one called the son of God was killed. Tortured and asphyxiated as he hung from the nails till dead. Perhaps the reason this symbol became more powerful then any other is because he rose again.
Skeptics may come up with explanations for this strange and impossible even. and they may be convincing but each well conceived explanation ignores the power held in this simple symbol. this old rugged, and bloodstained cross to invoke a myriad of emotions; love, hate, fear, and peace. if Christ did not rise from the grave could such a symbol invoke such a divers emotion? if the Resurrection had been a made up event would the church have focused on the devise of death or the empty tomb? not that the empty tomb is not important it is, but it is the cross that is the universal symbol of the church.
the wonders cross, some how it calls all to make a decision about the man who died upon that tree, is he just a man or is he the God who is unlike any other God.
Monday, September 08, 2008
My dorm room:
and Me and my room mate after the welcome back party:
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
So I sit now at the end of my summer trying to figure out what happened to it. Well I did get 10 of my books read. I worked at VBS. I went to Florida. I moved home. I got back on a regular schedule with The Curse of the Sea. I went up the mountains to see my cousin. And spent time with my family. I went to a wedding. I went to family camp. I went to a 50th wedding anniversary. And I am going to see a friend in Douglas today. So my summer definitely wasn't a waist, but it did seem to go by fast.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
A few years back my patents decided to buy a timeshare. and this year we got to use it. We went to Florida. for most my family it was their first time, my mother and I had been there once before with Choral. Our condo was in Orlando near Sea World.
the first couple of days we did little but hang out at the resort relaxing. it had several pools, and stuff. I have an uncle who lives in Ft. Meyers so he came down with his family and hung out with us. we did a couple of beach days. one at the beach in Cape Coral, one at Fort Meyers at sun set (officially my favorite time to be at the beach), and we got a boat and explored the inlets on the golf side (were we saw dolphins).
one day we went out on one of those air boats and saw alligators. that was fun, Nikki got a good picture of one. my pictures aren't developed yet so i don't know if i have any good ones.
we did a little sight seeing: universal city walk, and Ripley's believe it or not museum. Ripley's was fun, Saw lots of crazy stuff.
the last day was our big day at the theme park. we went to sea world and rode some roller coasters. we also spent some time at Aquatica in the water slides. then we went back to sea world to see Shamu's encore show. all music lights and whales jumping all over the place. it was the perfect end to the vacation.
all in all we had a good time, no one got attacked by a shark, or alligator. no one had any permanent Sun damage. the only thing is that me and my sisters all came back sick. but other then that it was a great time.
Monday, July 28, 2008
The kids learned things like: Jesus gives us the power to be thankful, the power to be helpful, the power to be brave, the power to live forever, and the power to tell others about Jesus. They walked on water (well it was really corn starch but hey it was fun) we made a big bubble using dry ice, and they learned that God loves them.
Since we live in an age where numbers count here are our states:
we had 145 kids come through our doors, and we had 31 kids make commitments to Christ!
We were not ready for any new conversions, and were we just hoping to get our numbers back up to 70 (the amount of kids at VBS had dwindled in the past years to barley 50). We had to make runs for extra snacks, and stuff like that.
For me personally the most memorable part of VBS would be that when I was leading music the pre-k kids fell in love with me, I even had someone say i should go into elementary Education (fat chance). But somewhere in the midst of leading music and having fun with these kids, i think I saw it, the kingdom of God. These kids are loved by God, and in some small way God used me to let them know. To me that is just plan cool.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
is it not wonderful that the Lord is slow to anger? with how often everyone fails, everyone falls it is good to know that God's anger is slow in coming. he is not like the powerful Zeus who stands with a lightning bolt in hand waiting for us to fail so he can practice his aim. rather his loving patients holds back his justice, wraith, and anger.
if not for his merciful love we would all be with out a hope or prayer. for we don't deserve God's love, rather because of our sin we deserve his justice and his anger. unlike the other gods who see for our attention and worship the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob is a God who is first love. His will is that all might be saved, and none will parish.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
The last year I have come in contact with several people who smoke this weed, and recently I found out that my own brother also likes to smoke dope. I have heard all kinds of arguments about how this drug is harmless. cigarettes do more damage then smoking pot, its non habit forming, a cup of coffee is more damaging to the system then pot, you can drive stoned and you aren't as dangerous as if you were driving drunk.
I have always felt and believed that smoking pot is wrong. But I can not deny the excuses that i have listed above, nor the medicinal uses that marijuana has, and there is no verse in the bible that says taking drugs is bad. So why fight it, how could it be wrong? It is illegal yes but so what?
So this is where I started today with my serious thoughts. which led me to the bible and i thought about what the bible says about drinking. there are several times when the bible talks about the dangers of being drunk.
Proverbs 23 is the wise teachers description of a drunk, "Who has anguish? Who has sorrow? Who is always fighting? Who is always complaining? Who has unnecessary bruises? Who has blood shot eyes? It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns trying out new drinks. don't let the sparkle and smooth taste of wine deceive you. For in the end it bites like a poisonous serpent; it stings like a viper. You will see hallucinations. and you will say crazy things. You will stagger like a sailor tossed at sea, clinging to a swaying mast. And you will say, 'they hit me, but I didn't feel it. I didn't even know it when they beat me up, when will I wake up so I can have another drink?'"
What does that have to do with pot? Being drunk creates a fake world, one where things don't hurt so much, a fake euphoria. Being high does the same thing. It may not be as dangerous, it may not be as numbing, and it may not have the after effects of being drunk. But from all that I have heard from people who smoke it pot creates a brave new world to replace the real world.
A brave new world... that took my serious thoughts to another place, a book I read under that tittle. in the world of this book people are made not born; conditioned not taught; designed not created; and replace the mixture of need, gift, and appreciative love for only need love. Most of all the people of this Brave New World are all duped up on a drug called Soma. which gives the people a state of happiness that is more then what is experienced during sex with no side effects. No drunken stupor, no visits to the vomitoriam, no come down, and no hangover. It also helps the government control the people better.
Everything about soma is fake, it is an escape because no one should ever feel sad, or board, or even depressed. is marijuana that different?
Here is where my serious thoughts led me. Marijuana, despite the pain killing qualities, and lack of negative side effects, offers very little good. The world it gives is fake, and therefore becomes an escape from reality. Weather to actually escape from something or to just take a little vacation, it is still an escape and still fake. If we are so caught up in our own little fake realities how can we ever be used the way that God has planned to use us in the real one?
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
sin separates us form God. God made us to be the object of his love and affection. When sin separated us from his love he knew that something had to be done to restore that relationship. He is holy and we are not, nothing we can do will make us holy. So God makes us holy. It is not what we do, but what God does for us.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
On the day of atonement the high priest would bake a sacrifice for the people to bring atonement. Even in the Old Testament it wasn't about what the people did or didn't do. It was about God making a way to make people right in his sight.
The interesting thing is that when the final atonement was made it was sinful gentiles who served as the priest to offer up the sacrifice that would bring atonement.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Prince Henry sat listening to his tutor drag on and on about the ethics behind the art of war. He was bored. He hated his teacher, he hated school, and most of all he hated the pomp and circumstance of his life. That was why tonight he decided to implement his plan to escape his this life of educate and decorum, tonight
“Bullocks!” swore Harry as he splashed sewer water all over himself. He was checking his traps carefully for the large rats that roomed the sewer tunnels. It was not a job for the faint of heart, or the faint of nose. Lots of street kids hunted the sewers for rats to sell to the ripper, but very few were willing to brave this tunnel. Here, it was darker then most tunnels. By sunset, Harry crawled out of the sewers with three cages containing 5 large rats.
Finely, Henry thought, as the servant shut the door on his way out of Henry’s room. Henry flung the covers aside and carefully walked to the statue that stood near the full length mirror. He pushed the lever hidden in the folds of the statures clothing. The slide aside and revealed the tunnels which Henry had found several days ago. He closed the door behind him and went out into the city.
Harry walked with his friends down the road talking about this and that as they enjoyed their beer. After walking down several streets Henry said, “Good night gents.” Harry waved to his friends as he walked a crooked path down the street. Someone bumped in to him, “Watch where you’re going.” But then he saw the person, “Hey,” His words were slurred from drinking too much. “What are you doing with my face?”
Prince Henry found himself looking at a mirror, but before he could say anything an alarm went off from the castle, they had figured out that the prince was missing. Henry shoved the drunken Harry and ran. Harry didn’t get up and one of the solders found him. Thinking he was the prince, the solders took Harry back to the castle.
Henry found out about the switch the next day, it amused him that he was so lucky. Now he could live his life how he wanted and no one would be the wiser.
Harry was greatly confused and thought he had gone mad. Afraid for his life he tried to tell everyone that he wasn’t the prince. There were people in the castle that realized that Harry couldn’t be the prince but instead of exposing the charade, they made excuses for the behavior of the prince and eventually Harry became convinced that his former life had been a dream of some kinds. He went on to become one of the greatest kings who ever ruled.
As for Henry? He fell in with thieves and was killed two months after his grand escape. His body was left in a ditch on the side of the road.
Monday, June 23, 2008
My folks will be here wednessday after noon at some point and we will begin to take apart my apartment. it is strange how close the end is... and yet it doesn't seem real.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
There has been some interesting things happening lately. First would be the High Gas Prices, now with storms in Iowa and such is going to cause the prices of food.
I don't think that we are headed into a depression, however with the crops of Iowa have drowned along with many others, maybe things are not going so good. Now I have been very adamant that a depression is not going to happen, so what happened to make me change my mind?
There was a bill in congress that was going to be voted on which was about drilling off the coast, you know replace the ones that were lost to hurricane Katrina has been tabled. It was tabled because lets face it the democratic party is the green party. They want us to no longer be oil dependent, which is not a bad plan but as the president said we currently are oil dependent. Change does not happen quickly. One of the main alternate fuel is Ethical. Fields that were once used to grow food for humans and animals. That was okay before because we have lots of farm land. however the flooding in Iowa has taken much of our crops for humans and animals out of the picture.
We can fix this, we can take back the fields that have been converted to make the corn that is converted into ethanol, and use the corn for food.
the problem is then that we need to find a way to make up for the ethical (which really isn't the best use of the fields anyway) that would be lost. So we would need to make up for the lose, which would be easy, drill the oil off shore, and build refineries. The democratic party, the green party, doesn't want this.
They would rather we be on alternative fuels, and that we go into a depression where people die so they can rule. It is this political party that has said there is a depression happening so more people are dependent on the government, Giving the government more power.
Sadly this is making me think that maybe the economic problems that we are seeing may turn into a depression, but it will be at the direct result of choices made in our government in the attempt for greater power.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This is the only commandment that includes a promise. But what exactly is that promise? and is this a promise that was specifically for the Israelites, or does it still apply to Christians?
And what does he mean by live a long live in the Land"? Health and wealth peeps will say that is a sign that God wants us to all live a long and healthy life, but i do not a scribe to that doctrine.
What is the land supposed to be? for the Israelites it was and is the holy land, but what is it for the rest of us?
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
God Fights our battles. even though sometimes it seems like we are alone. God orchestrates the out come. God does not work the same way every time. sometimes it is miraculous, sometimes it is through another person, and sometimes he empowers us to fight. however we must always remember God is the one who fights and wins the battles.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Matt and Kim Hooper’s wedding was no different. Kim walked in with her father and step-father walking with her to give her away. She was beautiful, just as a bride should. She bares the mark of the princess that God made her to be, and she looks good in a tiara. Matt stood at the front of the Church his expression reveling very little but the concentrated look as he tried to remember everything that he was supposed to say and how it he was supposed to say it.
The question on the minds of parents’, family, and even friends is a resounding when did this happen? When did they mature into the man and women who stand before god and man to proclaim their undying love for each other?
And there they stood, looking deeply into each other’s eyes so deeply that the rest of the room disappears. Together they stand, hands joined, one. One in purpose, one in love, one in deed, and one in the eyes of God.
As they say their vows, Matt’s voice is quiet, reviling his nervousness, and perhaps the dream likeness of that day, as if one word could destroy the magic that is today. Kim’s voice is determined, sincere, and beautiful.
The pastor explains the severity of the decision they are making today. Marriage is after all an act of daring; it requires courage in this world of no commitment. It will be hard, and there may be times in their future that it will take all their courage to stay the course. But their first act together as a married couple is to partake in communion, remembering that because they are Not alone in this marriage. They expressed their faith will be central to they marriage. I
It is all sealed with a kiss, perhaps the simplest expression of love and desire, yet also perhaps the most powerful. With that kiss, the ceremony is over, the dream is broken. The sleeper wakes to find that it was all real and they are introduced to the crowed for the first time, as Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hooper.
Matt and Kim as you start you life together know that your friends and family are behind you and wish you the best.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Israelites were in a classic rock and a hard place situation. On the one side was the red sea. deep and with no boats to get across; on the other side the Egyptian army which was (as far as I know) the most powerful army at that time in the Middle East. What were they going to do?
God tells them to sit tight and watch. I wander what it was like to see what those Israelites saw that day. The makers of the Prince of Egypt did it best with the fire raining down from heaven and the water rolling back like that. To see the miraculous power of God stepping in and changing the rules of nature on behalf of his people. it is just mind blowing.
This verse starts out by saying "Don't be afraid" God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid. therefore when we are in a scary satiation we need to remember that there is no reason to be afraid, God will rescue us.
Sometimes we need to stand back and watch as god solves the problem. it may not be with fire and weather as when he saved Israel from the Egyptians but it will be in His own miraculous way.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I've taken for granted
A teacher a seeker
Wish I could slow down the hands of time
My love and my laughter
My friend and companion
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
God had chosen Moses, but Moses was a man of little courage. He came up with all kinds of excuses as to why he couldn't do what God wanted him to. The most famous, or the most prominent was his inability to speak well. Some say Moses had a speech impediment, some say he must have stuttered (which I guess is a speech impediment), others say Moses was just being modest; as Paul was when he said he did not speak with eloquence.
God reminds Moses that it was he who made his mouth. Thus God knew what it was capable of, and what it's limitations were. It is often through our weaknesses that God works. This way we can not take the credit for what we have done for we know that it was God's power that gave us the ability to do that thing which we believed we were incapable of.
God often calls us where we do not think we can go. The good news is that we are not going there alone. There is a famous saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." When we follow God where we didn't think we can go we find out what we are capable of when God is at our side.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I have some fun things like:
going to my sister's graduation
going to my friend matt's wedding in PA
Getting ready to move things:
telling my land lord
aranging moving stuff
church 20 hrs a week
hotel 30 hrs a week
oh and lets not forget school:
inductive of revilation 13
2 finel papers
and 1 finel exame
this is going to be a fun month
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
but as I walked around the store i found something that I could not believe. it was a full size bed set. Beautiful chocolate Brown Middle Eastern designs that looked like a Henna Pattern. I spent a good two hours debating weather or not i would buy it. Why? Because the dominant color in this comforter is Salmon. which is my way of saying that it is PINK. Seriously I was debating on something that was pink.
Finely Kathy convinced me to buy take it home and look at it on my bed. That was three days ago and the comforter is still on my bed. I really like this comforter; however, I am still blown away that I chose something that was pink.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Traped by Mormons Mormanity 1 Mormanity 2 Here also is the LDS' offical word on the event, hopefull i will not seem Bias. Please I do know the Churches stance on poligamy that it has been outlaws since 1890. I do not mean to post this hear to offend any one. I acutally would like to know what some peoples opinouns are about what, expesily Mormanity, is saying about the issue. any comments that are distinctly anti mormon will be deleted.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Something interesting I have learned sense living in ND is the sensitivity to Native Americans by the political realm. both of the prayer breakfasts I have been to have been to have had Native Americans as speakers. last Year we had Dave the creator of Famous Dave's, who is also a sought after motivational speaker. this year we had a Native American writer and a man who speaks often. to be honest i do not remember his name.
Interestingly enough he did not once talk about prayer. Which I thought was very strange at a prayer breakfast. He talked about world view instead. World view is a hot topic lately it seems. other who have sat under Dr. Peed's teaching would know that a single class can not end if world view has not been mentioned at least once during the class. The last pastory type thing I have gone to was all about world view. He spoke to a room of Pastors and employers, and legislators who had come together to pray for their government. Instead of talking about what role Prayer had played in his life he talked about world view, and why the White leaders in that building should make allowances for the Native American world view that do not comply with productivity, such as the relatedness's of time. He spoke about the evils that had been done to the Native Americans and how soon the Caucasians will not be the majority but the minority and what that might look like. Much of what he said was true, but not relative to the topic of the breakfast.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
When this text was compared to a set of books which are known as the Writings of the Templar's we find that The Templar's found this body and hid it to keep it from rising again. They also found that this female was not the Virgin Mary as assumed by the gnostic Sect but just some unfortunate french girl. Try as they may to keep this mummy from rising many times they failed. Which lead to the Vatican wanting the body, believing it to be of course the mother of our lord. Also Some confusion arouse saying that it was the Magdalene, which latter became the wife of Christ and the mother of his child.
It was this keeping from the Vatican that eventually lead to the demise of the Templar's. The body then was placed under the watchful eye of the masons and hidden in Rosemary chapel. however there was never any way to keep this Mary from rising again has never succeeded and led to her being hiding place to be moved. Some of the places she has rested have been, the church of Ste. Magdalene, Rosemary's chapel, the Saint Sulpice, the Templar Church, and many others.
Many are attempting to find where the latest hiding place of the remains is now. Daemon hunters and the like are warning everyone to stay in doors. there is no way to know what will happen on that night.
okay so my missing of the weekly world news has come to a climax. and maybe i have been watching too much Buffy. but I really needed some thing to write and this just kind of happened. I know it is ridicules, but hopefully it is at least some what entertaining. i don't even know if it makes sence.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
BUT YOU HAVE SENT HIM
FROM YOUR SIDE
TO WALK UPON THIS GUILTY SOD
AND TO BECOME THE LAMB OF GOD
YOUR GIFT OF LOVE THEY CRUCIFIED
THEY LAUGHED AND SCORNED HIM
AS HE DIED
THE HUMBLE KING THEY NAMED A FRAUD
AND SACRIFICED THE LAMB OF GOD
O LAMB OF GOD SWEET LAMB OF GOD
I LOVE THE HOLY LAMB OF GOD
O WASH ME IN YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD
MY JESUS CHRIST THE LAMB OF GOD
I WAS SO LOST I SHOULD HAVE DIED
BUT YOU HAVE BROUGHT ME TO
TO BE LEAD BY YOUR STAFF AND ROD
AND TO BE CALLED A LAMB OF GOD
O LAMB OF GOD SWEET LAMB OF GOD
I LOVE THE HOLY LAMB OF GOD
O WASH ME IN YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD
TILL I AM JUST A LAMB OF GOD
When you came to me on that starry night and I held you in my arms, Moon light on your face heaven on your eyes and you stole away my heart. As you grew I always knew your destiny I knew someday you would have to leave. But still I can feel a mother‘s pain so I cry Is it selfish when I do I don’t want to lose my life with you. Though I see the time has come to let you go it doesn’t make it easier so I will send my prayers with you know it doesn’t make it easier and so I will sent my prayers with you My child were every you may go with love my love. if its selfish when I do I don’t want to lose my life with you It’s the hardest thing I’ve had to do, I don’t want to lose my life with you.
...But standing by the cross of Jesus [was] his mother...
John 19: 28 “I am thirsty.”
Matthew 27:46 “Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani?” that is “my god my god why have you forsaken me?”
John 19:30 “it is finished”
"father into your hands I comit my spirit” Luke 23:46
Monday, March 24, 2008
Luke 23:39-43 one of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at him saying :”are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” but the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed are suffering justly for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds: but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus remember me when you come in your kingdom!” and he said to him, “Truly I say to you today you shall be with me in paradise.”
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Where you there when they crucified my Lord? (clang)
Oh some times it causes me to tremble. (clang clang)
Where you there when they crucified my Lord?
Then they brought him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, place of the skull. They tried to give him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it. And they crucified Him and divided up his garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”