I have practically nothing interesting to talk about from the weekend. Our church’s potluck dinner this afternoon and birthday dinner for my dad tonight was about the highlight and while it was certainly a good time, not necessarily blogworthy. And I have to go into the office tomorrow so unless I plan to blog about meetings and Krispy Kreme donuts tomorrow, it could be boring once again so I’m going to do something I haven’t done before…ask you to ask me questions. Anything you want. Leave a comment here (can be anonymous, I don’t care) or email me at email@example.com and I’ll try to answer them tomorrow night.
Archives for July 2008
And just because I feel I should, this one stuck out to me as well…
If you want to be a spiritual warrior, forgive your enemies.
Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
Ironically, this quote from a sermon I listened to stuck out to me…
Quit paying money to get a word from someone else. Get on your knees and ask the Creator.
Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
At least they have goals
Emma: You know what me and S were thinking? We are going to work at a hair cutter store. That’s what we were thinking.
Lexi: You know where I’m going to work? Target.
Emma: I knew you were going to say that! You love Target! You live at Target! You love everything at Target! You ARE Target!
It’s been a slow day. A slow week for that matter. Lexi has had a temperature all week. Today even it was back up to 104.7. So we haven’t been going out a lot. Besides the fact I was SO tired of eating out and ready to be at home. It’s been so quiet around here that the highlight of the day was probably Emma and Lexi reading through the new ABC catalog that came in the mail today.
Ya’ll enjoy your weekend, k?
Guess what? I think the Chuck E Cheese bribe has finally worked on Lexi. I have not cleaned out ONE pair of panties since I’ve been back from Wilmington. The absolute best birthday present ever. Seriously.
You can blame Jen and her date with Ryan for this one. And of course the only reason Chad’s picture is there is because Scott was not a choice *cough*.
I went for the cruise/yacht theme for this one. Spend the day on the boat. Maybe dock and play on the beach for awhile. Maybe not. Get dressed up and have dinner that night. Yeah, baby…
The other night as a was in a half state of sleep I started thinking about the movie I Am Legend again. I watched it a few weeks back again and was still amazed at the messages interwoven in it. I was thinking about the couple scenes in the middle where the one creature/human comes out into the sunlight to try to attack him even though that would kill him. Will’s character later documents the fact that the degeneration is complete and all the human characteristics are gone.
I thought isn’t that like us spiritually? As we begin and then continue to sin, as the humans lost physical human characteristics and instincts, we begin losing Godly characteristics. Sure at first it is not noticeable but if we continue on that path, it becomes ingrained in our very spiritual life until we can’t even recognize any Godly characteristics at all.
And like the creatures/humans at their worst, they begin hitting their heads against the wall trying to get what they want. And we do the same thing. We will do what we want to the point where it hurts us spiritually, usually emotionally and sometimes even physically. And they didn’t want that cure. He kept saying “I can help you” but they didn’t even want to listen. Some people don’t care about the fact that God can turn their lives around. They’re perfectly fine in the life they are living.
But as the doctor sacrificed himself knowing he had the cure and knowing it was the best for them and the future of the world, Christ died for us knowing if people would just believe, their life would be changed. Then in the future, a new world would be established and humanity would be saved from itself.
I know I’m eternally saved but sometimes I’ve gotten into places where I’ve figuritvely began hitting my head against the wall, doing things I know strips me of Godly characteristics and sends me down a path of spiritual and emotional destruction. But I’m so thankful for God’s love, mercy and grace that He already sacrificed Himself so that when I’m ready for a change, He’s there waiting on me.