Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Blog Address, Yo.

A long while back, I moved my blog.


So, yeah, check my new place out. :P

Saturday, March 22, 2008

By His Wounds We Are Healed

He was pierced for our transgressions
crushed for our sins
the punishment that brought us peace
was upon Him
and by His wounds, by His wounds we are healed

We are healed by Your sacrifice
by the life that You gave
we are healed for You paid the price
by Your grace we are saved
we are saved

By His Wounds from the Glory Revealed project

Friday, March 14, 2008

What Food Do You Refuse to Eat?

There are quite a few, actually.

First off, I am not a fan of the black eyed peas. (The food, not the band...but then again, the band sucks too...) I don't eat them on New Year's Day, even though certain family members try their hardest to harass me into doing it...saying things such as, "You'll have bad luck!" You say that every year. Has it changed my mind yet? Just saying...

The second thing is tartar sauce. It makes me nauseous. Seriously.

Third...mushy, boiled oatmeal. You know, the breakfast kind that lowers your cholesterol, with the Quaker dude on the box. Oatmeal cookies, however...nom nom nom nom!

Next, lima beans. I will by the more expensive frozen mixed veggies just because they don't have them.

I'm not a huge fan of okra either...I can eat it in gumbo, but any other way, and the sliminess of it puts me off.

I'm also not a big fan of fish, with the exception of salmon and tuna.

Other than that, I'll eat most anything. I'll at least try it once.

How 'bout you??

Question via Question of the Day.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Starbucks Chocolate?

Apparently, Starbucks is coming out with a line of coffee and tea flavored chocolates. According to this AP story, "the chocolates, which will include a blend of cacao, natural ingredients, Starbucks coffee, Tazo tea and other coffeehouse flavors, will be produced by Hershey Co. unit Artisan Confections Co."

If I find some in a store somewhere, I will try it, and see how good it is. I like the sound of it, though. Coffee + chocolate = win.

(Via Starbucks Gossip)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Women of the Bible - Interesting Read

I was browsing the web yesterday, and ran across this series of articles at US News & World Report called Women of the Bible. I haven't had a chance to read all of them yet, but the ones I've read so far have been interesting, so I thought I'd share. The article on Mary Magdalene was particularly interesting.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

E.L.F. is dumb. Seriously.

E.L.F. (or Earth Liberation Front, for those of you who don't know) has struck again. They decided that in defense of nature (or something) they needed to burn down some multi-million dollar eco-friendly model homes in Washington state.

E.L.F. baffles me. They rail against development in areas citing supposed damage to Ma Earth, yet their method of destruction usually involves setting said development ablaze. Doesn't that send toxic fumes into the air? Isn't that bad for the environment? Just saying.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Interesting Stuff I Ran Across This Week

Here are links to some interesting things I read or nifty sites I found this week.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

A Place I Fit [or knowing my role.]

Throughout most of my life I've felt like a bit of an outcast. I felt like a puzzle piece that wasn't cut quite right. Through my younger years, I used my differences to isolate myself, and ultimately developed a bit of an inferiority complex.

Now I understand that I do have a place. Perhaps my puzzle piece needs a bit of sanding and refining to be able to fit in the spot in the puzzle that God has created for me. Do I see how I am a part of the bigger picture yet? Not quite, but I'm willing to be refined in order to know my role.

In 1 Corinthians chapter 12, Paul writes to the church at Corinth about the Body of Christ, and how there are many parts which do different things, but each is necessary in order for the Body to work effectively. No one can do everything, but everyone can do one thing. We've all been blessed with abilities, talents, and interests that are unique to each of our faith communities. We've all lived different lives and have different perspectives to offer to areas of ministry within our churches. All of our different gifts can be used together to carry out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).

Picture via stock.xchng

Psalm 51:10-13 [a prayer.]

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

If you could change one past event in your life, what would it be?

Sometimes I wonder how different my life would be at this moment in time if a decision by myself or people who have affected my life would have been made differently. I wonder if my life would have turned out better...or worse...than it is right now.

If I think about it, though, I don't think I would change anything about my life...even the bad parts. (And there have been some pretty bad parts.) My experiences have taught me things that I don't think I'd have learned otherwise, and every single event that has happened has shaped me into the person I am today. I don't know if the grass would be greener in the lawn I live in now if something had gone differently in my past.

The tough times build character...they give depth to the soul. But they make the good times taste that much sweeter.

What say you? Would you change something in your past?