Sunday, July 6, 2014

Finally! A day off...

Today is my first day off in awhile, and boy am I gonna enjoy it! I get to stay home till about 5ish, then I get to head off to church with some good friends! I work excellent hours this week, and hopefully it'll stick! I should be able to keep posting, as work has been holding me from it this week. :/

Last night, I went to bed thinking about an interesting topic, talking. Now, when I say talking, I mean communicating. texting, calling, Skype, anything where your having a conversation. What started it was this: I am usually a very talkative person, serious, I LOVE to talk. But yesterday, I barely had anything to say. I was talking to a friend till late, and she could prolly tell ya, it wasn't as talkative as I usually am. All this too say, this is not the first time I've noticed it. I see it in people all the time. And for a variety of reasons. A bad day, woke up on the wrong side of the bed, not feeling well, pretty much anything. And a lot of times, at least for me, we tend to blame ourselves for why their quiet. It's the lack of communication that kills it. It took me awhile, but I finally learned to accept that I'm not usually the cause. Sometimes it's just best to keep talking, or just give them space. I know when I'm in a bad mood, I want people to keep talking to me, it helps. But everyone is different. Take some time today and get a game plan ready when this happens. It'll save time, save hurt, and save confusion.

James 1:19 ESV         
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger...

And of course, Inspirational and funny pictures for you!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Today, we don't just celebrate the birth of a nation. We celebrate the creation of a world standard, a tradition that other nations only attempt to hold up. We celebrate a military that has saved us time and time again from threats, and continues to do so everyday. We celebrate a government, no matter how flawed, that has protected us on our own shores, but from foreign lands. We celebrate a people who have suffered dearly for hundreds of years, through snowstorms to hurricanes, all in the hope that we would be better unified because of it. We celebrate a symbol of hope, a worldwide beacon. Even to this day, people in other nations cheer when they here of the Americans coming. Here's to you America, a nation that we have built for the people by the people, and continue to see that everyday.

And I get to work. :/ lol oh well money is money, and I had no specific plans today. I hope everyone has a wonderful fourth of July! I'm gonna be havin' bible study, and prolly chillin' with some buddies in my new mancave. :)

Today I was thinking about overthinking (See what I did there?). A lot of times, we tend to overthink a situation or scenario. This most often leads to the creation of issues and problems that weren't already there, or don't even exist. And the worst thing you can do of all that, is to act on those false problems. There is only one cure to overthinking, I'm afraid, and that is trust. Trust that God has a plan for you, trust that he knows what is best, and that he has not taken you somewhere where he had not intended you to go. This is difficult. I'm not gonna lie, it's hard for me, because there are things in my life that I still can't see why God did them, and it honestly seems like he just let me rot there. Even though sometimes we think that in our finite minds, it is never the case. He can see beyond that brick wall you seem to be standing behind, and see the glorious masterpiece that he has painted. As a friend of mine always tells me, "Don't dwell on it. The more you dwell, and don't surrender, the more your mind will make problems that were never there." So go out today, and when you start worrying about something, Lord knows I've got tons of stuff on my mind, sing a happy song, heck sing The Happy Song! Give it to God, and let it take the course he has set before you. :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I'm Sorry!

I'm sorry for the not posting, readers! I've been crazy busy between work and cleaning up my new mancave in the basement, which I am very proud of by the way. ;) Today, I'm heading out to group, and see some awesome friends. I miss them all, and I look forward to it every week. right now, I'm just chilling in the basement, listening to some music on my new sound system.

Today, I would like to share something that came across my News Feed today. This spoke to me, as I deal with worry and stress every single day. I hope it helps you too!

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be ask...ed the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she enquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything."
Remember to put the glass down.

And finally, some pictures and some inspiration!


Friday, June 27, 2014

It wasn't....Intentional

Today I've got a load of stuff to do, and looking forward to it! start work over lunch, and then off to our regular bible study at my place. Then me and some friends are going to the fair downtown! Gonna be an awesome night!

Today I was thinking about intentions. It really is a interesting concept if you think about it. Basically intentions are the reasoning behind an individual's action. The interesting thing about it is how that intention interacts with others. For example, say you want to buy a gift for somebody. Your intention is to do something nice for that person, right? Well say that that person had already has plenty of gifts that day, and just doesn't seem excited about your gift. I think that especially in situations like this, good intentions get mixed up, and lead to miscommunication. It has to do with both sides experiences to that specific action. Here's another example. Some people love to wrestle for fun, just like to get down in the dirt and have a good time, and think nothing of it. I, on the other hand, have had some...painful experiences wrestling and don't enjoy it. I was once tackled, all in good fun, by a good friend, and due to past experiences, I had him pinned to the ground in a choke hold in a matter of seconds. See? His intention was to have some fun, but my experience told me that he was looking for a serious fight. Now, what do I want you to get out of this? Simply this: Next time somebody does something, whether anything from slap you on the back to buy you a gift, and it really gets on your nerves, for whatever reason. Think about it for a second, what do you think their intentions behind the action are?

And Today's laughs, and some words to think about.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

On another note...

Got another  day off, except for school, gotta know it. -_- But after that, I'm going out to the state park with a bunch of friends for a day on the beach! Hopefully headin home to finish my day with a decent amount of sleep for once.

Today, I want to talk about something that means a lot to me, and has been a very controversial thing in my life, not only in the past, but has come again recently. My topic today is music. In Christian circles, music has been the make or break of entire churches! This is just something that gets under my skin. We as humans are attracted to different things. To use a different example, I love video games, but my mom cant stand them. neither of us are wrong, just different interests. It's the same way with music. Some people like country, some like rap, some like pop, and so on. Some people like a little of everything, like me. What bothers me is that churches and Christians don't support a lot of different styles of music. For example, I've been to some churches where the only thing they sing is hymns, a few where all they sing is worship music, and even some all they'll sing is a country style. The common thing between these churches is, they all think that they are the only kind you can play. This is not right!

 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
    Serve the Lord with gladness!
    Come into his presence with singing!
                                                   Psalm 100: 1-2

Everyone's joyful noise is different, not just one style. I love all styles of music (except heavy metal), and listen to all of it. But some people just love one type, and that's fine too. So don't get hung up by your friend who like rap music, that's his gig. I would even go as far to say, try a few songs, who knows?
Oh, I just want to throw this out here. This is my view on the subject, and serves only to get you thinking. I am always open to other opinions and interests, I am in no way saying that my word is law.

And here's todays laugh 'em ups!