"Truth is not a personal choice. Truth is true, whether we follow it or not."
We live in an age of relativism. If the true God is too absent-or too present-for us, we’ll just make one that “works” for us. That way, our god can command us only what we want him to command us. And we can follow him only when it makes sense for us to worship him. That’s the antithesis of worship. That’s self-worship, the worst form of pride, and the worst form of self-deceit. Know the human tendency to make our own idols, and resist it every day. Never try to “manage” God.
The concept of “God” has always been a little difficult to grasp for me. You read what you can from the Bible, and try to go with that, but there are still so many questions that remain unanswered. Unfortunately, sometimes I tend to make God “the way I want him to be”. I begin to tell myself “God says to do this”, “God would want me to do that”, when in actuality it’s really just a justification of what I want to do.
During this season of prayer (I’m stuck in the prayer room anywhere from 6-10 hrs a day) I hope to learn more about the character of God. I hope that instead of trying to put a face on Him, i’ll develop the will to dig deeper to try and find His real face. In turn, I pray in faith that the Lord will reveal to me more of His character, His personality, His humor, and His Love.
Truth is true; just because you try to mask it, doesn’t mean that it changes. It is what it is.
Today I had the unique (but unfortunate) opportunity to find out that one of my regular customers had a daughter that was also his granddaughter. After putting 2 and 2 together to realize what he had done, for the first time I felt the feeling of wanting somebody to die. For a split second I wanted to be Yagami Light from Death Note, and write the dirty punk’s name and watch him have a heart attack. It isn’t my place or within my rights to feel this way, so I do feel stricken with guilt, but I can’t help but angrily and sadly think, what the hell has this world come to?
NC is getting real tough. When you’re being put through the fire, man it really is fire. It’s not in a particular aspect of your life that you need to work on. There is no bias, there’s no favors or discrimination. You go through the “fire” in every which way that is possible.
First is the family. Parents aren’t getting much sleep and there’s so much to be done. They have to work ridiculous hours from the getgo and still have to find a way to get our luggage fully moved into the house. Of course it’s difficult to deal with them, and it’s also difficult to have to live that lifestyle.
To pile up to the stress, the house is in horrible condition. It’s tiny, half-broken, plumbing, electricity is all jacked up. Our team down here who came to help with making a second bathroom (since there’s only one in the entire house) was scheduled to finish work around tuesday or Wednesday. We are heading into Friday with many tasks remaining.
Community. Nonexistent. Fail. I’m not really a big fan of using improper grammar for the most part, but there really isn’t a better way to describe how I feel about this dry and barren land. Almost everybody that I have met so far is either a drug addict, alcoholic, or a sex-offender. It’s not uncommon to meet people who fit all the above too. I have not met a single Asian person (not saying I can only hang out with Asians but itd be nice to meet someone I cn relate to) let alone a Korean. I do not yet have a church, nor do I know of any Korean-American churches around. We also have no connections around where we live.
As for the location itself, it really is a dry and barren wilderness. The nearest town is a good 25 miles away. 20 minutes to see lowes, 35 to get to walmart, i haven’t even seen a Starbucks yet. The area is second only to over-the-rhine Cincinnati in terms of how ghetto it is. Found a bag of weed on the floor of the store only a couple days ago. There was a drug-bust with cops chasing criminals yesterday afternoon right across the street. Despite so many churches being nearby, this is a place that desperately needs Jesus.
The fire is in every aspect. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. We’re all so drained. Forgive me friends. I don’t write to complain and be a bitch about my seemingly unfortunate situation. Please take this as my petition and cry for prayer and support. The journey is only beginning, yet I already feel like I’m gonna crack. Help us God.
First of all, it was fun to watch. Not sure I’d consider it an all time favorite or anything but it wasn’t a complete waste of time either. Anyway,
1. It was really long so I haven’t processed whether I liked it or not.
2. Really long GM ad.
3. Thought it was funny how they focused so much on the girl’s legs. Victoria’s secret ftw.
4. Also funny how every girl (office worker or flight attendant etc) was hot with very fit bodies.
5. Everything optimus prime says is an epic motivational speech.
6. I’m noticing a recurring theme in each movie. 2 hrs of stuff that leads up to an epic battle fought by optimus, who appears to lose for a second, but then makes an epic comeback to win. This is epic comeback no.3
You would think by now the guy is holding back on purpose.
7. Carly has an awesome body (as expected) but is pretty awful at acting.
ㅋㅋ, 이젠 모든겄을 다 일었다. 정말 아무겄도 업다는 사실을 드디여 깨달았다. 근데 이상하게 마음은 아주 시원하고 가볍다 ㅎㅎ. 어제의 악몽을 잊으고 내일의 아름다움을 바라보며 열심히 다시 시작해보자.
lol, it seems i’ve lost everything. seriously, i finally realize that i have nothing left anymore (regarding the nightmare that turned winter quarter turned into). but strangely, my heart feels light and i feel a coolness within it. I think it’s time to begin forgetting the nightmares of yesterday, and look forward to a beautiful tomorrow, a brand new beginning.
First off, I wanna say that I am glad this guy’s been caught and is gone. He’s singlehandedly been a nightmare to this country, and my take on his death, controversial or not, is this: justice has been served.
The guy has taken countless American lives, dedicated his entire life to creating a culture of fear in this country, and commited so many horrible acts of violence and hate. With that said, my take on the post-OBL celebrations is this: not. Cool.
If anything, I think now is the time to celebrate the efforts of the many soldiers that have put their lives on the line to protect this nation, and respect the sacrifice of those who could not make it to this point. Additionally, we should remember those who died in the tragic 9-11 attacks. I also believe that we as Christians should mourn the death of a very lost and very sick man who has now officially lost his opportunity to give his life to Christ. Whether he did so or not, nobody knows. Most people would venture to say with confidence that he probably didn’t, but who knows? For arguments sake, in this post, I am going to assume that he did not. Anyway, the point is, if he didn’t, he now has lost his opportunity. As proud as I am of my country today, I also mourn for the loss of opportunity for salvation for my fellow human being.
I don’t think this mirror lake jump or other parties around the nation are cool. Additionally, the excessive celebration of a man’s death in general around the country by we who are called to love all people from all nations disappoints me.
Yes, he had it coming. But please remember that we are no better. We should “have it coming” as well. It is through the love and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that we are saved. Further, the death of OBL does not suddenly destroy terrorism and injustice. No, injustice will come, 100 fold, 1000 fold. If anything, we should be preparing for the next move by an enemy who is still incredibly dangerous and now incredibly angry as well.
To those of us rebuking those who are celebrating, let’s try to love on them too. OBL’s death is a symbol of hope to millions. It is sad to see a fellow man die, seemingly without knowing Christ, but justice had been served to a man who brought so much fear and pain to many. We are called to lead by example and words of encouragement, not the harsh blows of open rebuke.
Whether you agree with me or not doesn’t matter. My message to everyone (believers, nonbelievers, those celebrating, those rebuking) is this; let’s try to love. Because ultimately, it is only the love that God calls us to have for Him and his people that can make this world a better place.
goin into one of my “storm cloud modes” again. yikes… i think it’s time to play some intense basketball to shed this off.
그사람 정말 이젠 않봤스면 좋겠다. 볼때마다 난 왜이러지? 젠장, 이게 최선이야?? 난 정말 이정도 밖게 안됀건가?
Translation for janika: i really wish i would not see that person anymore. i wonder why must i become this way whenever i see this individual. damn, is this the best you can do? is this seriously the best i can do?
"길을 걷다 너와 나 우리 마주친다 해도 못 본 척 하고서 그대로 가던 길 가줘”
Translation for janika: (song lyrics, big bang “haru haru”) even when you and i meet face to face while walking on the same road, please just pretend you didn’t see me and walk past.
Translation for janika: (also from big bang “haru haru”) (referring to myself) let’s move on without looking back.
So I’ve been reminiscing about one of my favorite dramas that came out this past year, “Secret Garden”. BTW, if anyone has it seen it yet, GO WATCH IT. Dramastyle.com should have it subbed. find it and watch!! In any case, it was awesome.
Reminds me just how importantly social status is considered when it comes to love nowadays. Rather sad… but encouraging!! We should all try to be like Kim Joo Won and Gil Ra Im ^^