PostSecret

If you have not ever seen this website, please check it out. People mail in a postcard, and on the postcard is a secret that they have never told anyone. Some of these just break my heart, and others remind you that you are not alone when it comes to life’s struggles.


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iPod Etiquette

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This is a funny article on iPod Etiquette. It is true, and very tongue-in-cheek at times. From the piece:

Share the airspace.

Just because it’s common for people to denigrate one another’s musical tastes doesn’t make it polite. If you’re sharing a speaker system, respect others’ choices, and let everyone have a turn at the jack. Yes, even the girl who played Maroon 5 for six hours the last time she got her turn.

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MySpace Losing its Novelty

I read this article, and I had to laugh at the stupidity of some people. From the article:

Some schools reported having teachers that were logging into their students’ information, apparently to monitor for drug and alcohol abuse, but students were offended, saying it was an invasion of privacy.

Are you kidding me? If you don’t want something to be seen by everyone, then DO NOT PUT IT ON MYSPACE. It cracks me up that people would complain about certain people seeing their incriminating pictures if these pictures are publicly available.

The rest of the article talks about how a lot of people are moving away from Myspace to Facebook. Myspace is such a horribly designed website, I think it is good that people are moving away from it.

Anyways, read the article…

A New Creation

It’s amazing how God works. I was just listening to “Does Anybody Hear Her” by Casting Crowns (iTunes Link). In listening to it, I was thinking about some past mistakes, and feeling a little down about it. And just at that point, an email came in, and it was Sunday’s Upper Room devotional, and it was EXACTLY what I needed at that point. Anyways, here it is…


A NEW CREATION
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2 Corinthians 5:16-21

So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

I stood outside of the church, in a slight drizzle, wondering what I should do next. I had brought my son into his Sunday school class, but I was not quite ready to go into a Sunday school class myself. My heart began to flutter as the minister walked up to talk to me. I knew this would be a hard conversation for me. I had not walked into a church for years.

I had many reasons for not going back to church: I didn’t believe that a church family would overlook my past; I felt that even God was ashamed of me; I didn’t feel worthy to walk into a church.

During our conversation, the minister reminded me that all of us are sinners. In Matthew 9:13, Jesus says, “I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.” The first time I read Jesus’ words, I knew that not only was I worthy of walking into a church but that I belonged there.

Prayer: Dear God, help us to see others and ourselves with the eyes of your love. May we live as your new creation, reconciled to you in Jesus Christ. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Whether we feel worthy or not, Christ welcomes us.

Vampires a Mathematical Impossibility, Scientist Says

It has been a slow day for posting, which is proven by this story. A scientist has proven how it would be scientifically impossible for Vampires to exist. From the article:

Legend has it that vampires feed on human blood and once bitten a person turns into a vampire and starts feasting on the blood of others.

Efthimiou’s debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human population was 536,870,911. If the first vampire came into existence that day and bit one person a month, there would have been two vampires by Feb. 1, 1600. A month later there would have been four, and so on. In just two-and-a-half years the original human population would all have become vampires with nobody left to feed on.

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