Monday, August 20, 2007

Apparently it has been too long since I went to the movies

for a matinée. Elena and I went to see Harry Potter at Green Hills for the 3:40 show, expecting it was a matinée.



Let me say that again. $9!!!!!! For the mid-afternoon!

I was planning on making a trip to see 3:10 to Yuma (hello - Christian Bale and Russell Crowe) when it comes out soon but yeah. I'll just wait. I'm not all about paying to see something in the theater that is more than a third of my Netflix membership. There just isn't anything that I'm going to really lose experience wise on my plasma TV and surround sound.

Suck it, movie theaters.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Best Fark Headline Evar!

(not my photoshop by the way. Kudos to whoever did it)

Hurricane Dean announces that its gonna gain strength, then it's going to the Gulf of Mexico, and then Texas, and then Georgia, and then Florida, and then all the way to the White House Yeeeeaaaaaaarrrgh

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Faith of a Child

Matthew 18: 3-4 (Amplified Bible)

And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].

Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

I had a moment of revelation about this concept a few days ago in a conversation with Elena. Someone on some message board somewhere was saying that we need to just do whatever it is that God says and that's that (my poor paraphrase. I have no idea what it actually says but that is what I interpreted him to say). It is easy and probably even taught that in order to have a child-like faith that we should blindly accept whatever God tells us to do and go do it.

How many of you know children that just blindly accept what you tell them without asking one important question: why? Most of the time it isn't out of disrespect or disobedience. A child is trying to understand the purpose of the action and the motivation behind it. By asking 'why', a child learns right from wrong, the place it has in this world, and how things work. They do it, but knowing why they are doing it can create a greater sense of purpose. Doesn't always mean the work will be done with joy... heh.

Why would or should our relationship with our Heavenly Father be any different? We trust Him to guide, teach, and direct us. Knowing why clarifies His vision for our lives.

Just like our earthly parents, God may not explain why because there are occasions if we know why we are doing something we may hesitate and muck it all up.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Compare and Contrast

Vol State Dance Challenge 2006:

My favorite

Vol State Dance Challenge 2007:


Yep - I look really good now. More pictures on flickr.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Rain on a leaf

Rain on a leaf
Originally uploaded by pink-kitty
I thought it was cool.