Thursday, July 29, 2010

NIPTO, Day 172

Today is just an ordinary day.

Got up... finished Shiver. (A faaantastic book.)

Mom, Hannah, and I washed the hardwood floors. Mom's cleaned the carpet. I went outside and read a book in the sunshine. Then I came in (after getting pooped on by a bird (just a tiny bit on my arm)) and took a shower (not because of the bird poop, though). Then we went to pick up:
Ehne Thau

Eh Dah Doe

and Be Bin
for Rachel's grad party!

We ate and played outside at the playground... I played a game of Euchre with Rachel, Nathan, and Erin... (Nathan and I won!) Annnnd we played Ninja and various other games.

Rachel, Hannah, and myself

Hannah looking adorable on the Elephant at the park
It was a good time. We didn't get home until late... annnd now I'm blogging. But I get to sleep in tomorrow morning! YAY!

Here are a couple pictures of what I like to call my "encouragement wall." It's under my bed and it's the first thing I see when I wake up. It's fantastic.

The wall in its entirety. (For the most part. You can't see my mailbox from LT...)

My favorite "art" on a sign that I did.

Very first thing I see when I wake up!! =D
Yup... Andd now: NIPTO!

Acts 10:9-23
9About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.

Okay. Soooo they're traveling and they went to a city and Peter goes up to this roof to pray. He's praying and he gets hungry. Soooo there's a meal being prepared, but Peter falls into a trance. Kinda strange.

11He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. 13Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."

Peter sees heaven open and... I'm repeating exactly what it says. 
It doesn't seem that strange for the voice to tell him to "kill and eat." But all of these thing were things that they weren't allowed to eat for "religious reasons."

14"Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
15The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
16This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
Soo Peter tells God, "Look. I've never eaten anything that's not clean/pure." And the voice is like, "Don't call anything that God made unclean. God made everything clean."
And that happened 3 times and then the sheet thingy went back up into heaven. Innnteresting. 

17While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon's house was and stopped at the gate. 18They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
Peter's all like, "woah... what just happened? What does it all mean?" The guys who were sent by Cornelius found his house and they asked if he was staying there. 

19While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you. 20So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them."
So Pete's still thinking. And then the Holy Spirit tells him that there are 3 guys looking for him and that he should go get ready for company. And that he shouldn't be hesitant about going with them. Because the Spirit told him that he sent them.

21Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"
22The men replied, "We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to have you come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say." 23Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests.
So Peter goes downstairs and tells the guys that he's the one that they've been looking for and asks them why they're there. They tell him about Cornelius and that he wants to hear what Peter has to say. So Peter invites them in to be his guests. 

And that's all for tonight, folks! I need to get ready for bed... I think we might be going shopping tomorrow for Hannah's college stuff. FUN!
G'night everyone!

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