Friday, July 30, 2010

NIPTO, Day 173

Whew. Today's been... busy.

Got up. Sat in bed for half an hour. Ate breakfast. Read blogs. Went to Target with Mom&Hannah... got 2 sweeeet folders for school. Went to McDonalds and got a Happy Meal. Went to Kohls... got a new shirt. Went to Wal-Mart and got a planner.

Then we came home. (Hannah got a bunch of stuff for school at those places!)

I just kinda chilled for a while... then went over to the neighbors so I could do my job. Then went with Dad to pick up pizza. Drove on the express way on the way home and didn't die! YAY! (Not dying is always a good thing in my book!)
Ate dinner... went on a walk... watched an episode of Psych. 

And then I did the dangerous thing of looking at cameras. There are so many beautiful cameras out there. And I really shouldn't want another one. Or a different one. And I don't really because I don't have the money, but yeah. I'm interested to see what Hannah's camera is like when it comes!

I'm also interested to see what KATIE looks like when she comes to our house!!!!! She'll be leaving Dresden... soon? Then going to Cologne, Germany, then... somewhere I don't remember that's supposed to be GORGEOUS. Then to Amsterdam where she flies out to come home next Sunday!! She'll fly from Amsterdam to Philadelphia, then to Akron/Canton!!! And we pick her up and hug her. And cry. Probably. haha. I can't wait to see her face! And it's just a little over a week!
If she gets in at 6 pm on Sunday night, here are the stats as of RIGHT NOW: 8 days. 211 hours. 12,676 minutes. And I'm not going into seconds. hahaha. Here's the link to the countdown! It's pretty cool.

AH! I'm so easily distracted. I just went through my saved "SAT Question of the Day" e-mails that I haven't looked at... since I made them automatically go into their own folder. So now I do them in bulk. Except for the math ones. I flag those to do later when I have more time. The improving sentences and whatnot I have no trouble with. For the most part. I probably got... 4 or 5 out of the... 17 wrong. 

Okay. I neeeed to do NIPTO. And then sleep. I'm tired.

Acts 10:23b-33
The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went along. 24The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. 26But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself."

Alrighty. Peter goes with the guys... and some of the people from the church in Joppa decide to come with. So they get to Caesarea and Cornelius is there waiting for them. He told his family and close friends to come and they did. Peter gets into the house and Cornelius just falls at his feet. Peter's like, "Dude. I'm just a guy. Get up."

 27Talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. 28He said to them: "You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with a Gentile or visit him. But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean. 29So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?"

Peter talks to him for a bit and then they go inside and there are a bunch of people! He gives them all the "It's technically illegal for me to be here associating with you, but God told me that I shouldn't call anyone/thing impure or unclean" talk. (Remember the sheet and the voice telling him to go and kill and eat? That was what God was getting at: Nothing that he's made is unclean.)
So he's kinda getting to "Why did you want me to come?"

 30Cornelius answered: "Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me 31and said, 'Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor. 32Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner, who lives by the sea.' 33So I sent for you immediately, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us."

Then Cornelius starts talking. He was praying and this guy in shiny clothes comes and tells him that God hasn't forgotten that he's generous and gives stuff to the poor. And that he should send for Simon. 
So Cornelius obeyed the "shiny guy" and sent for him. Now Cornelius wants Peter to shed his wisdom on them. "[To] listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us." 
I'm going to give this an overview: Paul goes to a city to share the gospel with people who he wouldn't normally associate because this other guy was visited by an... angel? and the angel? told him to. 
When God speaks to you, and you listen, amazing things can happen.

And now I am going to go to sleeeeeeep. 
We have our church picnic tomorrow! I should take all the 1,388 pictures off of my camera before that... HEH.
Now: G'night!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YOU might cry. I'm not planning to. But we'll see. It depends how contagious this crying is going to be. :-) I'm excited too.