Sunday, September 12, 2010

NIPTO, Day 217

Woah. I smell like shaving cream. Which isn't all that bad of a smell. :)

Today: I got up, drove to church (with Dad, of course), had Sunday School, church, hung out for a while, drove home, ate lunch, read a book, went on a walk, went to the Eaton's to give them some food, then went to Giant Eagle to get a newspaper and shaving cream!

Then came home and read some more, got ready to go, then went to the 620 kickoff. it was... insane. I'll try to post about it tomorrow, but computers are currently limited. I'll leave you with a picture...

Jason (Kay't s bf), Kaytee, Me..   BTDubs, my hair is awesomesauce! haha

Acts 27:13-26
13When a gentle south wind began to blow, they thought they had obtained what they wanted; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. 14Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the "northeaster," swept down from the island.

So they thought "hey, this is good! wind!" so they set sail and were sailing along Crete. But then there was this hurricane force wind, a "northeaster" if you will, that came down from the island. Uhohh...

15The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along. 16As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure. 17When the men had hoisted it aboard, they passed ropes under the ship itself to hold it together. Fearing that they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and let the ship be driven along.

This is crazy. Can you imagine being in a house in conditions like this, let alone a SHIP?!? It's insane. They just kind of gave in and let the wind carry them...

18We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard. 19On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands. 20When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.

It was all just wind wind wind. They started to throw cargo overboard. And then they threw the ship's tackle overboard. And the storm went on for days and days. And they pretty much gave up any hope that they would be rescued. 

 21After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: "Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. 22But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. 23Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me 24and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.' 25So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. 26Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island."

Paul  told them all off for not listening to him. But since they didn't listen to them, he encouraged them to keep up their courage. He said that "not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed." Not super comforting, knowing that your ship is going down, but at least no one was going to die. 
But keep the courage up and put your faith in God. But still, we have to run aground on some island around here. Heh. not really looking forward to that part...

But that's tomorrow.
"Because right now we are eating dinner and watching TV."
hah. I love my sisters. Just in case you were wondering. There is currently a thread on my profile that is aaalllllllllllll Matilda quotes. It's fantastic! =D

And now I'm going to go to sleep. Or get these contacts out of my eye. That miraculously stayed in... even while wiping shaving cream out of them! But more on that tomorrow... Probably.
G'night blog-o-sphere

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