Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NIPTO, Day 275

Hey allll!
Not tons and tons has happened since the last time I blogged...
I went to sleep last night. Drempt about... Proverbs 3:5-6? hahaha. I don't really know. I just remember those numbers. And that it was a bible verse. Interesting. I've been thinking about dreams a whole lot more since we saw Inception... so fascinating.
I got up this morning and got ready... ate breakfast and did some school while listening to Meme&Mom talk... did more school. Ate lunch&watched an episode of Project Runway. I'd never seen it before but had heard that it was good, so I found an episode online and watched it.
And then watched another one. And then wrote half of this. And then studied for Spanish... got ready for dance, ate dinner, went to Urban Vision for dance, but not for after school stuff. Helped with ballet,  went to dance, got killed by Jazz, suffered through Modern (it wasn't that bad, but I felt like I couldn't move my legs right. Stupid calipso jump... meh.). Drove home, ate a yogurt (because you want all the details of my day, right? hahahah) and now I'm here. Blogging. Listening to music. Relaxing before I go to bed. Because wow, today was crazy. Except for the fact that it was super chill. The last half of my day was crazy. In ballet we had both classes (K-3 and 4-8) and there were like, 20 girls. It was crazy. Probably more. I don't feel like trying to add it up. But they're getting ready for a performance on Friday, so that's exciting. (But kind of stressful for me&Lauren! haha. They're going to be great. I'm excited to see them! :))

A'ight. Moving on so I can go to bed! Because I'm tired. hahaha

Ecclesiastes 7:19-29

 19 Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful
   than ten rulers in a city.
20 Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous,
   no one who does what is right and never sins.

Wisdom makes a person powerful. Wisdom has legit power. It makes you smart. When you're smart, you generally make good decisions, and making good decisions can lead you to a position of power. Impressive, eh?

21 Do not pay attention to every word people say,
   or you may hear your servant cursing you—

22 for you know in your heart
   that many times you yourself have cursed others.

Don't listen to everything everyone says about you. People will talk about you behind your back. Sometimes in good ways, others in bad. If you listen to every word people say about you, you'll hear the bad. But you know that you've said bad stuff about other people in your heart. Isn't that where it matters? Yeah....

23 All this I tested by wisdom and I said,
   “I am determined to be wise”—
   but this was beyond me.

24 Whatever exists is far off and most profound—
   who can discover it?

25 So I turned my mind to understand,
   to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things
and to understand the stupidity of wickedness
   and the madness of folly.

He tested these things by wisdom. He wanted to be wise, but it was beyond his ability to do that. Whatever actually exists is profound. Who can find out what it is? 
So this person decided to understand and figure out wisdom and the "scheme of things" and to, I love this, "understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly." Stupidness of wickedness... love it. hahah 

 26 I find more bitter than death
   the woman who is a snare,
whose heart is a trap
   and whose hands are chains.
The man who pleases God will escape her,
   but the sinner she will ensnare.

Ophidian in the fescue... hahaha. 
The woman who is a snare, a trap, is more bitter than death. Uhhh. Kay. Thanks for that. 
The guy who loves God and pleases him will escape that crafty woman. But she'll trap the sinner. Eek. hahaha

27 “Look,” says the Teacher, “this is what I have discovered:
   “Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things—
28 while I was still searching
   but not finding—
I found one upright man among a thousand,
   but not one upright woman among them all.

So the person discovered, by adding things together, that you could find 1 upright man in 1,000, but not 1 upright woman among all of them. Gee. Thanks. I'm pretty sure you could maybe find an upright woman today? I would hope so!

29 This only have I found:
   God created mankind upright,
   but they have gone in search of many schemes.”

He found that God created mankind to be upright, but we've gone in search of other things that drag us down from our uprightness into a slouch. Bummer. But thankfully we have Jesus to pull us out of the slouch back into uprightness. 

YAY. I'm going to bed now. I'm exhausted. And am interested to see if I'll be able to walk tomorrow... which means going to bed. So. G'night y'all!

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