Friday, February 25, 2011


It's not you, it's me. I'm the slacker.
I have NOT been blogging much. It's strange.
I used to be one of those people who posted every day. But I've been writing more. Like, with a pen and paper. WEIRD for me, right? Yeah. I know. haha

OKay. Soo I'm watching The Sound of Music and Christopher Plummer (the Captain) was gorgeous in his day... Seriously. Gorgeous. I mean, just look at him! Yeah, gorgeous. (Meme would be proud of me hahaha)

Yes. I'm spending my Friday night watching The Sound of Music with me, myself, and the dog. And possibly some ice cream soon.

Today I did school. Watched Happy Feet and exercised. Showered. Annnd then I came down and was extremely bored. Tried to get ahold of Kayt and failed. Watched the end of Happy Feet.
Came upstairs (I watched it in the basement) and read for a little while.
Did who knows what. I don't even remember.
Eventually I ate dinner and started watching The Sound of Music.
I just ate my ice cream. And Mom and Dad just got home from their date.
Annnd the Reverend Mother asks the BEST questions... like "are you in love with him?" Ah. So straight forward. Love it :P
Katie, did you go to any of the places in The Sound of Music? I forget.

Yeah. Soooo that's about it. If there's anything you want me to post about/write about, just let me know. I don't know what you want to hear! haha

I'm peacin' out for the night.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SWEET FREEDOM... but not yet.

I finished my LAST in-car driving session today! Which means that I can get my driver's license! As soon as I get my certificate and the horn on the car (Honda-diddy) is fixed.
So I will have sweet freedom sometime in the next couple weeks. But SOON! :D

Sweet freedom is not quite mine... I have some school left to do... which I should do during the commercial breaks of American Idol. They're picking the Top 24 tonight! There's a kid who is a mix of Joe Lew, Kevin K, and Zach Roys. CRAZY. He looks like all three of them. And all three of them are musical. His biggest resemblance to Zach is his CRAZY long curly bright red hair! Love him. haha
I love all three of those guys! :)

hmmm... Dancing at the Falls game went well! I messed up a bit, but nothing major! It's sooooo much easier to do double turns on the gym floor. So that's nice. It's like it's slick, but you still have enough traction that you don't go flying. It just doesn't really make sense. haha

School. Uhg. I have a lot of it left to do. So I think I'm going to sign off and do some physics. And eat some pudding. :)

Adios mi amigos!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Few Pictures

The Van. The snow was DEEP.

The garage. 

After shoveling a little.

The sidewalk after being shoveled

Dad. He was cooovered in snow!

The mailbox.

Back of the van.

The steps AFTER I had shoveled them once. So much snow!

The glider.

The table. Crazy amounts of snow in about 6 hours!
SO yes. We've had a lot of snow. I wonder if there'll still be school tomorrow. It only semi-affects me. Depends whether we have Urban Vision or not. My last in-car got rescheduled for Thursday... soooo yes.
The weekend was good. Minus the snow starting.
Anything you want to hear about?
Chuck was good tonight. Always is! :)
Mom&Dad are watching All In The Family. It's pretty funny!
I think I'm going to go to bed.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Friendship

The Gypsy Mama does Five Minute Friday on, you guessed it, Fridays! The theme for this week was friendship. So I decided to write some :)

We're sitting in a room with pounding music.
But we're just sitting.
Holding each other.
I'm praying for her and crying. She's so beautiful... I hope she knows that.
I can feel the bass through my feet, it pounds in my head and chest.
I don't even know what song this is.
But I'm glad I'm sitting here with her. My best friend.
The one who's been there for me through thick and thin.
Have I mentioned that she's beautiful?
Our hands are entwined. I stare at them. I love just being. Being with someone that I love. Being makes life simpler, even when it's complicated.
I don't know what she's thinking. I'm pretty sure she's crying too. I could be wrong.
A tear falls off my cheek and onto my shoulder.
My head is on her shoulder. Her head is on top of mine. I close my eyes and talk to God. I ask him to protect her and heal her. I ask that she would be protected. That she would feel his love every single day of her life and that she would never forget it.
I squeeze her hand and we let go of each other. We sit up a little bit and look at each other.
I wipe the tears off my face and laugh a little bit. She laughs too. I love her laugh.
She gives me a hug. I tell her I love her. She tells me she loves me.
We sit next to each other and continue to worship the God who created us and brought us together.
I thank him for it.

Time's up!

{I'm linking up here}

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A long update:


Lesse. Where was I last time I blogged... Tuesday.
Okay. Tuesday. I did school and whatnot. Did a little bit of choreography for my ballet class. Went to Urban Vision. Figured out more choreography while I was in the gym. Got a call saying that I had to be at the basketball game (to dance at the half time show) at 6:30, not 7:15. So I ran around a little bit figuring out whether I could make it. But we got it figured out. I helped Ehne Thau with her homework and then got ready for ballet. I got them warmed up a little and then I had to leave. Mom and I headed to Woodridge High School. She dropped me off and I headed towards all the girls in the purple shirts. Got my shoes and stuff on and took all my jewelry whatnot off. We did the dance sans music once and then we all stretched out some. Then I ran and found Mom and gave her my camera so she could record it. I should put that on YouTube. I'll do that right now. Maybe it'll be done by the time I'm done writing.
We danced. It went well. A lot of people are negative nancys. Which is annoying. But it's all okay. I let it roll off. (Here it is! Sorry that the quality is bad! It'll be better for the next one. I'm in the front row on the far right. :)

We came home and watched Chuck. And ate popcorn. And then took a shower and went to bed.

Today was Spanish class. School work. Lunch. Mom's class. (During which I read Little Women. I love that book!)
After that Mom and I ran errands. Library to drop off and pick up books, bank to get money and deposit money, grocery store to get food, then home.
I relaxed a little bit. Went on a walk and took some pictures. Intended to read Little Women. Didn't. I listened to musica and took pictures.

Then I came home and cleaned up a bit and then went to my bible study!
I ate with Dave, Laurie, Erin, Adrian, and Brett. It was a good time. :)
After dinner (potato soup, sandwiches, salad, cookies), we headed into the parlor for some worship. And thenn we split into our Alpha and Prayer groups. So yeah. We did some introductions and looked through the first chapter of our books some. And yeah. It was good. I really like it! I'm looking forward to going back next week. (And by the time the study is over, I'LL HAVE MY DRIVERS LICENSE! I'll be getting that fairly soon! :D)

And now I'm watching American Idol. It's Hollywood Week and GROUP ROUND night. So it's kinda crazy. But it's good!

I think I'm going to head to bed soon. I have a little bit of reading to do for my various studies I'm involved in ;)
I've actually been writing. Like, with paper. And a pen. Maybe because I haven't been writing here a whole lot? Yeah. Probably. :)

Soooooo yeah. That's about it. Any questions? Anything more you want to hear about? Let me know!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Quick Update

To Katie and Hannah (and any others who were wondering what kind of pie that I was eating): It was chocolate. (I left a comment, but I'm not sure if y'all saw it.)

Sunday was great. It really needs its own post. And it's too late to give it to y'all. But maybe tomorrow or Wednesday. I really need to just crank out the school and then crank out the blogging. I'll try tomorrow. But I also have some choreography that needs to be done. We'll see.

Today was good. School... classes.... home... read blogs... babysit... come home... eat dinner... get ready for dance... drive to dance... dance... drive home from dance... eat a blizzard that Mom&Dad left for me from last night... do this... yup. That's about my day.

And MAY I just say that our creepy doll dance is... well... creepy? And AWESOME. Hannah, you will LOVE it. And Katie, there's a good cello part in it! Especially if you listen to the instrumental version. It's fantastic. This is the song, in case you wanted to listen to it. It's so good. [Just to set the scene, we're dolls. Lauryn is a sleeping girl. We belong to her. She goes to sleep. We come alive. She wakes up. We go back to being dolls. We get angry at her for having to stay dolls. We push her around. She wakes up and screams? I think. I'll let you know.]

SO yes. Dance was good. We're dancing at the Woodridge basketball game tomorrow. Should be good. We'll see. Hah.

I think that's all for now? I will *I PROMISE* do a post soon with pictures of all the ice that we had that is now mostly melted. Promise. Before Sunday. Hahah.

G'night y'all. (You would think I'm from the south. Hahahahaha. I'm not.) OH YEAH!
And Happy Valentine's Day! (Or as a lot of people are calling it "Singles Awareness Day." Figure out the acronym. haha)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cruelty in the form of a test

That test? Yeah. You know the one I'm talking about.
The A. C. T.

Why is it so cruel? For one thing, they make you get there at 8 am. Which means leaving at like, 7:30. Which means getting up before 7. Ew.
Got to Akron U. Went to Zook Hall where we were supposed to go to sign in. Was directed into a lecture hall. Sat down. Was directed to another hall... Leigh Hall, I believe. That was around 8 am. And we filled out the information on the first page of the test booklet and whatnot. Then the first section, the English test (45 minutes). Which I think I did well on. Then the Math test (60 minutes). Which I didn't do as well on, I don't think. I didn't quite finish. But it was okay. Then we had a short 10 minute break. Juuust long enough to go to the bathroom and eat a REALLY quick snack. Right outside the room. Because you're not "allowed to eat or drink in the 'testing center.'" Lame, right?
So I shoved my last two fruit snacks (strawberry and peach (which are my favorite!)) into my mouth and headed back into the room. Then it was the Reading test (35 minutes). Which was okay. Then the Science Reasoning test (35 minutes). Which wasn't great. But it was OKayyy. Then a short... kinda break. They gathered our test booklets. And then handed out the writing booklets. Then it was ESSAY time (30 minutes). And that went really well. In my opinion. But I'm looking forward to getting my scores and whatnot. February 28th. So now I just wait.

The rest of my day was chillaxing. We talked to Hannah for quite a bit, which was fun! And I watched some more of The Biggest Loser. Always inspiring.

We ate dinner around 7 (beef stew... yum!). And now we're watching Stardust. Which is actually a really good movie! I'm likin' it! (not "lovin'" as in McDonalds. Likin'. haha).

Alrighty. I'm going to eat my PIE. I would tell y'all what kind, but it would probably make you jealous ;) If you really want to know, leave me a comment.
I'm going to eat my pie and keep watching my movie!
Later people,

Playing mustard. Oh wait this has been done before. (Catching up)

I haven't posted in a few days it seems. But that's okay.

If you didn't know, WE HAVE HEAT. And had heat at 11:30 that night. Because my Dad is awesome. Some even call him Superman. ;)

Tuesday was... good? Did school, went to Urban Vision, taught ballet, danced for 2 more hours. I was sore after that. But we started our creepy doll dance!!! And it's super awesome. And we started our jazz dance. Which is hard. But it's still fun!

Wednesday... Went to school. Spanish was good. Mom's class was good. Then I went to the libarary and got some books (Little Women and The Prince and the Pauper being two of them!). Came home... did some more school... ate dinner. Mom&Dad had a meeting... I watched American Idol. Went to bed.

Thursday I think I slept in a bit and did school. Babysat... which was an ordeal. But it got talked about and I think things will be better from now on. Then... Dad and I did some ACT stuff. Then we watched American Idol and The Office. Went to bed.

Friday: slept in a bit. Did school stuff. Took a physics test (and got 100%! YES!). Babysat. Came home. Ate dinner (delicious buffalo chicken pizza!). Watched Taylor during the rent's small group. Chatted with people for a bit. Then WENT TO BED.

And I'm leaving it at that for now.
An ACT post next!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I couldn't do it. I couldn't go to bed without blogging! Even though this isn't NIPTO. But whateves.

Most of all, the big news, is that our furnace is currently out of commission. And it's 9* and feels like -2. EEK.
I hope this starts working soon.
Go Daddy, go!
He's amazing. Btdubs.

That's all.

Monday, February 7, 2011

NIPTO, Day 365

Today marks 1 year of NIPTO posts.
Tomorrow... I don't think I'm going to blog. I'll probably go to bed feeling like I forgot to do something, but oh well! haha.
I'll still blog pretty much every day. But if there are days that I'll be up until past 10:30 blogging IF I blog... nope. Not gonna do it. (Even if it's for the kids.)

My day today was as follows: School, more school, classes, come home, find out I don't have to babysit, watch Glee from last night, talked to Kate a bit, read her blogs to Mom, ate dinner, got ready for dance, went to dance, danced for 2 hours, came home on CRAZY roads, changed into comfy clothes, and now I'm blogging and listening to Brandon's talk from 2 weeks ago.

NIPTO time.
2 Timothy 1:15-18
15 You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

Everyone deserted him. How sad would that be??? To have everyone in an entire province desert you. Including these two people. 
That would be... lonely.

 16 May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. 17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me.

Even after being deserted by a whooooole bunch of people, Paul asks that God would show mercy to Onesiphorous. He was a person who supported Paul and was refreshing to be around. He wasn't ashamed of Paul's chains. He was far from ashamed! He searched for Paul when he was in Rome until he found him! That's devotion. And definitely not shame.

18 May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.

Paul asked God to show him mercy because of the ways that he helped Paul in Ephesus. Good for Onesiphrous. (That's a mouthful of a name! haha)

And that's all for tonight. I think I'm going to eat a brownie and start an old episode of Chuck (I'll watch the new one during lunch tomorrow! :] Can't wait!)

Bye blog readers. Love y'all.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

NIPTO, Day 364

Tomorrow is my one year "blogoversary" or something like that.
Tonight is the Super Bowl. I'm rooting for the Green Bay Packers. The score is currently (JUST SCORED!) 14-0 Packers. (I'll post updated scores throughout the game/this post with little parenthesis. Packers-Steelers. Yup.)

Today was pretty crazy. Got up&got ready. Went to church. Church was music practice, 1st service music, sunday school, going upstairs briefly and then going back down because we didn't sing a last song, hanging out between services, second service music, "State of the Church Address," and that was CHURCH. Then I talked to Nicolee for a while (which was really fun! I haven't seen her in forever). Then it was time for our "Soup-er Bowl" party. So we had lunch (Broccoli cheese&French Onion). And then we had a discussion about a couple of the beattitudes. Good stuff.
Then I came home, for half an hour, and left for SUPER Sunday at The620. We hung out and ate (pizza) and played a Super Bowl Trivia game (which we tied) and then had a karaoke-off. Sam and I sang for our team and we won! Oh yeahhhhhh (that was a Vector "OH yeahhhhhh," in case you were wondering). Then Brandon talked. And I videotaped it. Hannah, remind me to send that to you or something. And zen we cleaned up and listened to "The Joy of Being Lovesick" by Cory Asbury. And now I'm home watching the Commercial Breaks. The Dorito commercials have been the best so far.
And now I'm going to do NIPTO. And then finish my homework. (I have to finish writing a paragraph answer to a question. No biggie!)

2 Timothy 1:6-14
6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Because of Timothy's faith, Paul wanted to remind him keep the gift of God in him alive. (14-3 haha) The Spirit that God gives to us doesn't make us afraid. It gives us power, love, and self-discipline. One of my "who I am in Christ" statements is something to the effect of "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind." And I like that. A sound mind. 

8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.

We shouldn't be ashamed of God. And Paul is telling Timothy not to be ashamed that Paul is a prisoner because of his faith. Instead he invited him (and us!) to join with him in suffering for the gospel. Suffering by the power of God.  

9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He didn't do this because of anything that we did, but because he has his own purpose and he has grace for us. The grace given to us is was in Jesus before the beginning of time. But now it's been revealed through Jesus's life, death, and resurrection.

 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.

THAT is the gospel that we were called to share and teach. That's why Paul was suffering. But his suffering wasn't a cause for shame because he knows who he believed in and he was convinced that he was able to guard what was entrusted to him. Go Paul!

 13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

What's written should be kept as a pattern of teaching: teach with faith and love in Christ Jesus. We should guard what was deposited in us (God's word? the ability to share God's word?). We're to guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit. Who lives in us. BOO YAH!

Yeah. I'm done for now. The score is still 14-3. (packers-steelers) Yeah. I'm done. Homework time...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

NIPTO, Day 363

Haayy (is for horses!).

I took a practice ACT. That I would very much like to forget. Thenn the Karen girls came over. And we ate lunch, played spoons a bit, went sledding. I love sledding. It's so much fun! Then I came in and helped Mom&Eh Ler with a couple of math problems.
We watched Coraline soon after that and then Skyped with Hannah for a bit. And by a bit I mean 30 minutes. Or 40. And then everyone left. Then I made brownies and did dishes. And listened to The Civil Wars. Then Mom&Dad got home and we at dinner (grilled cheese with left over Donotos pizza). Now we're watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. WEIRD. Strange strange movie.
But it seems good... so far.

NIPTO? Yeahhh.

2 Timothy 1:1-5

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

Paul was an apostle (who wrote the last letter to Timothy. This is his second letter to Timothy). He was keeping with the promise of life, that is to say, Jesus, in writing this.

 2 To Timothy, my dear son:
   Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Paul's letters to fellow brothers/sisters in Christ always seem to start with grace, mercy, and peace from God. When reading this we need to be filled with grace, mercy, and peace. And that'll come from God.

 3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.

When Paul would remember Timothy, he would thank God. God was who he served. And who his ancestors served. And he could thank God for Timothy with a clear conscience. Paul wanted to see Timothy so he could be joyful. Seeing/being with other brothers and sisters is cause for great joy.

5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

When praying for Timothy, Paul would remember his faith. The faith that Timothy's grandmother, Lois, and his mother, Eunice. Paul was convinced/persuaded that Timothy had that faith as well.

Good stuff.
I'm going to sign off and keep watching this... strange movie. 
We're doing music in the morning and after Church is our Soup-er Bowl Sunday... and after that is the 620. Tomorrow should be a busy day. After all that stuff is the actual Super Bowl... during which I'll do homework (I'll try to finish my homework before the game starts) and watch commercials. 
I'm OUT.

Friday, February 4, 2011

NIPTO, Day 362


Today was... kind of uneventful.
Did school. Worked on my shtuff for lit class. Babysat (more on that in a bit). Came home and finished my book. Ate dinner. Took a shower. Watched Center Stage (AMAZING dancing!). And now I'm watching "What Would You Do." So interesting to see what people do in different situations. Yeah.

Okay. Babysitting. So yesterday N said that he would read for 30 minutes when he got home. He wanted to play and agreed quickly. I should've gotten it in writing ;)
When he got home, he automatically (almost the first words out of his mouth!) asked if he still had to read. Uhhh yeah. You said you would. So that got... a little crazyish. He eventually stormed off to his room and I sat against the basement door (where he wanted to go) and read my book. He came down 20 minutes later and said he had read for half an hour. Uhhhh you've barely been home for half an hour. Read for 10 more minutes. At least. I almost made him read for 15 more. He called me a mean babysitter and told me that he was going to tell his mom that he didn't want me to be his babysitter any more. He's said that before. I'm not too worried about it. Especially since when his mom got home, she told him that he shouldn't argue about reading with me. *hmf*!
So that was the craziness for today.

I should finish this up and go to bed. I have to take a practice ACT (with writing, probably) in the morning. yippee??  Yeahhh......

1 Timothy 6:17-21

 17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

Those who currently have money shouldn't be arrogant with it or  put their hope in their money. Money is uncertain. Your hope should be in God. God provides everything for us, including our entertainment!

18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

People who have money should do good with their money and should be generous and willing to share. When people are generous with their money, they build up their treasure in heaven. When you're generous you're able to take hold of life that is truly life. 

 20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21 which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.
   Grace be with you all.

We need to guard what's been entrusted to us. We turn away from the godless things and false knowledge. 

Grace be with you all.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

NIPTO, Day 361

I am 5 days away from my 1 year anniversary of blogging daily. Uhhhh wow. I have no idea how I did that.
Katie asked me on Sunday if I was going to keep blogging every day after my year was up... and I haven't decided yet. I feel like my day will almost be incomplete without blogging. But my posts will probably be boring from now on ;)
Although I might like, post more pictures and stuff. If I would get around to taking pictures and stuff.

Today was interesting. I did school in the midst of 3 children (Z, D,&E) and eventually put E to sleep. She is ahhhhdorable.
Ate lunch... finished school stuff. Read blogs. Looked at scholarships. If you're ever underwhelmed with life (HAHAHA funny, right?), just look at scholarships. It'll get you OVERwhelmed in a short amount of time.
Babysat. Managed to get N to agree to read for 30 minutes tomorrow. We'll see how that goes. I'll be sure to report back to y'all.
Ate dinner. Tried to get music on my phone in the freezing cold basement. Succeeded at getting music on my phone in the freezing cold basement. And now I'm listening to the new The Civil Wars album (Barton Hollow). And it's fantastick. Yes. FANTASTICK. Go buy it. It's $7.99 at iTunes&AmazonMP3 right now. AWESOME!

SO yeah. Mom's at her Bible study and dad just fixed the lamp that's inbetween the couch and chair. (For Kate&Hannah/anyone else who has ever come to our house and struggled with using this lamp: The little knob-y thing on the base of the lamp doesn't do anything and you don't have to worry about bumping it any more! Hurrah!)

And now back to your regularly scheduled NIPTO:

1 Timothy 6:11-16
11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

As men (and women!) of God, we need to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. These are the attributes we should be focused on. 6 things. (There are more, I'm sure... but 6 right here.)

12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

This is a fight. And we need to fight the good fight. On the right side. We should embrace the eternal life that we were called to when we confessed our sins. FIGHT. We're in a war. Spiritually. (Grammatically. Ecumenically. HA. But being serious...) We have to fight this war every single day of our lives. If we're not aware of it, we'll get pulled over to the wrong side and start fighting for the wrong things. 

13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14 to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.

God charged Timothy to keep these commands until Jesus came back. Aka for his entire life time. But God will bring the coming of Jesus in his own time. God. God who is the blessed and only ruler. He's the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords. He's immortal and lives in a light that we can't even approach. No one has seen him or can see him. All honor goes to him. Forever. 

I'm signing out for the night, once again.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

NIPTO, Day 360


Today was boring. I did school. And that's really about it. I watched about a gabazillion episodes of 10 Things I Hate About You. But that's about it. Ate dinner.
Boring. Really. Nothing interesting happened. School was canceled b/c of the snow/ice. Crazy.

So... NIPTO? Yeah.

1 Timothy 6:2b-10
These are the things you are to teach and insist on. 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

These things that have been talked about in the last 5 chapters of 1 Timothy are the things that the church should teach. If people (churches) teach otherwise and doesn't agree with what Jesus taught, and what is generally considered godly teaching, then the person teaching is thick-skulled and doesn't understand anything. They're more interested in arguments and friction between people. 

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

If one can be godly and have contentment, that's a great gain. We didn't bring anything into the world and we can't take anything out of it. So if we have food and clothes, we can be content. We don't need anything more than that.

9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

People whose only desire is to get rich just fall into temptation and are trapped by their desires... desires that lead people to destruction and ruin. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. My mom just read a quote and it was great. "A wise man should have money in his head but not his heart" (Jonathan Swift). People who are excited to get money have strayed from their faith and brought grief on themselves. So... don't love money, but be smart with it. Because all we really need is food and clothing.

A'ight. I'm off for the night. Going to chillax and watch some American Idol and maybe go to bed early. I might have a *gasp* normal day tomorrow!
Adios! (And Happy Chinese New Years Eve! haha)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NIPTO, Day 359


Today was a "snow day." Meaning that we didn't have Urban Vision. But I did school. And watched THE MOST AWESOME episode of Chuck during lunch. And did a bit more school. And read half a book. Then I helped Kayt scrape off her car. Too much ice! If I get up, I'll grab my camera and put some pictures up. Then we managed to get to Target and got some coffee. It was deeeeeelishus and we got to catch up. And I got gum! YAY! hahaha.
Then we went back to Kayt's house and perused a photography website that has awesome Senior pictures. And we were like, WOAH, we're getting our senior pictures done this summer/fall! Craazy. So we did that for a LONG time. And I creeped on a couple people on facebook. Hahahaha.
I came home around 8 and ate dinner (quiche) and dessert (chocolate pudding) and watched Chuck. Again. And now I'm blogging. And yeah. School's already canceled for tomorrow... so no Spanish class for moi... I mean mi! haha.
NIPTO? Sure.

1 Timothy 6:1-2
1 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered.

All who are oppressed should still consider their masters worthy of respect. If slaves respect their masters, God's name won't be slandered. 

2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves.

Slaves who have Christian masters shouldn't disrespect their masters because they're Christians. That's actually kind of weird that slaves would disrespect their masters because they were Christians... but yeah. Anyways... Slaves should serve their masters better because their masters are believers as well and the masters are concerned about their slaves and are "devoted to" their wellbeing. 

Yup. That's it for tonight.
I think I'm going to read a book while Mom blogs and then I shall prolly go to bed. Probably should just go to bed now. haha