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Friday, October 7, 2011

Like a phoenix...

This blog is burning, and a new one is birthing.

Live Long and Prosper.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Who do you love?

When was the last time you told someone "I love you."?

So, I’ve been dabbling with the thoughts of “love”; I’m not just talking about romance, or love between two persons. I’m talking about that as well as your family, and your friends.

I think there are times we’ve de-synthesized the phrase. I care about so many people…but I’m human and I think to myself, what does real love look like…

Regardless of religion, race, background, I believe this definition holds true, and serves as a strong guide to love.

“And now I will show you the most excellent way!

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all the mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man(woman), I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know in fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

2 Corinthians 13

The next time you say “I love you” to someone dear, think about it, don’t just say it, mean it. Honor and cherish the person you care for. If we all put others first, the world would be that much greater of a place.

p.s. the “putting away childish ways” part, that does not mean we stop watching cartoons, or stop singing disney songs, or stop acting like ninjas. It means that we are not always self-seeking, to the point of holding grudges, judging others, not forgiving, being rash, assuming, and stubborn. It means stepping out of the center of your universe and placing someone else on your throne.

What are your thoughts? :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

What do you do that is wrong?

I just watched "The Help". it's about civil rights, and tells the sad reality of African maids during the beginning of the civil rights movement. My mom was very taken by this movie "thought provoked" if you will, and stated:

"Those people thought they were christians...they didn't see anything wrong with how they treated the African Americans...They thought they were doing what Jesus would do."

"It was just such a huge reality in there standard lifestyle, they didn't recognize it as wrong."
-said my stepdad

Then my mom asked: "Is there something we do today as christians (or not) that is wrong, yet it's so engrained in our lifestyle that we cannot see it?"

That's the question i leave you with for now. I'll be thinking some more and do a follow up post.


PLEASE SHARE YOUR OPINIONS!






The Help, is one of the best civil rights movie i've seen in years. (above is the book that started it all)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Comic-Con 2011 - Community Panel: Comic Con 2011 - Video - NBC.com

Comic-Con 2011 - Community Panel: Comic Con 2011 - Video - NBC.com


Community Season 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for this next season. My favorite show ever.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

There and Back again

...a hobbit's tale by Bilbo Baggins.

I can't wait for the "The Hobbit" to come out on the big screen.

I haven't blogged a post in a really long time.

But I think I might start back up again.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Favorite Youtube videos ever! Secret Agent Bob rules.

My Top 101 favorite movies

1)The Jungle Book

2) Curse of the Black Pearl

3 )Stranger than Fiction

4 )I Love You, Man

5) The Emperors New Groove

6) Zombieland

7) The Hangover

8) Muppet Treasure Island

9) About a Boy

10) Aladdin

11) How to Train Your Dragon

12) Day at the Races

13) Night at the Opera

14) The Hunchback of Notre Dame

15) The Fellowship

16) The Two Towers

17) The Return of the King

18) Muppet Christmas Carol

19) 3:10 Yuma

20) Mulan

21) Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr)

22) Iron Man

23) Jimmy Neutron

24) Stardust

25) Bartok the Magnificent

26) The Dark Knight

27) Wall.E

28) Monsters Inc.

29) The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

30) The Great Muppet Caper

31) Fly Boys

32)Hoodwinked

33) Alice in Wonderland (Burton)

34) Ratatouille

35) The Majestic

36) City Slickers

37) We're Back

38) Live free or Die Hard

39) The Lion King

40) The Great Race

41) On Stranger Tides

42) Dead Man's Chest

43) At World End's

44) Accepted

45) The Princess Bride

46) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

47) Hook

48) Inception

49) Finding Nemo

50) The Muppet Movie

51) Casino Royale

52) Toy Story

53) Toy Story 2

54) Toy Story 3

55) Space Jam

56) Thor

57) Iron Man 2

58) Bugs Life

59) The Lion King 2

60) Enchanted

61) Night at the Museum

62) Mary Poppins

63) Robin Hood (Disney)

64) Beauty and the Beast

65) Cool Runnings

66) Home Alone

67) Home Alone 2

68) The Princess and the Frog

69) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

70) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

71) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

72) The King's Speech

73) The Legend of the Guardians the Owl's of Gahoole

74) 101 Dalmatians

75) Kung Fu Panda 2

76) The Hangover Part II

77) The Proposal

78) Pretty Woman

79) Bruce Almighty

80) Megamind

81) The Big Lebowski

82) Treasure Planet

83) Definitely Maybe

84) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

85) Where the Wild Things Are

86) She's Out of my League

87) Transformers

88) To Save a Life

89) Moulin Rouge

90) The Mask

91) Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog

92) Martian Child

93) Muppets From Space

94) Something Something Something Darkside

95) Pooh's Grand Adventure

96) Oliver!

97) Babe

98) Up

99) I am Legend

100) The Men who stare at goats

101) Rush Hour 2

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Do you really have a brain?!

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the problem Science has with God. He asked one of his new Christian students to stand.
Professor: You are a Christian, aren’t you, son? Student: Yes, sir. Professor: So, you believe in God? Student: Absolutely, sir. Professor: Is God good? Student: Sure. Professor: My brother died of cancer, even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is God good, then? Hmm? (Student was silent) Professor: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good? Student: Yes. Professor: Is Satan good? Student: No. Professor: Where does Satan come from? Student: From.. God. Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world? Student: Yes. Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct? Student: Yes. Professor: So who created evil? (Student didn’t answer) Professor: Is there sickness? Immortality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they? Student: Yes, sir. Professor: So, who created them? (Student had no answer) Professor: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son.. have you ever seen God? Student: No, sir. Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your God. Student: No, sir. Professor: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God, for that matter? Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t. Professor: Yet you still believe in Him? Student: Yes. Professor: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, Science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son? Student: Nothing. I only have my Faith. Professor: Yes, Faith. And that is the problem Science has. Student: Professor, is there such a thing as Heat? Professor: Yes. Student: And is there such a thing as Cold? Professor: Yes. Student: No, sir, there isn’t. (The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events) Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of Heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. (There was a pon-drop silence in the Lecture Theatre) Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness? Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness? Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light… But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called Darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, You would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you? Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man? Student: Sir, my point is, your Philosophical Premise is flawed. Professor: Flawed? Can you explain how? Student: Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey? Professor: If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes of course, I do. Student: Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir? (The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going) Student: Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher? (The class was in uproar) Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain? (The class broke out into laughter) Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? .. No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable and Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures? (The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable) Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son. Student: That is it, sir.. exactly! The link between man and God is Faith. That is all that keeps things alive and moving! ---------------------------------------------------- That student was Albert Einstein.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hypoctypical and Stereocritical

DISCLAIMER: None of the following is meant to be rude, or judgmental. This is solely a lesson I've learned, and what I've taken from prior encounters.

Tonight I realized that actions can define us, and stereotype us.

I know what you're thinking: "DUH!"

But do we really think about this?

One specific action doesn't truly express one's whole self.
But one specific action can stereotype you.

All it takes is one time, and you're stuck in it, until proven otherwise.

If someone knows you've been drunk, and then you act like you're drunk, to pull someone's leg, most people aren't gonna put it past you.

If you actively cuss, and then you curse in someones direction, but you try to tell them you weren't, it'll take strong evidence to prove otherwise.

One specific action, and people aren't going to put it past you.

This scares me as I try to think about what I've done, and hope I am not too far gone to realize any stereotypes I may have put myself in.

Do people see you, the way you truly want to be seen?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

(La nuit du chasseur)

I really really REALLY enjoy this song! can't believe I saw these guys live. wowzers. :)
This song is so great to dance to, Shannon really out does himself on the drums.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bella Notte

So I'm seeing the truth of this song perfectly proven in many relationships around me.
and it's not so much to the gravity of marriage...or cheating really, but moreover your significant other can rip out your heart one day and then make it sing for joy the next.

Here's to all the healthy relationships, and Here's to hope that keeps all relationships alive!


Friday, April 15, 2011

EMOTIONS!

GAH. i love them, i hate them.

Thank God, I'm strong to not be crazily driven by them 24/7, because that'd get me in trouble.

it's like I'M COMPLETELY HAPPY, and then 5 minutes later i see someone else doing something that makes me happy, but i'm not with them, and i get all jealous and angry.

BUT THAT'S NOT OKAY. because i was completely fine before that.

i could count the ways, i should be happy for them, for doing something so rad.

good grief charlie brown.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

hypocritically speaking

I let a curse word or two slip ever week it seems, but it's mostly because I goofed at sports or something.

I think cursing at someone, just makes the situation dumber, and non conclusive, it only stirs up more anger.

Cursing doesn't make the issue go away, there's hardly ever satisfaction for it.

this is all of course just my opinion. :P

Monday, April 4, 2011

Uwezo

Running
streeeeeeeeeetch
STOMP
streeeeeeeeeetch
STOMP
the world is my hamster wheel

Embarking.
Screenwriting is way too much fun.
Trying not to get a big head.
Learning.

Joy is peering it's head on the horizon,
shining light and breaking apart the bland.

It's like clay,
Sculpting Stories.
Building Characters.
Scoring Plot.

Mbio ni kuwa na kukimbia na wale wote wapate

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rule #32 enjoy the little things

I'm going on spring break with my best friend in the entire world!

I'm officially labeled a "FILM/VIDEO" major, and can continue forward in it.

Kathryn ^^ she's too awesome for my own good, but I'm glad she is sticking around.

I'm gaining another mentor (meaning i now have two). i am becoming a mentor myself!!! woah thats just crazy, but God's working and its really scary but im growing a lot and that is bien.

its cool when one goes through tough times alongside a bestfriend like me and matthew are doing

i'm writing screenplays.

I'm watching Phineas and Ferb. lol

succeeding the challenges of old school photography.

juicy juice

Disney

drawing

doodling

listening

jamming

enjoying

marinating

living

praying.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"You wrinkled my brain"

So tonight at the BSM, in our Trinity House small group, God blew my mind with this revelation.

we were reading 2 Corinthians 5 - 6:2 and the question came up, "how does the gospel provide hope for the hopeless?" and people started talking about how He gives them hope, something to hold on too. duh. haha :)

My train of thought began to chug along a in a slightly different direction, and i thought about how alot of us Christians talk about how God fills us up, He replaces the gap in our hearts where we have previously filled it with sin or simply other people (who are not God, and will cannot be depending on to be perfect, like our God). HOWEVER...

God doesn't come inside us to fill us and make us whole.

"For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again. -2Corinthians 5:14-15"

We live in God, basking in His wholeness...for He is the only being to ever live who is whole all the way through. We feel whole when we are living IN Him.

this really made my night. Thanks God. :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Do you really have a brain?!

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the problem Science has with God. He asked one of his new Christian students to stand.
Professor: You are a Christian, aren’t you, son? Student: Yes, sir. Professor: So, you believe in God? Student: Absolutely, sir. Professor: Is God good? Student: Sure. Professor: My brother died of cancer, even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is God good, then? Hmm? (Student was silent) Professor: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good? Student: Yes. Professor: Is Satan good? Student: No. Professor: Where does Satan come from? Student: From.. God. Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world? Student: Yes. Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct? Student: Yes. Professor: So who created evil? (Student didn’t answer) Professor: Is there sickness? Immortality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they? Student: Yes, sir. Professor: So, who created them? (Student had no answer) Professor: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son.. have you ever seen God? Student: No, sir. Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your God. Student: No, sir. Professor: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God, for that matter? Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t. Professor: Yet you still believe in Him? Student: Yes. Professor: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, Science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son? Student: Nothing. I only have my Faith. Professor: Yes, Faith. And that is the problem Science has. Student: Professor, is there such a thing as Heat? Professor: Yes. Student: And is there such a thing as Cold? Professor: Yes. Student: No, sir, there isn’t. (The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events) Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of Heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. (There was a pon-drop silence in the Lecture Theatre) Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness? Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness? Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light… But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called Darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, You would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you? Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man? Student: Sir, my point is, your Philosophical Premise is flawed. Professor: Flawed? Can you explain how? Student: Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey? Professor: If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes of course, I do. Student: Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir? (The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going) Student: Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher? (The class was in uproar) Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain? (The class broke out into laughter) Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? .. No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable and Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures? (The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable) Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son. Student: That is it, sir.. exactly! The link between man and God is Faith. That is all that keeps things alive and moving! ---------------------------------------------------- That student was Albert Einstein.