Thursday, March 30, 2006

Three of Seven

Seven Things I Say Most Often:

1. Great
2. Okay, okay,
3. It’s the end of the world as we know it
4. Good to go
5. Mo ichido onegai-shimasu (could you say that one more time?)
6. Sumimasen (I’m sorry/excuse me)
7. Itadakimasu (I am going to eat)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Two of Seven

Seven Things I Cannot Do:

1. Fly
2. Sing –on key
3. Keeping my apartment clutter free. I just collect things, I am a packrat
4. Sit still (it’s the whole ADD thing)
5. Back flips
6. Juggle
7. Whistle

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

7x7x7

I’ve been tagged with the List of Sevens, which I am very thankful for, it gives me something write about and since creative thought has been lacking this is a good thing. I’m going to stretch my good fortune out for the next seven days. So here is the first list:

Seven Things I Would Like to Do Before I Die:
1. Dye my hair blue.
2. Jump out of an airplane.
3. Climb a mountain.
4. Visit every continent (with the exception of Antarctica, if never make it there i won't be heartbroken but if I do well that works too.) Preferably being apart of what God is doing/a mission trip.
5. Be a mother
6. Write a book
7. Speak a second language.

After thought, but one I've been thinking about for awhile:
8. I want to go to Art School

Monday, March 27, 2006

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Is That For Here Or To Go?

I enjoyed this: McPassion

The writers thoughts on religious marketing and his explanation on how this short came to be was intriguing and everyone’s got to appreciate a good satire. Well, obviously not everyone does (if you read the responses there is a full spectrum from encouragement to accusations of blaspheme). What do you think about McPassion?

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Faith vs Truth?

Saw an episode of Crossing Jordan tonight, all the cases and themes centered around faith, miracles and the unexplained. Near the end these two Dr guys (don’t know anyone’s name on the show). They just figured out a dead man was not Elvis, yet his wife believe. Sounds funny cause it was. But this is their conversation:

“Should we tell her”
“No, no, I don’t think so”
“But she’s believing a lie”
“We all need something to believe in”


Seems faith these days faith is being explained as “hope in the face of lies”. I just can’t swallow that.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Redundant?

Public Announcement: Due to uncontrollable factors I have not been able to have internet access as much as I would like. This current situation should be in affect till Monday. Then it will be a new day, oh yes -a new day, for there will be wireless in my apartment. The only downside is I won’t have an excuse for not posting more often. Now on with my thought/question:

For the past three days we’ve been reading Numbers 7, which is 89 verses, in staff meeting. The majority of the chapter goes something like this:

"The one who brought his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab of the tribe of Judah.
His offering was one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 14 one gold dish weighing ten shekels, filled with incense; 15 one young bull, one ram and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 16 one male goat for a sin offering; 17 and two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs a year old, to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Nahshon son of Amminadab." (Numbers 7:12-17)


This pattern continues for the next 80 verses, then the author sums up the totals of all the gifts brought. Why didn’t they just say that in the first place? I realize that all Scripture is God-breathed and useful…but the usefulness of this chapter is past my current understanding. I really don’t see the value or repeating 12 times the same information. Anyone care to explain? (please do it with grace)

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Disney Disasters

It’s been a week of Disney. Been doodling Disney characters, humming the songs. So on Wednesday I rented The Hunchback of Nortre Dame. Two days later rented Mulan and Hercules, I hoped that watching the latter would help get “I Can Go the Distance” out of my head. Instead, it just reminded me of why I never liked it in the first place. Hercules and Home on the Range are movies Disney should never have made.

What do you think is the worst Classic Disney Movie* of all times?

*The use of “Classic Disney” is for those movies the company has decided/announced as part of the “Masterpiece” Collection. Currently there have been forty-four Disney Masterpieces released. The use of Masterpiece could be debated since some flicks just flopped.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

You Are a Glazed Donut

Okay, you know that you're plain - and you're cool with that.
You prefer not to let anything distract from your sweetness.
Your appeal is understated yet universal. Everyone dig you.
And in a pinch, you'll probably get eaten.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Name That Tune

Need a little help. For the past few days I’ve had the lines to a song stuck in my head. "I can go the distance…" think its from a Disney movie but I really have no idea. I know I could just google it but this is way more fun. Anyone recognise it?

Monday, March 06, 2006

Frivolous Tale of Woe

The other night I was relaxing, just watching the end of Proof of Life. I had rented it and two others some time earlier. As I sat I started to question myself, when exactly were the movies rented? Checked the receipt. The store I rent from puts the due date on the bill, it’s a handy feature for those scatter-brained and forgetful types (I admit to falling into that classification). Moment of panic: they movies were due that night -by 1am. Check the clock –that’s only 15 minutes away. An inner battle raged to make the deadline or not bother. The thought of the late fees encouraged me to go. Then I considered the hour. It was late therefore dark. I’d have to watch the streets alone. I was dressed for bed. It was cold outside (but not as cold as Canada). Then I though about the cost again. The late fees would have been about $8 for my two DVDs and one VHS. The price turned the tide. I scrambled around put jeans over my PJs, slipped into boots without even bothering to find socks. Nine minutes till 1. I could make it if ran. So run I did…mixed with some fast walking. The whole time my mind is telling me "you’re not going to make it, you’re not going to make it". I was wrong I did make it. Success! Oh, joy of joys, it was worth the outing I think as I catch my breath. Then tragedy and woe: all the cases were there, the two DVDs were nicely in their cases but I had left the VHS at the apartment still in the machine. Oh the silly things I do.

The next day my feet let me know that it is a very silly thing to run around in boots without socks. I have blisters on both my feet. So commitment to run for lent has been put on hold till my feet feel up to the task.