Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Learn from my mistake

For the last few weeks I've felt really hollow inside. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, and life was kind of a nightmare. I finally prayed to God and asked Him to please change whatever was wrong with me... and He did. It was then that I realized - I had been forgetting to pray for myself.

A few years ago, I was in a phase where all I did was pray for myself when I prayed - asking God to help with this or that - and I was forgetting to pray for other people. I realized that, and started praying for others. Time went by, and I stopped praying for myself and concentrating on everyone else. Huge mistake.

It was very prideful of me to think that I didn't need to ask God for help - that I could live just fine on my own. It took a few weeks of being totally empty and miserable inside to realize that maybe I did need God's help. Pride goes before a fall, yes?

So to all my blogging friends... don't forget to pray for yourself. Ask - no - beg God to help you and to lead and guide you. It's so important to pray for others too - don't get me wrong - but don't forget that your relationship with God is the one thing that will keep you solid in life. Don't sacrifice that.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"Sometimes I cry, and ask God 'why me?'. He replies and says 'I knew you would be strong. Otherwise I would have picked someone else.' "


Sunday, December 4, 2011

hooks and curtains

Yesterday found my family and I reading a Torah (first five books of the Bible) portion - we were reading in Exodus about when God told the Israelites how to build the Tabernacle. We were reading chapter 36, and these two verses stuck out to me:

12: Fifty loops he made on one curtain, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the end curtain of the second set; the loops held one curtain to another.
13: And he made fifty hooks of gold, and joined the curtains to each other with the hooks, and the Dwelling Place became one.

So basically we have two curtains, that are being joined together with gold hooks. Anything similar to that come to mind? Marriage is what came to my mind! When two people get married, they are joined together as one (see Mark 10:8), and what is the symbol that two people are married? They wear gold rings on their fingers.

Plus, the whole thing of them building a Tabernacle, and our bodies are our Tabernacle... so when two become joined... yeah. Anyways! That was just my random theory as to why we might wear gold rings when we get married - or just a cool symbolistic thing around that. (and yes, I got pretty excited when I shared it with my family :D ) Any thoughts?

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Theological post to come tomorrow. For now, a piece of advice.

Guys, when you say something/post a photo/ask an opinion (of something that's not crazy important... like... 'are these glasses cool?' or 'does this beard look good?').... if all your guy friends are saying one thing, and all your girl friends (in a strictly 'friendship relationship', of course) are saying another, go with what the girls are saying. Especially if you're single and ever want to find a special girl. Just saying.*

*mostly joking, with a twinge of "no, this has happened, and I'm actually serious". :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

lamesauce and folks

So my loving brother kindly told me today that I need to make my blog more like myself. I asked him what he meant and he said "well, you say stuff like 'lamesauce' and 'folks' all the time in real life, but not on your blog!" I guess it's the English major in me that wants to write correctly, and not how I talk (which means I don't talk correctly? I don't know). Anyways, folks, here's to me blogging more like myself! ...I guess. hehehe