Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"If you're lost and alone or you're sinking like a stone, carry on. 
May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground, carry on 
carry on, carry on" -Fun: Carry On

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Way of Wisdom

No one is born wise.
Though teenagers seem to think the contrary. We become wise by observing and experiencing life. Experiences shape us. Living out God’s truth day-to-day, in the practical here-and-now, is true wisdom.
Where can we learn about becoming wise? There are 5 Old Testament Books known as the ‘Wisdom Books’. They teach us how to be wise in the big areas of life.
Proverbs— teaches about Practical Discernment:
Proverbs 1:8-9 / “My child, listen to your father’s teaching and do not forget your mother’s advice. Their teaching will be like flowers in your hair or a necklace around your neck.” (NCV)
Proverbs 1:20-23 / “Wisdom is like a woman shouting in the street; she raises her voice in the city squares. She cries out in the noisy street and shouts at the city gates: “You fools, how long will you be foolish? How long will you make fun of wisdom and hate knowledge? If only you had listened when I corrected you, I would have told you what’s in my heart; I would have told you what I am thinking.”” (NCV)
Proverbs 2:2-7 / “Listen carefully to wisdom; set your mind on understanding. Cry out for wisdom, and beg for understanding. Search for it like hidden treasure. Then you will understand respect for the Lord, and you will find that you know God. Only the Lord gives wisdom; he gives knowledge and understanding. He stores up wisdom for those who are honest. Like a shield he protects the innocent.” (NCV)
Ecclesiastes— teaches about Ultimate Suffering
Ecclesiastes 2:13-14 / “I saw that being wise is certainly better than being foolish, just as light is better than darkness. Wise people see where they are going, but fools walk around in the dark. Yet I saw that both wise and foolish people end the same way.” (NCV)
Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 / “The Teacher was very wise and taught the people what he knew. He carefully thought about, studied, and set in order many wise teachings. the Teacher looked for just the right words to write what is dependable and true. Words from wise people are like sharp sticks used to guide animals. They are like nails that have been driven firmly. Altogether they are wise teachings that come from one Shepherd. So be careful, my son, about other teachings. People are always writing books, and too much study will make you tired. Now, everything has been heard, so I give my final advice: Honor God and obey his commands, because this is all people do. God will judge everything, even what is done in secret, the good and evil.” (NCV)
Job— teachings about Personal Suffering
Job 1:8-12 / “Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? No one else on this earth is like him. He is an honest and innocent man, honoring God and staying away from evil.” But Satan answered the Lord, “Job honors God for a good reason. You have put a wall around him, his family, and everything he owns. You have blessed the things he has done. His flocks and herds are so large they almost cover the land. But reach out your hand and destroy everything he has, and he will curse you to your face.” The Lord said to Satan, “All right, then. Everything Job has is in your power, but you must not touch Job himself.” (NCV)
Why do bad things happen to good people?
Job’s character was firmly in place. Job 1:6-12
-The Sovereignty of God-
God has a right to rule! The most loving thing He can do is promote Himself.
-Bringing Comfort To The Suffering-
miserable comforters” ”how then will you comfort me with empty nothings?Job 42:1-6
-The Character of God-
God is Patient, God is our Redeemer Job 19:25-26
Song of Solomon— teaches about Romantic Love
Psalms— teaches about Relating to God
Psalm 25:4-5 / “Lord, tell me your ways. Show me how to live. Guide me in your truth, and teach me, my God, my savior. I trust you all day long.” (NCV)
Wisdom is a gift from God, but remember, even the wisest man alive made what could be seen as dumb choices. Just because you have wisdom doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rely on God’s wisdom and have faith in him.

The Timeline: Part 2

     772 BC (the boxed A)- Assyria conquers 10 tribes
o   2 Chronicles 36:17-21

·         Deportations:
o   605 BC- deportation (took all the smart ones & made them Babylonian including Rac, Shack, and Benny)
o   597 BC- Nebakenezer comes back for another deportation (along w/ Ezekiel)
o   586 BC- Neb. burns city and destroys temple because Israel wouldn’t “bow” to a foreign king
o   3 deportations in all
§  Neb. would keep the king alive to keep kind of as a pet
o   Ezekiel 36: 22f-22 (first person mentions of God)
o   Chronicles 36:22-23 & Ezra 1:1-4
·         Temple:
o   ((Little box on left represents temple/ right little box is temple with walls surrounding it))
o   50,000 Jews return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple under the rule of Sirus (a pagen king) (1st Return)
o   536 BC- took 2 years to lay foundation for temple (surrounding people oppressed the Israelites)
o   Haggai & Zacharia came back with the 50,000 & got the people to repent and they used the wood + gold (which they had used on their homes) to rebuild the temple
o   Darius = King
o   Darius reinstates Sirus’ old decree to fund the building of the temple & sent letters to the surrounding kingdoms telling them to stop harassing them & also to send workers to help
o   458 BC- 20,000 more return, mostly servents (2nd Return)
o   444 BC- Nehemiah comes back & they rebuild walls around the city (3rd Return)
·         Alexander the Great comes to power in Greece- 400 yrs of silence (Greek empire brings common language) 1st time since Tower of Babel that there’s peace & can talk to anyone anywhere
o   331 BC- A.T.G. (Alexander The Great) conquers Palestinian empire
·         323 BC- Egypt becomes leader over Israel
·         One of A.T.G.’s children/grandchildren destroyed the 2nd temple
·         3rd temple- Herod’s temple (he rebuilt it)- stood when Jesus was there
·         167- Israel begins to rule themselves (rise pharasies, sagacies, zealots)
·         63 BC-44 BC- Caesar
·         37-4 BC- Herod
·         Herod’s family becomes the backdrop for the life and ministry of Jesus
·         Matthew 11 & 12
·         John 7:37-38
·         John 12:22-23- death and burial
·         Luke 24:26- risen life
·         John 12:16- ascended
·         New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed, and the Old Testament is in the New Testament revealed.

Text Box: Church: Dispersing & Growing

·         Our faith is not mythical
·         Where the books of the bible fit in the timeline

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Timeline: Part 1

C4:  Timeline Notes:

Oct. 14

Oval at the beginning:  
·         Genesis: Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, Tower of Babel
-- (side-note) entire thing would be about 5000 years’ worth of history—

·         Old Testament Broken Down:
o   Out of nothing- into something
o   Exiting- entering
o   United- divided
o   Scattered- gathered

Three Stick Figures:
·         Abraham/Isaac/Jacob

12 Figures:
·         12 sons of Jacob including Joseph (encircled)

75 people grew to over 2 million:

·         Big stick man in the crowd
·         The exodus
·         (Moses was 80 when he saw the burning bush)

Ten Commandments:
·         Gives them the law

Israelites In The Desert:
·         Weren’t just aimlessly wandering- pillar of cloud by day & pillar of fire by night leading them
--God had a 12 year campaign to conquer the land of Israel—
·         (When they unearthed the city of Jericho it was just as described in the bible)
·         God’s been providing for them as they wander
·         Took only 2 years to get to the promised land, wandered 38 more afterwards

336 year period of sin
·         Cycle (sin-suffer-cry out-savior sent-experience-peace-sin again-etc.)
·         Samuel will reunite them

Box with box, squiggles, and circle:
·         Box-represents temporary security
·         Book of Judges
·         Dot- represents the remnant of God’s people

·         Hannah has Eli who becomes the voice of God
·         Israelites want a king really badly even though God keeps telling them they don’t need one
·         Samuel grows up and leads & when he ends up not becoming king God gives them Saul (who ends up being their worst nightmare) to satisfy them


On The Literal Interpretation Of Genesis- By Dr. Soden & Dr. Miller

~Faith is what fills the gaps in your knowledge.

(Notes from lecture/discussion from Ben Bixby)

Monday, October 15, 2012

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Why I Love Numa Numa

Dragonstea Din Tei (Numa Numa) by Ozone
I always liked the song even before I learned the English lyrics.  But once I did (especially since I love art) just made the song so much more meaningful to me.  

(Beginning1 2x)


(Beginning2 2x)
Mai-Ya-Hi (Ma Mi Ah)
Mai-Ya-Hoo (Ma Mi Ah)
Mai-Ya-Ha (Ma Mi Ah)

(Phrase 1)
Hello, Salute, It's me, Your Duke
And I made something that's real to show you how I feel
Hello, Hello, It's me, Picasso
I will paint, My words of love, with your name on every wall.

When you leave my colors fade to gray
Ooh a Ooh ah ay, Ooh ah Ooh a Ooh ah ay
Every word of love I use to say.
Now I paint them everyday.
When you leave my colors fade to gray
Hey little lover stay, or all my colors fade away
Every word of love I use to say.
Now I paint them everyday.
[ Lyrics from: ]
(Phrase 2)
I sold, my strings, my song and dreams
And I bought some paints to match the colors of my love.
Hello, Helloo, It's me again, Picasso. 
I will spray, my words of love with your name on every wall.

When you leave my colors fade to gray
Ooh a Ooh ah ay, Ooh ah Ooh a Ooh ah ay
Every word of love I use to say.
Now I paint them everyday.
When you leave my colors fade to gray
Hey little lover stay, or all my colors fade away
Every word of love I use to say.
Now I paint them everyday.

(Ending 2x)

(Ending 2x)
Mai-Ya-Hi (Ma Mi Ah)
Mai-Ya-Hoo (Ma Mi Ah)
Mai-Ya-Ha (Ma Mi Ah)

When you leave my colors fade to gray
Ooh a Ooh ah ay, Ooh ah Ooh a Ooh ah ay
Every word of love I use to say.
Now I paint them everyday.
When you leave my colors fade to gray
Hey little lover stay, or all my colors fade away
Every word of love I use to say.
Now I paint them everyday.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Boy Frustrations Playlist

Whenever I get frustrated in boy-type situations (i.e. he's a jerk, a guy you like barely notices you, mixed signals, etc.) I always turn to my absolute favorite playlist: Boy Frustrations.  I created it this past year and within two weeks of making it it had over 40 songs included in it, it's grown since then. I thought "why keep my creative playlist-ing genius to myself?  why not share this with other girls who are going through the same things most likely?"  So that's what I'm doing.  Below will be the complete list of the current playlist so you can look up these songs and grow to love them just as much as I do. :)

1. Crushcrushcrush- Paramore
2. Kiss You Goodnight- Meg & Dia
3. Ready- Britt Nicole
4. Black Wedding- Meg & Dia
5. The Right Kind of Wrong- LeAnn Rimes
6. Glass Of Gasoline- True Mad North
7. Alright- Superchick
8. Heartkiller- Kat Graham
9. Holding Out For A Hero- Ella Mae Bowen
10. Good Day- Britt Nicole
11. Cowboy Casanova- Carrie Underwood
12. The Build Up- Kimbra
13. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!- Shania Twain
14. Song 4 Tricia (Princes And Frogs)- Superchick
15. Undo It- Carrie Underwood
16. Average Girl- BarlowGirl
17. Ghost Of You- Selena Gomez & the Scene
18. Songs Like This- Carrie Underwood
19. Round & Round- Selena Gomez & the Scene
20. Forward Motion- Relient K
21. Holding Out For A Hero- Bonnie Tyler
22. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'- Nancy Sinatra
23. That Don't Impress Me Much- Shania Twain
24. Old Flame- Kimbra
25. You're A Cad- The Bird & The Bee
26. Sick Of You- Selena Gomez & the Scene
27. What If- Meg & Dia
28. Scavenger- School of Seven Bells
29. Bulletproof- La Roux
30. Just One More Chance- Billie Holiday & Ray Ellis and Orchestra
31. One Girl Revolution (Battle Mix)- Superchick
32. Wishes- Superchick
33. Watching You Watching Him- Eric Hutchinson
34. Heartbeat- JJAMZ
35. Stayin' Alive- Bee Gees
36. Bored of Your Love- Meg & Dia
37. I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
38. One Girl Revolution- Superchick
39. I Still Ain't Over You- Augustana
40. Respect- Aretha Franklin
41. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?- Shania Twain
42. Wonder (If She'll Get It)- Superchick
43. Up!- Shania Twain
44. Break It To Me Gently- Brenda Lee
45. Bowling Ball- Superchick
46. Call It What You Want- Foster the People

(as songs are added I'll update the list: I got a new computer so these are just the remnants of the original playlist, i'll do my best to get them all back together)

Friday, June 22, 2012

It's Been A Long, Long Time... But Hasn't It Been Worth It?

Senior Year, full of firsts and lasts, goodbyes and hellos... and all the stuff you'd least expect, yet love the most:

Juggling Zoo Performers, Black Tie-Guy  and Mr. Suspenders, Art Concentration for a second go around, new best friends, Selena arrives, Shampoodle, Extinction Agency, Huck-o-dactyl, Cat-Trevor, fishtail braids, senior photos, MPACT, farewell to Scatman, The Dead Puppies Song, saw my first school fight, Like Flowers In Your Hair, discovery of Free On iTunes, New Girl, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Charlieissocoollike, British accents, Psych!, Chia For You!, Wolverine claws on three 1 2 3 Shink!, Yes and..., Poke Wars on FB, Winter Retreat 2012, wall building, Do you think you can Unicorn?, 63% Addicted to Facebook, Star Wars 3D, Chuck and De'andre, toasters and marshmallows for Kayla, oreo milkshakes, the retelling of old stories, Rhett and Link, GMM: Good Mythical Morning, Ephrata Badger, finally saw all 6 Star Wars, Kirk Cameron, "I'd rather eat Randy", Thor the lightning cat, Cool. Cool cool cool, flannel shirt-guy, I'm A One Girl Revolution, satirical essays, started this blog, admitted to Millersville, Deedra "proposed", I said yes ;D , Little Women, The Lorax, Swagg, Pottermore, Senior Portfolio, Ephrata Art Show, 32 pieces in the art show, Trevor "Trevy" Dunn, Hanny Man Tangos, Jujube, Go Mounts!, Gumby, hiking in the rain, black-out during school, Julian Smith, Lady Godiva, Pactty, Dazzle New, The 90's Are All That, Lethologica, (nerds, decades, senior citizens, cartoons, cowboys and indians ohh my!)  Senior Spirit Week, Call Me Maybe, Every 15 Minutes, Prom 2012, jimmies or jamals?, Obama impressions, business laughs, Taloned Tromdelos, finishing with flair, turned 18, Congrats!, graduated with a rainbow
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