Monday, December 22, 2008
I have decided to take my personal religious experiences, and writings and put them all together to form a new blog. In this new blog, there will also be many new religious pieces that I will be writing. Hopefully, this blog will be viewed by others who are interested in there own views and beliefs of religion; not only the religion I believe in, but also there own.
My true hope is that it could someday be used as a resource for people who are trying to get ideas about faith and prayers. And with the ultimate goal of having it linked to my churches website.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
In the past, I wouldn't post an entry until I have thoroughly read through it. Most of the time, I don't post a blog entry until after a week of it being completed so I can edit it and change it around before I make it open for the world to read.
Earlier last week, my teacher had told me to stop doing that. That I really need to focus on writing a blog entry in the class time assigned, so I decided that I would do that with my next blog entry.
By the time everyone gets to class and turns on there computers and log in, we have less then a half hour to actually work. I rushed through it like crazy, and with doing that I used the wrong word. Where I wrote the word superficial, I meant to write materialistic (yes, I am very aware that there is a large difference in the two). And for that I am sorry, I never meant to call any person superficial.
It was completely my mistake and it was a much needed realization that I must carefully read over each blog before posting it because my words can hurt the feeling of others...
I apologize to all those who may be offended, including:
Cherry Blossom Girl
Knock Out Niki Presents
Le Blog De Betty
Le Blog De La Mechante
Cachemire & Sole
Friday, December 5, 2008
I also used podcasting in public speaking last year to make a commerical which was later played for the class. We all (the class) used the program Audacity to record and save our projects. I have never been to keen on using tenology, nor am I very quick to learn how to use it. It took me a long time last year to get everythign going and completly, but the completed project made it worth it.
From my struggle last year, I knew I had a rough journey ahead with publishing and recording my podcast. But I remembered all the things that I had done wrong the year before and streived to create this pod-cast with ease. And I think that I did...
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I have received about ten complements from various people today, most being from students. I have gotten the:
"You look nice"
"I like your shoes"
"Those leg warmers are cool"
and "You look pretty today"
I greatly appreciate these complements. But what I don't understand, I may never will, is that how do the clothes that I am wearing affect my beauty. Why do the clothes you wear, or don't wear, change the natural beauty that everyone is born with.
Occasionally, I walk into school in baggy sweats, a white T, and sneakers. Keeping my hair down and no make-up on my face. I get no complements from anyone saying that...I look pretty today.
There are many websites, stores, and blogs that put materialistic things on pedestals. They insert the false fact into a persons head that without these things they aren't as good, and aren't as pretty.
A friend of mine has been keeping up with some blogs like this, the one she follows the most is Cherry Blossom Girl. Even though I enjoy reading her blog and think that that pictures she take are beautiful, her blog has that superficial vibe that I am talking about. That you can't have beauty without the right accessories.
Similar blogs are:
Knock Out Niki Presents
And just because I don't understand what the words are saying, doesn't mean that I can't understand what the blog is saying. Clothes are beauty. Well, I think that beauty is beauty and I wish that more people could see it that way too.
I am going to wear sweats tomorrow and see if anyone says anything...
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This group consisted of our minister and four other active youth members. After a very long discussion we decided what our focus would be on: social justice.
Doing Justice is not as easy as it may sound. Becoming a part of this group gave me a realization that the social and humanitarian work I have been doing over the past few years was worth it. Not only did the family, children, and communities get a lot out of it; but so did I. I received a spiritual and personal high in my life and it has been the greatest emotion i have ever felt. Just seeing the faces of the ones receiving the help, gave back to me, what i have given to them: love.
One could say that this has "ruined" me for life. And in fact, it has. A friend of mine gave a sermon discussing our, and her personal experiences on our church's missionary work in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She tells of how once someone becomes a part of a movement like this, they are in it for life. It becomes a part of the heart, and a part of the soul. The term "ruined for life" is not meant in the negative way how most would view it. Yet, in a positive way, that for the rest of my life I am part of something wonderful.
For the rest of my life... I will be doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with my God. I will continued to be "ruined for life." And this I truly believe.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Since Election day, there have been 20 (as of Dec. 4th, 40) blog entries completely and totally devoted to bashing Joe Lieberman. In these blog entries there have been many, in a way, campaign buttons that say "just say no to Joe" It seems that every day there are just more and more thing out there to get Joe Lieberman out of Connecticut office. Well then maybe it is time to actually do something about it.
There have been many statements saying things like:"To reward Senator Lieberman with a major committee chairmanship would be a slap in the face of millions of Americans who worked tirelessly for Barack Obama and who want to see real change in our country"
Joe Lieberman has stabbed Connecticut Democrats in the back too many times. It is time to strip him of all committee memberships -- he no longer deserves such respect from Democrats.
And there have been many blog entry titles like:
Senator Dorgan States That Joe's Behavior Is Unacceptable
Greenwich DTC Votes to Censure and Repudiate Joe Lieberman
Lieberman Wins, We Lose
After reading all of the multiple blog entries about how awful of a person Joe Lieberman is, it made me think that it is time to change to title of this blog... maybe to something like wehatejoe.com or a name of that sort.
With all these bloggers out there writing about how much they hate him, it is sort of funny that no one is actually doing anything to take a stand and push him out of office. It is just a bunch of anonymous bloggers trying to sway peoples opinions. I am not in anyway saying that I am for Joe Libermen, nor am I saying I am against him. There is nothing wrong with blogging negatively about Joe Lieberman, but maybe it is time to be a little more mature about it...
Joe The Paskudnyak*
*A horrible, horrible person. (completely unnecessary)