habits for death

Habits I keep despite the fact I know that they are killing me:

Fast food – 2 0r 3 (sometimes more) times a week

Lack of exercise – I am busy with school and work but there is no excuse for all the time online, say Facebook, I could be using to exercise

Sleeping in – Sometimes it is necessary sleep that just happens to coincide with a weird work schedule but other times I don’t sleep enough and leads to too much sleep other times.

Not keeping my room organized/clean enough

Unnecessary arguments with my brother for the fun of it

AWOL

Sunday Forum: Hooked on Facebook

Imagine a drug that made American teenagers think and talk more about the timeless concerns of adolescence: who’s cool, who’s cute and who’s going out with whom. Then imagine that millions of teens were taking this drug, every day.

The NFL continues the re-writing of the rule book – Shutdown Corner – NFL – Yahoo! Sports
The NFL continues the re-writing of the rule book Related: Bernard Pollard, Tom Brady, NFL League Issues

Facebook Caves, Tweaks Redesign I was surprised that Facebook listened. I do not care though. I do not mind the new design too much.

Money-troubled post office turning to Congress

The post office is facing a severe financial crisis that will not ease any time soon, Postmaster General John Potter told a House subcommittee Wednesday.

Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Track | Threat Level from Wired
boo obama boo

Spheres of Influence – Natural Relationship

To break out of the Christian Bubble, what relationships do you already have?
If you only have Christian friends then what is your sphere of influence?

Parchment and Pen » The Coming Evangelical Collapse?

I have for years believed that American Evangelicalism (not Christianity) was skating on thin ice, spiritually and intellectually. As a movement we (not all of us individually) have suffered from a host …

1995 PAUS AKD500 Off-Highway Truck For Sale

a big truck named after me, “akd500” – that is my username on a lot of the www sites! Paus picks some awesome names!


Oops: Colbert wins NASA space station name contest

NASA’s online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won.
This is awesome! I voted for Him…but unfortunately NASA is wimping out and notice the disclaimer, they apparently do not like the name “Colbert.”


15 Most Brilliant Simpsons Quotes

This is kinda cool but most of the really funny ones are not voted into the top 15 so I recommend clicking on the other pages before voting!


Parchment and Pen » A Revolutionary Way to Manage Your Debt
Funny video worth watching!

Mistakes

Making mistakes is a normal thing for man to do, as we are “all human” and NOT perfect.
Those who know me, know that I am NO perfectionists!
I am wondering if I am turning into one…

At work I get really upset with myself when I mess up.
It bothers me not because I think I am super great or think I should have gotten it right the first time (sometimes I SHOULD have gotten it right the first time though…)

It is perspectives. Now that I work at a secular workplace, I want to give off the right ethic, attitude, perception and witness. If I go around messing up all the time people will thing I am lazy, terrible person, that I do not care, slacker, jerk, an idiot, a failure, a disappointment, …you get the picture…

I do not want to come across as any of those. I want to come across as a hard-worker, nice, acceptable man, who pays attention to details and does not cut corners….

Not for my own personal gain, but for the Kingdom of God. When I am working hard and doing things right people will “see the difference,” want to know what it is (Jesus – not me), I want to build on relationships and my attitude and ethic.

When perception is good then people will want to approach me and hear what I have t say about my faith. When the perspective is bad then people d not even want t be my friend far less know my story of Christ.

So no I do not want to be a perfectionists, just strive to do m best for Christ. Strive to work hard and do a good jb t serve others and serve Christ at work.

AWOL

Explain THAT to your insurance company – That was funny

I really loved these. Some of them make you wonder if the driver was on drugs…, or maybe even the vehicle itself!

FOXNews.com – Bill Would Allow Texas School to Grant Master’s Degree in Science for Creationism

Bill Would Allow Texas School to Grant Master’s Degree in Science for Creationism, A state legislator is waging a war of biblical proportions against the science and education communities in Texas …exciting…

Barna Survey Examines Changes in Worldview Among Christians over the Past 13 Years

The Barna Group


When it comes to drinking, college men not looking for a ‘girl gone wild’

College women may be drinking to excess to impress their male counterparts on campuses across the country, but a new study suggests most college men are not looking for a woman to match them drink for drink.

Pelosi – Enforcing American Laws is Un-American | Clipmarks

This woman seems to believe that giving the country away to illegals is a full-time job.

Sheep In LED Clothing – at Kontraband UK

As well as being tasty morsels when they’re young and a comforting place for lonely men to rest their weary boners, you can also use sheep to play video games, and even, paint a portrait in sheep’s clothing! Un-baa-lievable! [promoted content]

This is interesting…

Baby boomlet: US births in 2007 break 1950s record – Yahoo! News

More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any year in the nation’s history, topping the peak during the baby boom 50 years earlier, federal researchers reported Wednesday.
America is having babies!


3. The New Calvinism – 10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now – TIME

If you really want to follow the development of conservative Christianity, track its musical hits. In the early 1900s you might have heard “The Old Rugged Cross,” a celebration of the atonement.
Calvinism is back!

Teach Truth in love

My pastor and I were having a conversation about teaching. It is great to teach truth from the Bible, that is essential, but if you teach truth without love, without agonizing in love with and for the flock then your teaching breaches legalism. We must teach in love. We must not teach love only without the Bible and truth, that leads to liberalism. (And a bunch of other way off base cults, post-modern relativism, etc…)

There is a balance. You must teach truth, but we must teach with love.

It got me thinking, I am passionate about truth and the Word of God, I love God, but am I being legalistic? Am I agonizing over my learners and students? I love my church and my students but am I putting the two together? Am I agonizing for my students? Am I teaching them only because it is truth and it is right? Or am I teaching them because I love them and know that this truth is what is best for them?

A lot of great stuff to ponder today