What on earth?

Can you guess what this is a picture of? It's very hard to be sure. Make your best guess. The answer will be revealed in the near future.


What to Do With Kids

I have three siblings: Matt, Rachel, and Sam. They're seven, five, and three respectively. I get the chance to watch them every other Friday when my parents go out on a date. But I never know what to do with them. We usually watch a movie, have dinner, and play with LEGO's. But the kids are starting to get bored. I don't have money to buy new toys for them and we've exhausted our stash of kid-friendly movies. If any of my readers has an idea of what keeps kids quietly occupied, I'd be grateful if you shared.

A Year in the Life

At the urging of a few friends, I will resume my postings. School, work, and household responsibilities have consumed my time over the last few months. It has been a little more than a year since I began this blog. I think I'll share a few things that have happened in my life over the last twelve months that were unexpected:
  1. I learned how to sing opera (which is very difficult and I in no way claim to have mastered this).
  2. I got my first job. A temporary, holiday job but I earned a few bucks.
  3. I started driving.
  4. I changed my major...twice. I went from genetic research to accounting to genetic engineering.
  5. My sister was added to the cast of a play at my school. Considering she's five, that's a pretty big achievement.
  6. I actually got sick and had to miss school for a few days.
  7. I've gone up to complete strangers and discussed spiritual things. It's awesome to show someone his sin in the mirror of God's law and to see conviction just fall on his heart.
  8. I've started learning basic defense from a friend. Evildoers... Beware!

The next year is going to be very interesting. I think. Some things I have to look forward to:

  1. Taking an internet course on HTML (HyperText Markup Language).
  2. Taking drama class again!
  3. Volunteering at Grace to You -the most awesomest coolest place to serve ever.
  4. Losing ten pounds. It WILL happen!
  5. Decorating my room. I'm going with an asian theme. If you have any suggestions, I'm open.

Maybe the next year will allow more time for blogging. I will try to make a point to post at least once a month. Like I've said before, this is not a very regular blog.


Technology is Just Amazing

A friend sent this to me and I thought I would share it with you all. Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade named: BOOK. BOOK is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's so easy to use, even a child can operate it. Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere -- even sitting in an armchair by the fire -- yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc. Here's how it works: BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable), each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. The pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a binder, which keeps the sheets in their correct sequence. Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs. Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in information density; for now, BOOKs with more information simply use more pages. Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into your brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet. BOOK may be taken up at any time and used merely by opening it. Unlike other display devices, BOOK never crashes or requires rebooting, and it can even be dropped on the floor or stepped on without damage. However, it can become unusable if immersed in water for a significant period of time. The "browse" feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet and move forward or backward as you wish. Many come with an "index" feature, which pinpoints the exact location of selected information for instant retrieval. An optional "BOOKmark" accessory allows you to open BOOK to the exact place you left it in a previous session -- even if the BOOK has been closed. BOOKmarks fit universal design standards; thus, a single BOOKmark can be used in BOOKs by various manufacturers. Conversely, numerous BOOKmarkers can be used in a single BOOK if the user wants to store numerous views at once. The number is limited only by the number of pages in the BOOK. You can also make personal notes next to BOOK text entries with an optional programming tool, the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus (PENCILS). Portable, durable, and affordable, BOOK is being hailed as a precursor of a new entertainment wave. In addition, BOOK's appeal seems so certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the platform and investors are reportedly flocking. Look for a flood of new titles soon.


Quote of the Month: June 2006

"The truth of the Gospel is more important than any man's reputation." Phil Johnson I believe this with all my heart but it is hard to live out. I don't witness to everyone I meet because I don't want to be called a weirdo. As Christians, we need to humble ourselves to the point of death just as our Lord Christ. If we cannot undergo a little shame for the Gospel, how can the Lord entrust us with anything?



Quote of the Month: March 2006

"The question isn't why God allowed people to die in a hurricane or a terrorist attack or a war. The question is why does God allow the rest of us to live?" John MacArthur


Quote of the Month: February 2006

"What you are mustn't please you if you are to become what you are not." Rick Holland


Quote of the Month: January 2006

"When Temptation comes, report immediately to the Commander-in-Chief" John MacArthur


Dirty Socks, Clean Socks

Have you ever heard of a guy named John MacArthur? He is my pastor. He also writes books, hosts a radio program, and is president of The Master's College and The Master's Seminary. I've met him a few times at church and at Grace To You. He's always smiling and laughing. He's a great guy. Recently, John has been preaching on several doctrines presented in the Bible on Sunday nights. Recently we studied the spiritual transformation that comes by way of redemption. In Romans, Paul illustrates this concept with the old man/new man contrast. He says that we take off the old man and replace it with the new. Paul does not say to add the new man to what's already there. He says to replace the new for the old. If I'm going to change my socks, I take off the dirty ones before adding the clean. Same with salvation. In order to repent, we must strip off the sins and iniquities of our natural and sinful selves and put on the purity and holiness of our sanctified selves. You don't add Jesus to your life. You MAKE Jesus your life.