Monday, January 23, 2012

Bible study - 1/23/12

Tonight we watched a video by Rob Bell that talked about losing someone that is close to you. We talked about the emotions that a person typically goes through in those situations, and about how we have to properly grieve in order to let that feeling out of ourselves so that it does not just sit and produce more feelings. We discussed about what it means to 'properly grieve' and how bitterness can often come if we do not do that. We talked about what it may be like in heaven or hell, but in the end decided that no matter what we say or think, it will still be a surprise. That is the short version, if you want a longer explanation, or a more in depth one, talk to me :)

Some questions to consider: What does it mean to 'properly grieve' over the loss of someone close to you? Does a person have to die for them to be 'lost'? And finally, do our questions about what it will be like in heaven/hell come from our misunderstanding of what either of those places are like? (Look at Luke 20:27-40 for where this idea comes from.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Praying in Jesus' Name

I don't think I've done this before..but here is an article.


Let's discuss it, shall we? What are your thoughts, questions, comments? Find it helpful? Is it something you have read about before? Let's talk.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Another New Year

So what do I want to do about this new year.... hmmm..

Well definitely love and give and pray more. That is always a good place to start, I feel.
Maybe play the trumpet more. That would be fun :)
Play videogames less. That would be interesting.
Listen more, talk less, get angry less. Haha thank you James :P
Actually, why stop there? How about showing my faith, rather than wearing it on a t-shirt or talking about it. Let me show you my faith by what I do...
Part of me says that is enough...but I have a whole year, what am I concerned about?
Eh, I could die anytime, so I don't have a year. Ok. What do I want to change now....?
Hm. I suppose exercise would also be good..a better diet. Those things about living this physical life in this physical body haha

I typed this last year. And right now, I feel like I did not do a good job at those things. One of the main reasons I feel that way is because I still feel like those would be good things to pursue. I also feel that the way I lived over the fall was not a way I want to live my life. I don't like the way I treated others, and I don't like the things that changed in my attitudes and feelings. I know I said before that I would write a blog about the fall semester, and I still kind of do. I just want to vent and rant. Really, I am quite upset about some things and I want to change a bunch of stuff (about myself).

Blah. I am done on here, for now. I'll be back though, don't worry. I'm hoping to spend more time doing things I enjoy next semester. And this blog is something I enjoy, and it seems like other people like it too, so that is good in my opinion.