But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility... Eph. 2:13-14

Friday, March 28

Proof of my Intelligence

I PASSED MY CLEP!!! YAY!!! What's kinda funny/irritating/great is that I was supposed to take a different test but they gave me a different one on accident - and I PASSED! Yay! Except that I had to write 2 essays instead of 1, which was not fun. But I passed! YAY!!!!

Sunday, March 23

Friday, March 21

Good Friday, Sad Blog

I don't have much time - but I think I probably owe it to you readers to explain why my blog went from happy green to sad black. That would be because it's Good Friday. 

At our house we go into 'mourning' during the time between Good Friday and Easter. We decorate the house in black (including black balloons filled with confetti - I'll get to that later) and blow out all of our Easter advent candles to give us a sense of the darkness of the world without Christ.

I usually take this a little more extreme than the rest of my family - I take the whole dressing in black thing more seriously and try to go through life in a little more sad way. That's kinda tricky this year because I'm so excited about what the Lord has done for me that it's hard to be sad. It is, however, easy to get teary-eyed when I think of how little I deserve what He has done for a worm like me.

Anyway, I decided that this year I would spread it to my blog. When you visit, think of what Christ suffered for you - not just death, but separation from His Father. 

Tuesday, March 18

The Gentle Art of BRAGGING!

When you're going to brag, you need to consider many things. Bragging is very difficult to do tastefully - and believe me, you want to do it tastefully! 

First of all, try not to brag on yourself too much. Now I know that you're all thinking that I need to direct this to me, but I'm still working on this whole pride thing. Oops, I've gotten off subject.

As I was saying, your bragging needs to either be for the right reasons or very scarce. Bragging on yourself too much just makes you look pathetic, but every once in a while there are crazy relatives that want to know when you've done something cool.

Bragging on someone else is tricky. It seems as though it would always be ok, but you need to understand that not everyone has an amazing little sister - and you're not bragging on her to make people jealous, are you? 
Here's an example. If you constantly rub it in people's faces that not only does your sister have an amazing personality and artistic skill, but she also won an award at a very popular Arts and Science fair they stop paying attention to how great your sister is and start comparing your life to theirs. In fact, if you keep harping on the fact that your sister is going to an awards ceremony that night, they might even start interrupting you and talking about how their little sister drew a cool picture of a dog one time. And if you mention that it was a photograph from an interesting perspective, they might just make a lame excuse and walk away.

And so, after much consideration, I have decided not to brag on my little sister too much. I can only say that she has recently done something great, and I'm very proud of her. But I'm sure that the picture your little sister drew of a dog was very nice. Even if it didn't win a major award.

American Chocolate Week

Well, I'm very, very sorry, but I've missed the first few days of National Chocolate Week. I had great plans for this week and this blog, but I might just start it next week. Anyway, it's never too late to celebrate, so you might want to have a piece of chocolate right now. It couldn't hurt anything. I just finished off a box of Starbucks Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans myself. 

Have a sweet day everyone!

Wednesday, March 12

Bountiful Brawl

I know that everyone is probably sick of me talking about my wii game, but I have to add on this little bit.

I ordered the game because it was going to take at least a week to get here, right? Guess what I got in the mail today. Super Smash Bros. Brawl!

So now I have two games in two days. Kinda makes me look rich or something, but I really have to return the new one! Next-door-neighbor didn't want it at this time, so off to you-know-where:

This should be fun. I was going to put a picture of my two games on here, but I don't have time.

Anyway, eventually this trivial excitement will die down and I'll get back to my boring old posts.
Today I ate Cream-of-Wheat for breakfast. It's pretty outside. 
Have a wonderful, fabulous, marvelous and truly terrific day. I love the word terrific. It looks so cool.

Adios amigos!

Rated: G

Tuesday, March 11


     Well I suppose I owe it to all of my adoring readers to tell them of my recent droll digression. And even if you, as an adoring reader, do not want to read about it - too bad. 

I'm sure that everyone remembers my post about my new game being in the mail, right? That game (as I did not seem to specify very well) was Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I pre-ordered it way back in October because I thought that you wouldn't be able to get your hands on one when they finally came out.


No sooner does it come out than I go to Wal-Mart and see so many that they won't fit in the slot! Grrr. It's sitting there in piles and mine is in Kansas City!

Then I got an Idea, an awful Idea. Yes, I got a wonderful, awful Idea. (paraphrased from How the Grinch Stole Christmas) 

It suddenly occurred to me that it would be simple to buy the game now. Who knows when something will show up in the mail, right? But what about the one that's in Kansas City? I mean I already paid shipping for the thing.

Then I had a vision of armies of ungrateful people lined up in front of a certain desk the day after Christmas. Of course! I could return it!

This revelation was followed by extensive research into the possibility of returning something purchased online and whether this was an incredibly stupid waste of time or just fun.

I opted for the fun.

So I played Smash Bros. for the first time last night. It was a lot of fun, but a little tricky to get used to. The controls on the wii remote are a little hard to get used to, so I guess I don't have to worry about people wanting to play every time they come over! (I've been considering getting some more gamecube controllers or classic controllers)

So there you have it! The update on my situation. I hope you enjoyed it, and that you have a wonderful day today!

Saturday, March 8

The Effects of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup with Carmel

As I sit here with the last bit of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup with Carmel melting in my mouth I don't think anything could bother me. Yes, my friends, I've found a new favourite candy. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups with Carmel are wonderful. They're even worth saying (and typing) Reese's Peanut Butter Cup with Carmel!

No, nothing could bring me down. Not even having to give a speech at my graduation. These things are so good that the fact that it's daylight savings tomorrow and I lose an hour of sleep doesn't even phase me! 

Mmm that was good.

Sorry to be posting so much today, but that moment had to be posted!!!

I hope you have a great day that's full of much deeper and more satisfying moments than a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup with Carmel!

Life is Good.

Well, I don't really have anything important to say right now. I just found out that Smash Bros. shipped! Yay! I don't really know how that's possible since it's not supposed to be out until tomorrow, but I guess they know that it's unfair enough that it has to be mailed. Anyway, I'm glad to finally be getting the game that I spent so much money on so long ago.

Well, besides that there's not much to report. God is good. Life is good. Everyone is still asleep.

So even though this is pretty much a waste of time on both our parts, I hope you enjoyed it.

Have an awesome day everyone!!!