Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Honestly, who invented it?

I mean of course a man did, but seriously what wiseguy decided it would be funny to say things that he didn't mean? I wish that it wasn't a part of every day communication in America. Why can't we just say what we mean and mean what we say? We don't have to use sarcasm with everything we say, and we don't have to constantly belittle each other. Why is it the norm? Who said it was the way we should interact as Americans. I really don't understand it. It floods through every college campus in America, as well as being the way parents communicate to their children. That is not how it should be. Especially amongst Christians. Yea I know it sounds a bit conservative coming from me, but I'm serious. We should not be raising kids to be sarcastic. Sarcasm is not BIBLICAL. Again, also not saying that anything not explicitly allowed in the Bible should be outlawed, but seriously. I really don't think that God wants us to belittle or demean each other. I believe it is Ephesians 4

Verse 20

20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Specifically 29-32... Now yes, I do swear, definitely more than I should. I need to work on that, but seriously I think this talks as much about swearing as it does sarcasm.

My challenge to anyone reading this. Think about what we say and how we interact with others. Is being sarcastic truly loving? Think about how we could better serve our fellow man or woman.

That is all~


Saturday, January 15, 2011

J-Term... :)

So I didn't take a J-term. I decided that it wasn't necessary so I took the alternative of chilling and getting a few things done between TAHBI and life. Currently watching the Steelers make a comeback on the Ravens. I am really wanting to have a productive week. My thoughts are extremly random right now, and I have found that blogging lately has been that way. I haven't managed to keep a good focus while writing an entry in a while. I just find myself distracted, which honestly I think is letting me know that I may need to really work on being more in the now and now become so distracted. Just a short entry, because i'm partially distracted with the fact that the Steelers are making a comeback! :)


Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years...

Here it is again...

That time of year where you begin to think about all the things you could have done better, all the things you want to do next year, and what you will commit to as a "New Year's Resolution". We all really enjoy a new start. Every year we get to start over, every year we get to let go of the past 365 days, and sometimes it doesn't even last a month or two. We make these promises and tell ourselves that we are going to and make a good effort to change and yet find that we make the same mistakes over and over again not far from our promise. Now there are many sermons and self-help books written on how to make impacting, long-lasting change at New Year's, but who reads those? Besides most of them are probably just cranked out to try and make an extra buck this time a year.

For me I see it as a new chance to Love people. I really believe that I can make an honest attempt with the help of my close friends and family, to really try to be more selfless in general. Yes it sounds a bit like a New Year's resolution, because it kind of is. So that is what I am doing for New Year's.

For today, I am going to spend the day with my awesome girlfriend. Katie and I are going to the mall to look at stuff and buy a blender. I need a blender because I am going to commit to the clean cleanse. It's a program by Dr. Alejandro Junger. It's about flushing your body of the toxins that get into it through eating like a normal American. I am guilty as anybody, I love food! But this year or at least the beginning of the year, I'm going to literally die to my desires to have whatever I want with food. Katie is thankfully going to support me through this, cause I definitely need some help. So yea, hopefully I can handle it while all the guys on my floor are cooking their amazing food lol. Ugh. Hopefully I can make it through. I know I can if I put my mind to it.

So anyways, Happy New Year's and God Bless