Thursday, January 22, 2009

Trying to be Optimistic

Today is day two with the new President. So far none of us have died, been forced to have an abortion, or had the cops come and take our guns away. Although I do mourn the loss of our country's freedom, I am trying to look on the bright side. I know that things will probably get a lot worse before they get better, but four years will be over before you know it. We always go back and forth with the presidents we elect. A Republican and then a Democrat. By the end of his term, everyone will be wanting a pro-life president, and all will be well in the end.
I know God has a plan, and He was the one who put Obama in office in the beginning. God is always in control, and always knows what He's doing, even if we do not.
So stay strong, keep praying, and trust in the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul!

I Will Possess Your Heart

I am such a slacker! It almost the end of January and I haven't once posted my song of the week. So this is kind of a catch up for all four weeks. This weeks song: I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie.
This song has always been one of my favorites, but I have been listening to it a lot this past week. If you look up the lyrics they are very short, and repeat a few times. But I think that this song comes very close to what love is all about. Possessing the other persons heart. So many times we give up love because it becomes hard, or inconvenient. But if we fought for people, until we possessed their heart, think of how different the world would be.

Just in case you wondered...
Week 1: Girl Next Door by Saving Jane
Week 2: You Can by David Archuleta
Week 3: Vienna by The Fray

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thought for the week...

On our way to St. Louis this weekend, we stopped at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to see their special on Train Paintings. Now before you stop reading, that is not what this note is about. After seeing the train paintings we came across this exhibit. A man named Michael Cross (I ironic) had put together this collection:

Michael Cross, an acclaimed British designer, will have his first American exhibition when Resting Places Living Things: Designs by Michael Cross opens in the Bloch Building. Cross will utilize the Project Space in ways that will challenge its parameters: the wooden floor will feature hills and valleys, a chair will respond to a visitor’s approach, tree branches will support books, and walls will become resting places.
Cross is known for designs that strip away viewer’s preconceptions and deliberately confound expectations. He seeks new ways of seeing things by getting rid of what you know and starting again. In this approach, there is an element of willful innocence.
Trained as a product designer, all of Cross’ experimental designs can be industrially manufactured and then used in everyday situations. He uses the gallery as a design laboratory, an environment where experimental forms of objects can be nurtured into life and then studied for characteristics that can be transplanted into the wider world.

The picture I posted really struck me. I have been thinking about it all week. This man has gone into the forbidden. It breaks all the rules. But somehow you like it. Why is that?
I just wanted to share this with you all. You don't have to like it, or even understand it. You just have to read this, and think about it...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How To Say I Love You

Thoughts after watching the video:
Megan: I don't believe in love at first sight, but somehow, it worked for them...
How? How did it work for them? How do you know after watching that 7 minute clip that they will live happily ever after? This really sums up the main question in my life: What is love? Where do we find it? And how do we keep it?

Timothy: I really don't think the video is even about them *sam & nicola* I think the point of the video is the power of conversation combined with honesty. Personnally, it made me think of all the stuff that I wanted to, but didn't because... well idk why. As far as love, I would say that love is doing what is best for someone else. No matter what. As far as finding it, I really think that God shows us who we should love when he wants us to find them, and for keeping it, it's just a commitment, saying 'I'm going to love this person' and sticking with that unless you think God, not your emotions, is pointing you in a different direction.