Sunday, January 29, 2012

This makes me smile every time I watch it!

This is Nora the piano cat. Someone took her Youtube videos, and wrote a concerto around them! It really is quite lovely. So without further adieu... this is The CATcerto. Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Lesson On Selfishness

At 3:30 on Monday morning, January 23, 2012, our family huddled in our basement with two families very dear to us and watched the ABC3340 weather blog as James Spann reported on the tornado tearing through Alabama. I selfishly hoped that it would close Jefferson State the next day because I really didn't feel like going to class that morning. My selfish "wish" became a horrible reality as my brother showed me twitter messages like: "Centerpoint has been hit", "It's destroyed", etc. I drove to school the next day feeling awful that I could have even wished such a thing. No, I didn't want anyone hurt or worse, killed, I just wanted my school to close so I wouldn't have to go to class that day.

As I drove to school the next morning, it was like any other normal morning, until I got over Chalkville Mountain and into Centerpoint. What I saw was destruction. I felt guilty. My heart was heavy as I slowly maneuvered my truck through downed power lines, tree branches and other debris. This is what I saw...

Just last week, buildings lined theses streets. Banks, Gas stations I had filled up at, Restaurants I had eaten at. All demolished.

Entire Neighborhoods... Leveled.

I praise God that more people were not killed. And I pray for the families of the 3 people who's lives were ended so swiftly that morning. I know that God will use this disaster in mighty ways to draw people from all over the state to Himself.

I don't at all think that if I hadn't wished it, that this wouldn't have happened, but the very fact that I could have been so selfish makes me sick. I pray to God that He will work in my heart to eradicate the spirit of selfishness within me. This was one lesson in selfishness I desperately wish I hadn't needed to learn.

Please be in prayer for all the families affected by the tornado.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

VIDEO: "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus"

This guy has a very intriguing view on the difference between just "talking the talk" and actually "walking the walk". I tend to agree with a lot of what he has to say.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Though nothing actually "bad" is said in this video, some "mature" material is mentioned. Please use discretion.

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Blog Design!

Changed the design of the blog. Let me know what you think.