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Hig and Alooewr

Time to write some nonsense.

Hig walked over the hill.
"Get your two-faced butt over here, Alooewr!" He called.
Alooewr came trudging behind him. "Two-faced butt?" he asked, quirking an eyebrow.
"Never mind that, Al!" he said. "Do you see that over there?"
"No," Alooewr answered, clearly bored.
"You didn't even look!" Hig complained. But he was not downcast. He was clearly full of life and excitement. "Come on, Loo!" he said. "Just a little further and life will be good!"
"What's that supposed to mean?" It was like they were two sides to a coin, if one side was shiny and had a bright outlook, and the other was sad and lonely.
"We're walking towards goodness, don't you know?" Hig said, almost skipping as he went.
Alooewr followed after him, squinting into the distance, trying to see the bright future that Hig promised him.
"I can't see anything!" Alooewr said sulkily.
"You can't see anything that you aren't looking for!" Hig said, trying to jolly him along. "Get out of the mud! Look toward the sun!"

The two walked on in silence, Alooewr with his face to the ground and his countenance dark. Hig with his face toward the sun and a smile in his eyes. The ground was a muddy well-worn path that they had walked many a time before. The clouds were a constant changing of bountiful, billowing beauties!

Eventually they arrived at their destination. Hig's face was alight with life, while Alooer's had a deep furrow in his brow. They were at the same wooden gate, they had come the same path, but they had travelled very different journeys.

Nov. 10th, 2016

I keep wanting to post something and feeling like no matter what I say I will get attacked. No matter what I say I will get attacked.

I know that it's because people aren't looking for solutions right now. They're not looking for comfort, they just want to be heard. They just want people to listen to them. I am trying to listen. I am willing to listen. I am willing to listen to the hearbreak, the fear and the anger. But I will not listen to the hate.

Trump is full of hate and probalby fear and anger too. I'm not talking about him, or listening to his hate. I am listening to the hate in my newsfeed. The hate aimed at half of americans. The accusations and the name calling. These people are your bretheren. Stop hating them. You can hate their actions, but you cannot ascribe motives to their actions. You can be angry and sad about their choices, but please stop hating them. Whoever they are, stop hating them.

I spent most of yesterday weeping as I know many of you did. I wept to see people I love and respect saying the most vile and hateful things about other people that I love and respect. Love will never win with that attitude.

You are asking Trump voters to put themselves in other peoples shoes. Try walking a mile in a Trump voters shoes. This was probably one of the hardest decisions those people had to make. Maybe they voted for Trump despite his many, many downsides and indeed evil actions. Maybe they saw this as the lesser of two evils, while acknoweldging it to be evil. It was heartbreaking election for many. Don't break them further.

I know it's hard when someone you care about does something you think is wrong. But it doesn't mean you should hate them. I hate a lot of actions that I and others have chosen, but I don't hate the people. I might even want them to feel bad (I want to feel bad when I have done something wrong), but they will never want love or help from me if I condemn them. Please stop ascribing evil motives to people. You have no idea what is in their hearts.

I'm not asking you to go hug a Trump voter. I don't expect that. I'm just asking you to stop punching them in the feelings. There is enough anger and hate without it.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Calendar

I have a really pretty Sulamith Wulfing calendar. (She's awesome, look her up) and each month has what I would normally call "some twippy quote" but they've actually been kinda amazingly relevant, so, I'm posting this one from August:

"As the moon shines her radiance upon still waters, so in the stillness of your soul will you find a reflection of yourself. In quiet solitude, the angel of your intuition can be clearly heard. There is no need for advice or outward seeking -- all you need to know is within you. Be still and listen."

It jives well with the Writings and the Word which is why I like it:

“Thoughts manifest themselves in affections when a man is in the freedom of his spirit and with himself alone. For he then thinks from the affection of his love.” (AE 837)

and

"Be still and know that I am God" -Psalm 46:10
If you woke up surrounded by doctors who told you that you'd been in a medical experiment since birth and that your entire life had been a dream, how do you think you'd react?

Such a strong reaction I can't not answer it. I think I would cry, and that's a good thing. It makes me think about how awesome my life is now and how I don't want to change the life I have (other than obviously I want to be a better person). And after crying I would think about Life on Mars, and then I would laugh and laugh until I cried again.

The end.

Will I wait a lonely lifetime?

Life usually feels really long. Today, it feels like a drop in the bucket compared to eternity. I do think I will have a much easier time finding a use if I can get married and raise children, but who ever said life was easy? Today I'm feeling like I can wait till heaven to find my CP. Imagine meeting him for the first time in heaven. So excited!

I love moments when I realize the Lord is in charge and knows what He is doing!

Beauty and the Beast

This entry is inspired by Kendra's from a few weeks ago. If you haven't read it, go read it. It is also inspired by Beauty and The Beast. I haven't seen that in years, but two songs from it popped into my head today so I'm going to write about them.

1) Belle's song in the town square. Don't know what it's called but the line from it is "here's where she meets Prince Charming. But she doesn't discover that it's him till chapter three!"

2) Maybe the title of the song, maybe just line repeated in the song "There's something there that wasn't there before"

If you've read Kendra's entry, and you should have by now, you probably know where I'm going with this.

I'm not going to write a long entry about this. I'm just gonna say that this is kidna two ways you could arrive at an "Ah ha" moment or she is mine/he is mine moment, even if it didn't seem to click at first or if you've known someone and ruled them out because you didn't like them at first, or whatever. Maybe it wasn't there before. Maybe you just won't discover it till chapter 3. :)

Kinda cheesey, but also true. Also, the Beast is awesome.... better looking as a beast than a prince.

How old are you?


You Act Like You Are 22 Years Old




You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.

You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.

The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.




This thing has been accurate every time I have taken it. This is obviously slightly off about my age, but the description is pretty accurate.

Why diaper changes are like regeneration.

So, today I was trying to change Eleora's diaper, and like usual, she was wriggling and twisting. Several times she bonked her head on things and of course the twisting made the diaper changing take more then twice as long as it needed to. Anyone who has ever changed a diaper knows these things. But saying out loud to Vera my frustration at this situation made me realize something that I suppose I gave away in the title of this post. I said to Vera "Isn't it funny how this would take so much less time if she just cooperated and stayed still? Isn't it funny how she wouldn't get hurt if she just listened and stopped trying to get away?" And in saying that I realized and said again to Vera. "I guess most of life is like that. Regeneration would be so much easier if we would just stop rolling away."

And it's true. If we would just stop struggling against the Lord's plans He could just help us. All we need to do is cooperate with Him and stop fighting. Life would be so much easier if we would stop running from help.

Wrong number

 Does anyone else feel guilty when someone leaves a message on your phone that is definitely not for you? It's easy to delete a message that says something like "Hey Helen, this is Bob, call me back" but if someone says "Please call me back, or I'll have to offer this apartment to someone else" I feel like calling the guy back and saying "Hey, you misdialed, track down the right number" cause I don't want someone to lose their apartment because of someone dialing the wrong number. Just the other night my phone rang at about 12:30, waking me up and I just silenced it, then I heard the new message sound and decided to listen to it in case it was important. No one calls in the middle of the night unless it's important. So I listened to the message and it was some guy saying that someone was upset that the delivery person was a girl he said something like "she thought I was flirting with you, which I wasn't. So if you could send it by post or have someone else deliver it... I don't want to upset her"

I was kinda stunned. Obviously the message wasn't for me, but I felt badly. I kinda wanted to call him back and say, "hey, wrong number" cause I really didn't want him to think that whoever she was was disregarding his message or have him be angry with her if she did show up.

Does anyone feel a responsibility to call wrong numbers back?

LOST

 Obviously don't read this if you aren't caught up on Lost and don't want things spoiled.

I just realized that I don't really know what Purgatory is so I started reading about it in the most reliable place ever: Wikipedia. At first I didn't see how it was different from the world of spirits. "According to Catholic doctrine, some souls are not sufficiently free from sin and its consequences to enter the state of heaven immediately, nor are they so sinful as to be destined for hell either."

But then it goes on to say that "purgatory is a cleansing that involves painful temporal punishment" which is not something we believe.

Another idea is that people on earth can pray for people in purgatory: "Because of the communion of saints, the faithful who are still pilgrims on earth are able to help the souls in purgatory by offering prayers in suffrage for them, especially the Eucharistic sacrifice. They also help them by almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance." This is also a weird idea to me. I don't believe that we can help people who have already died.

Now more specifically about Lost. The Island was not purgatory, but it seems that the flash sideways was. If the flash sideways, and only the flash sideways, was "purgatory" then it's not really like purgatory, is it? In the flash sideways there wasn't painful punishment. Some of them had to deal with hard stuff, like Locke getting run over and Desmond and Charlie almost drowning, but I wouldn't call that painful punishment. But it isn't like the world of spirits either, because things changed. In the world of spirits, people wake up in the same state and things aren't different. The whole point is that they're the same.

I understand why Lost decided to change things. In order for Jack to fix his relationship with his dad, he needed to have a son, to realize what it was like. I don't know why Locke's deal changed. I'm not sure what his father had to do with his regeneration.
I really liked the fact that everyone still had the same evil tendencies, but were learning to deal with them differently. Sawyer learned to do with his sad childhood by being cop and helping other people. Ben dealt with his love of dominion, by thinking of someone else instead of himself and his own honor, reputation and gain. As I said above, Jack learned to deal with his dad issues and you could see other people dealing with theirs. Really cool. They weren't just perfect, they had to deal with things.

Of course, there were still a lot of things not answered. Oh well.

But anyone have any thoughts on purgatory? I can't wait to hear a few more interviews with the producers.

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"The voice of joy and the voice of gladness, and the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that say, Confess ye to Jehovah, because good is Jehovah" (Jer. 33:11).

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