Monday, March 31, 2003

On Billy Bob Thornton:

"Despite being fabled fodder for gossip, what's his biggest fear? Komodos. "Dragons are evil," Billy Bob said confidently. "Komodo dragons have this horribly toxic bacteria in their mouths. When they bite you, you go blind. Then they gather around you and watch you die like they are watching television. They don't eat you right away. They wait till you die. Then they eat you." Nice visual Billy... wanna go out to lunch sometime?

MSN Entertainment - News - Mistaken Identity

Friday, March 28, 2003

This is even better!

National guardman changed his name to a toy |

New Haven Register

BTW, I got this from Dave Barry's Blog.

Now, back to my regular scheduled studying....

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Psalm 71

1 In you, O LORD , I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
2 Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness;
turn your ear to me and save me.
3 Be my rock of refuge,
to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of evil and cruel men.

5 For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD ,
my confidence since my youth.
6 From birth I have relied on you;
you brought me forth from my mother's womb.
I will ever praise you.
7 I have become like a portent to many,
but you are my strong refuge.
8 My mouth is filled with your praise,
declaring your splendor all day long.

9 Do not cast me away when I am old;
do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
10 For my enemies speak against me;
those who wait to kill me conspire together.
11 They say, "God has forsaken him;
pursue him and seize him,
for no one will rescue him."
12 Be not far from me, O God;
come quickly, O my God, to help me.
13 May my accusers perish in shame;
may those who want to harm me
be covered with scorn and disgrace.

14 But as for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more.
15 My mouth will tell of your righteousness,
of your salvation all day long,
though I know not its measure.
16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD ;
I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.
17 Since my youth, O God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your might to all who are to come.

19 Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God,
you who have done great things.
Who, O God, is like you?
20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter,
you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
you will again bring me up.
21 You will increase my honor
and comfort me once again.

22 I will praise you with the harp
for your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
O Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy
when I sing praise to you-
I, whom you have redeemed.
24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
all day long,
for those who wanted to harm me
have been put to shame and confusion.

Friday, March 21, 2003

It's hard to explain to people about my health. I don't want people to feel sorry for me, and yet, I want them to at least be compassionate And it seems that the closer people are to me, the less compassionate they are...don't I wish I could be like them and not have the physical pain I have. There doesn't really seem to be anything I can do about it, and I have taken on as much as anyone. I don't really know what else I can do.

Lately I have been suffering from very severe headaches, due to all the rain. Today I had to leave theology and take 3 aspirin and lay down on the couch in Adams Hall. I ended up falling asleep (the best thing that could have happened!) and woke up right at the end of class when everyone started pouring out of the classrooms. The only things that keep my headaches at bay are large amounts of aspirin and caffeine. No other painkillers work. It took me 3 years to figure that combination out. But it seems that my headaches have been more severe than usual lately. Sunday I stayed home because just moving my head an inch was excruciating.

I have found that spiritually I become very weak when I don't feel well. I really don't know what to do about that either. It's really frustrating!

The muscle pain of fibromyalgia is much easier to take than a headache. A headache seems to pull all of you down. TWC says no more rain this week. I'm praying that they're right....

this does not look good for homestar runner

Sunday, March 02, 2003

I hope you perceive what I aim at in all this, namely, that to see God in his creatures, and to love him, and converse with him, was the employment of man in his upright state; that this is so far from ceasing to be our duty, that it is the work of Christ to bring us, by faith, back to it; and therefore the most holy men are the most excellent students of God's works, and none but the holy can rightly study them or know them. 'His works are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein," but not for themselves, but for him that made them. Your study of physics and other sciences is not worth a rush, if it be not God that you seek after in them. To see and admire, to reverence and adore, to love and delight in God, as exhibited in his works - this is the true and only philosophy; the contrary is mere foolery, and is so called again and again by God himself. This is the sanctification of your studies, when they are devoted to God, and when he is the end, the object, and the life of them all.

Richard Baxter, The Reformed Preacher (Chapter 1, Section 1)

Saturday, March 01, 2003

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