Archive for June 2008

Reasonable Reasoning…

June 14, 2008

Man is blessed with a marvelous and astounding ability to reason. At its best, this ability facilitates accomplishment; at its worst, it causes spirals of perfectionism, over-thinking, and paralysis by analysis. Unfortunately many of us experience the latter more than the former.

I believe that our reasoning abilities are God-given. God didn’t want us to stand defenseless against all of the crazy crap that goes on in this world. However, sometimes there simply isn’t an answer that can be achieved by mental introspection; this is where God comes in (for me at least).

Jesus said it best in Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV):

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

The last month or so has been pretty crazy for me. Several things have happened/are happening that I really don’t understand. There are some things that are completely out of my control, and I try my best to make sense of them, but I inevitably resign that things are what they are. On the other hand, there are decisions that I am able to make. With that, it seems like I’m continually standing at a crossroads, but I don’t budge. Scared of the repercussions of each decision, I stand motionless.

Then I realize,.. there are sooooo many bigger things to concern myself with. Sure, I shouldn’t neglect personal responsibility, but it’s hard to fathom being consumed by worry and contemplation all the time. My problems, when put in proper perspective, are minuscule compared to some things that other people have to handle. I would not be remiss in erring on the side of contrast, but seriously, how bad do I really have it?

I heard a man say that life isn’t fair because the fair is where you get to ride rides and eat cotton candy. Sounds stupid, but he’s right. Things aren’t always going to make sense, and sometimes the answer isn’t going to be so apparent. So I’ve learned, if it’s clear you’re in a situation that cannot be improved through logic and reason, learn to let go. Things will work out one way or another. Hope for the best, but don’t be disappointed when things don’t go as planned. Trust God.

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Girls are Evil??

June 9, 2008

hmm,… girls may be evil, but i still like them 😀

Finally Fast Atrocity

June 5, 2008

So I was flipping through the channels the other day, and I came across the most pathetic commercial I have seen in a long time. This stirred up several questions…

First of all, why are the first two computers Macs, and then the next two are from Dell? On top of that, the commercial shows a Mac with a BSOD (blue screen of death)… is that even possible??? I guess Macs are capable of running Windows.. but why?

I also noticed the disclaimer at the bottom–PCs only.. and last time I checked that excluded Macs, which begs the question–why are they in the flippin commercial??

Why are they running xp home edition too?? It’s 2008 already. Sheesh… I also wonder how they got the AIM 3.1… pirates.

The dialog is absolutely horrendous. Your IQ has to be below 40 to actually believe these people, and your tech IQ has to be below 1 to try this product and actually pay for it.

So.. here’s the commercial that I have been ranting about.