Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's a Funny Little Thing Called Life.

  Sooo, I was thinking the other day. (which really hasn't happened to much lately, it is summer) I was thinking about funny quotes and stuff that you hear everybody say. And I came across two very peculiar sayings. That I, myself, tend to say A LOT. The first one is - No, yeah. Have you ever been in one of those situations where your agreeing with the subject that's talking, but they just happened to be talking about something they don't like or something that they disagree on? So what do you say? No, Yeah. Why on earth would you say that?! I wonder who came up with that anyway. But I really wonder though if I have ever confused somebody while saying that.... mmm, probably. Well just think about it, why couldn't you say "Why yes I agree with you" or "Yep! I know what you're saying" or something along those lines. Yet, I always without fail say "No, yeah! I totally agree." *other person's mind* "So she agrees... with not agreeing." Does anyone else have this problem? Alright maybe not so I will move on.
 The second is - "Aw, well it's the thought that counts" Now I know everyone has said this at some point in there life.  Usually you say it to reassure that certain someone that, ya know, it's all good. But is it? Think about it.. if it was really the "thought that counts" then I would be set for life! I could go to a party, not bring a present, and say "Oh, I 'thought' about buying you a present buttt as the saying goes it's the 'thought that counts' " Pat yourself on the back for that one. Or how bout "Well I thought about cleaning my room and doing my chores but uh haha that didn't happen. But I sure thought about it! And it's the Thought that Counts" Try pullin' that one on your parents. And this is my favorite "I haven't worked out in years... but you have no idea how much I've thought about it! Day in and day out I think about having that amazing body and going to the gym. And I don't understand! Everybody always say that it's the 'thought that counts' and like I said I sure do think a lot about it! So why do I not look like Arnold Schwarzenegger?! I just, I just don't get it."
  Hope this got you thinking. But don't think to much. Cause it's not always the "thought that counts". No, yeah?!
          I'll be back.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


 I'm back! I know its been quite some time sense I've posted something, so i apologize. Hope yall are having an amazing summer! Enjoy. :)

  Okay, have you ever had one of those mornings where you're just super tired and in a daze? Basically you might as well be a zombie? Well that was me this today. I didn't sleep very good, had some crazy dreams, woke up way to many times, and blah blah blah all those excuses right? I went to the kitchen, like any other normal morning, and decided for breakfast I desperately wanted some cherrios. So I go to the cabinet to grab a bowl and guess what happened? Instead of grabbing the bowl I just reached for it and throw it on the ground. Not really, but it did somehow end up on the floor, and continued to break into a million pieces. (Alright that's a little bit of an exaggeration.) This happen to you? If so you know exactly what I mean when I say that I wanted to go break something else or just say a few uh not very nice words. Then, because I was still in this zombie daze of mine, I just stood there, kinda having the confused dog look on my face...while tilting my head back and forth. When I finally got all my emotions together I walked out of the room, got some shoes on, came back and started cleaning up the mess I made. So what's the point in me telling you this story? Well keep reading.  
     I'm sure almost every single person has had a moment in there life where everything just seems to fall apart. It's so shocking when something comes crashing down. A lot of times you just stand there, and have absolutely know idea what to do next. Maybe it was a past sin, or you really thought you had a perfect life and then in a blink of an eye everything changed. No reason for it either, it just happened. It's a lot like breaking a bowl or a glass. And the part that really stinks is a lot of times you see it coming. I saw the bowl falling down to the floor, but I couldn't do anything about it. I had to wait, and see what the outcome was. Nine times out of ten, the glass that hits the floor is going to break. You've had moments like this, where you are completely broken. Disaster all around you. Sure, you could ignore it, put it off for later. I could have done that this morning, but I didn't. That would be stupid if I did. There would be glass all over the floor, and I would continue to step on it and hurt not only myself but other people who came into the room. So why, if you wouldn't leave glass all over the kitchen floor, would you leave a mess in your life? Another thought, nobody was awake at the time. I couldn't say "Mom! I made a mess, could you come clean it up?" That would be totally unfair. I took care of it myself. I got down on my hands and knees and cleaned up every single little piece of glass I could find. It took awhile too, but once I was done I had a nice clean floor to walk on.
    To sum it all up, sometimes you got to get down and dirty with the mess of whatever you have in your life. Its no fun, and it takes time. Afterwards though you have a clean slate, with God, yourself, and other people. And you may think you have lost something, but where that old bowl or glass was you now have a new empty place to fill up with something amazing.

  Deliverance can come to us only by the defeat of our old life. Safety and peace come only after we have been forced to our knees. God rescues us by breaking us, by shattering our strength and wiping out our resistance." A. W. Tozer

 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Stepping Stones.

   God has been movin' me like crazy lately. And it's been Awesome! So I thought I should share a cool bit of encouragement..

   In this crazy thing called life we worry way to much. Most of the time though, the things we worry about are pointless. Even the bible says, "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" Mattew 6:27, yet we still do it. It seems to me that teenagers are the Worst at worrying. On a specific subject to. I'm sure you could guess it. Yep, the opposite sex. "O my gosh! Does he like me?" "Uh why is he talking to her!?" "Do you think she'd go out with me?" You get my point. It almost consumes all of our thoughts. Trust me, I know. But my friend told me this analogy the other day that completely changed my outlook on things. Hope it will for you too.
   Okay so picture this, there is this ginormous hill that you are climbing and it defines your life. When you were born you started climbing up this hill, toward heaven. On this hill are little stepping stones. Throughout your life you are constantly walking on these stones. Sometimes you fall, make mistakes, and maybe take a few steps backwards. But you keep going. Now everyone has these stepping stones in their life, right? So one day your just going up the hill, toward heaven and God and BAM! Someone else is now on your stepping stone. You weren't even paying attention. It just happened. Do you get what I'm saying? If you passionately go after God, taking the stepping stones of life, you will have no need to veer of the path and get all dirty to find "The One". He or She, will eventually be on the same stone that you're on. All you were doing was going after God. That Simple. God has a plan for you and your life. Why don't you just set your sights on Him? He will handle all the details.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

One Word. Kesha.

Kesha, kesha, kesha. She is quite the character, isn't she? Did anyone by chance get to see her Saturday Night Live performance? Well sadly, I did. And if you didn't I highly recommend watching it. You want to know my thoughts on it? Alright here it is. The performance, luckily, only lasted four minutes and thirty one seconds. Which is pretty normal I'd say. For the first Eight Seconds she dramatically stands there with that oh so dramatic look on her face, while the spotlight turns on. Again, pretty normal. Then she starts to sing. Which by the way the song she is singing is Tik Tok. That up beat, club dance song we've all heard on the radio. But whats this? She starts singing..and..its very slow. I'm sure you're saying "Wait i thought this was supposed to be an fast song?" and yes it is. Kinda annoying right? But to her credit her vocals weren't all that bad for the first part. Oh okay here she goes, after about twenty odd seconds of singing a fast song slow, she turns around and oh! Wait, wait. She's wearing a cape? Yes, she is wearing a cape. Maybe she was trying to spice things up a bit? And come on, what better way to do that then..wear a cape..? It gets better. Not only is she wearing a cape, but when she gets to the microphone stand, she takes both ends of her cap and spreads it out. Kinda like, she wants to fly away. But when she doesn't, you then see that the inside of her cape looks like an American Flag. Which also matches perfectly with the American flag on the microphone stand. Ok so she likes things to be similar and she's patriotic. That's justifiable. Another 10 seconds goes by and she finally starts to sing. Quite terribly. And when you just think it can't get any worse she starts to dance. With, might I add, two astronauts dancing behind her. Which i guess, ties in with the whole similarity thing because her whole band is dressed up as astronauts.
 *Random thought* don't you wonder who the dancers are behind her? And if you were one of them wouldn't you be so proud of saying "Hey! Hey! Look that's me! I'm the one on the left, dancing like an idiot with an astronaut costume on! I know you can't really tell, but that's definitely me!" (Back to the subject)

And so her attempting to sing, while dance with astronauts, while wearing a cap, drags on for another minute or two. Then the lights dim down. She, again very dramatically, walks to the front of the stage and says this "DID ANYBODY EVER STOP TO THINK, MAYBE WE ARE THE ALIENS?" Did You ever think that? You know, I'm going to have to say that has never crossed my mind. Oh but this explains why she had her whole band dress up as astronauts! Because astronauts go off into space where aliens are. Right? Well then confetti flies down from then roof while her performance come to an end. Of course she shots a big million dollar smile to all of her clapping, screaming, adoring fans. That, is when the agony ends. Now I still don't completely understand the whole cape thing. I guess that just topped the whole thing off and made it, Epic. But overall, to be nice, it was a very uh Creative performance. Yeah Creative. Hope you enjoyed my outlook on this. You will better understand it if you watch her performance, I promise.
One last thought, on Youtube the adding comments thing below the video of her performance had been disabled. Maybe the Extra Terrestrials got offended. Who knows.

Here's the link to the video.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thoughtless, Thoughtful, Thursdays.

Here we go people, I have a blog. Go me! Their are but a few reasons why I am doing this. One, too share my likes and dislikes of this world. Two, to share some good, random, funny, or weird thoughts i might have. Three, to help with my writing skills. And lastly, to compete with my mom. Yep. She now has a blog as well (which is probably way better then mine, in the aspect of learning something), but i don't care! So please, follow me..not her :)

Alright, now that I have explained myself, we can move onto bigger and better things. Well, more important things at least. I think for my first post I should be a little serious, and actually talk about something useful, while using no sarcasm. Or attempting to. Hm, this is gonna be difficult.

Okay, well i thought i should share a bible verse and my thoughts on it. Because if you don't know me, I should let you know that I am a Christian. Completely sold out for God. No that does not mean I'm perfect. I'm far far from it unfortunately! But I am trying to be the best I can every single day. That's all you can do right? So I read in the book of Psalms a lot. (Er, Psalm not Psalms) And i stumbled across this verse. "You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light." Psalm 17:28. I don't know about you, but to me, that's pretty powerful. Let me say again with a little more emphasis. "You, O Lord, (the Creator of Everything! The Most High, the Most Holy!) Keep my Lamp (My Light, Myself, Everything that Defines me!) Burning (Burning for you, You keep me going). My GOD turns My DARKNESS into LIGHT. He turns my Sin, my Shame, my Past, my Regrets, Everything that I have ever Done or Said...into a Beautiful Light. He turns my nasty nasty Rags into amazing Riches. . Maybe you're thinking, "Well Rainy, isn't that a little to deep for a first post?" And yeah, maybe it is. But i think definitely its worth sharing. So why should I wait? God's pretty awesome. I already know that. But do you?

I promise my next post will be a funny one! Just wanted to share something cool, hope it got you thinking. :)