More than a Conqueror Prologue

A conqueror is one who derives satisfaction from the spoils of war.
Poor? 
Never, a conqueror is defined by battles won and conquests earned.
Turn and take a look to your left, there he stands undefeated.
Chest out, smiling as they recount his acts of greatness.
But you, you are more.

Look deeply and one will see that conquerors allow situations to define them but you instead find strength in the knowledge of your worth.

You are much more.

Much more than the titles affixed by man
Or the labels given by society.
More than the disease that riddles your body
You are much more,
More than the degrees earned in the academic halls of this land
Or the money stored up by man to insure against the unplanned.

You are more than your past attempts at victory
Much more than the bruises that mark each fall
More than the stares and jeers.

You are more than size of your jeans or your parents’ biological genes that convened to physically fit you
Catch a clue and see that you are not defined by status, but by a calmness that the world envies.
You are much more,
More than the acquired cars, houses and electronic toys.

Boys without a clue of their origin,
You are more than the evolutionary school of thought that claims you descend from apes.
You are much more than the pessimistic school of thought that sees every opportunity as a waiting failure.
You are much, much more than the narcissistic school of thought that seeks to elevate self at the expense of a friend.


You are more than his unbridled passion that seeks to conquer
Bruised but not broken, you are Love, Mercy, Peace, Kindness
Hope, Joy, Truth, Happiness
You are more


You are so much more.
You are more than a conqueror
You are more than all conquerors

cuz "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." Romans 8:37


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This is for two women that I admire.
Today one walked in the rain to take the BAR exam and the other cried for a dream lost to a partner’s indiscretion.
This is part 1, hopefully i will get the conclusion out before my wisdom tooth drives mii insane

Water Speaks: Evolution + Choice = Homosexuality

6 hours shopping
I am  now tired.Got home around 7:30pm
Asked my mom if she wanted water and she said "Yes please"
I got up, dragged my lazy self to the kitchen (4 feet away)
went to the dishwater and pulled out a cup.

Turned around to the water dispenser and pushed down on the button.
Filled the cup with water.
Walked the 4 feet back to the living room
and
BAM
it hits mii.
Water
how was it created???
two molecules of a gas named hydrogen
met up with one molecule of another swanky gas named oxygen
and it became a liquid
gas+gas = liquid ???
hmmmm
so how was hydrogen created and why do we need two molecules
and dude where did oxygen come from?

yet somehow I'm suppose to believe that I've evolved over the millions of centuries from an ant.

Why is it that the "smartest" of humanity choose to believe that water and everything else was just a flux done right.

Paul in his letter to the church in Rome uses these words to sum it all up

But God's angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can't see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn't treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.

Water is a mystery, I take it for granted but the creation of liquid from gas .... without prior knowledge .....
WOW God is beyond my mind can comprehend. 
and yet has grace enough to place the evidence right here in front of me. Thank You Father
 

okay  I have to admit that this was as deep as the thought went because I was tired and my feet hurt and I needed to find food to eat. But now as I sit and try and make my self-imposed midnight deadline my thoughts go deeper

Paul continues and says

So God said, in effect, "If that's what you want, that's what you get." It wasn't long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes!
Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn't know how to be human either—women didn't know how to be women, men didn't know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches. 
We chose this mess, homosexuality is just a manifestation of the depravity of the soul of man. I am not saying every homosexual is depraved but the urges themselves defy our intended created purpose. The farther we stray from our creator the more we misconstrue and misuse our bodies.

Can I take it one step further and go out on a ledge and say that the distance between us and our Creator is made evident in the way we treat humanity. It isn't just about sexuality but extends to basic courtesy and the recognition that we are created by a Wonderful Maker.

check out the last 4 verses and then draw your own conclusions i'm out cuz my feet STILL hurt and i need more H2O in my system.

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the bible text italicized above is taken from Romans chapter 1 verses 18 - 27 Message Translation

35 seconds








Your met him and it was .....
he tried to capture the day by putting you in a google search
this is what he came up with.






You met her and it was .....
you tried to capture the day by putting her in a google search
this is what you came up with.




They will know we are Christians by our love.
The mystery of Salvation is the grace of God yet somehow we find ourselves legislating change by listing rules.

Humble Christian???
some might say this is an oxymoron because most Christians are self righteous and determined to show the world that they are right

How many times have you tried to share Christ by enumerating the sins of the hearer?
With a condemning finger we try and win souls by scaring them from hell into heaven.


i admit
i'm guilty
i oscillate between the two videos,
some people might characterize mii by either one of them

so yeah
think about your life's portrait
not in an attempt to mask your true self with good actions and correct words
but instead to remind you of His grace and hopefully the next time you are put in a situation you would radiate His love first and foremost





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My friend created a wedding video with this google technology, I figured this contrast between the two searches would remind mii of the bigger picture.
To create your own visit
http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories

Random Thoughts

Sex and the Sabbath.
When you think of sex in the garden of Eden what crosses your mind?
When you think about the sabbath in the garden of Eden what crosses your mind?

When you think about sex in our 21st century culture what crosses your mind?
How about the sabbath in this day and age?

Do you see the similarities between sex and the sabbath back in Eden
Do you see the similarities between sex and the sabbath in today's culture


The Bible or ...
You either believe it is the inspired word and accept it in all it's entirety or you don't.
So when the Bible says that God created the world in 6 days you can't switch boats and talk about fossils and dinosaurs.

Leave and Cleave
Do you first leave your parents house and then cleave to your husband
Or in the cleaving you leave their umbrella of telling you want to do and forge ahead to make your own decisions.
Or HOW IN THE WORLD IS this suppose to work

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh Gen 2:24

Spain vs. Netherlands
Does it matter to you and Am i suppose to care



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so my parents are in town visiting and let's just say that when you leave home at age 12 and run into your parents at 26 a billion thoughts and emotions get thrown at you from various directions, so forgive my discombobulating post for today.