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The C in the three

Some of you who are long time readers might be wondering why I’ve been posting so many posts just about video games and the geeky stuff and not so much about the Christian side of things. Kind of leaving the C high and dry. I’ll let you make your own red sea crossing jokes. I don’t want any one to think that I haven’t been living the life. So I’m writing this little address.

As most of you should know Christianity is as much about your personal relationship with Jesus as it is going out and telling the world about it. I think more so about the former than the latter. This being the case I tend to go in spurts  between my own seeking, searching and learning and my out spoken ‘every one needs to hear this’ sort of thing. I assure you I am in that introversion stage at the moment. Trying to deal with the life changes of joining/being in the military and my preparation for school at a Christian college.

So stay tuned because I’m sure once I make it down to Colorado at the end of this summer there will be plenty for me to write about. God bless!

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Where God draws the line

Not a whole lot to write. Just kind of a profound thought to share.

We don’t know where God draws the line. At what point is a person truely saved? We’re told that we are not to judge others and on the other hand we are given general guidlines to determine if some one is a true believer. The bottom line is that God is the judge in the end and we don’t have a perfect line to follow. Some of us(Christians used generally) seem to think we know the line and others of us are not warry enough of the existance of a line to do the right things.  As I’ve said many times in person and on this site seek a balance between the hard(and some times psycho) right and the sinful left.

I wish this was a final thought that went some place or brought me to a conclusion some how but I’m still pondering and I’m sure I’ll get back when I’ve reached a conclusion. In other words think about it your self and check back in 50 or 60 years. Enjoy.

Flipsyde, Abortion and the facts…stupid huh?

Ok so I was poking around on allofmp3.com after having downloaded the new Norah Jones album and I ran across Flipsyde. Flipsyde is something of a rap/pop version of Lincoln Parks rock/pop style. The thing that strikes me about Flipsyde is the amount of genuine feeling in the music. So much so that Happy Birthday caught me off guard and started me thinking on the subject of abortion. So, in true tekchipian style I decided to consult some facts and logic. But first I wanted to share the video with every one who reads.

Ok so its sad and everything when abortion happens. It’s also biblically negative. I can find you a million links and a crap ton of scripture references and expound on those. That’s not what I’m looking to do here. I’m just going to expound on some thoughts I had and who knows may be it’ll change some minds or at least set some minds in motion.

In true geek fashion I decided I needed some cold hard numbers. A benchmark if you will. Not so much of abortion rates and all that politically skewed crap. I’m looking to make a decision for my self. So I tried to find info from non-biased sources. I found some info on Webmd.com.

According to webmd’s time line of fetal development by week 4 there are more than 250 cells and a visible structure to the cells that defines all the parts of a human being. Thats pretty darn early. By week 6 there is a heart beat and there is a human shape to the cells. Webmd mentions “legs” as not being well defined. I little note between week 4 and 6 is the whole heart beat thing. We define a person as being dead when they fail to have a heart beat. We know that people can not have a heart beat for a period of time and that we can still revive them. So needless to say there is a little period of time between no heart beat and actually dead and gone. Doesn’t it stand to reason then that we should give the beginning of life as much credit as the end of life? Week 12 sees organs as well defined along with limbs and the afore mentioned parts. I’m not going to go on because the real concern/debate with abortion is when does life start. I think beyond week 12 it’s pretty obvious that it has all ready started.

I’m not really looking to start a huge debate here just trying to look at the facts. Looking at the numbers it seems anything beyond 3 or 4 weeks is killing a living human being. People get their panties in a wad over stem cells and the ethics of that and yet with babies and abortion we’re talking a lot more cells and structure than just stem cells. May be more people should be getting their panties in a wad over abortion too? Regardless I was touched by the message of the Flipsyde video and I’m digging the rest of the racks on this album. Lil something for your mind and your stereo.

Less is More

david and goliathAs I’m sitting here working on my essays for my application to a christian school and pondering Romans 12:1-2 this song comes on. Ironic I guess. I’m applying for college. Giving up my decent $30k/yr comfortable job to become a poor college student. Giving up my friends and family here in Iowa to persue where I feel God is leading me. And yet some how I feel like I’m not doing enough for him. I don’t know what else to do. So yeah this song hit me kind of square and  I felt I needed to share it with every one. I pray all of my brothers and sisters in him live this song.

Jesus, I pray
Take all my mistakes
Throw them away
Destroy them for my sake

Jesus, I call out ’cause I’m sorry
Because I fall so short of your glory
To the best of my ability
I’m practicing humility
And I lay myself before
‘Cause less is more

All that I have
I lay before
With my pride on the floor
Cause to you less is more
All that I have
I lay before
With my pride on the floor
Cause to you less is more

I pour out myself
All that I am
You love me so much
That you fill me again
And may these words on my heart, on my lips
Somehow mean so much more than this

Jesus, I pray
Know what I’m trying to say

All that I have
I lay before
With my pride on the floor
‘Cause to you less is more
All that I have
I lay before
With my pride on the floor
Cause to you less is more

I pour out myself, before you, oh Lord
I hold nothing back, ’cause to you less is more
And may these words on my heart on my lips,
Somehow mean so much more than this

Jesus, I pray
Just know what I’m tryin’ to say

Jesus, I plead
Please purify me
Make my heart clean
Drench me with your mercy
Jesus, I pray
I love you, I need you
For the rest of my days
I swear I will seek you
To the best of my ability
I’m practicing humility
And I lay myself before
‘Cause less is more.

Dag, yo! Snap dog! even.

Letter HomeSo I just heard ‘Wake the Regiment’ by The Wedding. I’ve owned the CD for some time and loved the tune of this song but never payed close attention to the words. After going through BCT and being away from friends and family for a time longer than a few weeks I can now really really relate to this song. Having written home to those I care about.  The thoughts of her and the life experiences we’ve had together being the only things motivating me to keep going. The things I’ve learned from her keeping me from trouble and harm. I pray for her and thank God for her every day. If only I could tell her.

It’s never been this cold before,
Now it’s getting to me
Writing my thoughts home to you
Not knowing if i’ll ever see your face again, again

So wake the regiment
We’re marching on tonight
This is what we live for, this is what we live for
So wake the regiment
We’re taking back what’s ours
Home is what we die for, home is what we die for

Now memories of yesteryear
They’re enough to get me through just one more time
I’m thinking about you and all the things that you’ve taught me in this life
I’ll remember till I die

So wake the regiment
We’re marching on tonight
This is what we live for, this is what we live for
So wake the regiment
We’re taking back what’s ours
Home is what we die for, home is what we die for