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All oppression will cease…

I’ve been listening to Heaven and Earth from Hillsong’s worship album, No Other Name and I was thinking about these particular lines, All oppression will cease, every captive released. And then I thought about what was happening with the asylum seekers from Sri Lanka…and it made me realise that even if currently we can’t do anything right for them, when Jesus returns we will all be free.

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Blogging in General

I think there are several different kinds of bloggers.  You get the one’s who are just everyday Joe’s or Jill’s who use a blog like an online journal, that’s not really meant for anyone but their own amusement.  Then there are the bloggers who post on current world events and political views, also on current world issues, and are basically an opinion based article.

Then you get the comedy one’s that are sending up different political, religious views or just life in general.  Then there are the blogs that are reviews on music, books, movies.  Those often fall within different viewpoint categories as well.

Finally, you get the blogs which are just random pointless musings that are really just an excuse for procrastination.

Which to be honest, is the reason for this post.

Anyway, no thought for today, except:

C’ARN THE PIES!

Oh, and I made this for fun

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Blogging in General

I think there are several different kinds of bloggers.  You get the one’s who are just everyday Joe’s or Jill’s who use a blog like an online journal, that’s not really meant for anyone but their own amusement.  Then there are the bloggers who post on current world events and political views, also on current world issues, and are basically an opinion based article.

Then you get the comedy one’s that are sending up different political, religious views or just life in general.  Then there are the blogs that are reviews on music, books, movies.  Those often fall within different viewpoint categories as well.

Finally, you get the blogs which are just random pointless musings that are really just an excuse for procrastination.

Which to be honest, is the reason for this post.

Anyway, no thought for today, except:

C’ARN THE PIES!

Oh, and I made this for fun

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Fathers’ Day and new music

It was Dads’ Day today.  And Perth put on really nice weather for it today.  I made Dad breakfast in bed.  Then I took him to Church, mum came as well.  Haydn spoke on the Lessons we learned from our Dads, and he had to tie it into our new theme of Riverview at the Movies.  So he used clips from the film Charlie and Boots [an Aussie movie] to highlight some points.

I have to say, my favourite quote from the movie is this one:

You gotta know when to laugh at religion.

I’ve bought some new songs today.

1.  Coma – The Jacob Butler Project [featuring Jacob Butler who was an Aussie Idol contestant back in 2007]

2. Smile – Uncle Kracker – I’m predicting this song will be a One-Hit wonder.  Never heard of the guy before, but the song is really catchy and just feel good.

3.  Prayin’ For You – Lecrae; I heard this song for the first time at Church when the dance team did a dance to it.  Pretty uplifting, and it’s actually hip-hop/rap.

I’ve also bought a few of his other tracks as well.  Christian hip-hop/rap artist.  Lot better than Eminem in that regard.  Even though the Em man is pretty good.

So, that’s me for tonight.

Work tomorrow.  And every other day of the week.  Oh, I also finished my Bible course, but I want to do another one next term, we’ll see though.

I’ll leave you with this thought:

We make a living through what we get, but we make a life through what we give.

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Fathers’ Day and new music

It was Dads’ Day today.  And Perth put on really nice weather for it today.  I made Dad breakfast in bed.  Then I took him to Church, mum came as well.  Haydn spoke on the Lessons we learned from our Dads, and he had to tie it into our new theme of Riverview at the Movies.  So he used clips from the film Charlie and Boots [an Aussie movie] to highlight some points.

I have to say, my favourite quote from the movie is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/v/bI0tUNXtRco?fs=1&hl=en_US

You gotta know when to laugh at religion.

I’ve bought some new songs today.

1.  Coma – The Jacob Butler Project [featuring Jacob Butler who was an Aussie Idol contestant back in 2007]

2. Smile – Uncle Kracker – I’m predicting this song will be a One-Hit wonder.  Never heard of the guy before, but the song is really catchy and just feel good.

3.  Prayin’ For You – Lecrae; I heard this song for the first time at Church when the dance team did a dance to it.  Pretty uplifting, and it’s actually hip-hop/rap.

I’ve also bought a few of his other tracks as well.  Christian hip-hop/rap artist.  Lot better than Eminem in that regard.  Even though the Em man is pretty good.

So, that’s me for tonight.

Work tomorrow.  And every other day of the week.  Oh, I also finished my Bible course, but I want to do another one next term, we’ll see though.

I’ll leave you with this thought:

We make a living through what we get, but we make a life through what we give.

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Another Weekend, Another Week

So, I’ve been at my new job for four weeks.  I still haven’t stopped listening to A7X’s Nightmare, and I’ve been writing like a beast.  I’m just going to write down random thoughts as they come.  Well, not quite random because I kind of already know what I’m going to write.  But, anyway.

1.  Collingwood will finish top of the ladder this season.  Eddie McGuire reckons they should win a cash reward because it’ll be the first time in a very long time [33 years] that they’ve ended a season at the top.

2.  Simple Plan are slowly slogging away in the studio.  I am really hoping that You Suck At Love will be their first single, I am really hankering for some Simple Plan-age.  It’s been far too long between hiccups.  I sill believe that Still Not Getting Any was their best album.  But, as always that’s subjective and is only my opinion.

3.  I have a feeling we might be on the way to recording a new worship album at Church.  The number of new songs written by our very own worshippers have been sung lately.  Also, I think the purple and black and white for the choir looks great.

4.  Someone asked a very curly, yet interesting question at Bible class last Thursday.  If the Old Testament stories and prophesies all point to Jesus, why then do the majority of Jews not believe He is the Messiah? One of the answers is in the Bible, I can’t remember the verse, but it basically states that God hardened their hearts so that the Gentiles [that is the rest of the world] can get to know Jesus.  I thought that was a very good point to make, and I now actually find myself compelled to read the Old Testament more, and not avoid the lessons that can be learned from it.

5.  The bus runs have been reorganised at work.  The Year six and seven boys at one school really annoy me, but at the same time are easy to get along with.  A new girl will be starting this week, and apparently she has experience with accreditation, which happens in October…fun stuff.  I’ve also finally got my key-tag.

6.  Victim is officially my favourite song off Nightmare.  And yes, the whole album is still EPIC.

7.  I think my writing has improved.

8.  Work at STAWA is still the same.  It’s going to be mad this week, probably, what with another mailout and entries for a science awards thing coming in.  Should be fun.  Sort of.  I’m going to try and motivate myself to get to work sooner, though.  9 AM at the earliest, 9.30 AM at the latest.

9.  Next weekend I’m going to motivate myself to help Mum with the MYOB stuff, considering I’m the one who did the course.  And I actually found it sort of gratifying helping Mum with it today.

10.  I thought of a new story idea, which at the moment I’ve turned into an A7X fic.  But, I could so easily turn it into an original idea.  We’ll see though.  Maybe I could use the characters from my other original fics?

11.  I voted yesterday.  Liberal.  It’s a hung parliament, though, so we probably won’t know until the middle of the week who will be Prime Minister.  Guess Julia Gillard gets to be PM for a few more days.

So, that’s it for tonight.  I’ll leave you with this final thought.

As humanity broke relationship with God, we then became relationally broken.  This is why in life we struggle with relationships.  To fix this, we first need to heal our relationship with God, and then the ones we have with those we love will be easier to heal. – paraphrase of Haydn Nelson’s message 21 August 2010.

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Avenged Sevenfold – Buried Alive Lyric Video



Okay, so this is a band I’m obsessing over at the moment. I have to honestly say they are my favourite band since first hearing them at the end of October. I did hear one song back in 2006, but at that stage I wasn’t into that sort of music.
This is the second pre-released song before their 5th album comes out on the 27th of July. [30th for us here in Australia].
The song is called Buried Alive and I can’t really explain it except it makes me realise again how true a vocalist the lead singer is.
The band by the way is Avenged Sevenfold. It consists of:
M Shadows [Matt Sanders] – Lead Vocals
Zacky Vengeance [Zachary Baker] – rhythm guitars
Synyster Gates [Brian Haner Jr] – lead guitar
Johnny Christ [Johnny Seward] – bass
and The Rev [Jimmy Sullivan] – drums [deceased] – RIP The Rev FoREVer [1981-2009]
An amazing band. The album is Nightmare. The first single was Nightmare. The album is a mix of concept ideas loved by The Rev and songs that are about and for the drummer.
May he Rock In Peace.

PS.  Yes I know some people might be thinking, why are you listening to music like that, you’re such a clean cut person and you’re a Christian.  But honestly, I appreciate music as an art form and a way of expressing emotions.  But I do not prescribe to the artists’ own personal beliefs, whatever they may be; that’s not what the music is about to me.

Just saying.

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Another Monday

I think I have Monday-itis.  But then again I have everyday-itis.  If that even exists.  Tuesday nights are alright, though.  I have worship rehearsal at Church.  But I have weekday-itis, otherwise.

This week is going to be busy.  Have to organise everything for two PD’s one on Thursday, one on Friday.  I also have to go into Centrelink on Wednesday; need to go to my friend’s and water her plants as well.

I haven’t found ten jobs this fortnight, and I have to take my job seeking diary in to Centrelink.  I hope they’ll accept it, especially since I’m waiting to hear from the Childcare on whether I will get the position or not.  I hope and pray that I do.  Not that there’s anything wrong with where I work now, I would still work there.  The childcare is after school hours for two hours.  So, we’ll see.

In other news, I am excited for the release of A7X’s album.  I cannot wait.  18 days!

Oh, and Simple Plan are going into the studio tomorrow, I believe.  First single by Christmas, hopefully.  Maybe earlier?  I hope.  Yes, music is a big part of my life.

I might point out that I think that listening to all sorts of music does no one any harm, and that music that some people think Christians shouldn’t listen to isn’t really that bad at all.  Music is a form of art, people can appreciate it without subscribing to supposed beliefs the music puts out.

So, yes, I have no problem with listening to music such as metal where they cuss a bit.

Another note, sport.  When I say I think soccer is not a real sport, I think I am allowed to have my opinion and not have someone else tell me my opinion doesn’t count.  Thanks, it’s a free country and my opinion counts as much as the next person.  I think soccer is boring to watch.  Nothing wrong with that.

Also, cricket and AFL are real sports!

I will leave you with this:

Collingwood Football Club Song
Good old Collingwood forever,
we know how to play the game.
Side by side we stick together,
to uphold The Magpies name.
Hear the barrackers a shouting,
as all barrackers should,
Oh, the premiership’s a cakewalk
For the good old Collingwood!
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Another Monday

I think I have Monday-itis.  But then again I have everyday-itis.  If that even exists.  Tuesday nights are alright, though.  I have worship rehearsal at Church.  But I have weekday-itis, otherwise.

This week is going to be busy.  Have to organise everything for two PD’s one on Thursday, one on Friday.  I also have to go into Centrelink on Wednesday; need to go to my friend’s and water her plants as well.

I haven’t found ten jobs this fortnight, and I have to take my job seeking diary in to Centrelink.  I hope they’ll accept it, especially since I’m waiting to hear from the Childcare on whether I will get the position or not.  I hope and pray that I do.  Not that there’s anything wrong with where I work now, I would still work there.  The childcare is after school hours for two hours.  So, we’ll see.

In other news, I am excited for the release of A7X’s album.  I cannot wait.  18 days!

Oh, and Simple Plan are going into the studio tomorrow, I believe.  First single by Christmas, hopefully.  Maybe earlier?  I hope.  Yes, music is a big part of my life.

I might point out that I think that listening to all sorts of music does no one any harm, and that music that some people think Christians shouldn’t listen to isn’t really that bad at all.  Music is a form of art, people can appreciate it without subscribing to supposed beliefs the music puts out.

So, yes, I have no problem with listening to music such as metal where they cuss a bit.

Another note, sport.  When I say I think soccer is not a real sport, I think I am allowed to have my opinion and not have someone else tell me my opinion doesn’t count.  Thanks, it’s a free country and my opinion counts as much as the next person.  I think soccer is boring to watch.  Nothing wrong with that.

Also, cricket and AFL are real sports!

I will leave you with this:

Collingwood Football Club Song
Good old Collingwood forever,
we know how to play the game.
Side by side we stick together,
to uphold The Magpies name.
Hear the barrackers a shouting,
as all barrackers should,
Oh, the premiership’s a cakewalk
For the good old Collingwood!
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Email from Mum: Holy Humour

 A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, ‘I know what the Bible means!’                                      
His father smiled and replied, ‘what do you mean, you ‘know’ what the
 Bible means?
The son replied, ‘I do know!’
‘Okay,’ said his father.  ‘What does the Bible mean?’
‘That’s easy, Daddy…’ the young boy replied excitedly,’ It stands for
 ‘Basic Information before Leaving Earth.’    (This one is my favorite.) 
*
 There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country.
‘Is there anything breakable in here?’ asked the postal clerk. ‘Only the Ten Commandments.’ answered the lady.
*
 ‘Somebody has said there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are those who  wake up in the morning and say, ‘Good morning, Lord,’ and there  are those who wake up in the morning and say , ‘Good Lord, it’s  morning.’
*
A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn’t find a space with a meter.
Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: ‘I have circled the block 10 times. If I don’t park here, I’ll miss my appointment.  Forgive us our trespasses.’
When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note ‘I’ve circled this block for 10 years. If I don’t give you a ticket I’ll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation.’
 *
There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: ‘I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it’s still out there in your pockets.’
*
While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage. The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached to the back of  the carriage was a hand printed sign… ‘Energy efficient vehicle:  Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step in exhaust.’
*
A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question, ‘Boys and girls, what  do we know about God?’
A hand shot up in the air. ‘He is an artist!’ said the kindergarten boy.
Really? How do you know?’ the teacher asked.
 ‘You know – Our Father, who does art in Heaven…  ‘
*
A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before  a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him.  Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.
‘Reverend,’ said the young man, ‘I’m so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip.’
The minister chuckled, ‘I know what you mean.  It’s the same in my business.’
*
People want the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the  center of  attention.
*
Sunday after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about.
The daughter answered, ‘Don’t be scared, you’ll get your quilt.’
Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed.  Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him what that morning’s Sunday school lesson was about.
 He said ‘Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming.’
*
The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute.
The substitute wanted to know what to play.
‘Here’s a copy of the service,’ he said impatiently. ‘But, you’ll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances.’
During the service, the minister paused and said, ‘Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and we need $4,000 more.  Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up’.
At that moment, the substitute organist played ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’
And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!

And I leave you with this thought:
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
Isaiah 61:1-3  (New International Version)