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15 December 2013 @ 03:33 pm

So, 000sundancer000, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 0% unique, 8% peculiar, 31% interesting, 38% normal and 23% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.

Your overall weirdness is: 17

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 37% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

I may not be unique but at least I'm intellectual. And I would say I do trust strangers. I don't know where they get that from.

The author of http://foundationsofsapphires.wordpress.com/ is of the type INFP - The Idealists

The meaning-seeking and unconventional type. They are especially attuned to making sure their beliefs and actions are congruent. They often develop a passion for the arts or unusual forms of self-expression.

When an Idealist is in a sociable mood, their humor and charm shine through. Disposed to like people and to avoid conflict, INFPs tend to make pleasant company.

Idealists are often extremely creative and have a gift for language. As introverts this makes them excellent writers. They enjoy work that are aligned to their deeply felt values and tend to strongly dislike the more practical and mundane forms of tasks. They can enjoy working alone for long periods of time and are happiest when they can immerse themselves in personally meaningful projects.

Common satisfying careers: Arts, Writers, Librarian, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Musicians. 500

Some notable Idealists: Princess Diana, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, Audrey Hepburn, Richard Gere, Albert Schweitzer, JK Rowling, John Milton, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Shakespeare and Luke Skywalker.

(From http://www.typealyzer.com/)

I'm actually an ENFP or ENFJ (The J and P are quite 50-50.)

My Personality Type: The Engaged Idealist

At first I was the "Spontaneous Idealist" but I changed one answer because both were equally true of me at different times. I sort of feel like they are both me but this is me most of the time I guess... The Engaged Idealist.
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14 December 2013 @ 02:42 am
I just posted a new entry over at my other blog. Come check it out. :-)

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09 December 2013 @ 10:42 pm


Chocolate Kisses

Shih Tzu
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30 November 2013 @ 12:34 am
Today on Black Friday I got DVDs:

Little Women
Back to the Future
The Ten Commandments
Les Miserables
Forrest Gump
The Notebook
Peter Pan

All for $26. YAY! The Back to the Future Trilogy was $13 but it was sold out at both Targets before we got there. Oh well. My business Eskimo Kissez did excellent today. I'm pretty happy about it. Still three more days of 50% off so I'm hoping for more sales.
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06 November 2013 @ 12:16 pm
I have never gambled before. However, on the bus ride from Phoenix to Tucson I saw a billboard that read "Mega Millions Jackpot for Friday, Nov 8, 2013: $115,000,000." I thought about how that was a crap ton of money and what I would do with all that money should I happen to win it. I began spending the last hour of the trip mentally calculating how much I'd actually receive after state and federal taxes if I took the lump sum option and then how I'd spend/give away what was left over. The lump-sum cash option gives me $63,100,000 all at once rather than getting 3.8 million a year every year for 30 years. After the federal government has taken 25% of their share ($15,775,000) and the Arizona state tax takes 5% ($3,155,000) I am left with $44,170,000 which is still a TON of money.

1. The first thing I'd do with my millions is a no-brainer: Pay of my college debt so that I'm 100% debt free.

2. The second thing I'd do is invest my money so that the money keeps making itself and doesn't run out. A 30-year US treasury bond's current rate is 3.33%. I would collect $33,300 a year if I bought one for 1 million dollars. A 5-year CD has rates at only 2% right now which really stinks but hopefully the interest rates will go up. Perhaps I'd pass on that or perhaps I'd invest 1 million and make another $20,000 a year. Legg Mason is one of the largest asset managers in the world, with assets under management of $656 billion as of September 30, 2013. I would invest one million in three different Legg Mason stocks (one in the equity income fund, one in the appreciation fund, and one in the aggressive growth fund.) Since I'm not Biff from Back to the Future II and I don't know what the future interest rates and investment returns will be, I will just have to make an educated guess. This graph is the ClearBridge Aggressive Growth Fund which has a 11.71% compound interest rate since its inception in 1983. In other words, if you had invested $10,000 in 1983, you would now have $316,828 as of September of 2013. I heard about this fund back in April when it was $276,366. Imagine if I had just invested $1,000 back then. The interest has been 32% since then! GAH! I need to invest in this fund.

Another 5 million in a regular bank that I'd just leave there and not touch and one million in another that I would.

3. Buy a house. Preferably one that looks like I stepped into a fairy tale.

4. Buy a car! Maybe a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette or a 2010 Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger. Heck, I have millions. I'll get both.

5. Help my sisters pay off their college debt and help my parents pay off their mortgage as well as finish all the remodeling they started years ago and never had money to finish.
6. Start a Christian orphanage right here in Tucson and maybe one in Connecticut, too.
7. Give a few million to Show Hope so that loving families can get grants to adopt.

8. Commission the International Flavors & Fragrances or Ann Gottlieb Associates to create a perfume called "Scent of Hope" in which would be sold at places like Macy's and Dillard's and would give a huge percentage of the proceeds to provide grants for couples to adopt.
9. Set aside 10 million for my future children and grand-children's inheritance. This would be put in a regular bank account with 1% interest so that it would gain about $100,000 a year.
10. I would start a program for Christians addicted to drugs in honor of my husband to help them recover. There would be breakfast, prayer, and a Bible study every morning before work and then the men would go out into the world to their respective jobs, come home at a designated curfew and if they were late they'd have to undergo a drug test. The men would graduate and be able to go home to their wives and children after they were drug free for 6 months.
11. Give a million to my church in Connecticut.
12. Give a million to my church in Arizona.
13. Give a million to the Sold Project which helps to prevent child prostitution in Thailand through education.

14. Publish my book and promote it.
15. Travel around the world. I'd like to go somewhere tropical like Hawaii as well as somewhere relaxing like Ireland and somewhere adventurous like Costa Rica.

This is Lake Retba, Senegal. Like the Dead Sea, it has a high salt content allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. The pink water is from harmless bacteria.
16. Decorate my house in crazy colors.

17. Help missionaries including Wes and Penny Chappell in Papua New Guinea. I'd like them to have a greenhouse and a windmill.
18. Start a Christian academy.
19. Have my own clothing and makeup line.
20. Start a horse rescue ranch for abused horses and then use them in equine therapy for troubled youth. The orphans could also come and ride them once a week and learn how to take care of them.

21. Give some money to my friend's new Pregnancy Resource Center in Tucson.
22. Help fund an abstinence education program.
22. Produce a movie with a powerful message.
23. Donate to World Vision's clean well water fund for children in Africa.
24. Donate to abused women shelters in Tucson as well as Connecticut.
25. Create an academic scholarship in which the prospective recipients would have to write an essay detailing exactly what they'd do if they won the Mega Millions Jackpot and why.
26. Help my mom open her very own preschool called "Grandma's Garden."
27. Invest in real estate.
28. Set aside an emergency fund which would not be touched unless one of my loved ones happened to need a life saving operation.
29. Buy the rights to the Sims movie and produce an existential film about the meaning of life, free will vs. fate, and the Sovereignty of God.
30. Produce a Christian CD with groovy dance beats and positive lyrics.
31. Set aside a fund to help out friends who are suffering financially in these times of economic uncertainty.

And all that ought to add up to about 44 million.

Yes, 'tis fun to think about. I don't know if I should live my life and be able to say, "I've never gambled," or if I should try it just once after prayer. The guy in Maryland who won $189 million last month said that he had a dream the night before he bought the ticket in which three of his relatives were saying the winning numbers. He played different combinations of the numbers in his dream along with his birth month, date and year. Before picking the numbers in the store, he asked for heavenly guidance. He prayed, "Lord, if you want this money to belong to me, guide my hand."

Wow. The Lord is good to those who ask for anything according to His will. The chances of winning the mega millions is one in 176 million (so says the Los Angeles Times.) So there's a better chance of becoming president than picking all six winning numbers.
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21 September 2013 @ 01:46 pm

Core Color = Blue

  • blue: 45%

  • yellow: 30%

  • red: 20%

  • white: 5%

Blues Are

Analytical Committed
Compassionate Dedicated
Deliberate Dependable
Emotional Loyal
Nurturing Seek Quality
Respectful Sincere
Thoughtful Well-Mannered

Congratulations, Dannielle, you are a BLUE personality. The Core Motivation that drives you through life is "Intimacy". It is important to note that this does not mean sexual intimacy. BLUES need connection - the sharing of rich, deep emotions that bind people together. As a BLUE, you will often sacrifice a great deal of time, effort, and/or personal convenience to develop and maintain meaningful relationships throughout your life.

BLUES seek opportunities to genuinely connect with others, and need to be understood and appreciated, especially by their partner. Everything you do as a BLUE has to be quality-based, or you won't do it at all. You are incredibly loyal to friends, employers, employees, and above all to your significant other. Whatever or whomever you commit to is your sole (and soul) focus. As a BLUE, you love to serve and will give freely of yourself in order to nurture the lives of others.

BLUES have distinct preferences and are the most controlling of the four personalities, although they may not acknowledge (or even realize) the fact. Your code of ethics is remarkably strong and you expect others (not only your partner and those closest to you, but everyone) to live honest, committed lives as well. You enjoy sharing meaningful moments in conversation with your partner as well as remembering special life events (e.g. birthdays and anniversaries).

You Are Unbelievably Thoughtful
You Emanate Quality And Purpose In All That You Do
You Give Your Heart Wholly And Willingly
You Are A Rock - Stable And Dependable
Your Capacity For Emotional Depth Is Remarkable
You Are A Class Act

You Can Be Self-Righteous
You Tend To Be Moody
You Can Be Unforgiving
You Can Be Perfectionist To A Fault (Untrusting)
You Can Be Too Controlling
You May Give With Strings Attached

You Need To Be Good Morally
You Need General Acceptance

You Want Quality In All Aspects Of Your Life
You Want To Reveal Insecurities

Top 5 BLUE Turn-Ons:

1. Being sincere and genuine
2. Appreciating and understanding them
3. Being thoughtful
4. Expressing interest in personal details
5. Behaving appropriately and being well mannered

Top 5 YELLOW Turn-Ons:

1. Being flirtatious
2. Offering praise and adoration
3. Reinforcing interest with physical contact
4. Promoting creative and fun activities with them
5. Accepting some playful teasing, joking, "comic relief"

Top 5 BLUE Turn-Offs:

1. Being non-committal
2. Becoming emotionally unavailable or dismissive
3. Demanding spontaneity
4. Promoting too much change
5. Abandoning them / Being disloyal

Top 5 YELLOW Turn-Offs:

1. Ignoring them
2. Controlling their schedules / Consuming their time
3. Being too serious or sober in criticism
4. Being unforgiving
5. Expecting them to dwell on problems
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07 September 2013 @ 01:54 pm
I have searched high and low at all the grocery stores in town and can't find tandoori sauce to make my favorite recipe my mother-in-law gave me so I looked up the recipe online make my own.

Homemade Tandoori Sauce

1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon coriander, ground
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon fennel
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
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10 July 2013 @ 10:49 am
Some quotes from my facebook:

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else... Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
~C. S. Lewis~

Our Heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.
~Charles Stanley~

I have been struggling a lot but the one, constant, steady, always surefire thing is God's love for me and His ever-present faithfulness beside me in everything I'm going through. I've been dealing with depression, anger, stress, and doubt. I've been reading some great books to help me deal with all the emotions:

1.) When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting by Sue Birdseye
2.) The Faith-Rest Life by R.B. Thieme Jr.
3.) Anger & Stress Management God's Way by Wayne Mack

I also have a LOT of support from my church and friends both here in Arizona and back home.

This is the single greatest trial I've ever faced and I would appreciate your continued prayers for my well-being and sanity.
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15 June 2013 @ 04:50 pm
What is a good name for my book I'm writing?

-Set an Example: Making Good Decisions in Speech, Conduct, Love, Faith and Purity
-Because You are Young: Lessons from 1 Timothy 4:12
-Lead by Example: A Challenge to Today's Christian Youth

Something else? Please make suggestions! :-)

"Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called." (1 Tim 6:11b-12a ESV)
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03 June 2013 @ 07:48 pm
Facebook is being REALLY creepy lately. They want either my phone number or my government issued ID to verify my account. I really want/need to log in to my facebook because the majority of my friends communicate with me through it rather than regular e-mail and I'm desperate to talk to them.

Here is an angry Shirley Temple to communicate my level of UGH!!!! WHAT THE HECK?! Does anyone know anything I can do to get around this? I am NOT going to let the government stalk me. This is a huge invasion of my privacy.
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12 April 2013 @ 03:13 pm
A Fun Personality Quiz

You're a Seeker

You're kind and courteous and a great support to your friends. You have a wonderfully warm energy which is an inspiration to others.

A sensitive soul with an expressive nature, you tend to be a romantic at heart. Sometimes you love nothing more than escaping into your very own dreamworld. Spontaneous new experiences can be inspiring to you, and you like exploring your creative side from time to time.

Right now, life probably feels a little bit like a balancing act, but with your healthy, attitude you know how to take the good with the bad. Ensuring that you don't feel pressure all the time is important, so try to prioritise the things that matter in your life.

A healthy relationship really is the bedrock of a happy home, but it also takes a lot of energy and commitment to maintain. Make sure that with all the other distractions in life, your love-life doesn't end up at the bottom of the list.

It's important for you to remember to tap into your inner strength and to believe in yourself. Take on new challenges and stay stimulated so you remain enthusiastic and inspired by life. As a Seeker, you get excited by new ideas. You like adventure and original experiences that stimulate and challenge your status quo. Stay inspired with a rich mix of activities, and find time for hobbies that allow you to explore your creative side. Learn to recognise when you need variety in your life, and then incorporate it into your daily plans.

You understand the importance of quiet reflection on your deepest hopes and desires. Your faith is a wonderful gift that gives you strength and support in everything you do. Make sure you have the confidence to carve out that space for yourself however busy your schedule may be.

You mostly manage to get things done during your day, but perhaps you need to think about what you can change to reach your full potential.

You have enough commitment, knowledge and experience to do a great job. It’s important that you continue to learn all the time and challenge yourself enough to keep motivated. There may just be some improvements you can make to help you be more successful.

You think everything through and create a clear vision of how you want things to be, but you shouldn’t keep it to yourself. Sharing with others will help you see where you’re off the mark, and you will learn how to make your ideas a reality. You will enjoy gaining a fresh perspective.

You could be trying harder, but enthusiasm doesn’t come from nowhere, and focusing too much on tasks that you’re not comfortable with can create unnecessary stress. Don’t forget your long term goals as they are what keep you on task.
You need to be able to see the big picture, but you can have a tendency to get carried away with an idea without examining all the facts. Push yourself a bit by being more rigorous, make sure you’ve really investigated things before you get too involved.

When you aren’t in a position to use all of your talents it's not always easy to hold interest, but you are pretty good at staying on task, and that will help you develop new skills. Life is reasonably comfortable for you, but if you concentrate and get the less familiar tasks completed sooner you’ll really be on a roll.

Mornings may not be your favourite time of day. They can be very hectic and it probably feels like you're always running late. Remember to take a moment to focus your energy, so that you're well prepared to face the day ahead.

Giving your creative side a chance to take over for a bit is the perfect way to restore a sense of balance. It’s important to exercise every part of your brain as much as your body, and indulging in a little artistic experimentation or appreciation every so often will give your more analytical side plenty of fresh fodder to get to grips with.

Woulda Coulda Shoulda just isn’t in your vocabulary. You’ve learnt that if you want to feel great, you need to take the positive steps yourself. It’s all about valuing yourself enough to take the time to do what’s best for you and your body.
The real key is keeping your energy balanced – no sugar highs or caffeine crashes for you. It's all about having a twinkle in your eye and remembering to embrace every minute of the day.

If you feel like you’re running on empty sometimes, it’s because you probably are. We all need to push ourselves to get the best from life, but we also need to remember to take time to rest, recuperate, and enjoy everything we’ve accomplished.

Whether it’s running a marathon or just getting through the day, be proud of everything you achieve. Don’t bottle up your feelings or try to keep a lid on the things you don’t want to think about. If something is really bothering you, getting it out in the open can be half the battle won.
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12 March 2013 @ 06:36 pm
Nevermind! No time to write my book. Library is kicking me off. :-( I only got one hour and that wasn't even enough time to respond to all my e-mail.
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12 March 2013 @ 06:07 pm
First day back at work was awesome! Everyone who caused drama is gone so it's a lot more peaceful there. Twice my boss said I was doing "a great job." I even got to leave early. It was overall a very nice day. I'm glad I got to come to the library and type my book a little bit before I go home and work on painting the kitchen.
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11 March 2013 @ 06:38 pm
As it is Spring break, the University library closes early and I've only been able to work on my book very little. I can't wait to earn enough money to buy a laptop! My book is coming along. I have a million trillion things I want to say and I'm just overflowing with thoughts but my fingers can't type them fast enough. It's frustrating when they douse the lights to warn us that they are soon closing. I start work tomorrow so that cash will be flowing in and I can FINALLY own my very own computer to type my book to my heart's delight. Please pray for my book as I know it is going to get published. I just have a huge feeling. (Cue inspiring music.) It is the book that the Christian community has been dying to get their hands on for years but no one ever had the courage to write it until now. This is years and years and years of experience being a teen... in fact, the majority of the book was written when I was a teen so it's actually written half from a teen's perspective and half from a married woman looking back on her young adulthood. If anyone wants to look over it for me and send me notes on how it can be improved, please let me know and I'll e-mail you want I have so far.
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22 February 2013 @ 02:31 pm
Good songs on Khit 107.5 (Tucson's classic hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, Baby Hold on to Me by Eddie Money and Evil Ways by Santana)
Beautiful paint in this room (Pinkish red)
Yummy food in my belly (Green curry: Thai)
One of my best friends is dead and her fiancé is losing whatever little faith he had in God because of it... he wants me to say something that will give him hope that God really does exist but I have been putting it off because I have no freaking clue what to say.

I will now attempt to type SOMETHING:

Why does God allow young people to die? It seems really unfair, doesn't it? We all know that we must die someday but it just doesn't feel right that people's lives who had so many years ahead were cut short. So how could God let this happen? Why didn't he supernaturally heal our young loved ones? He could if He had wanted to. Let it be known that just because someone dies at a tender age does not mean that God loved that person or his or her loved ones less than He loves anyone else (Job 34:19, John 9:2-3). God has a tremendous love for each individual He has created. His love is measureless and unstoppable (Romans 8:38-39). I LOVE this old hymn that talks about the Love of God:

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

Ephesians 1:11 says that God "...works all things according to the counsel of his will." This does not mean that God CAUSES people to die at early ages but that He gives nature permission to run its course and doesn't intervene. It was not God's perfect will that Connie was born with a fatal disease... God (through Jesus) healed many, many people who were sick and dying which goes to show that illness is not something He likes. It was God's PERMISSIVE will that Connie was born with Cystic Fibrosis meaning that He did not decree it to occur but permitted sin to carry it out (Jeremiah 19:5, Luke 8:32, Romans 1:21-23) . It is not God's perfect will that young people die just as it is not God's perfect will for people to do evil things. However, He lets them do it otherwise there would be no freedom of choice. Without free will, we would all be mindless robots who went around doing exactly what we were told. Sin entered the world through Adam (Romans 5:12). Sin spread to everyone and the consequences are both a physical and spiritual death (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23). When people trust in Jesus as their Savior, all that they will experience is physical death... and their spirits will live on.

God could have let Connie lead a healthy lifestyle despite having Cystic Fibrosis but He chose to take her spirit to Heaven to be with Him. I know this because Connie professed to me on numerous occasions that she believed Jesus Christ her Savior died on the cross and accepted His sacrifice for her sins. Jesus is a great example of a young person who died when he was very young. Jesus certainly didn't wish for Himself to die in such a painful way (he was sweating bullets of blood in the garden when He asked God to "take this cup from me.") But Jesus submitted to God's will and God allowed Jesus to be crucified. It was the consequence of sin... sin must be punished and Jesus was holy and without sin. He took the punishment that should have been ours and Connie accepted that. Yes, God could have intervened so that Jesus didn't die, but then all of us would not have a way out of the punishment that sin deserves and we would not have way to Heaven. But because God allowed Him to die, we are able to live eternally in a beautiful place forever. We have to trust that sometimes there is a greater good (even when we can't see it right away) that is served by letting death unfold naturally. For Connie, her greater good may be that she is no longer in pain but dancing and singing at the top of her perfect lungs without losing her breath. Also, her sickness could have been the main thing that brought her to a relationship with Christ as these people in the Bible (Matthew 8:2, Luke 18:35). And maybe other people will know Christ because of Connie, just like people believed in Him because of Lazarus (John 12:11).

It warms my heart and gives joy to my soul when I remember that all who Connie is... her gentle, kind, and loving spirit is safe, cared-for, and cherished deeply right now in Heaven. Her life on earth was only her first life which is a blink of an eye compared to the rest of her everlasting life in Heaven. Death was only the beginning for her adventure in eternal life. One day, she and I will fellowship again when I join her in that amazing place with God (Revelation 21:4, Romans 8:18).

The Bible says that you can receive Christ by BELIEVING on His name (John. 1:12). He paid for your sins, and by CLAIMING Him as your Savior--resting in His finished Blood Atonement for your sins--you can be saved! Romans 4:5 says, "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Ephesians 2:8-9 says that you are saved by GRACE THROUGH FAITH, not by your works. God is not wanting you to do good works to get to Heaven, for there is none that doeth good (Romans 3:10). "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) You do not need God to judge your good deeds and your evil deeds; you need a SAVIOR to save you from your sins. Jesus Christ is the Savior. If you'll call upon Him for Salvation, trusting Him Alone to save you, He'll save you and give you eternal life. It's that simple. "For if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9) Romans 10:13 says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Why not call upon Him right now? Tomorrow may be too late.

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20 February 2013 @ 12:05 am
I have been once again enlightened by friends who remind me what grace truly is. I was watching the movie Total Recall today (the 2012 version) and there was a quote that I really liked that pertains to recent events:

Matthias: It is each man's quest to find out who he truly is, but the answer to that lies in the present, not in the past. As it is for all of us.
Doug Quaid: But the past tells us who we've become.
Matthias: The past is a construct of the mind. It blinds us. It fools us into believing it. But the heart wants to live in the present. Look there. You'll find your answer.

You are not your past. If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, then you're a new creation and the old has been done away with (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Ecclesiastes 3:4 reminds us that there is a time to mourn over our sins for without godly sorrow there can be no repentance or salvation (2 Corinthians 7:10). God delights in a contrite heart (Psalm 51:17). James 4:8-9 says, "Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom."

Yes, there is a time to feel ashamed and regretful but these feelings in excess are destructive. Romans 8:1 sums it up best: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." He has put our sin as far from Him as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). After we've confessed our sins and moved on from them, we needn’t continue to live in shame over them or let them define who we are. Put on the new man and live righteously (Ephesians 4:24) because that's how God sees you (Isaiah 61:10, 2 Corinthians 5:21). God has chosen to forgive and forget any sins past, present, and future. We ought to forgive ourselves and move forward in newness of life. Feeling like you're a broken person who is somehow ruined by sin is unhealthy and counterproductive to your walk with God. After all, Galatians 2:20 says: “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me."
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31 January 2013 @ 02:01 pm
My favorite fairy tales (In Order):

Princess Furball
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Boy Who Had a Secret
The Blue Bird (L'Oiseau bleu) by Maurice Maeterlinck (I mention because there is more than one fairy tale called "The Blue Bird")
The Bronze Ring
The Little Mermaid
Hansel and Gretel
Aladdin’s Lamp
Snow White
The Snow Queen
The Emperor’s New Clothes
The Golden Fish

What are your favorite fairy tales?

Eskimo Kissez is adding a few new colors to the Fairy Tale eyeshadow collection. I need a color name for the bright blue. What's your vote?

Poll #1893638 Blue Eyeshadow Color Name?

What fairy tale has the best name for a blue color?

Babe the Blue Ox
Blue Fairy
Blue Bird
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03 January 2013 @ 05:25 am

Okay, can I just say... I really want her hat!

I need to learn how to make hats and make a replica of this.
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01 January 2013 @ 07:55 pm
First of all, I want to say happy new year to everyone!

I was just doing a little research today on court cases and I learned something truly HORRIFYING about my country's legal system: even when sperm is stolen or a man is forcibly raped, the man remains liable for child support. WHAT?!

In Louisiana, a man was ordered to pay child support to a woman who had him wear a condom during oral sex. She then took the condom extracted the sperm and impregnated herself.

In Alabama, a man was actually raped by a woman and was still ordered to pay child support. This man got drunk at a party and passed out. The next morning he awoke in bed, naked from the waist down. He testified that he did not remember having sex. Others testified that the mother had actually bragged about having sex with him when he was “passed out” and “wasn’t even aware of it.” This constitutes rape in most states, yet the man was ordered to pay support to the woman who was apparently not even criminally charged.

In California, an appellate court upheld an order (San Luis Obispo Count y v. Nathan J., 1996) forcing a 15 year old boy to pay child support to his rapist after she became pregnant and gave birth.The court ruled that although the boy was considered too young to provide consent to the sex act, he was an admitted willing participant and therefore liable to pay support stating that he was not an “innocent victim” because he had discussed it with his rapist prior to having sex.

In Kentucky, a prosecutor stated that he would help a woman collect child support from a man who was 14 at the time she raped him while neglecting to charge the woman with statutory rape. The state of Colorado attempted to recover AFDC payments from a man who was just 12 when he became a father with an older woman.

Ordering a victim of rape (even statutory rape) to pay child support to his rapist is tantamount to allowing the rapist to rape him over and over again. Not only is it a constant reminder, it is like he is being punished for being a victim of a crime. It is unthinkable that our court system not only condones, but has legalized this draconian practice. It is not only an injustice, it is an obscenity that is being perpetrated on male victims. It is sexist and needs to end.

Oh, did I also mention that in 31 US states, rapists can have paternal visitation rights to the child they fathered? This is SICK!!! A convicted rapist can sue for custody and visitation rights of his victim's child. This is a right granted by omission - the states simply assume that a rapist would not WANT custody over the child, but this is a very real threat, and one that can be held over a victim's head to pressure her into not pressing charges against her rapist should she choose to keep her baby. The biological father's guilty plea or conviction of forcible rape should be conclusive evidence to terminate his parental rights.
Current Mood: giddygiddy
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20 December 2012 @ 07:49 pm
Song of the South
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The Help
Michael Jackson: The Secrets of a Legend
The Brady Bunch Movie
Picture This!
The First Wives Club
Duck Soup
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Water for Elephants
Watership Down
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Jane Eyre
Another Earth
The Art of Getting By
Cyber Bully
Midnight in Paris
The Artist
The Wave
Something New
The Big Year
A Little Romance
In Time
Real Steel
Breaking Dawn Part 1
Adventures of Tin Tin
The Devil's Arithmetic
The Hunger Games
October Baby
Rabbit Hole
Lottery Ticket
Nanny McPhee Returns
The Next Three Days
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
The Romantics
He's Just Not That Into You
You Can't Take It with You
The Visitor
The Vow
Bought a Zoo
My Future Boyfriend
Grimm's Snow White
Marvel's The Avengers
Happy Feet Two
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Snow White and the Huntsman
Puss in Boots
Simply Irresistible
American Violet
The Secret World of Arrietty
Lost In Austen
Northanger Abbey
Blue Like Jazz
Mirror Mirror
Man on a Ledge
The Dark Knight Rises
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Forger
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Treasure Island
Wrath of the Titans
Girl In Progress
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Decoy Bride
The Lucky One
Red Dawn
Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars
Moonrise Kingdom
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
That's 85! More than one movie a week, not quite two. Commentary later... I'm going to make dinner.
I just thought of something... a lot of these were borrowed from the library but a lot were also rented from Red Box and some were seen in the theater: (THEATER: The Artist, The Hunger Games, October Baby, Marvel's The Avengers, Brave, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Red Dawn.) I don't even want to think about how much money my entertainment cost me this year. Probably somewhere around $100... which isn't too bad. I didn't do anything else entertainment wise except go bowling, see a concert, and a ballet which someone else paid for. Someone else paid for a couple of those movie theater tickets, too.