Sunday, October 27, 2013

What Would You Wish for If You Had Four Wishes?

I just watched a Twilight Zone episode where a man came across a wine bottle with a genie in it. He gave this person four wishes. Of course, it turned out bad (as there were unforeseen consequences for his wishes), and in the end, he wished for everything to be the way it use to be. The moral of the story was to be happy for what you have. So if you had been given four wishes, what would you wish for? Here are my quick thoughts on what I would choose:

  1. My first wish would be for a better topic for my blog post.
  2. My second wish would be for actual, real people to exist who would read my blog post (except for my loving and caring family who are already with me through good and bad blog posts—emphasis on bad).
  3. My third wish would be for everything to be normal to show people that weird is actually good and that if things were normal, the world would be a terrible place to live.
  4. My fourth wish would be to turn everything back the way it was and see if it does make me happier like in the show.
From the biblical worldview, happiness and joy exist through Jesus Christ for those that repent and receive Him as their Lord and Savior. You must be broken in spirit and mourn to receive the kingdom of God. We are wretched and sinful human beings, but praise be to God that He sent His Son to die in our place.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Some Annoying Things for Non-Lazy People

  1. Lazy people.
  2. Realizing that many of the things that annoy you are a result of lazy tendencies but you just overcome them.
  3. Realizing you do not overcome your lazy tendencies all the time and can be considered a lazy person at times.
  4. You are never satisfied with finishing tasks, as you have plenty more to do.
  5. Jealous of the lazy person who is satisfied with the tasks, or lack thereof, he has accomplished.
  6. Everyone else is still asleep.
  7. No one is at church yet.
  8. “The party started an hour ago, why are you just arriving?”
  9. “If you would learn to be like me, you would not have those problems.”
  10. Trying to come up with a list about non-lazy people when you do not even consider yourself as one or vice versa. In other words, I do not claim these are accurate.
 You can read another post I did on Some Annoying Things for Lazy People.

Friday, October 25, 2013

What Is the Scariest Monster Ever?

When we think of Halloween, a popular related subject is monsters. Do you have monsters of which you are afraid? If you have not read my Weird Take on Fear, I encourage you to do so because if you do not, then you better be afraid, very afraid. You should be so afraid that your fears will have fears. So yes, it might be a good idea to read that blog post.

Anyway, where was this blog post going? Well, it depends on what you mean by going. This blog post is currently going from my computer to the servers where it is hosted, but now that you are reading it, it is going from the servers to your computer. Wait a minute, that would mean that I am in your computer right now! Well what do you know! Oh the things I can do. Let us try something. Computer, make everyone’s homepage of the browsers to be Maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh…

So now that you know where this blog post is going, we can continue with our topic of the scariest monster. What do you think of when we consider the scariest monster ever? Do you think of zombies, vampires, or werewolves?! AHHHHH! Perhaps you may even think of, well maybe I should not mention it … maybe you think of, of, of crickets!!! Oh woe is us in this torment of cricketdom!

You might say that that is ridiculous because crickets are not even around during this time of the year, depending on where you live. But I say that is what they want you to think. They want you think they are not around, and then when you least expect it, “Chirp, chirp, chirp!” “SHUT UP! I just want to sleep! Why are you so loud, chirping in my shower, which is right next to my bedroom?! Why do you only come in the middle of the night to torment me?! AAAAAHHHH!!!” Okay, I might have been traumatized by crickets when I was younger.

Upon searching, it seems there is a name for this type of fear—orthopterophobia. Of course, if you read my previous blog post Are You Afraid of the Dark? you will realize there is nothing of which you should be afraid if you submit to your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so there really is no such thing as the scariest monster ever if you are a Christian. As God’s Word states, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Halloween is right around the corner, and the monsters are beginning their preparations to be frightening. The darkness is painting the evenings blacker and blacker each night (in this part of the world at least), and people are practicing their screams. Well, at least I am, but I always do that and not just because Halloween is coming up. You never know when a well practiced scream could come in handy or mouthy. Ha ha, get it? Screams come from mouths and not hands? Oh never mind.

So yeah. The dark is a formidable foe. The dark is so terrible that I have to use a light to see. Most people sleep at night. Ever wonder why? It is because the darkness dictates that they do, and the people that do not sleep at night are usually so tired from fighting the dark fairies of sleep that they go straight to sleep in the light.

All of that is true with a little elaboration for effect, but did you notice that the dark runs away from the light? It comes back when the light fades, but when the light starts to shine again, the dark never stays around to find out what happens! The dark would seem to be the one that is scared and cowardly, so why should we be scared?

You might say it is the monsters who hang around in the dark that is what gives the dark a bad name, but why not take something with you that even monsters would be scared to face? Whether the monster is purely in your mind or takes a physical form, God has created all things and is complete control. Let God be your refuge and fear no more.

It is the monsters that should be afraid. Consider Hebrews 10:31: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Praise be to God that we need not be afraid for those that submit to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.