Archive for October, 2006
What is the only English word for a number that when spelled, it’s letters are in alphabetical order?
this weeks prize is 3 paddle pop sticks glued together
today i finnaly got to go back to Eveleigh and play on trains.
I havent been down there since August sometime so it was tops to be back, although i did have to wait at the security gate for about 40 mins before i was able to get in.
I got to polish brass handrails on the outsides of train carriges and carry boxes of stuff from one train to another, and i got to see my favourite steam train the 3801 being shunted out of the shed. It painted all green again now it looks very nice.
oh i love the smell and the atmosphere and everything about playing with trains.
stupid government taking it all away.
remember my paddle pop city that i’m building?
well i’m building a model city out of paddle pop sticks, its coming along nicely, no way near finished but it growing.
It has some buildings and a church and even a construction site.
But i have hit a problem, i have run out of the litttle blocks that i use to hold the buildings together, they are an intergrall partin the stability of the city and no shops seem to sell them anymore. Its terrible, its like i am buidling in a real city and the supplier has gone bust and is in jail over fraud charges or somethinng.
its sad. but i’ll find a way around it.
its early in the mornng isnt it!
I”m at the office we have a trip to some caves near orange this weekend.
boy oh boy the 5:01am alarm clock was painful!
I have a headache and my bowels are a bit irritated, yay!
|What’s the least number of chairs you would need around a table to seat four fathers, two grandfathers, and four sons?|
solve this for your chance to win a musli bar
- 1. I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already.
- 2. I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses.
- 3. I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of consideration.
- 4. I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in proportion to the amount of bodily injury I could expect to receive from missing them.
- 5. I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from my obligations.
- 6. I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.
- 7. I shall never forget that the probability of a miracle, though infinitesmally small, is not exactly zero.
- 8. If at first I don’t succeed, there is always next year.
- 9. I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind.
- 10. I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it.
- 11. I obey the law of inverse excuses which demands that the greater the task to be done, the more insignificant the work that must be done prior to beginning the greater task.
- 12. I know that the work cycle is not plan/start/finish, but is wait/plan/plan.
- 13. I will never put off until tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.
- 14. I will become a member of the ancient Order of Two-Headed Turtles (the Procrastinator’s Society) if they ever get it organized.
Person 1: ‘Oh yuck! Whats that vomit all over your screen?”
Person 2 “oh silly billy that’s not vomit, that’s my myspace page”
this article although a bit disguisting has made my day.
this little baby HOW 130 is available and only $60 a year
and this little gem P 00 BUM is $400 a year but i cant believe its available, if only i could convince the wife it was a good use of money.
oh how much i hate monday mornings,
I havent seen a film at the cinema since the 8th of July and that film was click.
Today i broke the drought!
It was a good film to break the drought with, very funny. Australian comedies especially those made in melboure always have hte same actor ‘ comedians in them, even extra played by their comedy buddies. there is something nice about it.
Boytown was very good, the song lyrics where probably the main thing that made the film funny. I reccomend it and i gve it 5.5 / 7
happy birthday wife!
now go make me some pie.
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At dinner a few nights ago with a bunch of people someone put forth the question “Do you need to go to Church to be spiritually connected to God?”
We took it in turns answering this question, each person having a slightly different view and response.
It got me thinking about it, and I shared a bit of this on Tuesday night at the dinner table. Do I think you need to go to church to be spiritually connected to God?
Well I personally don’t think we need to go to church for spiritual connection, in fact if God is everywhere and always with us then we should be able to have that spiritual connection wherever we are and go. But this doesn’t really work does it? In theory it sounds nice but I know for me that I’m not always engaged with God, in fact often I’m far from it.
Some people say they feel most connected with god when they are alone with Him having a quite time or reading his word. Well I’m not really good at that either, infact if you come to my house and look on the book shelf you will see about 8 different journals and note books that I have started over the years in my attempts to have a quiet time each day. So that doesn’t work
How do I get my spiritual connection with god, that’s a good question sometimes its at church I feel really close to God, and I have to say that its not often during the sermon, often I get distracted and turn off or start thinking about other stuff. But then worship I love worship, but not what you think, I’m not into the new music.
Amazing Grace is such a powerful song, I love it so much and when I’m in a room full of people singing that song it sends shivers down my spine, there is something about old hymms, they are sung differently there is more gusto and passion sometimes and I love it.
That is a song that makes me feel spiritually connected to god.
But why don’t I feel connected during the sermon or in quiet times?
I can tell you that its not because the sermons are lame or that the bible isn’t for me, its not because church isn’t for everyone. Its because I get in the way of myself. That sounds a bit confusing but God is everywhere and he is always ready for me to engage with him but its up to me to make the connection, if I sit in church and get bored in a sermon its no reflection on the preacher it’s a reflection on me. I need to make an effoert to get close to god to be challenged by his word. I’m sure many people turn off in sermons, well I’m going to try not to, God has done so much for me, how about I show him some respect and put in the effort to listen and engage with his love.
Going back to the original question “Do you need to go to Church to be spiritually connected to God?”
Well you don’t need it but boy oh boy it’s a good start, in the world we have so many distractions, things that mean we forget about God and are not engaged with his spirit. So church is a time and place where we can drop the world for a few hours and spend time in fellowship with God, I think church is an awesome tool to help us be spiritually connected, when 2 or 3 are gathered in his name there He is in the midst.
Imagine if we could be spiritually connected all the time….what would it take for you to be?
being in a church doesnt make you any more of a christian, than being in a garage makes you a mechanic