Posts Tagged ‘bible’

Twenty-Five Things (You Don’t Know) About Me

In Moi on August 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

1. I procrastinate.

2. I love Britney Spears’ music.

3. I was a cheerleader in high school.

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4. True crime fascinates me.

5. I have a heart-shaped beauty mark on my right leg.

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6. I’ve driven across the country, from the Golden State to the Garden State.

7. All four of my parents are retired school teachers.

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8. I split open my older brother Jeff’s head with a wrench when I was five years old.

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9. I split open my head when I was seven years old by playing dead (karma) tree on my bed.

10. I graduated from Bible school eight years ago.

11. I attended the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards as a seat filler.

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12. Jason Alexander was the keynote speaker at my college graduation.

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13. I have a 127 IQ.

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14. I’ve kept journals since I was in sixth grade.

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15. I’ve never had a strong desire to have children of my own, but I adore children.

Aunt Lori & Miss Alex (One of My Nine Nieces)

16. I never thought I’d live to 39.

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17. I’ve known my best friend since I was 15.

18. It took me five years to read the Bible the first time.

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19. I miss the furniture I had from Raymour & Flanigan (as shallow as that is).

20. Proverbs 3:5 – 6 is the first Bible verse I ever memorized.

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21. I’d live on pizza and ice cream if I could.

22. I sleep with the TV on.

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23. I was born with an immature larynx. (It’s a real thing.)

24. My favorite kind of man seems to be a scripted one.

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25. I have an aversion to paying full price for anything except food.


Love Is Arrogant?

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2011 at 4:29 am

Live my life in light of eternity. That is my goal. Because nothing else really matters in the end. What does it look like to live one’s life in light of eternity? It means being kind. Loving those who curse you. Never, ever taking offense at anything. Ever. It means telling others about God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost.

The Lord has shown me how vapid the glamorous life is; I worked for MTV Networks. The place was full of crazy, creative bosses who poke you in the shoulder, make you cry, and then yell at you for crying. Then, when you tell them you’re quitting in two months, they tell you they absolutely love working with you and why didn’t you give them more notice.

Then the Lord showed me how the intellectual elite go about their natural habitat of the world of NYC publishing—magazines as well as books. They make appearances on Charlie Rose and host cocktail parties for authors—all published and reviewed in the New York press, of course. They mock the politically conservative and giddily ask the Jesus girl if somewhere in the Bible God really says we have to be perfect. This way, these atheist editors can write with authority in their smarty-pants magazine about how ridiculous God’s standards are.

In these microcosms, everyone was looking for the same thing: validation. ‘Tell me I’m creative, smart, attractive, blah, blah, blah.’  It’s neverending, the search for validation from human beings, because human standards change. Know Whose standards never change? That’s right. The Lord’s. Know what His standards are? Come as you are. Actually, let me back up. His standards are way high: blood, sacrifice, and death. However, that’s already been taken care of. He sent His Son to shed the blood, to sacrifice Himself, and to die. So now, you’re golden! You don’t have to impress the veeps in their corner offices or the critics on their couches. You’re fine as you are. As a matter of fact, He cherishes you as you are.

This message of hope is what I want to spend the rest of my life sharing. I tried doing that today with someone very close to me. I was so sure God had been ministering to me and telling me to speak to this person with the authority I have as His kid. I thought now was the time this relative of mine would finally at least start praying. Instead, after I made my case for why he should pray (yes, I made a case; it certainly wasn’t witnessing), this relative told me I was arrogant. Good job, Lori.

My main purpose on this earth is to win souls for Christ. My identity is Christian. And what do Christians do? They get people saved! Know what kind of people do not get saved? Arrogant people! Arrogance is what sent Satan to hell! I could not be a more colossal failure right now.

Ironically, I am humbled.