Fortune cookie extraordinaire.

The usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.

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Question to Consider

Is there any difference between maturity and sanctification? Can there be one without the other?

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It’s your thing.

Do what you wanna do. I can’t tell you who to sock it to.

I’m not trying to run your life,
I know you wanna do what’s right,
Ah, give your love girl, do whatever you choose,
How can you lose, with the stuff you use?

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Just a thought

If there’s a way to lose it, I will find it. 😉

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Just a Thought

Mother Nature: She gave us a mirror, she gave us a map.

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Acts of God: Why Lightning Strikes Religious Symbols

Hmmmmm…..

Acts of God: Why Lightning Strikes Religious Symbols

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Memories of Jessica

“i don’t think there are “points” where anything happens. it’s more gradual. we tend to only notice the parts when change accelerates. every moment is defined by the collection of moments before it. i think we try to break down life too much. we’ve calculated time down to the second, down to hundredths of seconds, even smaller. we’ve analyzed our bodies down into cells, atoms, electrons and protons and neutrons. but when it comes down to it, doesn’t there have to be something smaller? and doesn’t there have to be something bigger? i mean, infinity can’t be the biggest.

sometimes i think that it doesn’t even matter. sometimes i think that we get so caught up in defining every little thing and searching for solidified answers that we miss out on a lot of too much. and the argument to that is: we have to search for answers somewhere; we have to learn about something. and i don’t think there are wrong things to search for or to find. i mean, sometimes i smack myself for writing about love so much. love can’t be broken down into atoms and cells and concrete things. even if it is chemicals, it’s different stimulants for each person. as for right or wrong, some say that every tiny piece of existence has its purpose and its place. but that question can only be answered by each individual. and it’s okay to find wrong things. use your judgment to find where those wrong pieces belong. just because a puzzle piece doesn’t fit where you’re looking doesn’t mean it doesn’t have somewhere it belongs. there are other slots, there are other puzzles. or just because one half fits, doesn’t mean you have everything figured out.

anything’s possible. i’d like to think that there are limits and impossibilities to a small extent. i’m unsure of the connections between the heart and the head and what’s physically able to happen. maybe i’m dreaming beyond what’s capable by the heart. maybe i’m just writing a lot of scenes from a movie. movies are all imagination, and that’s why the situations go beyond logical thought in our lives. i guess that someday, somewhere far down the line, something will fall faster than gravity should allow it to. i can’t even say that all i know is what’s in front of me, because it’s not. somewhere, tomorrow, a record of some sort will be broken, whether or not it’s important to science and the human existence.

change is evident, and that’s why it’s okay to accept the fact that there are some things that are unsolvable right now in this moment. we just have to decide which things are worth looking for and solving. i think we’re obsessed with asking questions to try to figure things out. but there are things to be excited about and things to be confused about. and sometimes those confusions are okay how they are. for our sanity’s sake, we have to stop trying to define everything at some point. because it’s all about perspective, and we need to realize others see it differently. the pieces and parts may be the same, but they can be arranged in various ways. or we can change one part. replacing the end of a rake with the head of an axe changes a tool into a weapon. we get obsessed with things that are single-handedly controllable because it’s damn near impossible to have control over everything. there are too many outside influences. and who knows where fate fits into that. from left to right, from me to you, everything’s at a different angle. we can feel overwhelmed in this world when at certain angles, standing as one in a world of six billion. but our minds are expansive, extravagant, and can encompass lengths and widths beyond our comprehension. still, there are intricacies in everything, and if you can break the human soul into millions of muscles and theories and emotions, i can divide an axe into the same.

also, i’m leaving soon. day after my birthday.
i’ll be writing in my notebook/my mind.”

Jessica Randall
06/01/06

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Just a Thought

Not knowing everything creates possibilities. In fact, is anything possible if you know everything?

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Point to ponder

It is easy to disguise cowardice as forbearance.

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Overheard at a softball game

“She licked my toes before she shocked me.”

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Even Less

A body is washed up on a Norfolk beach
He was a friend that I could not reach
He thought I was cold but I understand
But for the grace of god goes another man

And I may just waste away from doing nothing
But you’re a martyr for even less

A choirboy is buried on the moors
Where we used to go dreaming when we were bored
So some kids are best left to fend for themselves
And others were born to stack shelves

And I may just waste away from doing nothing
But you’re a martyr for even less.

-Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree

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Questions to consider

Why isn’t any true statement just as good as the “Word of God?” What makes any true statement something OTHER than the word of God?

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Bible reading for today

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you traverse sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves. -Matthew 23:15

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Point to ponder

Any God who could torment hapless mortals for failing to believe in a savior of whom there is no proof, for not belonging to a sect of whose superiority there is no evidence, is no better than the devil. –R.M.P.

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Communication baby

There is no such thing as non-communication in the network of communication, for it too is a communicative act. -R.S.

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Damn this is good

So long as one is under the sway of the idea that there is no genuine life amid falsehood, it is very difficult to find the courage to work out which ‘spontaneous activity’ is right for oneself.

-R.S.

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Another keeper

“That person made me so mad I wanted to give them a mouthful.” –J.M.S.
Mouthful

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Things that make you go, hmmmm….

I think I hate being right for the wrong reasons more than I love being wrong for the right reasons. But I could go either way on this one. 🙂

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But what of truth?

“Sects” may be more true to the essence of religion than “churches” …. “Churches” may be sects that have accommodated themselves to modern society. (Maloney 1988, 133).

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Delusions

Whenever I hear people say that they do not just believe in God but experience God or Christ as a watchful presence in their lives, I am not impressed with the reality of their faith. Rather, I fear for their sanity. They are cultivating a delusion. Even if there is a God, what else is going on in their heads but the cultivation of a delusion?

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