unpremediated, arbitrary, slapdash, unplanned, and random all mean the same thing.......

yep.... no organized thoughts this time. just a hodge-podge of stuff.

today: i ascended to the realms of tornado-kick land in weapons class. HEE.

a random mini-survey (feel free to do it too! heh):
Most recent movie?
um..... saw the end of a late-night movie the other night about killer bats. have no idea what it's called though. ugh. nasty little beasts.......

CD or music download you just bought? (yes, that means purchased!)
"love, peace and happiness" by out of eden from itunes.... last cd i bought was skillet's comatose. goooooood record. :P

Favorite animal?
BIRDS. i'm not sure which sort. they are all so incredibly beautiful and intriguing. oh, and butterflies. butterflies are wonderful too!

American Idol or Dancing with the Stars?
hmmm. neither really..... but i really enjoy watching Idol auditions. hee. :D

Book you've read recently?
Well of Lies (a book about the e. coli contamination in Walkterton ON a few years ago) and The NIV Application Commentary for Romans.

Favorite "spare time" activity?
um....... definitely NOT applying for jobs or working on my thesis.

Batman or Superman?
Batman is cool with his fun gadgets.... I'll go with bachelor #1!! oh and he's rich! haha.... ;P

an attempt at coherency:
couple of interesting verses i came across tonite and have been chewing on... john 12:24 and 25. i love what Jesus says here.....

"I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life."(niv)

"Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you'll have it forever, real and eternal." (msg)

it's interesting to compare the verses in different versions of the Bible..... minor differences in wording leave a significantly different impression. it impacts me alot more that in the msg they start off with "listen carefully"...... it's like Jesus was right here telling me to listen, and listen well! i love that in the niv there's the emphasis on falling and dying, implying that we must come to a place of brokeness, where it truely hits us that we can't be all that we're meant to be if we cling to control with a white-knuckled grip.... and i especially love how the msg puts verse 25, that we must let go and be reckless in our love. it's such a striking way of describing the way we should live..... not reckless in a thrill-seeker sort of way, but to be within that love from God, and having that, to feel and live completely condfident and free, not afraid to take risks and to be stretched and used. heh. the powerful imagery in these verses absolutely strikes me...... one single grain, and a vast, magnificent meadow of gold that can feed thousands. can u see it? there is no comparison of that one grain of wheat with the beauty and majesty and usefulness of that meadow. but in that one grain lies infinite potential if it is planted and cared for by the Creator. it moves my heart and makes me want to pursue Jesus with a reckless abandon! ^-^ how has God's Word been stirring u up lately??