You are not defined by the numbers.
You are not defined by the numbers on your report card.
You are not defined by the numbers on your jeans.
You are not defined by the numbers in your bank account.
You are not defined by the numbers on social media.
You are not defined by the number of years you’ve lived.
You cannot be defined… except by God.
Let’s Argue… Or Not
In case you don’t know, this doesn’t work. Arguing won’t change someone’s mind. And you probably don’t want to find that out the hard way. Arguments, especially about religion, tend to only create conflict and hard feelings. And face it. If everyone is like me, no amount of arguing will change their minds. And if you prove that you’re right? People will avoid admitting that they’re wrong if they can.
If someone is wrong about something biblical, and it’s something dangerous, you should confront them about it gently and avoid an argument if you can. Remember to do this out of love, not so-called “superiority”.
And, just for laughs…
A Christmas Meme And A Bonus One, Too
Hellooo, everyone! I apologize for my absence lately, trips and Christmas stuff, y’know. But I had quite a burst of inspiration for memes and was also pretty productive with my writing! *round of applause*
So, as the subject line suggests, here is a Christmas-y meme, combining Jingle Bell Rock and The Avengers…
And a bonus one, too…
And why not add in another bonus one? 😀
Hope you enjoyed these! 😉 Think of this as a late Superhero Sunday, I guess. 😉
We’re All Puppets – Part One
If you do not want to enjoy my ranting and squealing over the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, you should stop reading now.
If you have not watched the trailer…
You’re all not worthy.
That was a joke. Watch and you shall understand.
There’s also a slightly different trailer here, if you’d like to watch it.
All right, let’s go over some things. Did you see Ultron? You know, that big scary robot dude who has no strings and wants to see everyone screaming for mercy? Did you see the Hulkbuster suit? And Captain America’s broken shield at the end?
So maybe you saw those things. I’ll probably find ways to incorporate a lot of elements into future superhero sunday posts. Please bear with me, and possibly enjoy it. 😉 But for now, you’ll have to settle for my thoughts…
Warning: Fandom moments ahead. You have been warned.
Did you hear that awesome, awesome song in the background. It’s AWESOME!!!! 😀 *deep cleansing breath* Anyway, if you don’t already know, that is a remix of this song.
Yup. Disney has worked a Pinnochio song into the teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. (Click here for the “Age of Pinnochio” mashup. Very funny. 😉 )
And in case you didn’t get the song, at the end Ultron quotes Pinnochio. “There are no strings on me.” (I need to learn to imitate his voice so I can use that quote.) 😀 And I saw somewhere that that kind of stands for how Ultron doesn’t have an emotional attachment to those around him.
As humans, we have a lot of strings. Sometimes we have to get rid of some of the bad attachments to those around us. Other times people put tension on our strings. Relationships are tough. But the one relationship we can always count on is our relationship with God. We need to keep building up that string, adding more and more fibers until the string is so strong that even Satan with a chainsaw can’t pull us away from him.
Next week: Age of Ultron Trailer part two – Ballerinas, the Maximoff twins, and Hawkeye’s epic suspicious face. And don’t forget Ultron!
Wings of Eagles
All of us go through hard times in our lives. Sometimes there are physical trials, and other times we go through rough spots in our relationship with God. When I go through tough times, I like to remember Isaiah 40:31, which says: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, They will run and not grow weary, They will walk and not be faint.” If you trust God with all your heart, he will give you the strength to get through the hard times.
Iron Man, Masks, and Tax-Free Weekend Shopping
I apologize for the lack of regular posts the last few weeks (especially Bible Trivia and Superhero Sunday) and hope you’re hanging in there. 🙂
If you didn’t already know, this weekend is tax-free weekend. Which means most of the outlet malls are packed.
Guess where we were yesterday.
Yep. The outlet malls.
We stopped into the Disney store to look at their Marvel things (which was actually slightly disappointing) and my dad pointed out a few Iron Man masks.
Now, is it just me (and keep in mind that I’ve only seen him in The Avengers) or does Stark’s personality seem to change a little when he’s in his suit. He seems more eager to crack jokes and be the funny guy when he’s just himself. When he’s in his suit, sure, he has a few funny moments, but it seems like he’s more focused and serious. Like he doesn’t need to be funny anymore.
We all use masks. Maybe not literally, but we all have labels that seem to define us and acts that we put up to make people think that we’re something we’re not. Some of those masks are harmful to us; other masks are harmful to other people.
God wants us to be who He made us, not who other people want us to be or who we want other people to think we are. He wants you to be… you.
So take off your mask and be the person God wants you to be!
What does true beauty look like? In 1 Samuel 16:7, God tells Samuel that: “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” We shouldn’t judge beauty by outward appearances’ we should look at people’s hearts. Instead of judging others or ourselves by what the media tells us beauty is, we should look at everyone, including ourselves, with God’s view of true beauty. The one who has Jesus in their heart and follows his commands is truly beautiful.
Lord help me when I fall. The falling I can do by myself.
-Funny Church Signs Calender
Hulk Smash – Part Four
This is the last part in our Hulk Smash series, unless I think of another topic. 😉 I hope that you’ve enjoyed this!
So many times in movies, books, and real life, actions are fueled by revenge. Not necessarily with the Hulk, but… well, I thought it needed to be in here. The Bible talks a lot about revenge, and what it says isn’t good.
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,
“I will take revenge;
I will pay them back,”
says the Lord.
This verse even quotes another verse that talks about revenge. The message is clear. Never take revenge. Let the Lord AVENGE you. 🙂