Friday, July 23, 2010

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Re-working of a great quote...

Being rejected by the men of this world is sort of like being told by the devil that you don't qualify for hell because you aren't bad enough.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Where spiritual darkness dwells, in mind, the judgment, and the conscience will be darkened, and will mistake the way to heavenly life.

From WikiAnswers:

What is the difference between the New Testament and the Old Testament?
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The Old Testament records God's dealings with His chosen people, the Israelites, and the promise He made to them to bless the world through them. The New Testament records what Christians believe is the fulfilment of that promise, the birth of Christ, His life and the building of His church. Those of Jewish faith regard the Old Testament as their scripture. Those of Christian faith see both the Old and New Testaments as scripture.

Testament means "covenant." Christian Bibles consist of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament book is essentially the Jewish Bible, also called the Tenakh. The book of the New Testament consists of the writings that document the coming of the awaited messiah, Jesus Christ, and the development of His church.

Originally, the Old Testament was the covenant between God and Abraham, wherein God promised to bless all nations through Abraham's progeny. This promise, Christians believe, pointed forward towards Christ. The Old Testament lists the law, the ten commandments and many rules of observance, as well as history, psalms and wisdom. In the New Testament, Jesus says "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."

In Luke 24:44, Jesus said "... all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me." And "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Accordingly, Christians believe that the entire Old Testament was preparing God's people for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Christians believe the fulfilment of the law was accomplished by Christ's death and resurrection. Believers consider themselves not under the Old Testament law, but that by grace with the help of the Holy Spirit they follow the Law of Christ (Galatians 6:2) which is

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:37-40)

Christians believe the Old Testament is the history of God's mercy and grace towards Israel and His wrath towards sin. Yet, in His love for them, He sent His Son to die in just payment of the sins of all mankind. In the New Testament, one sees that man can never keep the law perfectly and thus earn eternal life in Heaven. It is a free gift given to those who trust in Christ's sacrifice as payment of their sin, resulting in their justification and eternal life.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Basically I posted this as a memo to myself...

Packing Well is the Key

If you are prepared for your cat's needs and choose the items that you take carefully, you can alleviate a lot of the anxiety for both of you. An unprepared traveler will find that his stress rises as he finds along the way that he does not have the tools to care for the traveling cat. And his stress will affect said feline.
What Things to Pack

1. Carrier: Some people opt for a special harness that secures to a seatbelt, but we highly recommend you stick to a hard shell carrier when traveling with your cat. A secured carrier is the safer way for your cat to travel and, if you get her used to it slowly before the trip, she will feel safe and comfortable in it.

2. Harness: Do bring a harness so your cat can stretch his legs at rest stops along the way. Stop every couple of hours at least.

3. Carrier Pad: Use a pad that your cat has been sleeping on at home. Bring additional pads or towels in case your cat has an accident during the ride, which is more than likely to happen. Keeping your cat dry and comfortable is essential to curbing his anxiety.

4. Toys: Many cats will ignore anything you place in their carrier yet familiar toys still seem to help calm kitty. Often cats will just lie on them instead of actually playing, but you might get your cat to play with a dangling toy in the vehicle at a rest stop.

5. Pheromones: Using a feline pheromone mimic collar or spray can help your cat relax on the trip. These pheromones are naturally secreted when a cat rubs his face on something so that, on returning to the spot, he is familiar with the scent and finds it comforting. Feliway spray can be used on your cat's bedding in his carrier or you can try a Good Behavior collar which creates a calming atmosphere for your cat anyplace.

6. Food and Water Supply: Calculate how much food you need to bring based on your cat's daily consumption. Bring enough for the whole trip so you don't possibly have to substitute a different brand at some point. It's better not to feed your cat while you're out on the road as it will likely just result in regurgitated food. Always bring more water than you think you'll need. It'll save you having to make stops just to get more. Offer it to your cat at every rest stop.

7. Bowls: There are many options for bringing along bowls for your cat - many people like the collapsible travel bowls but you can also get some that fit on the door of your cat's carrier. Keep in mind that water will splash as you roll along so only fill it half-way.

8. Treats: Bring several kinds of treats along and offer them to your cat at the rest stops. Don't be discouraged if she turns her nose up at them. After all, why should she trust something coming from the person who is putting her through this indignation? Leave a few in her carrier and she'll probably eventually eat them.

9. Litter Box: For the rest stops it's important to have a good little box system. The easiest place to put one when you stop is the floor of the passenger's seat. Let your cat roam around the car when parked and gently show her the box if needed. Your best bet is to get several disposable boxes with litter already in them so you can toss them after she's used them.

10. Medications and First Aid: It's easy to forget any medications that your cat takes so throw these into your bag early on in packing. Also bring a first aid kit which can be purchased at any large pet store or make one yourself with the following: gauze, medical tape, hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin (or similar product), tweezers, scissors, towels, sterile saline solution.
And Don't Forget...

Remember to pack your cat's vet records when you travel in case you need to bring her to a clinic during the trip. You should also gather information about vet clinics along your route so you know where to take her if there is an emergency. Check out this website for emergency clinics across the country. Also make sure any hotels you book are cat-friendly well in advance.

With a little planning, a trip with your cat can be fun (or, at least, tolerable). And keep in mind that cats tend to recover very quickly once they've reached the destination and re-established their role as ruler of their kingdom.


Fun fact #42:

I attract superintendents.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I've had a Twitter account for a while now, only began posting on it recently, the people I follow are way more interesting. Check it out if you enjoy the ramblings of a woman torn between her faith, love of junk food and misandry/misanthropy (mostly misandry). I go by nellieray.