16.9.11

the opportunity to live today

I'm reading Acts right now. I was thinking about Paul and him travelling and just literally living his life for God -- when I logged onto Blogger and read this post by Chloe at Blooming in Christ. Read it read it read it -- that's all I got to say.

Other news? Well, today is the sixteenth of the ninth twenty eleven -- and that means it's... Nick J's Birthday! Well, in Australia, anyway. Happy birthday, Nick J!

Bleah Briann introduced me to a totally awesome music site called Pandora -- you give the name of a band/singer you like, and they play that music, along with "related" titles. Like if you wrote Casting Crowns, you'd also get Chris Tomlin, Brandon Heath, Mark Schultz, maybe Fransesca Battistelli... that's how it works. And I love it.

It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday... I'm sorry. But it's true -- it's Friday. Woo!

Today's "words" are this: Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned.
What exactly does it mean to "condemn"? Well, that was my question. And right at this moment (this very moment in time) I found this passage in the Bible. The one where the people wanted to stone that lady who'd committed adultery. John 8:7-11

"If any of on you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."
..."Woman, where are they? Has no-one condemned you?" 

"No one, sir," she said. 
"Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

[condemn] 1.to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicatestrong disapproval of; censure.
Love people. That's why we're here. When they say something that hurts us, forgive them. Don't hold it against them for the rest of the day, month, year, life.  Pray for them. Pray for eachother, pray that God will Glorify Himself through us. Don't sweat the small stuff -- Let Go, Let God.

It's nearly Summer over here, and I can feel it.

3 comments:

  1. That's one of my favorite new testement passages! Oh, and it's still Thursday here. ;)

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  2. Emii, I just gotta say that every time I see that you've commented on my blog, I get really excited. =) You always leave the most encouraging and insightful comments... so thank you! It's such a blessing to know that my post blessed you!

    Hope you have a great summer!!! (It's so weird saying that because it's pretty much autumn here.)

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  3. How awesome..summer in Australia. Awww man summer is over here in America, but fall's fun too =)
    Did I already tell you I love your blog?

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