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Anonymous asked
Testament to what you were saying earlier about you not being ready or eager for children lol.
Anonymous asked
People learn to be annoying only when their representation is annoying... If you're not annoying, you're kids likely won't be. But that's also all perception biased. So, you and you're potential future offspring might not be annoying to you, but could be to many others. Not liking/wanting kids is totally admirable, in my opinion anyways...but off of basis of "annoying-ness" is just ignorant (not to be offensive, just meaning you probably don't know any better) which I guess is a further

I dunno, man, a kid crying repeatedly because they’ve yet to grasp that me saying no the other seventeen times meant no is pretty universally annoying.

I like kids. I don’t like babies, and I don’t like kids that have become old enough to need to be “broken in” but instead have developed only the ability to see the world for “What It Can Do For Me.” All jokes aside, that’s really it, that’s what most kids develop first, is the instinctual understanding of who has things they need and how to get it. How to survive. And it’s annoying as all get out to be subjected to the blatant manipulation of a selfish kid who, biologically, believes that the ends justify the means. Crying, temper tantrums, disregard for me as an authority figure — no.

No, you get me a kid who’s tamed, who’s developed to the point of understanding the purpose of a father and who can trust me to care for him and also understands that my word is final and to go along with me even when he’s not really willing to? That’s a kid that will be a delight to be around.

Anecdotally, this discourse is a firm metaphor for humankind’s interactions with and view of God. Re-read it if you don’t see what I mean. :)

Anonymous asked
I totally did send a part two to that message about the child's brain, etc... Idk why it didn't go through :( . But basically based on the human brain, 5-11 and 20-24 are best times for "wisdom development". And while working with kids, I meet more pleasant and accepting of knowledge adolescents than pre-teens/teens...but that can also vary regionally by how susceptible their environment is to knowledge. More liberal places tend to be more intelligent & educated!

Good to know! Thanks for sharing. Though it is disconcerting that I’m rapidly exceeding my window…

This does not change that the first thing almost every little kid learns is how to be annoying. :)

Me: it's SO HOT in my apartment it's like A VOLCANO IN HERE

Me: remains perpetually half-naked while in my apartment

Me: My electric bill was ONLY $42.06 YES

Me: TOTALLY WORTH IT

Me: what's that smell

Me: oh it's me

jspark3000:

Before I left church yesterday, a little Sunday School kid said, “I won’t be here this Sunday. Can you give me a hug? And can you remember my name?” Suddenly I knew what Jesus felt like when he picked up children with their arms wide open, and I’m reminded that every human desire is really to be known and to be loved. It’s the heart of a kid who doesn’t want to be forgotten.

In my fridge:
6 spinach, carrot, and mushroom salads with Greek vinaigrette dressing
3 ~4oz. hamburgers made from 96/4 lean beef (I think) in separate container w/ bun
a tub of sloppy Joe meat made from the same lean beef
 1 sloppy Joe meat in separate container w/bun
7 organic yogurts that were marked down to $0.59
enough almond milk to survive the apocalypse
Nothin’ like grocery shopping day. :) Man, I cooked and prepped like a whole week’s worth of stuff! Feels awesome, man. #fedbutunwed

In my fridge:

  • 6 spinach, carrot, and mushroom salads with Greek vinaigrette dressing
  • 3 ~4oz. hamburgers made from 96/4 lean beef (I think) in separate container w/ bun
  • a tub of sloppy Joe meat made from the same lean beef
  •  1 sloppy Joe meat in separate container w/bun
  • 7 organic yogurts that were marked down to $0.59
  • enough almond milk to survive the apocalypse

Nothin’ like grocery shopping day. :) Man, I cooked and prepped like a whole week’s worth of stuff! Feels awesome, man. #fedbutunwed

Anonymous asked
Do you support abortion? (I'm not assuming just wondering)

No, I don’t. I know this is a hardcore issue for many people and my reply will cause some of you to become angry or resentful towards me, and that’s your right.

Anonymous asked
Interested in any ladies at the moment?

Yes, of course. Would that I could turn off my feelings!

Prayer is never an acceptable substitute for obedience. The sovereign Lord accepts no offering from His creatures that is not accompanied by obedience. To pray for revival while ignoring or actually flouting the plain precept laid down in the Scriptures is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble.

A.W. Tozer  (via craigtowens)

Anonymous asked
Babies are the future of mankind dude

Then I’ll like them in the future when they’re no longer babies, dude