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Where Does It End?

Though I can never agree with 100% with things people say on media, I would have to agree with this lady on this one. I am a conservative by definition in many ways. The general stereotype is that a conservative is quite hard and closed-minded. As such, interacting and conversing with certain liberals has been one of the most frustrating things I’ve ever done. Why? I’d like to argue that liberals are some of the most close-minded people. As a conservative, I am open to discussion, debate and tolerance much like liberals (as most would assume). Though I may not accept their values as my own or agree with them, I can show respect for one’s opinion. I feel that’s being open-minded. However, whenever I find myself speaking against gay marriages or say that I’m pro-life, the liberals I’ve spoken with call me closed-minded. It made me think. Wait, I was just willing to listen to you and say to each their own, but you made a judgment call on me for my own personal beliefs and opinions.

Seeing things like what’s happening in this video makes me upset. The fact that you “feel” a certain way doesn’t change the truth that you are not. There are things in this life that you cannot “fake it till you make it.” I feel that gender, age, and race are some of those things. I’m sorry, but as a 30-year old, 5 foot Korean-American woman, I cannot just claim that I’m a 4 year-old 6 foot Dutch half boy/dog with one leg because “I feel like it” and expect to be viewed as such. It’s unrealistic and not true. Watching this really does beg the question, “Where does it end?”

There is truth and order in this world that’s been established by God. Without God, there would be no truth. People begin to create their own truths. Very dangerous waters. People are trying too hard in pushing the boundaries of the freedoms we’ve been given. This does not bring more “freedom.” Instead, it ushers in greater disarray and chaos in this world. The answer to that question is simple. There will be no end. One day, we might be expected to tolerate a 40-year old saying they feel like they’re supposed to be with a 6-year old romantically. Something to think about as this world continues to unfold.

Brace Yourself and Answer Me

Incredibly well-done by the people at Bible Project. This made me revisit the book of job to confirm what was being said. I was simply mind-blown as I read god’s response to job. The dialogue began to unfold the extreme gravity of god’s infinite wisdom. How incredibly meticulous he was in creating this universe and everything in it. God responds with questions like:

Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundations?
Who marked off its dimensions?
Who shut up the sea behind doors when I fixed limits for it and said, ‘This far you may come’?
Have you ever given orders to the morning or shown the dawn its place?
What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?
Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwelling?
Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the bear with its cubs?
Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?
Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?
Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind?
Can you set up god’s dominion over the earth?
Will you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
Answer me, Job.

Job responds:

I am unworthy, how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth. I spoke once, but I have no answer-twice, but I will say no more.

What a humility-inducing series of questions. There’s your answer.

What a Beautiful Name. Hillsong

death could not hold you
the veil tore before you
you silenced the boast of sin and grave
the heavens are roaring the praise of your glory
for you are raised to life again

you have no rival
you have no equal
now and forever god you reign
yours is the kingdom. yours is the glory
yours is the name above all names

what a beautiful, wonderful, powerful name it is
the name of Jesus

what’s in a name quotes the famous juliet.
when it comes to this name, everything.