Looks like an #RedRobins #Yum is opening up in Great Mall…now if only they’d open up a B&N here…
Hi! I'm Leonard. I just graduated nursing school and am going to become a nurse. I like to write, read, listen to Rock N' Roll, Nerf, and yes, even watch cartoons (anime mostly), but don't get me wrong, I am quite the mature person. I believe in God and his message of Love. Welcome to the world that I live in :D
This graphic is fabulous. It represents a tiny crash course in rhetoric. Learn these things. Put them on your wall. Whisper them into the breeze. These are THINGS TO KNOW.
Bookmark this shit and the next time someone begins gobbling nonsense at you on a social network, instead of engaging, point them to this handy chart. Also useful: Thought Catalog’s “How To Have A Rational Conversation" flowchart.
Yesterday, our pastor, Pastor Linda Holbrook challenged our congregation: take an unused jar, put it somewhere easily accessible, and everyday write something you are thankful that happened that day and drop it in the jar. It could be about anything, from finding money in your washed laundry, to hearing a family member is being discharged from the hospital; as long as you are giving thanks to God. Then, when Christmas morning arrives, during when people open presents, or during a meal, they take the time to read each piece of paper (or post). The purpose of this is to have everyone be ready for the greatest present we can every have: the birth of Jesus Christ.
Now, when she asked for a raise of hands of who will actually do this, a good majority of the congregation raised their hands, including some of the youth, and myself. However, as to my present status now, there is no room for me to put a jar and write on a piece of paper and drop it in everyday; so I was thinking, “Hey why not use Tumblr? You haven’t been posting regularly, might as well use this a the vehicle.” Then I thought, “Yeah, that’s a good idea!”
Now then, I shall start off with two things (we were suppose to start yesterday, but my computer was being occupied):
1) Thank you God for Pastor Linda. She is leading our congregation back to do Your work.
2) Thank you God for giving me another day to live and do your work!
And with that, I challenge you to do the same thing. And if you want, you can also use Twitter or Facebook, and then even add the hastags #ThankYouGod #AdventChallenge I hope this challenge will bring a little more merriment to this coming advent season. God Bless you all!
In memory of Reverend Horace Wilson De Ocera
I went up to Pastor Elmar today at Pasasalamat. I’ve been checking up on his brother’s condition at the hospital since I found out he was ill. At our last CI Staff meeting a couple of weeks ago, he said that Pastor Wilson was in critical condition a couple of days before but had taken a turn for the better by that morning. He was feeling much better, livelier and in good spirits. I knew that it’s been a tough situation, and although I was never that close to Pastor Wilson, his son Kyle is an old friend of mine and I’ve been working closely with Pastor Elmar since I joined the Collective. It’s tough, seeing what Pastor Elmar was going through but at that Staff meeting, he was as engaged as I’ve seen him all year; laughing along during Ofest run-throughs, actively participating in the Spiritual Activity planning, held a seminar and offered insight and advice here and there. And then…
Pastor Wilson really helped pave the way for NorCal CI. He didn’t just offer his services as a CI Pastor, he helped refine the logistical aspects as well such as our current registration practices. He wasn’t the easiest guy to get along with at times, he was very smart and opinionated. By the time I joined the Collective, his relationship with some of the previous leadership teams have gotten difficult. So on my first FAM meeting as Internal Affairs/Camp Director, I went up to him and handed him a camp photo from 2CI0 before the meeting started. I thanked him for everything he’s done for us over the years. He smiled and shook my hand. Not a whole lot of words exchanged but that handshake is the first memory I recall when I think of him (actually blogged about it in 1/23/2011).
So when I saw Pastor Elmar today, I gave him a hug for a long minute. Then I looked him in the eye, and… words fail. I couldn’t say anything. I’m sure everyone has said the typical things in these situations; I couldn’t think of one but he looked at me and he nodded.
"I know. It’s alright. Thank you, anak."