Monthly Archives: June 2014

Logical Thinking

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Ok, so now for an actual blog post hahah. I’ve actually had this on my mind for a few days. 

So, Christians don’t follow many of the Jewish laws because they’re no longer “relevant” anymore. For example, eating pig. In the Old Testament, it is stated that pig is an unclean animal. It was just recently that I came across this video (watch it): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20wJ9wRle3A

This video made me think. God didn’t make rules to make rules, he made rules for a purpose. He made rules to help us out a little, and to give us guidance. This means, the majority of the time I believe God has a logical reason to his rules. Because pork is so unhealthy, God didn’t want us to eat it. It makes sense! 

In the same way, I was thinking about sexual immorality. I think that definition can vary from person to person. However, that is not the point I am getting at. To understand what I am saying the definition we can follow is one person sleeping around with many people, or hooking up with randos all the times. That being said, I like this verse: 

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. (Corinthians 6:18-19)

Okay so cool, God wants us to stay pure. But he actually also states a logical reason in this. You are going against yourself, showing yourself no self discipline and low self control. That makes you a weakened individual, a rowdy, and childish individual. You lose self-respect. It makes sense. It really does. 

Therefore, I really do believe that God has a logical reason to everything he does. From rules, to plans for our future. He knows what he’s doing! 

tips on how to buy books

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So because in two days, the Fault in Our Stars is coming out in theatres (!!), my sister Don and I decided to read it. Now, in middle school teachers held this thing called book clubs where a group is assigned the same book to read. You read the book at the same time, and then gather at specific sections of the book to discuss it. And…you could eat food together if you wanted. Don and I were totally going to do this with the Fault in Our Stars. I mean, I think Hannah (Don) more wanted to do it because she wanted Starbucks #lol. But, I was down because I know we both wanted to read it before we watched it. 

SO, yesterday my family and I planned to go to Barnes and Nobles. My parents were in the store next door and Hannah and I went to the bookstore to purchase our books. Yes, books. The only way this book club thing would work is if we bought two copies of the book. And yes all the books were checked out at the library. SO, we confidently bought two books. The lady asked me if I wanted a gift receipt…and I said no. Then I came back to meet my parents. 

Then, my dad saw that we purchased two of the same book. He made us return it. If you can imagine, I was extremely embarrassed that five minutes later I was returning the second copy. The lady wasn’t even surprised. It’s like she knew it was coming! 

Anyways, now Hannah and I are sharing one copy of the book to do this book club ish. And the reason right now I am blogging is because DON TOOK THE COPY OF THE BOOK TO THE GYM!! (She is at the gym right now). No hard feelings don’t worry. 

Moral of the story: Don’t buy two of the same book.