Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Real or Fantasy?

During these last couple of weeks I have been watching a series entitled "Heroes". It is really a great television series and watching it has brought a question to my mind. Are there really people out in the world with special abilities? I do not necessarily mean that some people can fly or walk through walls or have x-ray vision, but I mean they have special abilities that very few people possess.

We have people in the world who are geniuses when it comes to numbers, or figuring out algorithms or mathematical formulas. We have some who are child prodigies who can play Mozart and Beethoven at the age of two. There are people who can look at something that is in pieces and know exactly how to put it back together without even needing an instruction manual, because in their mind's eye they know exactly what to do and how it is supposed to be placed back together.

Here is my bigger question though, what about the special abilities that no one believes in? For instance, what if someone could dream something about the future? What if someone can look at a picture and know something about the person or the place in the picture without even knowing the person or the place? What about a person who can look someone deep in the eyes and know exactly what they are thinking at that very moment? What about someone who can pass by a person, bump into them (on accident or on purpose) and know something good or bad about that person by just a mere touch? -as if a energy wave has passed from one body to another- Not many people believe that these things are true but what if they are? What if there really are these kind of people out in the world who have these abilities? They can't talk to the dead, they are not fortune tellers, they can just do things that not many people can do. What is your opinion? Are there really these type of people out in the world, or is it all just comic book fiction?

In Bible times God gave certain people the ability to prophecy. He gave certain people the ability to interpret dreams. Does He still enable people to have those kinds of abilities or is it something of the past, meant only for the past? I understand that now we have the Bible to live by and use as a guideline for our lives but would He stop giving those abilities just because we have the Bible? I have heard some say people don't have those abilities anymore because we have God. Meaning, we can go straight to Him in prayer for answers or whatever the case may be. Here is my thought though, we had that same opportunity then too. Yes, it was a little different because at the time we had to have blood sacrifices, but we still prayed to God. Even though we could pray to Him he still had people prophecy or interpret dreams. After Jesus came and died and became the sacrifice for us did it all stop? Did God quit allowing people to have these abilities or is it still around?

We have all heard of premonitions. What would one consider that to be? A once in a life time thing when something is about to go horribly wrong?

What about the idea of Guardian angels? I really have studied this out and personally believe that God gives each child his or her Guardian angel until they no longer need their Angel's protection.

This is the question I pose to you: The supposed abilities some may have; is it a gift from God or
a comic book fantasy? Tell me what you think.

Until next time,


Thursday, August 21, 2008

E. All of the above

Well, now it has been more than just a couple days. I thought I would be able to write just a few days later but as you can tell, I did not. Unfortunately, I also forgot what it was that I wanted to write about. I must have resolved whatever was bothering me.

On to a new subject at hand, school started back this past week and already I feel as though I have information overload. It is okay though because I know these classes are going to get me through to a nursing career. I just have to keep reminding myself of that. I have to go take a test tomorrow that will decide whether I can apply to the RN program for the spring semester or not. I only need 5 points to apply so I hope I can boost my points up in math just a little bit more. I have found, now more than I have before, how complex our bodies can be and the necessities our bodies need to function properly thanks to the classes I am taking this semester. It is amazing! God truly outdid Himself when he created the human being.

It seems just when you start forgetting about God's greatness He does something to remind you He is there and He is infinite in his wisdom and might.

My cousin Tiffany is still going through Chemotherapy. Please continue to pray for her as she is going through the treatments. That girl is taking it like a trooper though. Her sense of humor is still up and kicking, she will still laugh at the slightest thing, and from what I can tell, her appetite is fine. She just gets tired more often and she aches at times. Some of my mom's family hopes to come up for Labor Day weekend and hopefully she will feel well enough to come.

Over the last few weeks I have lost a few piano students for various reasons. I was a kind of dissappointed for a little while. The very next week I had three more students begin. It was as if God saw my dissappointment and gave me more students than I had actually lost. He is good to us even when we don't deserve his goodness.

Thankfully, the rain has come and gone! The sun shone bright this morning and I was excited. I was starting to get a little down because the rain just wouldn't seem to stop, then this morning the song, "High of '75" was in my head on the way to school. I want to share the chorus with you!
It goes: "Now I'm sunny with a high of '75 since You took my heavy heart and made it light and it's funny how you find you enjoy your life when you're happy to be alive."
Soon fall will be coming which is actually my favorite season but I wouldn't mind the sunshine for a few weeks longer before we get to hoodie weather!

Oh, here is something else really neat. As many of you know I have a Facebook page. Well, a few weeks ago I found some people we were stationed with in California. I became their friends on there and we have been doing alot of catching up. The internet is really a fantastic thing sometimes! We still have a lot of catching up to do, but it has been great.

Well, I guess that is all I have for this blog. Hopefully I will have something really interesting to write about next time. I know this one was kind of hard to follow because my subjects seemed to constantly be changing but I knew I was probably going to do that; that's why the title of this blog is as stated above. :-)

Have a great weekend! Get outside and enjoy the warm weather, because who knows how much longer we will have it.

Until next time,


Friday, August 1, 2008

Summer Days

It is now the 4th day of August and I can't believe how time is flying by! I just got finished with summer classes a few weeks ago and already enrolled for the next semester that starts in just a few weeks. I am definitely a little more nervous about this semester than I was any of my other ones. I am taking a full load this fall with Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Microbiology, Nutrition, and First Aid. I have never taken that many courses at one time and I am a little nervous about taking two science classes at the same time. Everyone said it is going to be hard but because I do not really have a day to day job or family to worry about I should be able to study more and make good grades. I really hope so or else I may be dropping a class or two.
My friend, Leann, is back from her tour with the Melodies (a singing group) for the summer and we are definitely going to be hanging out as much as possible before we both have to start the next semester of our college classes.
I guess I do not really have a lot to put into this blog but I have another one I am soon going to write that has been brewing in my mind for a while. Summer has been excellent though and although school is coming in just a few weeks I am trying not think about it so much until I really have to. I went canoeing(sp) down the Illinois river last week, had a piano recital for my students the week before that, and have been working out at the gym at least twice a week. It has been really relaxing to not have to worry about writing papers or studying or anything. It's really been great!
Well, I hope you all are having a wonderful summer! I will write again soon with something that has been on my mind for the last couple weeks.

Until next time,