Wednesday, 21 November 2007

It's so close I can taste it...

1 Exam to go. Only days away from having a tertiary education & letters after my name!!!! Woooooooooooo!!!! Can't wait. Friday afternoon sees the curtains draw on my University career. It is so exciting! It's just 1 of the amazing things that God is blessing me with at the moment! There's been somthing else kinda important happen in the last week or so as well, but I'll save that for another post.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Shout out

This one is a shout out to Ange. My sister who finished Year 12 yesterday. Congrats sis. May you never have to think about the quadratic formula ever again. I know I havn't since my Year 12 exams.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

The 1

No better time than 1:20am to try and compose a meaningful blog post.

I don't believe in 'the one' as some Christian circles would portray it. You know, where God has your perfect soul-mate already picked out and he is preparing the two of you for each other & you will meet when all his preparations are complete.

My two main objections to that 'Hollywood' version of meeting that special someone are:

  1. People have this nasty habit of hurting and sabotaging relationships with one another. Whether accidentally or on purpose, it seems unlikely to me that God would punish such actions against 'The One' with eternal singleness.

  2. I believe than any person could potentially make a marriage relationship work with many different people. I believe this because love is a choice and not an emotion. I believe a marriage works when both people choose to love each other regardless of circumstances.
But rather than detract from romance, I think these things add to it! With #1, people can learn from their mistakes to improve future relationships. As for #2. Well out of all the (good) guys that are out there, Tiarnee choose this one!

If anyone is worried, I'm only planning on making a marriage relationship work with 1 person.

I wonder if this will make sense in the morning....

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Hope in Adelaide


I was in Adelaide on the weekend for probably the last time (for the next few years anyway) as a visitor. Scary as that fact is, a brief moment of confusion would later calm my fears as I realized that maybe Adelaide won’t be so bad after all. I was confused because I was waiting for a bus on King William St, (Melbournians, think Collins or Bourke.) & lo and behold a tram rattles on past me. I got some serious déjà vu and as a tram rolls past the start of Rundle Mall. I wondered for a second if I was in Melbourne.

But alas, I was not. I was still on King William St just opposite Rundle Mall. For those who don’t know, the 1 remaining tram line in Adelaide has just recently been extended so that it runs the full length of the city, instead of half way. This was a revolutionary thing for Adelaide & the idea of tram lines in the busiest part of the city was a difficult one for many to swallow. But it is slowly being accepted. They haven’t quite mastered the art of turning right across tramlines yet, but all things in time.

This tram line may only be a small extension, but it gives me hope for the future. Any step which makes Adelaide more like Melbourne is a positive one. Perhaps, just maybe some South Aussies are starting to see the light. Today, it’s tramline extensions. But who knows? Tomorrow they may build freeways through the city, or waste large amounts of money on abstract architecture. (ala. Fed Square or ‘Southern Cross’) Adelaide may even get to host major sporting events.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Biblical Sarcasm

It has been said that:
Sarcasm is the lowest form of humor
But if it is good enough for God, it is good enough for me! Where does God use sarcasm I hear you ask? Probably the bible. One instance is in Job 38. I read it the other day, in particular note verse 21 in which God is quoted as saying:
Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!
As I said, if it's good enough for the almighty, it's good enough for me!

Political Aid

To follow up my previous post somewhat:
  • Labor have promised to lift Foreign Aid levels to 0.5% of GDP by 2015. This is an increase from:
  • The Coalition who have already commited to 0.35% of our GDP in Foreign Aid by 2010. The Libs are yet to commit past 2010.
So despite Labor looking the goods on this issue, BOTH parties have thus far failed in our commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals of 0.7% of GDP in foreign aid by 2015. (Source!)

Interestingly, both The Greens & Family First state in their policies that they would like to see the 0.7% figure reached or exceeded.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Political Judgement

According to this article (Heat on PM to cut link to pastor) Tony Abbott has made the call that the Labor party does not have "the degree of Christian commitment" that the Coalition has. So by inference "if you consider yourself a Christian you should vote liberal". I wonder if Mr. Abbott & other 'Chrisitan' pollies have read Matthew 7:
1"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

3"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

I think I'm capable of deciding on my own which party best represents my Christian beliefs. This should be obvious anyway because of fath & deeds etc. (James 2:17)


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