Monday, March 30, 2009

Xplanashun

So I feel that the results of the poll must be explained. Heather was the only one that voted that my taste in music is terrible (cheater, she voted twice), and she only did so because I despise the Jonas Brothers. Yeah. Try and figure that one out.
As far as I know, disliking the Jonas Brothers actually makes my taste in music that much better. So there.
~Charlemayn

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Toodahy's Musik

So last night Colton made fun of me for putting "High and Dry" on my blog. It's a good song, and I liked it when I heard it. But, to make Colton happy, I selected another, "better", Radiohead song. Karma Police is awesome.
As to the rest of the lineup *gasp* no Christian bands. Meh sue me.
Oh, wait. I guess Anberlin is kinda sorta Christian.
Deal with it. They're all sweeeeet songs.
~Charlemayn

Friday, March 20, 2009

Neu Sangs

So an interesting lineup this time around...Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Anberlin, Switchfoot and Coldplay. They mix really well, though, so I suggest listening to the thing the whole way through. Tell me what you think.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Teh Ipad Shafful Thang

I posted this on facebook and decided to share it with you. Not gonna lie, it's pretty sweet.


DISCLAIMER: I have 2700 songs on my Ipod. This could go anywhere.

1. Put your music on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag 10 friends who might enjoy doing the same as well as the person you got the note from.



WHO IS YOUR WORST ENEMY?
Elephant Bones - That Handsome Devil

WHAT MAKES YOU MAD?
Blood Money - Bon Jovi

IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
Burning Hell - R.E.M (wow...)

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
You know my name - The Beatles (lol)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Bend to Squares - Death Cab For Cutie

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Put Your Money Where Yer Mouth Is - Oasis

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Gone - Jack Johnson

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis (HA!)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
The Fly - U2

WHAT DO PEOPLE WANA DO WITH YOU?
Jump - Van Halen (lol...)

WHO ARE YOU?
Take On Me – A-Ha

WHAT IS 2+2?
Politicians - Switchfoot

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Operation Ground and Pound – Dragonforce (not really, promise…haha).

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Cookie Jar – Jack Johnson (LOL!!!)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Get a Rhythm – Johnny Cash (amen)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP
Blacking Out the Friction – Death Cab for Cutie (legit song btw)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin (so true…bahahaha.)

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Mothers of the Disappeared – U2 (HA…nice.)

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police (it’s the truth, too.)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
The Runaways - Anberlin

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Easier To Run – Linkin Park

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Hung in a Bad Place - Oasis

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
The Fatal Wound - Switchfoot

WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Hey Now! - Oasis

HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Twin – Muse (my evil twin Heather will kill me…most likely.)

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
New Candles – Death Cab for Cutie

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Changes – 3 Doors Down

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
You Like Me Too Much – The Beatles

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
If There’s A Rocket Tie Me To It – Snow Patrol (yeah cuz that makes sense)

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Your House – Jimmy Eat World (seriously. pick up all that underwear lying everywhere.)

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
The Shadow Proves the Sunshine – Switchfoot (SO TRUE!!! Ah…)

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Promise of a Lifetime - Kutless

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
I Feel Fine – The Beatles (hahaha no joke)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Circles – Switchfoot (anything round basically)

WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Helter Skelter – U2

Colur Blinde

So I don't know if you know this, but I am red-green colourblind. Which is not really that fun, come to think of it. I can determine between red and green, but when they get really close in hue, I can differentiate between the two. Take, for example, this test:





I don't know if you can see it, but the only numbers I see clearly are the 56, the 25, and very very vaguely, the 29. Everything else is just random dots.
I'm apparently not alone, though, because 12-20% of white males are red-green colourblind, along with my little brother and my grandfather. I daresay it's hereditary.
Your legally (colour) blind friend,
Charlemayn

Saturday, March 14, 2009

SAT

So I got up at 6:30 on my Saturday, my only day to sleep in, to go take some tests for four hours. It was awesome.
Or not.
Meh I did alllright. But I signed a paper thing and can't tell you anything about it. It was aight though.
Anyways about the poll...apparently "dancing" is winning with two votes, but the populace seems to be split over the other options. Turns out the atomic mass of NaCl really has no relevance to anything and no one would ever use it in an everyday situation. Piano is cool...but takes dedication. The meaning of life is important ha...but idk.
Dancing takes two.
Will it be you?
:P
~Cree

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Teh Fresh Sahngs

So here's some new musik. I'm going a bit softer this time with Arcade Fire and Coldplay, but it's all good. Muse's "Thoughts" is really deep...I mean what is really going through the head of a dying atheist? It would scare me, if I got to the end and it really was the end. The amount of hopelessness and fear that must tear through their minds must be overwhelming.

Anyways, I've been sick for the past week or so. My nose is all stuffed up and it's starting to go into my lungs so now I have started coughing...not fun. Blahhh. At least I was able to go to Ana's awesome party on Saturday. Where we played link tag, which is an awesome game :P. Then I was able to go to church, Ultimate Frisbee, and play practice which wasn't really play practice but still awesome on Sunday. Ah, well, I hope I'll get better.
That's all for now,
Cree

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ded r Ahliv

Winter Camp was brilliant.

The messages, bold.
The weather, brisk.
The vista, beautiful.
The friends, beawesome.
The worship, blissful.
The workshops, boisterous.

It causes one to think. So let's look at the theme verse for camp...
"For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:3).

We are dead? Huh? How can we be dead? Where is our life? How can it be hidden?
Let's look at a parallel verse, which has really become the theme for my life lately. Ephesians 2:1-10:

1
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,

2in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.

3Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

4But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

5even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

6and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

7so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

So verse one: Dead in trespasses and sins...kinda reminds one of Colossians 2:13, "When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross."

Christ made us alive even when we were dead in our transgressions, meaning that "while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom 5:8). What great love! While we were still spitting on Christ, gambling for his clothes, mocking him, and hating him, he died for us. While we were still dead, he was being made alive. And we know that Christ is the firstfruits of the Resurrection (c.f. 1st Corinthians 15).


But the verse that I really want to touch on is verse 10: Christ has prepared good works for us. All we need to do is walk in them.

How beautiful is that? It is by grace we have been saved, yes, but that does not mean that we now are able to do nothing because we have been saved. As Aristotle writes, "Happiness is the reward of perfect virtue". Thus, the vision of God is gained through walking in the works that have already been prepared for us.

So we were dead in our trespasses and sins. We were corrupt, we had lost the Image of God. Yet while we were dead, Christ was being made alive. While we were dead, he was preparing good works for us. While we were dead, he was selecting us for his kingdom.

What does it mean to be Hidden in Christ?

Isaiah 30:20-21:
Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. Your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

Christ is no longer hidden to us, but we are so absorbed and consumed by him that whenever we even think about turning out of the good works he has prepared for us, he will steer us back. That we, as his sheep, will recognize his voice and return to the Path without hesitation.
The next verse says:

And you will defile your graven images overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold You will scatter them as an impure thing, and say to them, "Be gone!"

To be hidden in Christ is to be so consumed by him, that we will banish all things that attempt to take his place. Be gone!

I am dead to my sin, and alive, hidden in Christ. Are you?

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