- My first wish would be for a better topic for my blog post.
- My second wish would be for actual, real people to exist who would read my blog post (except for my loving and caring family who are already with me through good and bad blog posts—emphasis on bad).
- My third wish would be for everything to be normal to show people that weird is actually good and that if things were normal, the world would be a terrible place to live.
- My fourth wish would be to turn everything back the way it was and see if it does make me happier like in the show.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
- Lazy people.
- Realizing that many of the things that annoy you are a result of lazy tendencies but you just overcome them.
- Realizing you do not overcome your lazy tendencies all the time and can be considered a lazy person at times.
- You are never satisfied with finishing tasks, as you have plenty more to do.
- Jealous of the lazy person who is satisfied with the tasks, or lack thereof, he has accomplished.
- Everyone else is still asleep.
- No one is at church yet.
- “The party started an hour ago, why are you just arriving?”
- “If you would learn to be like me, you would not have those problems.”
- Trying to come up with a list about non-lazy people when you do not even consider yourself as one or vice versa. In other words, I do not claim these are accurate.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Anyway, where was this blog post going? Well, it depends on what you mean by going. This blog post is currently going from my computer to the servers where it is hosted, but now that you are reading it, it is going from the servers to your computer. Wait a minute, that would mean that I am in your computer right now! Well what do you know! Oh the things I can do. Let us try something. Computer, make everyone’s homepage of the browsers to be www.jeremyham.com. Maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh…
So now that you know where this blog post is going, we can continue with our topic of the scariest monster. What do you think of when we consider the scariest monster ever? Do you think of zombies, vampires, or werewolves?! AHHHHH! Perhaps you may even think of, well maybe I should not mention it … maybe you think of, of, of crickets!!! Oh woe is us in this torment of cricketdom!
You might say that that is ridiculous because crickets are not even around during this time of the year, depending on where you live. But I say that is what they want you to think. They want you think they are not around, and then when you least expect it, “Chirp, chirp, chirp!” “SHUT UP! I just want to sleep! Why are you so loud, chirping in my shower, which is right next to my bedroom?! Why do you only come in the middle of the night to torment me?! AAAAAHHHH!!!” Okay, I might have been traumatized by crickets when I was younger.
Upon searching, it seems there is a name for this type of fear—orthopterophobia. Of course, if you read my previous blog post Are You Afraid of the Dark? you will realize there is nothing of which you should be afraid if you submit to your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so there really is no such thing as the scariest monster ever if you are a Christian. As God’s Word states, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Halloween is right around the corner, and the monsters are beginning their preparations to be frightening. The darkness is painting the evenings blacker and blacker each night (in this part of the world at least), and people are practicing their screams. Well, at least I am, but I always do that and not just because Halloween is coming up. You never know when a well practiced scream could come in handy or mouthy. Ha ha, get it? Screams come from mouths and not hands? Oh never mind.
So yeah. The dark is a formidable foe. The dark is so terrible that I have to use a light to see. Most people sleep at night. Ever wonder why? It is because the darkness dictates that they do, and the people that do not sleep at night are usually so tired from fighting the dark fairies of sleep that they go straight to sleep in the light.
All of that is true with a little elaboration for effect, but did you notice that the dark runs away from the light? It comes back when the light fades, but when the light starts to shine again, the dark never stays around to find out what happens! The dark would seem to be the one that is scared and cowardly, so why should we be scared?
You might say it is the monsters who hang around in the dark that is what gives the dark a bad name, but why not take something with you that even monsters would be scared to face? Whether the monster is purely in your mind or takes a physical form, God has created all things and is complete control. Let God be your refuge and fear no more.
It is the monsters that should be afraid. Consider Hebrews 10:31: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Praise be to God that we need not be afraid for those that submit to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
In other words, I would like to teach them what it means to be apart of a "peculiar people" for Jesus Christ, our Savior and God—we are meant to be separate from the world. People will see us as different or weird, but that will be a good thing. If they do not, then we may not be living as we should. I want them to not only know truth from this passage but to make it their own and spread to the news to others so that they can do the same.
I just realized I am not sure I ever answered the title of the blog post. The title was really rhetorical based on the topic of this blog post—that is, spreading the message of weird. If everyone takes hold of this message, then weird will no longer be weird. It is a good goal to have at least. In the end, we all know that God wins, and His peculiar people will be come the norm—and that is a good thing!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
In fact, I am not even sure what a morning person would look like. Would they look like a sunrise and smell like dew? Typing of which, I do not believe I have ever smelled dew. How can water on plants and things smell? Then again, I have never studied the subject, so maybe the answer is obivous.
Moreover, I am not even sure why it is necessary when greeting people to declare the morning as good. What purpose does it serve? It only reminds the non-morning people that they are awake when they should be back in bed, and if you declare good morning to a morning person, they already agree with you, so why state it?
While I am on this subject, do you ever find it awkward when someone asks you, "How are you?" Then you respond to the question only to find they were not actually wanting an answer—they were really just using it as a greeting. Perhaps we should start by greeting people with an answer to the "How are you?" question before they even have the chance to ask it.
Picture it like this: In the morning, Billy Bob walks up to a person and says, "Good!" (Of course, Billy Bob is not really feeling good because he is not a morning person, but that is one of the standard answers to the question even if the world is crumbling around you.) So the person, who was about to say, "How are you?" (however, just as a greeting) is confused and a little dazed. With that, the bewildered person asks Billy Bob, "What?" Billy Bob has gotten the person to ask a question to which they really want an answer!
Some people ask, "What's up?" as a greeting as well, but why do people want to know what is above me? There are usually so many options too—like the "next level," "roof," "clouds," "birds," "sky," or my favorite, "new heights."
Maybe we should simply stick to saying, "Hello," or something similar. Now what is the point of greetings? It seems to be an announcement of your presense or an acknowledgement of the other person's presense. For example, what if you started your conversation without announcing your presense? People might get so shocked, not having acknowledged your presense due to your lack of announcing it, that people who are usually morning people might even become non-morning people.
Okay, so I have taken up most of this morning in which I have woken up too early writing this blog post, so I had better publish it now. Hello!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Why it is a good idea to write on a blog with your thoughts? Is it for the benefit of the many others that will read your blog every time you post on it? I believe personal blogs are like the end credits to the movie: only the family members of people that contributed to the movie read them.
In my case, I wonder if my family even read these, but that is okay, as there is another good reason to write in a blog. Although in order to give this reason I will need to explain what my brain remembers, and that is nothing. Yep—nothing, nada, zilch, zero, etc.
As I go back and read my previous blog posts, it is like I am reading them for the first time ever—as if I never wrote them. Admittedly, my brain does remember some things, and that is all the significant terrible things that has ever happened in my life. Okay, so I am being a little sarcastic, but I am trying to make a point. A point that I may have made on a previous blog post, but I have forgotten about it. I guess I could go back and read my blog posts to see if I have made a similar point, but I am lazy.
Typing of which, I was just reading a blog post of this really funny but lazy guy writing about annoying things he does not like to do. You should read it. Of course, you might realize that the blog post was actually written by me. I was personally surprised I wrote it myself. As I was reading it, I was thinking that all of those lazy items are still very relevant to me now! It is almost as if I know who I am when it comes to laziness. I guess that is good to admit to, which is the first step to recovery.
Anyway, writing blog posts helps me to remember my thoughts, as my brain seems to have issues. Typing of which, I have already confirmed the existence of the brain in a previous blog post, but I never did find out if it was working properly, which makes sense if it is not because I have a terrible time remembering things.
I was recently reading a really good article on What Memories Are Made Of, which helped me realize some of why I do not remember things. Maybe the reason why I do not remember things is because my brain has to make room for my amazing processing power that I use on a constant basis. Then again, maybe not. Maybe my brain works just the way God made it!