Wednesday, November 28, 2007


This week has been trying.
That's the main thing I have to say. I am sooo looking forward to the end of the school week tomorrow and then a fun weekend (especially because we're going painballing and out to the desert - wawhoo! It's been 8 months since we were last out in the desert, and I can't wait to be back... plus we'll be bringing our swords... hurrah!).

We watched Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope again this week, followed by Fly Away Home. *sigh* They only made my longing to fly even worse.
Apart from that, my week has been filled with studying, frustration, stress, and cheering on people who have fallen behind in NaNoWriMo.
Today I decided to catch up on a lot of things, so I'm blogging, reading, writing... Oboe today was a blast, I'm starting to love that thing more than ever, and I've been figuring out my favorite Les Miserables instrumental on Oboe-Wan Kenobi (hehe).

And, we get my notes from Oasis... we had a guest speaker, and he tied a lot of things in with Facebook (thankfully he explained them a lot for non-Facebook users like myself. I'll try to do my best to explain things for y'all).
God's Facebook - Ben Jones
On Facebook, there are these little battle things between Pirates and Ninjas, Jedi and Sith, things like that. Within the battles, you have rankings. Life is a battle, in which Jesus must rank number one. Not five. Not even two. NUMBER ONE!

(Jonah's Prayer - Jonah 2)
Ninevah clung to worthless idols and needed change. Jonah was sent to tell them to repent, but he didn't care about the world. (Do we?) We've been told too. Too often, we cling to idols - like Facebook - as well.
We are supposed to be compassionate to the world. How can we do this when we have idols? By getting rid of the idols, and putting God first! If we don't, God will be like someone on Facebook who really wants to be your friend - and keeps sending you request after request... God will persist! He wants you for a friend!

(Revelation 3:20)
What's our aim in life? To collect the most friends? Is that a worthy aim? Or is our aim to see the faces of those friends in heaven? People on Facebook sometimes have over 200 friends. But many don't have the friend that counts.
Jesus is the one friend that really counts.

(Romans 12:1-21)
Don't feel like you have to be like your friends.
Yes, it may be hard. But we can as HIM and HE will help us, HE will be the friend we will be like. Don't be a sheep to the shepherd of worldly things. Be Jesus' sheep.
Do you see God's face? Are you a friend in HIS Facebook? (God's Facebook- The Bible).

Has Jesus sent you a friendship request?
Have you accepted it?


Autumn said...

Oasis sounds really neat.
Maybe sometime you could put a link of you playing oboe on. It would be really cool, because I honestly couldn't tell you what an oboe sounds like. Do you have a favorite instrument to play? You seem yo enjoy them all. Maybe you should pick up sitar. =)

Kyleian said...

I love Oasis. :) The only thing I DON'T like is that the guys in the praise band won't turn down their guitars unless a grown-up tells them to do it so often it's way too loud and the focus is more on the music than the words, which isn't good.

Yes, I really do need to record me playing Oboe... I will try sometime, the thing is that it sounds so different out by the computer than it does in my room because of echoing.

Oboe is both my favorite and the most frustrating to play sometimes. Guitar can be really fun, and I do love playing piano... violin rarely happens anymore, I don't really have the time and I can't play my little sister's very well because it's so small. :)