Speak Like A Lady Who Knows God!

One thing that I truly dislike that ladies do with each other/to each other is when they call each other derogatory, demeaning, nasty names. Now granted I don’t believe in using profane, degrading words with ANYBODY, but for right now, I’ll just say this girl to girl…sister to sister.  While I do not feel I need to give any examples for what I mean as we were all born but we weren’t born yesterday; I’m sure you have heard a thing or two in your lifetime about the things women say to each other. It’s not pretty…it’s not cool, it’s quite distasteful if you ask me. Why we do it does not matter and who we do it to does not matter. I don’t think it’s okay to use with your mother, your best friend, your enemies or whoever else you may “think” its suitable to use with. Why ? To me, just listening to such words come out of someone’s mouth is just unpleasant. To God, he does not approve of it at all. The bible says in Ephesians 4:29: “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

The bible says “let no corrupting talk” come out of your mouth. Whether it’s a way you “express yourself” or whatever reason, it’s not good language to use period. Also, building up people is not about just telling people positive things but its also about telling people things in a constructive, respectful manner. Furthermore, the bible says in James 3:10: “From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.” You probably have seen it, heard it yourself where people are praising God/speaking kind words to people then turning about and cursing somebody out in the most vulgar or inappropriate language! There can not be a two way street, you either speak one way or another. After all, it is what comes out is what defiles a person (Matthew 15:10-11).

We can all go around saying whatever we want but that does not mean there are not consequences for what we say. Though there may not be any consequences that we can see in front of us/ahead of us but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. Even besides ourselves, we should have enough respect for other people that we will not use it with anybody. If its not fit for you to call your mother these things, it’s not fit for anybody. Let us use words that will build up each other in constructive truth and sincerity. It’s good for us, good for those who hear you speak and good for the one who is listening to you.

Trip to The Fair = Goal Met!

Earlier this year I created a list of the things that I would like to do this year that in previous years I would not do and/or did not get a chance to do. Well, one of the things that I wanted to do that I did not do last year was head out to the State fair. Honestly, I can not say that I did not go last year because I could not go but perhaps because I talked myself out of it. Either way, this year I was blessed with an opportunity to go and I took it! Though I had my doubts and up to the day of the outing, I almost tried to talk myself out of going and was imagining the worse-case scenarios, I am so glad that I went. It was more than just attending some “fair”, it was experiencing something that I’ve never experienced before in this state and crossing out something on my 2014 list. Fortunately, I did not go to the fair alone and had my little sister as a companion. Unfortunately, she was recovering from a sore throat, complained throughout that she was so hot and just wanted to keep sitting down. Nevertheless, we made it through and had a fine time :) I got some amazing lemonade and an beautiful fan and my little sister got some ice cream, a fan and some shaved Ice = happy people :)

Sister Bonding Time: AZ State Fair
Sister Bonding Time: AZ State Fair
Too expensive to ride but got a free picture ;p
Too expensive to ride but got a free picture ;p
Bright Sunny Day made for a Hot Sunny Day! On the Sky Ride, closer to the sun!
Bright Sunny Day made for a Hot Sunny Day! On the Sky Ride, closer to the sun!

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Laffy...taffy.....candy ?
Laffy…taffy…..candy ?
Craziest Ride of em all!
Craziest Ride of em all!

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Ice Cream Looks Yummy  but not for 4.50. On the other hand, I wonder how much the chocolate bacon was ;p
Ice Cream Looks Yummy
but not for 4.50 ;p On the other hand, I wonder how much the chocolate bacon was ;p
Sky Ride = best ride ever...as long as there's no wind or technical issues.
Sky Ride = best ride ever…as long as there’s no wind or technical issues.
Swings = My Childhood Ride ( at least in my head)
Swings = My Childhood Ride ( at least in my head)
Admiring the Fair View!
Admiring the Fair View!
Busy people!
Busy people!

~ Baaps

Observing the Skies: Incoming Storm on October 19th, 2014

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Another Upside Down Picture

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Upside Down Picture
Upside Down Picture

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Initially, I was busy on my computer and I noticed that there seemed to be a storm coming in as the clouds became more and more full but I did not quite want to get up from my chair to get a full look. However, I thought to myself… the storm will come and go but what I am working on the computer will surely be here later so I stopped what I was doing to look at the window…and the sky was so lovely that I had to take a few pictures. Now these pictures are not a representation fully of what I saw as I did bring use contrast to bring out the colors a bit more but know I am not trying to make something that is not and hurt your eyes; I just try to enhance the view by what doing what I can on my side ;p. Because I was interested in seeing how the storm progressed,  eventually I dropped what I was doing, grabbed my camera and hopped up on my bed and stared out the window to watch the show. Unfortunately my webcam would not connect to my computer for me to record it and my digital camera had extremely low quality because it was dark out but nevertheless, I was able to capture a few pictures to share with you from earlier on :)

~ Baaps

My Ever-Growing Glass Bottle Collection!

LovemysodasWho could think something as simple as Glass Soda/Juice bottles would make someone so happy ? It all started last year when I wanted to try out some soda’s that I never heard of at a place called Chloe’s Corner and now, I continue to add more bottles into my collection since I can not bear to just casually toss them away in the trash…I mean look at these beauties.  Unfortunately,  I have not been able to spend much ( the bottles can range from 0.77 cents to almost about 2.50) as you can probably see since I’ve been at this since last year ;p. However, I hope that my collection will certainly grow more over the course of 2014 as I recently was able to go over to Target to get my Pepsi glass bottle ( which took awhile longer to drink) and a 7UP glass bottle. Anyway, I just wanted to share with you one of my latest endeavors :)

~ Baaps

Rejection – October 11th, 2014

Yesterday was the day I was suppose to go volunteer at an event that promoted awareness about hunger, identity theft and recycling; I know THREE causes in one event = amazing! My shift started at 8am so I got up at 6something so that I could get ready and have enough time to walk over to the event. The previous night I was rambling to a friend about being able to participate in an event such as this and this morning I was beaming with excitement/ optimism as I thought how the event would be. After all, I was looking forward to this event since the day I signed up for it. As I walked to the event, as I got closer, I saw that the streets were closed off, I saw people in their event day-shirts, I saw cars beginning to arrive and this caught me by surprise as I did not know the event was going to be in the capacity that it was. However, this positivity was shattered within seconds after arriving.

Once I arrived to the event, I was told that I needed to bring X by this lady in order to carry out the task that I was assigned; and since I did not own one, I was turned around to head home. It wasn’t as much as not having X that disappointed me, though I do wish I was informed ahead of time that I needed X in order to participate as I certainly would have come prepared. What disappointed me more so was how I felt I was treated as a volunteer, by the lady that greeted me, as somebody wanting to work with their event to make it successful. I was corrected in my speech, apparently found to be no other use for the event, and while I couldn’t help but try to keep a smile on my face as I was there, walking back to my dormitory…I fell into a dullness, sadness and utter numbness. Yes, this perception that I was rejected may have been only my own feelings in this matter, but if I believe that was what it was, then that is how I feel about what it was.

For me, it was just crazy how I woke up this morning with plans to do X with such good intentions and within seconds, life takes a different turn and your feeling a whole different kind of way. While I do wish their event much success, as I LOVE the causes that they are supporting, I can’t help but be so disappointed. The fact that I was trying to help this organization find two more volunteers for their event, makes me glad that no one replied back to my call for help because I would have wasted their time! Everything truly does happen for a reason….

Interestingly, in one of my classes I learned that in a study, it was found that social rejection and physical pain both are distressing/share a common representation in the somatosensory part of the brain. This implies, in a way, that they both cause a similar pain in a similar way ( at least in the body). Though I may not have been physically hurt, rejection truly does hurt. As a whole, though I am certainly down as I write this post…I know that I will overcome this and get over it so that I can go about the rest of my day in uplifted spirits