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Saturday, December 31, 2011

My New Year's Resolutions 2012


1. Occupy Sesame Street

2. Change CD in player

3. Get up to date with technology and get rid of CD player. Get a solar powered… cassette player.

4. Move to Canada to get away from hurricanes and earthquakes in New York.

5. Use social networks like Twitter to spark a Canadian spring.



6. Bitch about the economy. Wait, I did that last year (and the year before.)

7. Become the Republican nominee for the Presidency so that I can do three things: (1) Stop hurricanes and earthquakes, (2) Miraculously eradicate unemployment despite global economic problems, and (3) Ah. Ummm. What’s the third one? Oops.


8. Become really good at planking so that I can get endorsements from Nike... and Apple.


9. Tebow five times a day.



10. Come up with a more serious list of New Year’s Resolutions.


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New Year's Resolutions 2012, Shu Chan 陳樹中 University of California, UC Davis, Brooklyn Tech, Amadeo Constanzo

Terence Chan LIU Long Island University

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Polygamy (Part 2): Does God Hate Women?


My previous blog entry "Polygamy (Part 1): Does God Allow it" was written for one of the churches I attended (and taught at) years ago. After reading it, one of the sisters of that church responded with the following:

ANONYMOUS SISTER WROTE:
My main issue with polygamy is not family troubles,
because I've already accepted that as the truth
through common sense and examples from the OT, but
just the stance women have to take.

Call me a ranting feminist, but I really do dislike
what women have to go through, not only in the OT, but
in some instances in the NT, in the societies I've
learned about, and even in circumstances around me.
Firstly, I had trouble with the fact that a woman was
created for Adam, not for God. So through Ge 2:18,23,
men can justify their treatment and regard for women,
since they were made for AND named by men in the first
place! Later on in the OT, women were perpetually
burdened with the responsibility of bearing a son, and
even if the man was the one incompetent, the woman was
blamed for being barren. Thus, men could have multiple
wives through such excuses/reasons. Just the very fact
that they were able to do so implied that men could do
as they please concerning the issue of women.

Certainly, as you have mentioned and I have read in
Deuteronomy (and a part of Numbers, maybe... my memory
grows stale), women were allowed to marry another man,
who was related to her husband, to carry on the family
line. But they were to do so out of duty, not their
own will. Many fathers, however, like the well-known
patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, were able to
take on more than one wife even if they had plenty of
offspring, especially male, to carry on their line.

Even in the New Testament, women were not to take on leadership
roles, of which I am still not sure why. If they could
lead others into God's light, why on earth NOT? 1Cor
14:34-35 hits even me harder. It's disgraceful for a
woman to speak up in church? Perhaps Paul didn't mean
exactly that. But doesn't he know his words could be
detrimental to progeny in more ways than one could
imagine? Especially since generations and generations
of believers read and follow these words?

One of my friends dislikes Christianity mostly because
of excerpts in Numbers 31 about virgin women, as if
they were just booty to satisfy the men. I myself
wouldn't blame her for her criticism, if I were still
a nonbeliever, though I did attempt to explain to her
the historical background and what God allowed, but
did not encourage. She wasn't very convinced.

I as a Christian still have trouble with such passages
from the Bible. I even considered turning away from
Christianity because of the pain it causes me as a
woman. I almost feel like I'm encouraging self-hate.
Yet I prayed about it, and God kept bringing me back
to Him even though I was mad. I thank Him for that,
but I still haven't resolved these issues--merely put
them aside. My brother says I grow too heated about
this, that yes, women's toes were stepped on often,
unfortunately, but there's nothing really to be done
about it. I laughed and said, "Sometimes I wish I
were born a man, though I hate to admit it."

The reason I'm writing all this to you is just to
respond, and hope you have a better reaction to these
passages than I do. I hope you don't view this
position with respect to your own gender, but see it
objectively, and also in other perspectives. Sometimes
these issues, along with evolution and abortion, eat
at me, and sometimes I just realize I should search
for knowledge, but realize these things are part of
God's plan, not my own decisions and wills. But what
am I to tell others when I testify--and what am I to
tell myself as I reread these passages that denigrate
women? I do not search for equality; I do understand
that men and women are very different and I don't
expect them to be alike or even to understand each
other, but I desire religious equity. And I'm sure I'm
not the only one.


I THEN RESPONDED TO HER WITH THE FOLLOWING:

Thank you for your response. To respond to your response, let me first clarify something regarding how women were encouraged to marry her husband¡¦s brother after her husband dies. She was only allowed and encouraged to do this after her husband dies. When you remarry another man after your husband dies, it is not polygamy and it is not adultery. After your spouse dies, the marriage is no longer binding. (This is true even today, which may have something to do with the phrase ¡§til death do us part¡¨. See also 1Corinthians 7:39-40.) In the times of the Old Testament, (as far as I know) women were not allowed to practice polygamy (Numbers 5:11-31). Only men could practice polygamy and have more than one wife (back then). I know you must be even angrier about this double standard. But before you get too mad, please first continue reading this.

First of all, let me mention that it is human society that you should be mad at, and not God. The customs of polygamy back in those days were from men, not from God. However, God did allow it (although he probably did not like it too much). However, there were other things that God allowed that he didn't like too much, which he no longer allow later. For example, divorce is one of these things. I speculate that God allow us certain things (like polygamy and divorce) that he didn't like (and knew wasn't good), probably because of our stubborn heads and hard hearts. You know how we are as humans, when we understand something as one way and we are so used to certain customs. I think God kinda went along with us in our imperfection and hard heartedness (probably to save more of us). But this is only my speculation. However, I do have bible verses that is consistent with my speculation. If you look in Matthew 19:1-8, one of the issues that God kinda went along with us in our imperfection is the issue of divorce. He clearly didn¡¦t like the idea of divorce since that was not what he originally intended of a married couple. However, he went along with our imperfection and he allowed divorce (back in biblical times) because of our hard hearts. (Matthew 19:1-8) I believe it is the same with the issue of polygamy. Like divorce, God probably wasn¡¦t really happy with it. I think he went along with it so that more people would be saved. (As many Israelites as there were that turned against God back in those days, many more probably would turn against God if God didn¡¦t went along a little bit with our imperfection). Again, this is my speculation. So, I don¡¦t think you should be mad at God, when you should really be mad at man¡¦s society and how man are stubborn to cling to man's customs.

Let me also ask you another question. Other than the fact that men were able to have multiple wives and that ¡§they could do as they please¡¨, there are probably so many other things in history that you (and we all) could be very mad about. What if I tell you that I am very angry about Peloponnesian War that happened more than 2000 years ago. I am very angry about how the Spartans were treated. Wouldn¡¦t you be telling me, ¡§It doesn¡¦t make any sense to be angry about something so long ago?¡¨ And this is exactly my point.

Regarding the issue of leadership of women in the church and your quoting of what Paul said in 1Corinthians, this is a very controversial subject among different Christians. God taught me about this back in 2002 (with a whole chain of events that happened that year which I¡¦m not going into). Anyway, my brief response to this subject is: if you look at the context of which Paul spoke, and at the bible as a whole and not just that one verse in 1Corinthians, you would see that God does allow woman to teach (let alone speak) in a church. This issue would really require a lot of writing and pulling scriptures from the bible. So I am not going to get into it here. . I've been intending to write an article about this issue, but I¡¦ve been putting it off (probably because I know how long the article would be).

Also, I don't think you should feel like you're encouraging self-hate being a female Christian. You should focus on all the examples in the Bible of how God loved and cared for the women who loved him. There are so many.

Also, if your non-Christian friends dislike Christianity because of the male dominated stories in the Old Testament, I highly recommend that you start them on the New Testament such as the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In my opinion, I always discourage starting beginning Bible students with the Old Testaments. I think they should have a good understanding of God from the New Testament before they start reading the Old Testament.


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Polygamy (Part 1): Does God Allow It?


I would like to comment on an essay I've read about polygamy (the practice of having more than one wife.) This essay I've read is posted on

http://SpirFit.org/downloads/polygamy.pdf

To briefly summarize the essay, it states that:
1. "Polygamy was an accepted custom" and God WAS okay with polygamy in biblical times (especially when having children and many descendents were more important than it is today).
2. Although God was okay with polygamy (at that time), he warned against taking many wives.

I agree with this essay mostly. However, this essay stops short in not clearly stating that polygamy is no longer accepted by God today. The essay does not state this maybe because this is an obvious fact. However, in case there is any misunderstanding, I would like to state clearly that polygamy is no longer allowed by God today. (1Corinthians 7:2)

The essay cites Deuteronomy 25:5-10 as proof that polygamy was allowed. This is not the correct passage to show that polygamy was allowed (although there are many other passages in the Old Testament that shows that polygamy was allowed by God in biblical times). What Deuteronomy 25:5-10 does show, is that marriage is binding only until death. That is why when a woman's husband died in those days, the woman is encouraged to marry the husband's brother to provide descendents from her husband's family. Since her marriage to her first husband is no longer binding after he dies, she is not practicing polygamy. (Even today, marriage is only binding until death as shown in 1 Corinthians 7:39-40. One possible reason why marriage is no longer binding after death could be found in Luke 20:34-36 but I digress.) Although Deuteronomy 25:5-10 is not a good passage to prove the case of polygamy in biblical times, it does show the importance of women having children or providing descendants for her husband (even after he dies) in those days.

Today, polygamy is not allowed. I could see why God forbids polygamy today. It is for our own good. In biblical times when polygamy was accepted, there were more conflicts within the families of more than one wife (Genesis 16:3-6). Even looking at circumstances today, I can see why forbidding polygamy is for our own good. Here's how I look at it. I can see how the married men of today already have their hands full, dealing with just one wife and kids from her. In most cases, there are more than enough problems and things to deal with, having just one wife and kids. I think all the married men could completely understand what I am saying here. I can already imagine how impossible one's life would be to have many wives. It is probably not easy to live with many wives. It is not easy living with many females. When I was growing up, I lived with five females (i.e. 4 sisters + my mother). I can tell you from experience that it is not easy (especially in the morning when there was only one bathroom).

A long time ago, the show 20/20 on ABC actually did a story on polygamy in America. There are actually a few men remaining in America who have more than one wife (although only one is legally registered). Most of these men that they interviewed on the show were fundamentalist Mormons. I believe they are remnant from the time when the Mormons still allowed polygamy not that long ago in history. Anyway, these men were mostly saying how tough it is to maintain more than one marriage and the kids from these marriages (in terms of finance, energy, and time). It is not that hard to see why God now forbids polygamy for our own good.


SUMMARY
1. "Polygamy WAS an accepted custom" and God allowed with polygamy in biblical times (especially when having children and many descendents were more important than it is today).
2. Although God allowed polygamy in ancient times, he warned against taking many wives.
3. God now forbids polygamy (probably for our own good.)


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Polygamy, Does God Allow Polygamy, Legal, Lawful, Shu Chan 陳樹中 University of California, UC Davis, Brooklyn Tech, Amadeo Constanzo

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Set Your Clocks Back



If you haven't done so already, set your clocks back one hour (relevant for most areas in the U.S., effective this morning.) However, I guess the worst that could happen is that you'll be an hour early for work on Monday.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Relationships, Mine, Others', and Lessons



Coming up in this Life blog, I’m going to start writing about relationships, including – how I’d go about finding; maintaining; stories of others, and lessons I’ve learned. I will also include my own stories, past hurts, and past mistakes that less than a handful of people know about.

When God recently indicated to me to embark on writing this series (on this completely unexpected subject), I was taken aback. At first, it didn’t make sense to me. Slowly and surely, it started to make sense to me more and more. I began to remember the connection between relationships and the emotional-spiritual affects which affects your health, your minds ability to function, and your work or academic performance. Take for example my student who had trouble concentrating in her school work when she was dealing with problems with her boyfriend. (He was cheating on her.)

Take also for example the man who developed a life threatening condition (aneurysm and cavernous sinus thrombosis) shortly after he started having problems with his marriage. His wife has a boyfriend and the husband wants a divorce. But in his country, his son will almost certainly be awarded to the wife in the courts as well as a lot of his fortune. He doesn’t want to lose his son, and he doesn’t want his son to grow up without both parents. Also, he is emotionally distraught from having to live with a wife who has a boyfriend out there. He is constantly full of anger, depression, and emotional pains. It was shortly after all these that he developed his life threatening condition. I believe that it was no coincidence. I am not saying his relationship and emotional troubles were the sole cause of his health problem, but I am saying that his troubles at home were definitely a major contributing factor.

Anyway, my point is that our relationships and emotional states are completely related to our SpirFit states (mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical state.)

Therefore, it is not really "out there" (as it initially felt to me) that I am writing about relationships. I think you will find the lessons and stories I provide (including my own experiences) interesting and helpful.


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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Habitual Thoughts Determine Results



“If you want to know what you were thinking a year ago, just look at your life today.” - Jack Canfield

This quote is a very strong reminder for me. Your thoughts are like seeds. You sow them today, but you may not get results immediately. Many people do not understand this in our microwave culture of quick results. (That’s why diet pills sell despite their potential long-term ineffectiveness and harmfulness, as I’ve written previously.)

Not that your thoughts are all you need. However, it is one of the most important steps. You have to get into the habit of setting aside time to think of what and how you want to be and visualize where you want your life to go. This is absolutely true also for your physical fitness. Bodybuilders and fitness competitors know this. This is also true for physical healing of medical conditions (as well as emotional and psychological healing) as I've learned first-hand in my medical battle years ago.

“For as he thinketh within himself, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 (ASV)

We really have to be careful of what we think about or where our mind goes everyday. I can’t speak for everyone, but it’s a constant and conscious effort for me to direct my mind on where I want it to go and away from the negative places of where I don’t want it to go. I have to always try to remember that stinkin thinkin causes stinkin results. Stinkin results add up to a stinkin life.

Again, just the right thinking (and visualization) is an important step or daily habit, but it’s not all you need. It is also important to be connected to the Divine Power of God by praying/talking with God. Your spiritual state, emotional state, and the state of your faith is very important to go along with your thought. For example, if you have fear, hatred, doubt, or resentment in you, your seeds (or thoughts) will not produce the good harvest you want (or your desired results).

So, we should be routinely sowing good thoughts, while being in the right state.

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Steve Jobs Passed Away; His Work and Lesson



Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, died from complications of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday at the age of 56. He was one of the greatest visionaries (on par with Edison and Ford). He has changed the way we live through creation or changes of devices like the personal computer (the Mac which leads the trends in PCs), music players (like the iPod touch), phones (iPhone), tablet computers and eReaders (iPad),...

Little do people know that Jobs has also provided important life lessons to people young and old, in addition to bringing innovative, useful, and trendy devices to the world. I have posted one of his life lessons at:

http://life.SpirFit.com/2010/10/follow-your-heart-dont-live-someone.html

Complete news of Steve Jobs' passing can be found at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/business/steve-jobs-of-apple-dies-at-56.html?hp

A list of Apple patents under Steve Jobs can be found at:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/08/24/technology/steve-jobs-patents.html?ref=business

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

This Irene Is Impartial



As Hurricane Irene is coming, even wealthy areas like Battery Park City and parts of Long Island are evacuated. Apparently, Irene does not care about how much money you make or how much money you have… at least not this Irene.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

MTA Shuts Down Tomorrow at Noon



New York City MTA will shut down (system-wide) at noon tomorrow (Saturday, 8/27/2011). You should be in a safe place (not flood zone and if possible, not above 10th floor) by noon tomorrow, if you live in NY, NJ, or Tri-state area.

http://mta.info/

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Hurricane Preparations



There is a mandatory evacuation of Zone A areas in NYC. To find out what zone you're in and evacuation/safe centers, go to:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/hurricane_map_english.pdf

and

http://gis.nyc.gov/oem/he/index.htm



Severity of Hurricane Irene
Hurricane Irene has a high likelihood of being a serious storm. "This is a particularly threatening situation," said Dr. Rick Knabb, hurricane expert and meteorologist. "Computer models are currently trending toward a forecast solution of rare potency for portions of the Northeast. Irene will be a serious and multi-hazard threat for the major metropolitan areas of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. This includes Norfolk, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, and Boston. This hurricane has the potential to produce flooding rains, high winds, downed trees (on houses, cars, power lines) and widespread power outages. Significant impacts along the immediate coast include high waves, surge and beach erosion."

At least five state governors have already declared a state of emergency. As I have been listening to what some meteorologists have been saying and as I remember Katrina and New Orleans (and how unprepared everyone was back then), I don't think the authorities are overcautious right now. You should make preparations.

If the authorities tell you to evacuate, get out! If you don't, you may die. (Remember Katrina and New Orleans.)

Prepare a supply kit:
www.nhc.noaa.gov

Prepare a Go Bag (especially if you live in low lying areas with higher chance of evacuation):
http://gothamist.com/2011/08/24/does_anyone_actually_have_a_go_bag.php

NYC Evacuation centers:
In the case your area requires an evacuation and your family has nowhere to go, notice the evacuation centers (red dots) on this map- http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/hurricane_map_english.pdf

Are you in an evacuation zone for the hurricane? Find out at http://gis.nyc.gov/oem/he/index.htm

MTA Shuts Down at Noon on Saturday:
New York City MTA will shut down (system-wide) at noon tomorrow (Saturday, 8/27/2011). You should be in a safe place (not flood zone and if possible, not above 10th floor) by noon tomorrow, if you live in NY, NJ, or Tri-state area.

http://mta.info/


Information on Hurricane Irene
:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/25/hurricane.irene.state.by.state/


http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/


More about Hurricane Irene:
http://gothamist.com/2011/08/25/hurricane_irene_is_coming_heres_a_m.php#photo-1


Protecting Valuables and Electronics, and Preventing Electrocution
- Move valuables and electronics out of basements
- On any floor, keep valuables and electronics on high shelves and away from windows

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Funny and Creepy News



After rebels stormed Qaddafi’s compound, they found a stash of pictures of Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State. Our current State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, called this “deeply bizarre and deeply creepy.”

It could’ve been creepier. He could’ve had pictures of George W. Bush.

Source:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-25/qaddafi-had-stash-of-condoleezza-rice-photos.html

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Monday, July 4, 2011

The Dream is Still Alive



If you ask me today how things are going?  I want to answer in five words - "The Dream is still alive."  I am thinking in terms of fulfilling my purpose, completing the work, reaching self-actualization (as Maslow would say), and being where I am meant to be while I am on earth. 



I was inspired and reminded this morning when I listened to a Joel Osteen podcast.  Then I remembered this song from my favorite female trio of the 90's. Maybe this will also inspire you or remind you:







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Sunday, June 5, 2011

I'm Dying



When I was younger, the sight of a cemetery depressed me and saddened me. I’ve come a long way since then. A few days ago, I happened to be standing on elevated ground overlooking a cemetery on both sides. Instead of sadness, I had this feeling of comfort and clarity.

If you are to die soon, what would you want to do before your departure? Think about that. Do you want to feed the hungry? Serve another segment of the human population? Apologize to someone. Bring three people to God? Sing in front of people? Visit Spain. Bring 300 people to God? Make sure your family’s taken care of? Produce a music CD? Visit Fiji. Bring 3,000,000 people to God? Leave your message whether it is in the form of a book, a blog, an audio form, a video form, and/or any other form? Do you want to do some or all the above?




“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose.” - Steve Jobs


Well guess what? You are going to die soon. I am going to die soon. We are all going to die soon. Not necessarily tomorrow or even next year. (Unlike the cults, I am not predicting the end.) Even if I live for 30 more years or 60 more years, that is still soon. Ask anyone above the age of thirty and we will tell you how fast the years go by. As a Chinese adage goes, “There are not many 10-years in life.” If you are above thirty, you already know this, but maybe you just need a reminder.




“There are two certainties in life – death and taxes.” (?)


So, with this lesson or reminder brought to your attention, what do you want to do now? Do you want to continue to stay on the common path of just surviving or just existing, and never truly living the life you were meant to live? I understand that you have to be “realistic” and you can’t just change course immediately because you have to make a living. However, I think you should at least start thinking about it daily. Have the intention daily, if you want to get out of the common mode of just existing.




“Upon continuous intention, visualization, and prayer, the “how” will come and it will be done.” - Shu Chan


Here are two simple recommendations for you. You could do this while lying in bed before falling asleep. If you ride public transportation to work, you could do this during that commute time too:
1. Think about what you want to do with the rest of your life, knowing that you will die. Keep what you want to do in your daily intention.
2. Talk to God about it.

You have nothing to lose doing this, but everything to gain! A previous vlog I posted related to this one (with Steve Jobs) could be found at: http://stanzo.blogspot.com/2010/10/follow-your-heart-dont-live-someone.html


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Dying, Living On Purpose, The Road Less Traveled, Shu Chan 陳樹中 University of California, UC Davis, Brooklyn Tech, Amadeo Constanzo

Terence Chan LIU Long Island University

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead



Breaking News! Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan,according to White House officials.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/world/asia/osama-bin-laden-is-killed.html?hp

However, it's hard to tell whether the war on terrorism will get harder or easier. Is chopping off the head (of Al Qaeda) effective or will he become a martyr thereby strengthening his followers? We must remain vigilant, as Al Qaeda may try to retaliate.



"The death of Mr. Bin Laden is a defining moment in the American-led war on terrorism. What remains to be seen is whether the death of the leader of Al Qaeda galvanizes his followers by turning him into a martyr, or whether it serves as a turning of the page in the war in Afghanistan and gives further impetus to the Obama administration to bring American troops home."


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What Is Not Seen



"What can be seen cannot protect you. It is what is not seen that is the most powerful." - Amadeo Constanzo

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami Alert and Flood Watch



Tsunami warning for San Francisco, West Coast, and Hawaii. Be prepared to get to higher grounds. (Domino effect from earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

In a separate situation, flood watch for New Jersey and tri-state area.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Plans for February 14th



I can’t wait ‘til February 14th. It will be an unforgettable evening. The IBM computer, Watson, will compete on Jeopardy against Ken Jennings and another top Jeopardy champion. If Watson wins, it would be a significant point in history for AI (Artificial Intelligence).

What, did you think I was going to talk about Valentine’s Day?

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Run In Such a Way



Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. (1 Corinthians 9:24-26)

This is a message of discipline, training, or practicing. This is true for spiritual as well as physical training. It is also true in academic training (such as studying, doing review questions, and doing homework) and in working at your job.

"Run in such a way to get the prize." Intend and aim to get the prize. (Visualize and pray for it.) Do whatever it takes to obtain the prize - whatever training, running drills (in sports), immersing in ice water (sports), review questions (academics), summarization (academics), and other types of studying (academics and work). (Do whatever it takes, but within moral and ethical boundaries.)

Do not be the boxer who beat the air without hitting the opponent. If you are merely going through the motion without intention of getting the prize, you are like the boxer beating the air. Do not be like the runner just going through the motion (only because the coach told him to) and never winning any races.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Ideas for Your New Year's Resolutions 2011


If you need ideas for your new year's resolutions, here are mine.
  1. Lose weight, by training to become the thumb wrestling champion
  2. Learn something new... like performing brain surgery… on myself.
  3. Spend more time with family and friends… on Facebook.
  4. Take a job with the Long Island Railroad and turn down the NFL, so that I can spend more time with family
    ...on Facebook
    ...with my phone while operating the train.
  5. Be more organized and productive… by outsourcing to India and China.
  6. Get out of debt
    ...by starting a company that would clear the snow in New York right after a blizzard, and cut costs
    ...by outsourcing to workers from India and China.
  7. Form a coffee-party of Democrats to retake Congress.
  8. Bitch about the economy; wait, I did that last year.
  9. Drink more water… without peeing more.
  10. Gain weight… by drinking more water without peeing more.


This list presented in a video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7vnCbYELmo

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