Thursday, February 14, 2008

Conversation Hearts

I gave my true love a bag of candy this morning and he told me I was his valentine. That is enough.

Speaking of hearts in conversation, I saw a quiz on another blog and decided to take it. It was only 7 questions and it was easy to tell the man answers from the woman answers, and I think I scored 4/7 on the woman's side.

You Communicate Like a Woman

You empathize, talk things out, and express your emotions freely.
You're a good listener, and you're non-judgmental with your advice.
Communication is how you connect with people.
You're always up for a long talk, no matter how difficult the subject matter is.

And for fun, I decided to go back at look at posts I had made on previous Valentine's Days:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Too Early for Blogging

I don't normally blog at 7:45am. But today I'm up nice and early, in spite of the fact that I was going to take a day off of work and maybe sleep in. Sometime in the wee hours we were awakened by a strange click, click, click and noticed that it was pretty chilly. So I had to get up and fiddle with the furnace thermostat. Turns out that one of the AA batteries in the thermostat had leaked and corroded onto one of the terminals. So I cleaned it and replaced the batteries, and then tried to go back to sleep. No luck. Of course, this thermostat is so complicated it nearly requires one to have an HVAC license to reset it, so I'll have to spend my day off figuring out how to reprogram it.

In other news, when I checked my Facebook account this morning, it told me, complete with a cute little heart, that my friend Martha is now married! Yay for Martha. Nevermind that she's been married as long as I have.

Speaking of Facebook getting the relationships all wrong, yesterday Facebook told me that my daughter and her ex-bf were attending a Valentine's Party on Thursday. I don't think so.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Some More About Faith

Faith continues to be on my mind. I've recently read I and II Thessalonians. The topic of faith is fairly prominent:

  • I Thess. 3:2-3 Paul sends Timothy to check up on the people in Thessalonica and to "help your faith, so that none of you should turn back." Apparently, they believed, but their faith was kind of shaky.
  • Again, a few verses down, "I sent him to find out about your faith. Surely it could not be that the Devil had tempted you and all our work had been for nothing." The possibility of them dumping their faith and turning away from God was acknowledged.
  • And, a few more verses down, "we as God ... to supply what is needed in your faith." Apparently, their faith was lacking somehow.
  • Over to II Thessalonians 1:11 "May He fulfill by his power all your desire for goodness and complete your work of faith."

I also noticed two other things:
  • The trio of faith, hope, and love recurs in I Thess. 1:3 and 5:8 (as well as other places in scripture). Somehow, these three things go together.
  • II Thessalonians chapter 2 is kind of scary reading. I'm not sure I understand all that chapter is saying, but it is a warning to those who more or less intentionally turn from the truth.
Today I heard yet another story of a twenty-something who is seriously reconsidering her faith. She is filled with intellectual doubts about the Bible and feels like her parents have more or less crammed it down her throat. Of course, the parents don't see it that way. She asked them to not talk to her for a couple months.