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man’s best friend

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I do not understand when people “baby talk” to their dog. If you’re not sure what I mean when I say “baby talk”, just imagine your voice going a few octave higher and you start to either slur or dumb down your grammar/word usage. For example the sentence: “Why are you crying?” becomes “no no no cry cry. no no cry cry”. I wonder what the dog is thinking when he hears this…

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June 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Posted in The Shallows

What The Pastor Said

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“Who is the ultimate authority in your life?”

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May 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Posted in Deep Water

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i think i was born in the completely wrong generation…

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May 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

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opportunities

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One of the trickier interview questions for me is: “What are your weaknesses?” This always makes me think twice because I want my answer to showcase myself as highly capable, but at the same time, humble and still human.

Today I realized how I could answer that question when I started thinking about my flaws and imperfections in light of God. When it comes to all the things that I think are wrong with myself, I see them as punishment or as retribution from God for my sinful self. But after I thought about the myriad of examples from the Bible as well as in my own life, I know that God does not necessarily punish one or refuse to bless them directly as a consequence for their sin or vice versa…The rain falls on the righteous and unrighteous. So instead of my perspective that parts of my life are a punishment or just an utter result of a fallen world (both of which can fully contribute to my state of life), I need to see my flaws/imperfections as opportunities. I need to view my life through the lens that God uses weaknesses as opportunities to change my life and show how amazing and powerful He is. Only then can I live my life not being bogged down by my brokenness but rather overjoyed that God can and does do great things with someone like me. The hard part for me  though is trusting in God’s handiwork and plan, rather than relying on my own schedule.  God will use my weaknesses and my life for whatever He deems is the best. It’s not my life, it is His.

So when someone asks me what my weaknesses are, I will be honest in my answer, being sure to mention that my imperfections are opportunities for me to learn and grow and most importantly opportunities for God to use me.

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May 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Posted in Deep Water

What The Pastor Said

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in context of taking responsibility:

“If you always think the grass is greener, then maybe it’s time for you to water your own grass”

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May 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Deep Water

Alligator Sky – Owl City

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I’m not sure what an alligator sky is…but it sounds good.

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May 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Posted in Ocean Sounds

Breakeven – The Script (Jayesslee Cover)

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they never fail me.

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May 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Posted in Ocean Sounds