Sunday, February 13, 2011

Books For Sale

Hey Everyone -

I'm trying to do a little downgrading with my possessions, so I am selling some books. Some of these are used with maybe some highlighting. Others are practically in mint condition. Willing to sell most of these books for about $5 . There are a few that may be a little more. Let me know if you are interested in any of these and I can tell you more about the condition!

your bookbag
books you want to sell

East of Eden
John Steinbeck
ISBN: 0142000655
ISBN-13: 9780142000656
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Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back
Charles R. Swindoll
ISBN: 0849940982
ISBN-13: 9780849940989
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Hot Tub Religion: Christian Living in a Materialistic World
J. I. Packer
ISBN: 0842313818
ISBN-13: 9780842313810
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From Worry to Worship: A 30-Day Devotional Guide (God Help Me Series, 1)
Julie Morris
ISBN: 1563097540
ISBN-13: 9781563097546
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Cross-Cultural Paul: Journeys To Others, Journeys To Ourselves
Charles H. Cosgrove, Herold Weiss, Khiok-Khng Yeo
ISBN: 0802828434
ISBN-13: 9780802828439
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The Letters of John (Pillar New Testament Commentary)
Colin G. Kruse
ISBN: 080283728X
ISBN-13: 9780802837288
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Discovering God's Will for Your Life (Women of Faith Study Guide Series)
Sheila Walsh
ISBN: 0785249834
ISBN-13: 9780785249832
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Choosing God's Best - '06 Repack: Wisdom for Lifelong Romance
Dr. Don Raunikar
ISBN: 1590524586
ISBN-13: 9781590524589
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The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Edition
James McBride
ISBN: 159448192X
ISBN-13: 9781594481925
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I Kissed Dating Goodbye
Joshua Harris
ISBN: 1590521358
ISBN-13: 9781590521359
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The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective
Jack O. Balswick, Pamela Ebstyne King, Kevin S. Reimer
ISBN: 0830827935
ISBN-13: 9780830827930
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The Way Of The Master: How to Share Your Faith Simply, Effectively, Biblically-- The Way Jesus Did
Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron
ISBN: 1414300611
ISBN-13: 9781414300610
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Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
Donald S Whitney
ISBN: 1576830276
ISBN-13: 9781576830277
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God's Psychiatry
Charles L. Allen
ISBN: 0800780159
ISBN-13: 9780800780159
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Leadership: Influence that inspires (Lifemaps)
Charles R Swindoll
ISBN: 0849904447
ISBN-13: 9780849904448
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Every Man's Battle Workbook: The Path to Sexual Integrity Starts Here (The Every Man Series)
Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker
ISBN: 1578565529
ISBN-13: 9781578565528
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Every Woman's Battle Workbook: How to Guard Your Heart and Mind Against Sexual and Emotional Compromise
Shannon Ethridge
ISBN: 157856686X
ISBN-13: 9781578566860
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Every Woman's Battle: Discovering God's Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fulfillment (The Every Man Series)
Shannon Ethridge
ISBN: 0307457982
ISBN-13: 9780307457981
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God's Guidance : A Slow and Certain Life

ISBN: 0913367206
ISBN-13: 9780913367209
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Loving Homosexuals as Jesus Would: A Fresh Christian Approach
Chad W. Thompson
ISBN: 1587431211
ISBN-13: 9781587431210
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New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Abridged Edition

ISBN: 0310256208
ISBN-13: 9780310256205
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Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You
Max Lucado
ISBN: 0849921023
ISBN-13: 9780849921025
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Lady in Waiting: Developing Your Love Relationships Expanded Edition
Jackie Kendall, Debby Jones
ISBN: 0768423104
ISBN-13: 9780768423105
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The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings, Habitual Sins
Neil T. Anderson
ISBN: 0890817871
ISBN-13: 9780890817872
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Created To Be God's Friend: How God Shapes Those He Loves
Henry T. Blackaby
ISBN: 0785269827
ISBN-13: 9780785269823
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The Book on Leadership
John MacArthur
ISBN: 0785288384
ISBN-13: 9780785288381
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Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship
Joshua Harris
ISBN: 1576737098
ISBN-13: 9781576737095
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Lady in Waiting: Developing Your Love Relationships
Jackie Kendall, Debby Jones
ISBN: 1560438487
ISBN-13: 9781560438489
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Is this for Real?

With all seriousness aside, I am wondering how much self-discipline it took from the news reporters to hold back from laughing.

And now, the perfect example when people have a little too much time on their hands...but an oddly catchy tune.

Hopefully this brings a smile to your weekday morning.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Growing Up Way Too Fast.


How often we as humans forget. We forget the smaller things-such as where we place our keys, or where that favorite shirt went. We forget the bigger things-such as appointments, planned quizzes for school, or even paying the bills on time. And I do believe we also forget the life changing moments.

Reflecting back on those moments in my life, I noticed how quickly impacting moments could be dismissed from memory. A few years back when I was sick as well as being in pain, I remember telling myself that if I ever was able to heal and move on that I 'would never forget how those moments made me feel.' Fast forwarding a couple years down the road and my promise barely hits the daily radar. I recall some objective memories, but I realize I cannot fully identify with those feelings I felt in that moment. I think of another example with love and loss. Having someone leave your life is unbearable. At least I remember saying those words a while back ago. In the moment of loss, you become numb--a encapsulating depression becomes your reality and you wonder if there will ever be a life without this excruciating pain.

I forget all the time how much people care about me. I forget how much I am blessed and how I am provided for. I forget on a daily basis how I am on some levels a successful person.

As I Christian, I shamefully admit this forgetfulness happens all the time when it comes to remembering the impact of what occurred on the cross. I remember a few years back, watching The Passion of Christ sent me weeping in the theaters. It was sensory overload bashing on the strings of my emotions, slapping me in the face with the reality of what the Savior actually did for mankind. Emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted from the 127 minutes on the screen, I vowed to myself that I would not forget what He did for me. It is often that more days than not, I barely register the thought, feelings, and facts of what actually occurred with that moment.

Why do we forget?

Do we lead too busy of lives to actually sit down and marinate on the crucial pieces of our past?
I think on some level we always remember what has happened in our past, but what I cannot connect together is why do we forget the emotions and the realness of what happened in that exact moment.

Maybe it is just me. Maybe it is our bodies natural defense mechanisms, purging of anything less than euphoric or at the bare minimum, neutral. But even if that is the case, I do believe that we forget the good as well as the bad. Does this mean that we can't fully rely on emotions? I don't necessarily believe that emotions are bad...I believe they can be a vital link towards memory retention and understanding.

So then how can we learn from our past by not forgetting the freshness of moments of our past? What are our capabilities of memory and feeling retention?

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. - George Bernard Shaw

Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana

Monday, April 12, 2010

I just report the news.

This was in a friend's fortune cookie the other day. :)
For those of you who know the classic sentence end to every fortune cookie.... please enjoy! :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Arkansas - the Natural State

Ok. For starters... I have no idea what it means by 'The Natural State".

Here is a list of random life happs in the grand land of Arkansas-
  • Sweet Tea - nectar of the gods. We may not have fresh water, but by golly let their be sweet tea!
  • 2 new addictions - 1) bejeweled blitz on facebook and 2) tennis. I am going to be the next Serena Williams (ha.)
  • I am getting some reading done. Currently working on the C.S. Lewis Space Trilogy
  • Got a killlllllller massage today.
  • Doing some sleeping in.
  • Went to a fish fry last night. If that doesn't scream the 'south', then I don't know what
  • Newest employee at Nike. It's a pretty sweet set up.

That's all that comes to mind. That and I am horrible at maintaining this blog. But here are some pictures for your pleasure:

Grace just learned how to show some love by kissing.... Mylo the cat as her next victim.

- Showing some love to her pink bunny -

-Reaching up to peruse some leisure reading...

-Spending some quiet time in The Word-

"Ah yes, I believe the passage on predestination is right here....."

-She l-o-v-e-s sticking out her tongue.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

the happenings

first, let's take time to look at this precious pic:

second - here are my latest ramblings during this festive season of thanksgiving...

third - i am using this blog to productively procrastinate finishing a book and typing a 10-page paper with it. i am just spend with that class...and it will get done sooner or later.

ok...the latest happenings:
  • my niece is a-d-or-able. it has been about 3 months since I have seen her, and she has grown sooooo much! she is pretty much the coolest thing ever. My family is so blessed to have her, and for the first time, i mentally justified in my head that I could see myself moving closer to home in the future to be near this tyke. she is so precious that she nearly brings me to tears.
  • i went snowboarding this last week for the first time of the season! although i had to take it easy a bit with my recovering ankle (geriatric style) it felt good. it was great to hear my board carve against the snow and enjoy the beauty. i am a bit sore from the day, but it was well worth it. i hope to make it out quite a bit!
  • It's true. I am slowly becoming a coffee snob. during my time in hastings over this thanksgiving break, I ventured to the local coffee house 'the blue moon' to check out the competition.... being a barista and all. After analyzing their menu, inquiring on a few drinks, and noting the cost, I concluded that it was a good coffee shop, but i still appreciate 'solid grounds' thoroughly. at least we steam are milk waaaaay better! ha. here's to you coffee lovers - SALUD!
  • This thanksgiving break has already been memorable thus far, and is not over. this is the list of things that have happened thus far:
    • went to grand island, did some shopping, went to a dentist, went to an orthodontist, got my wire off but getting a retainer, stopped to get a new cell phone, seen my niece, seen my family, went out for a birthday supper--got a steak and was embarrassed with a happy birthday song, ran into people i know
    • what is on the agenda--traveling, working on a paper, grace's baby dedication, seeing my older sister brandy, chiropractor appointment, possible haircut for my shag, skers and buffs game! (go skers!), getting to see amber for a bit, eat some good food, have good conversations, and just enjoy life.
There is definitely something appealing about Hastings, Nebraska... as odd as that may seem, the majority of folk here have a grasp on what it means to live a simplistic life. I am down with that.....but Colorado has the mountains. :D

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

life as i know it

to start... i realize that i am absolutely terrible at keeping up with this blog.

my apologies to whoever you are.

couple of announcements about life:

(1) got a scooter. yes, that is right.
(2) saw Sigur Ros in concert. do yourself a favor and check out their newest album Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust (With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly). They are icelandic, if you didn't pick up on the NOT English album title.
(3) I just got my snowboarding pass tonight for 1/2 off! attempting to try out Winter Park and Copper this snowboarding season.....ahhh i cannot wait!
(4) My foot is still healing..... slowly..... I may make a trip back to the Doctors sometime soon.
(5) I am probably moving in with a family in a month or so! Goodbye over expensive apartment complex!

I read Psalm 51 the other day and it literally knocked my socks off. I thought I would put it on here to read... It's in the message version.

Psalm 51

Generous in love—God, give grace! Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record.
Scrub away my guilt,
soak out my sins in your laundry.
I know how bad I've been;
my sins are staring me down.

You're the One I've violated, and you've seen
it all, seen the full extent of my evil.
You have all the facts before you;
whatever you decide about me is fair.
I've been out of step with you for a long time,
in the wrong since before I was born.
What you're after is truth from the inside out.
Enter me, then; conceive a new, true life.

Soak me in your laundry and I'll come out clean,
scrub me and I'll have a snow-white life.
Tune me in to foot-tapping songs,
set these once-broken bones to dancing.
Don't look too close for blemishes,
give me a clean bill of health.
God, make a fresh start in me,
shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
Don't throw me out with the trash,
or fail to breathe holiness in me.
Bring me back from gray exile,
put a fresh wind in my sails!
Give me a job teaching rebels your ways
so the lost can find their way home.
Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God,
and I'll sing anthems to your life-giving ways.
Unbutton my lips, dear God;
I'll let loose with your praise.

Going through the motions doesn't please you,
a flawless performance is nothing to you.
I learned God-worship
when my pride was shattered.
Heart-shattered lives ready for love
don't for a moment escape God's notice.

Make Zion the place you delight in,
repair Jerusalem's broken-down walls.
Then you'll get real worship from us,
acts of worship small and large,
Including all the bulls
they can heave onto your altar!

Oh dear David.... how you write what at times I am feeling. This psalm was just so extremely powerful to me. Resonated a lot with how I have been feeling and what to do in life at this time. May this psalm encourage or convict you during your day and may we live out a life continuously learning how to live our lives for the glory of the Lord.

Oh, and my hair is long.... I need a hair cut

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Adventures in Arkansas.

I am in Arkansas. Been here since Thursday. Leaving bright and early on Tuesday Morning.

Here are some random pics of the time in the South:

I decided to cave in on the cast and go above and beyond. Instead of random name signings, Amber decorated the majority of the cast. I get some looks.

Hanging out watching the Olympics.
Being true to the Red, White, and Blue.
Random concluding thoughts:
  • Sweet Tea = love.
  • Arkansas. Not too bad. a little humid, but nice.
  • Met some great folk.
  • I dig the Mill.
  • I am not ready to head back to Colorado and start school.
  • I saved a good amount on textbooks... via online of course.
  • I am going to miss Amber.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

check off the list

check it off the list. got it done.
it means "beloved" if you were a bit curious. :)