It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but this letter really struck a chord with me.
The entire letter is really long, but I hope people take the time to read the whole thing.
“The last thing on my heart is about religion and the death penalty. There are several well-known preachers in Texas and across the South that teach their congregations that the death penalty is right by God and backed by the Bible. The death penalty is a governmental issue not a spiritual issue. Southern preachers who advocate the death penalty are condoning evil. They need to learn the legalities of capital punishment. The State may have the power to put people to death, but don’t preach to the public that it’s God’s will. It’s the State’s will.
If God wanted me to die for anything, I would be dead already. I talk to God everday. He’s not telling me I’m some kind of menace that He can’t wait to see executed. God is blessing me daily. God is showing me His favor & grace on my life. Like Paul said, I was the chief of sinners, but God had mercy on me because He knew I was ignorant. The blood of Abel cryed vengeance, the blood of Jesus cryed mercy.” – Ray Jasper
I did a little more research and Ray Jasper would be an interesting person to meet.
I wrote before how much I love The Star-Spangled Banner.
04.17.13 Boston Bruins home game
This is how it should be sung every time.
I actually cleaned my room and did laundry (one more load to do).
Feels good. I eventually want to tackle what’s behind those white curtains…aka the messy closet.
Future plans: repaint the room, buy a desk chair with no wheels, get a rug.
One…Dove Real Beauty Sketches. You are more beautiful than you think.
Two…Patton Oswalt. (His full post can be read here.)
“When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’”
A couple thoughts that are constantly running through my head at the moment.
Wasn’t feeling the best, so I ended up falling asleep early. I woke up around 2AM to find my glasses broken next to me. In all my years of falling asleep with my glasses on….this was a first.
Finally defeated. My poor “firstpairfree” Coastal glasses.
Gotta go find me some Krazy Glue.
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I don’t know too much about classical music. I know that I like it.
Junior year of high school, Mr. K, my orchestra conductor, was going to take a leave of absence once the school year was over. He chose some of his favorite pieces to play for the end of the year concert.
My favorite classical piece to date was the piece we ended the concert with…
Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) by Edward Elgar
(3:48..always gives me the chills)
Mr. K started crying during the piece. (As did I and about half the other musicians in my school orchestra.) Tears coming from a man that put fear in my heart every morning during practice.
I’ve never forgotten that performance and how it felt to this day.