Wake Up!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28th, 2010 by Jonathan

This video is incredible, for several reasons. Here’s two:

1. It’s been painstakingly, beautifully crafted by an independent film company named Whitestone Motion Pictures. This is just one of their lovely films. Check out the sidebar to visit their site.

2. The subject matter of this song and accompanying video really sticks out to me right now, because I’ve been meditating on what it means to be free.

Freedom really is an incredible person, place, or thing. We (and by we, I’m generally referring to human beings living in The [ideological] West and participating in its culture) seem to spend an incredible amount of energy enslaving ourselves physically, emotionally/psychologically, and spiritually.

How, exactly, do we become free from it all? Is it possible? I have so many things I want to do with my life! Why do I spend so much time selling myself, so cheaply, for things that, ultimately, will never satisfy me?

Will it take a Zombie Apocalypse to get me to detach from living so half-heartedly? To live my life with some single-minded PURPOSE?

“My decision to be free or not to be, reveals the magnitude of my freedom. ”
(Ludwig Feuerbach – “Essence of Christianity”)

Anyway, more on this later. Meanwhile, this video is cool.

You Are (Not) Safe. Yes, You Are (Not).

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28th, 2010 by Jonathan

“Right now, America is on the verge of going into anaphylactic shock over its own freedoms, and we need to inoculate ourselves against this. Coercing millions of people to strip off their outer garments and walk barefoot [or naked] through metal detectors is no solution, either. It only serves to remind the population that they have a reason to be afraid, while in practice providing only a flimsy barrier to a determined adversary.” ~Andrew Huang

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I Am With You

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28th, 2010 by Jonathan

One of my three-year old daughters says, with comforting frequency, “Don’t be afraid; Jesus is with us. He’s in my tummy.”

She’s only three, and she’s saying what we tell her. We tell her this because it’s true. She assumes the part about Him being in her tummy, but what the heck?! That’s so dope.

Yeah, it’s true, baby; Jesus is with us.

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Really good…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20th, 2010 by Jonathan

But it is good for me to draw near to God;
I have put my trust in the Lord GOD,
That I may declare all Your works.
-Psalm 73.28

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I Killed A Zombie On Saturday

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12th, 2010 by Jonathan

I stood 20 yards away and shot lots of bullets from a Nighthawk .45 at this awesome zombie paper target at Wade’s Gun Range.

The place is in Bellevue, Wa, on Bel-Red Rd, which kind of surprised me.  I always considered Bellevue to be pretty vanilla.

Although I did have the deer I killed with arrows ‘processed’ just up the road from Wade’s.  Hmmm…  Maybe I should re-think my Bellevue prejudices!

How can I NOT post this?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 9th, 2010 by Jonathan
Kim Jong-Il

Kim Jong-Il is a fashionista

From the AP:
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The trademark suit sported by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, seen here in September 2009, is now in fashion worldwide thanks to his greatness, Pyongyang’s official website says. (AFP/File/Kns)
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