So I know it's been quite awhile since I've put anything on here, and I'm sure no one comes around here anymore. I'm sure of that because I never go to anyone else's blogs anymore, either! It's quite tragic. Life has been pretty busy and crazy lately. I flew past my 8-year anniversary of being at Padic, and year #9 has started out alright. Chester, my cat, he's been throwing up a lot, but the vet might have fixed him this time. It's been about 2 days since I've had to clean up any urp, so that is nice. I guess there's not a whole lot else going on in my life. I mostly read magazines now, so I don't get many book review opportunities. I like books better, but my pile of magazines is bigger.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I wish I could tell you about things going on in my life these days. I mean, technically I'm just going to work and hanging out with friends. So I guess that's all you really need to know. I used to have so much to say! In three months from today, I'll be 32. I'm kinda feeling younger every day. Weird.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
But the biggest complaint I have about the show was the part about Abraham's almost-sacrifice of Isaac. I really though the Abraham actor played the part well, but the writing of the scene was a little off. They get up there on the mountain, and Isaac notices that they don't have an animal for the sacrifice. When he asks his father about it, Abraham says, "My son, God will provide the sheep for the burnt offering." (NAB) or "God will provide himself a victim for an holocaust, my son." (Douay-Rheims) or "My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering" (NKJV). The translation I've always heard, however, was that "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." (RSV) Based on that translation, folks have said that Abraham was speaking prophetically about God providing Himself as the sacrifice when He sent his son, Jesus. In any case, we know that the whole event points to Christ and his sacrificial death. The TV version didn't use any of those translations, and it just seemed a little loose to me.
Then comes the part where God does provide the animal for sacrifice. Another thing I'd been taught about this is that Abraham mentioned a lamb, but God provided a ram. The text specifically says that a ram was caught by its horns in a thicket. In the TV version, it was a lamb caught by it's hind leg. Why does this matter? Well, God did not provide a lamb at that time. He provided a ram. He didn't provide a lamb until He gave his Son for the sacrifice. He promised a lamb, and He didn't give a lamb on that particular day. Words matter.
So, anyway, I'm sure I'm just being too finicky, and I'll prolly watch some more of The Bible series. Wish they hadn't skipped over the rest of Isaac's life and the entire lives of Jacob and Joseph....
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
So, "Monster" was written by Jonathan Kellerman in 1999. I found this book at the Bowie 2nd Monday Trade Days. My impression is that it's definitely a man book. I don't mean it's necessarily for men only - I just mean that it's obviously written from a man's perspective. It was a fun book and a nice escape from reality.
Reality lately has meant plenty of work which has been accompanied by another changing of the guard. I have two new co-workers who both started only a couple of weeks ago. Training takes long enough when I have the time to put into it, but right now, I just don't have the time. Sigh. Right now we're working on a project that was due LAST Thursday, and I'm trying not to panic. Ugh. Okay, I'd better stop this and get back to work. Not that I'll ever get caught up or anything...