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Blog authors:
  • Codepainter
  • Jesuschick
  • MegiddosGirl
  • The Cow (bio)
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  • HeirForceChick
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  • Megiddo - site manager (bio) (meaning)


    Cool links to cool places:

  • A christian search engine, very useful!

  • An online Bible with every version I've heard of and a few I haven't!

  • A site created by Megiddo for Christian teens!

    About God:

    How do you describe the indescribable? If all the seas turned ink, all the plant to writing tools, and all the sky to parchment, it would not be enough to describe God's vastness. That's the God I serve.

    If you're interested in learning more about God, you can leave a message here, you could go to this site and leave a message or you can read on.



    God
  • God loves you (John 3:16).
  • God is holy and just. He punishes all evil and expels it from his presence (Romans 1:18).

    People
  • God, who created everything, made us for himself to find our purpose in fellowship with him (Colossians 1:16).
  • But we rebelled and turned away from God (Isaiah 53:6) The result is separation from God (Isaiah 59:2). The penalty is eternal death (Romans 6:23).

    Christ
  • God became human in the person of Jesus Christ to restore the broken fellowship (Colossians 1:19-20). Christ lived a perfect life (1 Peter 2:22).
  • Christ died as a substitute for us by paying the death penalty for our rebellion (Romans 5:8). He arose (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and is alive today to give us a new life of fellowship with God, now and forever (John 10:10).

    Response
  • I must repent for my rebellion (Matthew 4:17).
  • I must believe Christ died to provide forgiveness and a new life of fellowship with God (John 1:12)
  • I must receive Christ as my Savior and Lord with the intent to obey him. I do this in prayer by inviting him into my life (Revelation 3:20).
    Cost
  • There is no cost to your salvation comes to you freely (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • But it comes at a high cost to God (1 Peter 1:18-19).
  • Ultimately your response is a life of discipleship (Luke 9:23-24).


    If you want to look up the verses to the above passages, just click on them.





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    Monday, March 06, 2006
    The new blog!

    It might not be what you were all hoping for... but here it is: http://meg-tech.com/

    Please go there from now on! Smile

    Posted at 08:54 pm by Megiddo
     

    Friday, January 21, 2005
    Long Story

    Today, I got sent to the principals office. I've never been sent to the principal's office before, nor nearly suspended!

    Let me start from the beginning, which happens to be fourteen years ago. This was when my father was still alive, and we lived next to a man who we shall call Bob. Bob caused us nothing but trouble. I won't get into the details, as they're quite gruesome, but you get the point that he wasn't very nice to us.

    I was, of course, too young to remember all this, but my family talks about it every once in a while. We moved a while later, and never saw Bob again ( not that we'd want to... ). Anyways, one day at school I saw Bob's name on the teacher list. Me and my accursed curiosity just had to see if he was the same person. Here's what I remember the conversation I had with him as, as non-exaggerated and non-biased as I can get it:
    Me - "Hi, are you Mr. Bob?"
    Bob - "I sure am, what do you need?"
    Me- "I think I used to know you a long time ago, did you used to use a cane?"
    Bob - "Yes. Why, did I came chasing after you with my cane?" ( yes, he really said that )
    Me - "I think we used to be neighbors. We lived in ******" ( city sensored )
    Bob - "Really... what's your name?"
    Me - "******* *******" ( name sensored )
    Bob - "Ah, yes."
    Me - "My father's name was ***** *****"
    Bob - "Yes, he was a brilliant man. How's your mom?"
    Me - "Fine"
    Bob - "You still live in the area?"
    Me - "Yes"
    Bob - "But I didn't come chasing after you with my cane."
    Me - "You threatened to kill us!"
    Bob - "Oh you must have the wrong person, I live in ****"

    My mom had always told me that this man was dangerous, and not to go anywhere near him. I learned my lesson the next day ( today ) when I got called into the office.

    The assistant principal blamed me for "prying into a teacher's personal life". I strongly disagreed with him that I did anything wrong. I told him I was very kind to Bob, and Bob could have told me to 'buzz off' if he had wished, and I would have left.

    One peculiar thing about me is that I always seem to represent the side of an argument that isn't being well represented. The assistant principal insisted that I let the whole thing go, and I never think about it again. I asked him why I would be compelled to lie to myself about what happened, and that I was only in search of the truth. This did not make him happy, and we spent two hours talking.

    The result of this discussion is that I signed a contract to never talk to Bob ever again, anywhere ( not that I would want to ). I don't think the assistant principal understood how little I actually care about this... One thing that I learned from him, however, is that you need to recount events to those that you're telling them to as accurately as possible. What if the ones you tell it to have to back up what you told them in front of a court, of a principal? ( I'm not saying that my family lied to me, all this just made me think about how I needed to be sure I had the facts straight )

    If my assistant principal ever happens to read this, I wish that he'd realize that I'm sorry for arguing with him, and that I really do respect him and all he's done for the school. I'd also wish him luck on his own quest for truth in all aspects of his life.

    To everyone else: Bringing up the past really isn't worth it, even if you have good intentions!

    Edit: one last tidbit I want to leave you with: If this man had nothing to hide, why did he report me to an authority for what I did ( which wasn't much ). That's like if I asked one of the visitors on this site if they ever had children, and them calling the police!

    Posted at 04:45 pm by Megiddo
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    Tuesday, January 04, 2005
    Blog being transferred to new site!

    I am slowly moving all the blogs from here ( http://megiddo.blogdrive.com ) to a new blog, that will better serve what this blog is meant to be. Unfortunately, there's no way to directly move all the posts from here to there, so I have to manually copy every post and comment ( not very fun ). As you can imagine, this process will take a while.

    In the mean time, here's a screen shot showing what it looks like so far!
    Linked due to picture size

    I also want to mention that I'm ashamed at how many grammatical errors I'm finding!

    Posted at 09:02 pm by Megiddo
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    Saturday, January 01, 2005
    New Year's resolution

    Let me share with you something I learned from my health class....

    This following image demonstrates the 5 areas of health:


    Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Emotional, Social. You need to be equally healthy between all 5 areas. It doesn't help if you excercise 40 times a day, but never talk to anyone.

    Why did I give you this seemingly random health lesson? My new year's resolution is to work on areas that I've been neglecting...

    I will follow this daily plan as much as possible in 2005:
  • 30 mins of excersing ( 10 mins of warm-up and anaerobics )
  • 20 mins of Bible study

    I pray that I will stick to this as often as I can.

    Anyone want to share their new year's resolution?

  • Posted at 09:48 pm by Megiddo
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    Sunday, December 26, 2004
    Meditation

    If you were to give God a gift, what would it be?

    Posted at 06:36 pm by Megiddo
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    Monday, December 20, 2004
    Cool song

    You can listen to it for free, legally, at http://www.theinsyderz.com/media/The_Insyderz-02-Call_To_Arms.mp3

    Call To Arms
    No longer will I just sit back as this worldís slowly dying
    Iím not done having fun, iím no good at goodbye
    Todayís the day we canít delay, we fight to save those that hate
    The time is right, we canít deny the voice inside to rise above

    This is a call to arms, prepare for war
    This is a battle charge, prepare for war
    Weíll still hold the fort, prepare for war
    This is a call to arms

    No one is safe, theyíre all asleep and the darkness creeps in
    No longer will I be the one that this world marks for failure
    Todayís the day we canít delay, we fight to save those that hate
    The time is right, we canít deny the voice inside to rise above

    This is a call to arms, prepare for war
    This is a battle charge, prepare for war
    Weíll still hold the fort, prepare for war
    This is a call to arms
    This is a call to arms

    Posted at 02:30 pm by Megiddo
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    The power of Christ's name!

    Has anyone else noticed that Christ's name is being taken out of Christmas? From Christmas break being called 'Holiday break' to having a 'Holiday tree', Christ is slowly being taken out of Christmas.

    Most 'Holiday' movies now never show the TRUE meaning of Christmas. They're about children believing Santa is real, or some other material idea. Yes, generosity at Christmas is important, but that's STILL not what Christmas MEANS!

    This all goes to show how much POWER there is in Christ's name. How many people do you know that say 'Oh, Buddha!' instead of using God's name?

    This Christmas, admist the 'shopping madness', remember to find a quiet time to reflect on what God did for you, and THANK him.

    Posted at 01:57 pm by Megiddo
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    Sunday, October 24, 2004
    hmmm

    technically, i am still catholic.

    but i feel more unitarian than anything.

    due to the fact that my personal political beliefs, beliefs in general, and feelings as a whole are not accepted by the catholic church, i cannot say i enjoy being catholic.

    for a long time i've accepted their non-acceptance. and now i just cant anymore. its not funny or cute to turn away from someone or to tell someone they're wrong. who decides right or wrong? god? well god has not made arguments and decisions about every single thing. not in the bible and thats the only way to be sure of what he says apparently. there is too much gray, the bible is in black and white but i'm not going to live my life in accordance with that book.

    i'm sorry if i'm deeply offended by you all, but you know what? i've been told i'm wrong for far too long. there are other places, other religions, in which any opinion is valued and not argued. when you make a statement there arent 14 people waiting in a line to correct it.

    gosh, i feel bad now. but its all what i think. maybe this isnt the best place to post this, i'll probably be ex-communicated, but that does sort of prove my point, eh?

    now i know, i'm totally wrong on all of this. go ahead and toss me the bible and i'll "read" it. then again, you'll probably read it to me. same thing, really. go ahead and tell me how wrong i am.

    i've found god. i've found my own god.
    and my god doesnt mind when i dont capitalize his name. he doesnt mind when i break any of the ten commandments. because right now, i'm learning. i'm learning whats okay with me personally, and whats okay with the world.

    i'll find a medium in there somewhere.
    my god knows that when i'm sorry, i'm really sorry and i dont need to tell some guy about what i did wrong so HE can tell me.
    my god knows that being sorry is enough of a punishment.
    my god loves me and i love him. because he is an accepting god.
    and people who know MY god know not to persecute someone for being different.
    they know not to throw a book at them or read them brochures for loving someone who shares the same gender.
    they know and understand people who have problems and difficulties and dont tell those people who need things, real things, to turn to something they cant see or feel.

    i hope you meet my god too.
    he's really cool.

    Posted at 10:15 pm by xxpinknblackxx
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    Sunday, October 10, 2004
    A joke

    I don't think I've ever mentioned this to y'all, but I work on computers for a hobby. Today I went to one of my client's houses, she told me a while ago she was having problems with her computer and needed help. Well, when I went over there, she wasn't there, but her husband was. Unfortunately, he didn't know what the problem was, but he did say that whenever he passed by his computer, he could hear an ocean in the background. I asked him if he was possibly hearing static over the speakers, but he said that he was actually hearing the tide coming in and out and that it went on like that all night, so he was really annoyed with it.

    When I went into their computer room, I did indeed hear ocean-like sounds. I moved the mouse, and they instantly stopped. I ran the screensaver, and you could hear the sounds again ( I should mention in the screensaver, little fish were swimming around the screen ). I told him that the sounds were from his screensaver, and he said, 'You mean it's supposed to sound like that?' I then muted the screensaver for him.

    I'm glad I was able to keep myself from laughing until I got home!

    Posted at 05:47 pm by Megiddo
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    Tuesday, September 28, 2004
    Eclipse

    It's been forever since my last post, I know. Truthfully, I feel terrible about not posting for so long.

    My summer... wasn't all that great. It seems like I'm always battling something during vacation. Be it sins, emotions, or otherwise.

    During the entire time I've gone without posting, one of the reasons that I haven't blogged anything is because I've been too ashamed to do so. I've been ashamed because I was ( and still am ) fighting something that I know is wrong, yet still do ( repetitively ).

    Because of this sinfulness that I've committed, my past summer was spent in the feeling that I was spiraling forever downward, reaching out to an eclipsing sun ( a feeling that really leaves you empty ). I know God will forgive me, of course... but can I forgive myself?

    Another reason that I haven't been able to post is that it seems like I never have any time. If there's one thing that I've learned over the past couple months, it's that there's not enough time to do everything you'd like to do, so spend your time on the most important things. God comes first. Of course, I'm saying this as much to myself as any one else who may be reading this.

    It seems like whenever I was just about to sit down and write for the blog, something would come up. I'd have an appointment, or someone needed me. Even now, as I'm writing this, I've had a few people ask me to help them do something or been distracted in other ways.

    Once again, I appologize for not posting for so long, and I'm sorry if this particular post isn't the greatest, but it's pretty late where I'm writing it ( only time I could find 'time' to do it ). I really want to continue blogging, because it helps my Walk with God, and I hope there may be a little insight in my posts for you too!

    Posted at 09:49 pm by Megiddo
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