May 20, 2011

Friday Randomness

Who's ready for the weekend? Any exciting plans? We're going to head to the legendary Ft. Bliss PX for dinner and a movie. Seriously, if you haven't been before, look up Freedom Crossing at Ft. Bliss. We lucked out.
The peeps over at Commentarama - one of my most very favorite group blogs - just celebrated their two year blogaversary. Go show them some love and SUBSCRIBE!
So, I'm really excited, because this time next week, we're going to be in Vegas!!

I'll be honest, I'm looking forward to Vegas, but mostly I'm just excited to be getting away from everything. The both of us have had a stressful few weeks (just general stuff) and to get "away from it all" sounds SOOOOOO good right now. Truth be told, I'm already missing the puppies (we're going to kennel them) but I'm ready to do nothing after lunch but lay by the pool and enjoy some tanning and a book and stroll the city after dark and enjoy the strip.
Well, I'm back on the horse. I started C25K again this week. However, this time is going MUCH better than last time. Like, I actually finished Week 1 in Week 1! You have no idea (or maybe you do) how exciting this is for me. I have a long-term goal of completing C25K and do a couple of 5Ks this year, and follow-up with Bridge to 10k, and ultimately running the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. I think I can work up to a half by February, God-willing. Cause I definitely do rely on a lot of prayer through my runs.
I don't have much in the way of puppy pics this week. It was a slow week for pics. But here are a couple.

This is morning nap time. Jeb LOVES pillows. He's laying next to me right now snoring away, resting on a pillow.

I've determined Achilles and I have a very Stewie/Lois relationship. He can be very lovey-dovey when he wants something, but I'm pretty sure he'd be shooting laser guns at me if he had the ability.
So, tomorrow is the 21st. Maybe you're tired of all the Judgment Day talk, but I was thinking about it last night and it's really no laughing matter. I don't know if anyone reading this believes in it, but many, many people around the country (and around the world) do, to the point that people are selling their goods and essentially shutting down their lives in anticipation.

On the other hand, you may be wondering just who this Harold Camping guy is and how he thinks he can say that the rapture is supposed to happen tomorrow. We found this radio program last night discussing the topic, and while's it's not exhaustive, it covers the basics.

It's just under an half-an-hour long, so it's good to listen to while you're doing chores or something. Click the link to be taken directly to the audio track.

Also, after you listen to the lesson and learn more about what Camping's followers have been led to believe, imagine how you would feel waking up Sunday morning. And start praying that God will put some of these people in your path in the next week so that we can share the really good news - Yes, Jesus is coming back, and yes, He does promise one day to rapture believers, but in His own time. (underlining is mine, for emphasis)
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
"Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
"At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come....
"For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
"At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time.
"So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
"Immediately after the distress of those days, 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away.
"That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."
~ Matthew 24

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. ~ 1 John 4:1


  1. I love the pictures of the puppies. They are so cute! I hope you have an awesome time in Vegas.

    I'm trying to learn more about the Bible. Do you have any recommendations for books or something besides just reading the Bible? I can read it and understand it, but I can't grasp it and keep it in memory. Thanks for your help!

  2. Your pups are so hilarious...I don't even know why I think they're so funny. But I bet they're even better in person!

    Have fun in Vegas!!! Nice weather to sit by the pool and read a book!

  3. Have a blast in Vegas!!! If you need any info on things to do or see let me know! :)

  4. Congrats on weeks 1 of C25K!

    One of the great things about being in El Paso is that you can train in the winter! I know you can train in winter elsewhere, but here you don't have to worry about the snow and ice. Just take that one or two days off. :)

    I'm going to try to train over the summer for the TransMountain Challenge in October. It's a half marathon, but it's over the mountain. If I can do that, I will sign up for the Las Cruces half in December.

  5. Oh you are going to have so much time!!

  6. I love when pups sleep on pillows :-) Your pups always seem to have so much personality. The Stewie/lois relationship idea cracks me up. I immediately had a Stewie type conversation in my head about what Achilles could be thinking haha.

  7.! Hope your trip was full of rest and relaxation. And you can TOTALLY do the half in February. You'll be great, and I can't think of anyone who would be better to run in THAT race. Yay Disney!


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