>The body is full of wondrous chemicals. We all have neuroreceptors that are designed to accept those chemicals, depending on what we are experiencing: thyroid hormone is released for growth, melatonin helps regulate our sleep cycles, etc.
“But the Lord is the true God;
he is the living God, the eternal King.
When he is angry, the earth trembles;
the nations cannot endure his wrath.
“Tell them this: ‘These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.’ “
But God made the earth by his power;
he founded the world by his wisdom
and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;
he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.” Jeremiah 10:10-13
>…at the end of The Sixth Sense. Calm down. I don’t think John McClane could ever really die.
>Abby asked me the other day if I was a pyro. The answer is, um, maybe. Mainly I just like fire imagery.
A lot of the images I use involve sparks, matches, fires, etc…things that need help starting. Most chemical reactions are reliant on heat to begin. You need to turn up the Bunsen Burner, hot plate, etc., to get the job done. Think of cooking…what you put into the cake pan does not look like what comes out of the oven. At least it shouldn’t. If it does, please step away from the baked goods and order take-out.
Some reactions give off heat after starting. You need heat from friction to start a match, but afterward, the burning gives off more heat than you put in.
Then there are the spontaneous reactions. Try putting baking soda into vinegar. I’ll wait…
Now clean it up.
That didn’t require any heat, did it? And it didn’t give off much heat, if any, while exploding all over your room. So what happened?
Sometimes things just click. The basic nature of the baking soda and the acidic nature of the vinegar come together to make salts and hydrogen gas, resulting in an awesome display of bubbles.
I guess all that is to say, I’m happy at GC-4. It didn’t require a lot of work from either end, but I have no doubt that God will do something incredible with this relationship. At times, it may not be as exciting as exploding household products, but it will be better in the end, because it will be God’s.
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
>I turned on the TV at Jacob’s house tonight to an episode of Batman, the greatest cartoon/superhero ever. Batman was underwater, being held in a chokehold of doom by Killer Croc, a mutant human-crocodile hybrid bent on destruction, namely the destruction of the Caped Crusader. If I had turned this on having no prior knowledge of Batman or his wicked awesome crime-fighting skills, I might have been a little concerned for his safety. But he’s Batman, and he somehow bent his entire body in half (must not have ribs) and kicked KC in the head, rendering him thoroughly beaten down. As Batman should. All Batman episodes involve the criminal gaining the upper hand at some point, but Batman coming through in the end. You don’t necessarily need to watch the entire episode to know what will happen. Bruce is gonna win.