Sunday, May 21, 2006

The last two weeks I've had a massive pain in my chest, sort of a preasure in the middle which will not go away. So I've done the doctor thing, the hospital thing. I've had x-rays, ultrasounds, heart monitor things, other stuff that cost a lot of money. Long story short, there's nothing wrong with my heart, but other than that I'm all fine. Except for this pain in my chest which won't go away.

Going back to work tommorrow for the first time in two weeks. Looking forward to it kinda, although I'm not a fan of people asking me questions and seeing if I'm alright. Still, it's nice to know they do care a little. I suppose it is nice to know anyway.

Still love work, been there about 10 months now, one girl got promoted from my level to the seniors level which is great cause at least she knows what she's doing. The new boss also seems great, he's been there probably 3 months now and things seem to run a LOT smoother since he's been there. And he's a comic fan, which is nice, someone on my wavelength.

That's about it for today.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

It's Been A While

It's been ages since I've penned some thoughts for my blog, so I thought this slightly boring Sunday night may be the best opportunity I have for a while. So here's my inner thoughts for the last little while.

I've been a little restless in my life of late, and I can't quite put my finger down on what the issue is.

Work is great. I love my job so much in comparison to other crappier jobs I've had in the past. It's still hard to get up some mornings, but I think thats just life. On the other hand, I do have another 30+ years of my working life to get used to it!

I do have it narrowed down a little. I am tired of being single. I've been in love before and I miss it. I didn't think I'd ever say that again but it's actually true. There's no one special in my life at the moment and I think that sucks, because there's some truely beautiful women out there. There's been some women in the past few months but none of them have "lit my fire" so to speak. It's strange, I met this chick at the bank the other day and, although quite nice, she wasn't the sort I usually look at. Nothing wrong with her, she's just a little plain for me, I like a bit of spice in life. Sexist and a bit male-piggie there but hey! It's the truth.

So this chick, who's name I can't recall, was nice and I was just being friendly and chatting to her like you do at the bank, and I discovered that she was a really nice girl. Probably mid-twenties and I'm sure she's attached (all the nice ones are) but it was nice. That was when I decided that being single sucked. Up until then I was cool with it all, actually I was enjoying it. It's easy to scratch the itch in a city like Brisbane, and I have a lot of contact with people though work and gym and sport and such, so it's not hard to meet people. What is hard is meeting someone who's nice. I think I must've matured or something, cause I'm now looking for nice, not hot (so much) or a sexpot, but nice.

I think I just scared the crap out of myself.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Lover of all things potato

I hate potatoes and people who talk about potatoes. It's a long story.

I also hate credit line accounts. Those bastards won't cancel my account even though it's all fully paid up and actually in credit by $3.40. Basically, these people are demons. And they work for Satan INC.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Work

I've been at my new job for a week now. I totally love it. Best job in the world. Everyone I work with is totally awesome. It's a large office with about 200 people on my floor. In my department there are about 30 people, and I've met most of them.

Today I sat next to an "old hand" who's been there for a couple of years and knows what she's doing. Lovely girl, she's 22 and is the most normal chick I have ever met. It's nice to meet normal people, and everyone at work is normal.

I walk to and from work every day. Takes me about 40 minutes each way, and it's great exercise. The highlight is walking through Lang Park (or Suncorp Stadium to those who profess to be technically correct...) I know it's not much of a highlight but I'm a Queenslander and a Bronco's Supporter. It's cool. I walk over the Origin Walk of Fame every day and past the King's Statue.

I've never loved work before. It's a great feeling.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Sick

Hey folks, I am writing this as crook as I have ever been in my life. In fact, I hate being sick. Which is probably something that most people do. It just seems worse when it happens to me. That's a very self-centred comment I suppose. Oh well.

I have a passionate loathing for my flatmate who gave me this flu.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Stuff I think about...

Today I listened to two Mormon's tell me about God's plan for my life. Unfortunatly, they actually made some sense. I hope I don't have to purchase some magic underwear now cause that would be scary.

They also invited me to a singles meeting on Sunday. I might go if I'm hungover enough. I wonder what the church's punishment for chatting up women at church meetings is? Only one way to find out. :)

I thought of a couple of other things today too. Firstly, I love heavy rock music. It is awesome. Metalica, Guns and Roses, Poison, Def Lepard, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols, Velvet Revolver. They all rock. If christian music caught up (instead of always being ten years behind) then I'd listen to some.

I swear too much. I said "shit" in front of this 80 year old lady today and I felt bad for a moment. Then she said the c word and I laughed. Old ladies swearing is funny.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a very underated show. I like it. I admit it.

I am getting nervous waiting to hear about this job I've applied for. I hate waiting. I'm an impatient person.

If I don't get this job I'm going to move to New Zealand. I hear it's pretty and cold. I like those two things.

I am very tired.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Revival

Revival comes when the world is dark for Christians.

During the Dark Ages there was little to no spiritual life. Even the name, The Dark Ages, refers to the lack of great spiritual men and women who stood up to counter the evil of the times. When the Reformation begun, the spiritual world was re-awakened, partly due to the great reformer, Martin Luthor, who by standing up for truth helped to bring an end to the Dark Ages.

During the times of the Israelite captivity to the Persians, during the reign of Ezra, the world was in a great spiritual darkness. The Israelites were in captivity and were oppressed due to their disobedience of Gods commandments.

And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant of escape, and to give us a peg in his holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage. For we were slaves. Yet our God did not forsake us in our bondage; but he extended mercy towards us in the sight of the Kings of Persia, to revive us, to repair the house of our God, to rebuild its ruins... (Ezra 9:8-9)

We can draw some interesting parallels from this passage of scripture. Firstly, even though we may have disobeyed God, done our own thing and followed our own path instead of the destiny he has prepared for us, we can still experience revival. “...for we were slaves. Yet our God did not forsake us...”

God also “...extended mercy towards us...” God extended mercy towards them. The oxford dictionary defines mercy as “Compassion shown by one to another who is in his power and has no claim to kindness”. We have no claim before God that he must be kind to us. But He was. In sending Jesus to the cross, he was showing us the greatest act of mercy and kindness.

He also showed them mercy in “...the sight of the Kings of Persia...” God not only showed the Israelites mercy, He made sure that the Persians saw His mercy towards them. When God shows us mercy, he will show the world. When He sends revival, it is not in secret. The whole world will know. Even back before the days of instant media, the world knew when God was moving. Look at the Welsh revival, or the Azusa Street revival. When God moves, not only the church knows, so does the world.

God will also bring about a restoration of the Church Body. “...to repair the house of God, to rebuild its ruins...” Most of the damage to the church body is not inflicted by outsiders, but by members inside the body. A body not functioning in perfect harmony with its parts is not functioning to the best of its ability.