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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Biblical principles for cultural decision making

Last Sunday night we were at Gary's house and the topic was 'what does the bible say about films' but he decided to widen the scope alot, so we didn't get through it, but what we did discuss was really good, and here is the sheet he gave us...

What does my Bible say? If its a sin in the bible its a definite no.

Is it beneficial to me personally and to the gospel generally? 1Cor 6v12

Will i lose self-control and be mastered by what i participate in? 1Cor6v12

Will i be doing this in the presence of someone who i know will fall into sin as a result? 1Cor8v9-10

Is it a violation of the laws of my city, state or nation? Rom 13v1-7

If i fail to do this, will i lose opportunities to share the gospel? 1Cor 10v27-30

Can i do this with a clear conscience? Acts 24v16

Will this cause me to sin by deeding sinful desires? Rom 13v13-14

Am i convinced that this is what God desire for me to do? Rom 13v13-14

Does my participation proceed from my faith in Christ Jesus? Rom 13v5

Am i doing this to help other people, or am i just being selfish? 1Cor 10v24

Can i do this in a way that glorifies God? 1Cor 10v31-33

Am i following the example of Jesus Christ to help save sinners? 1Cor 10v33-11v1

Monday, October 15, 2007

Inner beauty <3

I was reading a book t'other day, and i was a bit tired, and i was kinda falling slowly to sleep, but then i read a sentence which woke me up. The book was on the fruits of the Spirit, and i can't find the quote again, so you will have to have the abigail mackenzie version i'm afraid, here's what i think it said...

' A lot of girls spends hours in front of the mirror, but do they ever spends hours instead of trying changing their appearance, trying to change and better the person they are.'

This (as i have said before) really struck me. Girls can spend a ridiculous amount of time in front of the mirror, putting make-up, moaning about spots that no one can see, straightening their hair etc. Every teenager knows what i mean, being in the same situation, or having a sister like this.
But do we ever really try to change ourselves? we are so caught up with what we look like, we forget that 'beauty is fleeting' and i hate this cliche but here we go 'its whats inside that counts'. after all 'a women who fears the Lord is to be praised' girls should be seeking to be women who fear the lord, not the girl that all the lads fancy. and guys you should be looking for a guy that fears the Lord, nots who's hot....that's an optional bonus =P
but don't we so often get our priorities mixed up? A girl would be horrified at the idea of going out with no make up on, even to church (!) but it would be fine to walk out the door, having no quiet time with God all day. That is so wrong! And i have made that mistake ( bar the make-up bit =P ). but i have just realised i have gone slightly of topic...
yeah, i challenge all the girls reading this to stick that sentence up by your mirror. your looks are going to go, sorry but that's what happens. but your personality will be with you all your life, and these teenage years are so critical at forming habits, good or bad ( read Bex's blog ).
But hang on a sec, are boys ever like this? unfortunately the decline in masculinity would have to make me answer in the affirmative I'm afraid, but that is a whole new topic that i usually get thrown a cushion if i mention it.

So next time you look in the mirror, think about how much you are trying to change your 'inner beauty'...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The World vs The Bible

((o= the world and x= the bible))
o~Beauty is external and physical.
x~ Beauty is internal, spiritual and physical
o~The spirit is temporary and the body is permanent.
x~ The body is temporary and the spirit is eternal.
o~Your body is all that matters
x~It’s what’s inside that counts
o~You are a product of evolution.
x~You are created by God.
o~Your body belongs to you.
x~Your body is not yours, and it’s the temple of the Holy Spirit.
o~Dress the please the world and reflect your glory. x~
x~Dress to please God and reflect His glory.
o~The purpose of clothing is to show off your body.
x~The purpose of clothing is to cover and conceal your body.
o~“If you’ve got it, flaunt it!”
x~Be modest.
o~Highlight and draw attention to the body, the skin, and private parts.
x~Draw attention to the heart, soul, spirit and mind.
o~You are loved by no-one unless you are beautiful.
x~You are perfectly loved by God. Designed to be beautiful for His glory.
o~The body has no worth. You can trash it or ignore it.
x~Your body isn’t yours. Look after it.
o~Your body is to unnerve and embarrass other people and to make them feel bad about themselves.
x~Use your body to protect, edify and strengthen others.
o~Give your body freely to others.
x~Keep your body for only one man/women.
o~What you wear is “just external”.
x~What you wear reflects your heart.

This was a sheet that was handed out during a modesty talk at our yp. i quite like it...

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Monday, September 03, 2007

i dressed a lamb...

obviously had a face mask =D

...bbfl... <3

tho some people had to run didnt they! ((poser)))

and we went for a....


we bivvyed out and had a...

and some people found slugs on their faces in the morning...

then i went to gamesley fold farm...

there were some ace girlies....


and the real macho men...*cough*

and we had fake 'macho' guys...

and a lot of eating went on...

Apart from some young ladies that felt they should abstain from calorie high food because of there nasty brothers =P

and of course a match maker...

she is ace!

there were of course some exclusive realtionships...

pinky poo!!

What did we do??

Stupid things like jumping into freezing water!

Who were my friends on camp??

The Grubbs =D

Where have i been??

CCIW camp 2 07 =D

best camp yet...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

yes i am still alive...just...

heya, just to let you all know (all 3 people that read my blog!) that i am still alive and well, back from aber 07 and cciw 07. camp and aber were great, really really good time, pray for all the unbelievers on camp that heard the message so clearly from Norman everyday. ted donnelly was excellent, tho i can't say as much for most of the other guys, [tbh] aber just increased my dislike of welsh people, they mention '04 all the time! its gone guys!! but yeah, i'm sure there are plenty of nice welsh people out there somewhere :P i do love welsh people really.
this week i'm working 4 days, then off to the grubbs for a week WOO HOO :D

oh and i got 2 A's =]

Saturday, July 28, 2007

this made me chuckle

1. Real name

: Abigail Mackenzie

2. Gangster name (first 4 letters of real name plus izzle.)

: Abigizzle

3. Detective name (fav color and fav animal)

: Blue Dog

4. Soap opera name (your middle name and street you live on)

: Kate Fisherman ( i like it!)

5. Star wars name (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name.)

: Macab

6. Super hero name (Your 2nd favorite color, and favorite drink)

: Purple dandelion and burdock

7. Arabic name (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, 1st letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of you dads middle name, 1st letter of a siblings first name, and last letter of your moms middle name.)

: bckoshh

8. Goth name (black, and the name of one of your pets)

: Black Muffin