The Pursuit of God
It has been one of those sleepless nights where I had an overactive mind with a multitude of thoughts for my next day’s responsibilities/wants/desires and planning for it. With my body tired from the day’s work, I was able to fall asleep in about an hour. However, in about another hour - I awoke, and I knew almost instantly that I would not be able to fall back asleep. So I got up to write the urges of my soul.
Lately, I’ve been seeking a deeper relationship with God. Desiring God above all else. It has been everything-but since my baptism, five point five years ago at age 30. Taking a step back prior to my baptism, I sought after God by reading the bible, going to church, going to small groups, and practiced curtailing my sinful habits. My habits from a mere 24 years of living had built a vast impressive network of strongholds, and though now-oft drought-stricken, continues to battle for space in my heart.
It took me six years to figure out that I could be saved by the Grace of God through Jesus Christ, where I finally took to the waters. It was in those six years that I did the majority of my learning of who God was. Even though, I grew up in the church, I was oblivious due to my selfish ways and lack of interest. What finally drove me to baptism was the heady knowledge of God and His ways. Knowing God’s use of broken people in all different walks of life sounded to me, like I could be a candidate. Hearing and listening to Jesus’s teachings, I followed in action by my own strength. It has not produced a spiritual experience of God. This is what I’ve been missing in the last years of my walk, the life-giving and restorative nature of a spiritual relationship with God.
"Knowing who God is" and "Knowing God" are two different things. I know who God is, but I don’t know God. This has been coming from a place where I don’t want to live on faith and belief alone, but also in knowing. I want to hear, see, feel God. I want clear answers for my prayers. Thus, I know the only way to get this, is to pursue God.
These desires of mine have been validated when I found, “The Pursuit of God” by A.W. Tozer on Kindle (and its free!). I’m half way through the book now.
If you are a fan of the great Bill Watterson, and his Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. Get your fix here!
It is Oct 16, 2012, and Microsoft (MSFT) is currently at $29.63 per share.
MSFT is appears to me to be a good buy with Windows 8 Operating System, Microsoft Surface, coming out later this month.
So here it is, the AMD Bulldozer did not win the spot this time around; the performance reviews of the new AMDs did not convince me, so I stuck with the Intel i7-2600K CPU processor. The disk and memory I/O as shown in the bar chart above was generated by using Passmark PerformanceTest, which describes a performance of more than double of other similar machines.
The machine is even more quiet than anticipated and the fans only speed up minimally when all cores of the processor are working. Internally, I have also routed the cables and wires behind the motherboard to create less airflow blockage while additionally allowing a clear view of the components inside. This was certainly a success on all fronts.
Patience was the key in building this system, a period of 2 months passed before purchasing all parts for the build.
Free Arby’s chicken sandwich with drink and frys purchase
I installed my first wireless printer at home last night, the Samsung ML-1865W onto my home wireless network and at first it installed easily and worked perfectly using the assigned DHCP IP address, but overnight as I turned off the printer, it released the dynamically assigned IP, as when I turned the printer back on this afternoon, it was assigned a new IP address. This of course broke the settings and ports I had originally set up last night. So if you have this issue with your wireless printer, I found this link to be helpful.
Otherwise, if this link ever goes offline, you essentially need to reinstall your printer onto an unused port that is not within the range of your DHCP IP’s. At least that is how I was able to do it. Arming you with technical saavy-ness!
Sometimes sanity lies in the simple things, one of my simple comforts lie in building computers for others; I find this to be peaceful and calming as well as a place to serve another person; it is a space where I can be constructive and productive in addition to not having to spend my own money. Here I am appreciating this custom build: I have 2 - 200 mm fans inside creating good quiet airflow, additionally I have added 2 - 150 gb wd velociraptor harddrives to be striped with raid 0. Can’t wait to get the motherboard and CPU. Waiting on the AMD Bulldozer series CPUs to be tested and reviewed, then I can make the decision to go Intel or AMD with this particular build.
Where do you find your peace?
Better Late Than Never?
Its been several years since I first found this tumblr blogging service, but I avoided testing their services for the many years as a way to keep myself from feeding the perpetual consumption of services that are here in the day and gone by night. Though after reading an article that tumblr now has more page views than wordpress, I feel comfortable enough to think tumblr will be here to stay for a little longer.
Glad to be here and hope to have some good stuff to share.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
being in the “play pen” aka child jail, waiting for my mother as she either washed the dishes or prepared food, either way she was standing in front of the sink while I was very frustrated