Where Be Yer Booty?!

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” -Luke 12:34

I recently started a…umm “quest”, if you will, to the read the book of Luke (and all the gospels and all of the New Testament). At first I was reading a chapter a night but that only lasted three days and then school started again and I could only manage a few verses a night. Anyway, I found this verse last night or maybe the night before. I think this is something a lot of us struggle with. I know I do, I don’t know about you.

I think that’s part of the reason I only manage a few verses a night. I let things like school, facebook, this blog, sleep etc. become my treasure and that’s where my heart is. I’ll be honest sleep is definitely a treasure to me. A good night’s sleep is definitely where my heart is, unfortunately. Often times I don’t read my Bible because I’m tired. Maybe that’s why life feels crazy right now. Perry Noble, preacher of New Spring Church, said: “Until you give God control, you will be out of control.” This verse really stood out to me the first time I read it. I think this verse and that quote go together well. If our hearts aren’t with God than he isn’t our treasure (or he isn’t the top priority). How can we expect Him to fix our lives if we don’t make him number 1. Often times He helps us, even though He gets pushed to the back burner a lot. I find it hard to grasp, that we go against Him every day and yet He’s still merciful on us. That’s amazing and another topic that I could talk about all day. So, I think I’ll end with this:
I’m going to try to start putting him at the front of my day. The things that I normally make treasures, I’m going to do those in His name. Maybe that’s crazy, I challenge you to put Him as number one. I bet once you do this He’ll work out all the other junk.

I realize that this theology is probably pretty basic and the content might be really random, but I wrote it as it came to mind. This might have been more for me than anyone else…but I hope you might have gotten something out of this.

Oh and you’re probably wondering what does that title mean? Well, I think pirates are legit! I actually am a pirate! Pirates have treasure, if a pirate were to ask “where is your treasure?” it would probably sound like “Where be yer booty?”. So that’s why I titled it that.

Thanks for reading,

-Evan

Freestyling: The Second

Ignorant debaters annoy me.

We all know them. Mention something they’re passionate about, and they just get angry (you can see on their face). Then they start screaming out random, incoherent points about the issue, whatever it was. Then they start to repeat their points. Usually, by this point, they began to lose all credibility and everyone in the room begins to ignore them. Then when you respond they take it as though they’re being attacked, and start criticizing you. Then everybody is ignoring them and you are trying to change the subject because it suddenly becomes very awkward.

Do you ever deal with people like this? I just give simple yes or no answers to these people. I do like to think about them, because they are very funny (unintentionally of course).

(Well, that was awkward, time to change the subject) The other day I was watching one of those “This was inspired by the possibility that this Creature could be real“. Stuff we know isn’t real, but they would like to think it is. Stuff like Bigfoot, Nessy or Global Warming. This show sunk the rest down even farther. It’s called Lost Tapes. Haha it gets bad actors and puts them in “Situations that could really happen”. I mean I was attacked by a Cracken once, but you don’t hear me complaining. I don’t know maybe there are things out there, but I really doubt it.

One thing that is out there and is making a comeback, Pirates. They aren’t cool pirates though. No, I thinking about getting a Gallion, and conquering the Spanish Main. Does anybody want in? I was just gonna go down to Tortuga and get a crew, but to my dismay they aren’t in to Romanticized Piracy any more. It’ll be fun. Maybe I’ll just get a Gallion and conquer the Mississippi river. I would control all imports and exports into New Orleans, Yes!!!
I will let you know what I plan on doing.

Well, this one is probably short, but I have to go.

If you contact me about joining my crew, I’m Captain Jack Swallow

-Evan