David wanted earnestly to build the Temple. The remnant returning from Babylon after 70 years was slow to rebuild the Temple that he prepared for and his son established. Taking a step back from a close reading of the context, this tension between HaShem and Israel is interesting to me. It makes me think of a relationship between a husband and wife. It makes me think of me and my wife, really.
In my previous post, I owned my mistakes and took note of my progress and growth. Today, I would like to set some realistic goals for myself. I am resigned to continuing to write in 10 minute bursts, but I am looking to experiment with how that plays out. I feel like I should narrow my focus a bit to work towards completing my projects as opposed to just writing for its own sake.
Since November 5, I have had 38 opportunities to publish posts on my blog under the Monday to Friday prompt I set for myself. I have not met that goal. This will be my 21st blog.
My wife found this guide from the Babylonian Bee, a satirical Christian site. The guide advises violence and being obnoxious to win people over to saying “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays,” or something. Anyway it is slightly funny, but it is a bit sacrilegious and it is definitely unpersuasive.
The Hebrew midwives stood outside the large ornate doors. They scarcely turned to look at one another. They had been summoned for an audience with Pharaoh. He had ordered them to oversee the deaths of each Hebrew male born to the daughters of Israel.
Expectations and reality can differ greatly in many areas of our lives, perhaps none more so than when the topic at hand is children.
Another fun, topical episode. This time I will be discussing character ages and birthdates I found on the Gundam Official website.
In the original Aladdin, the eponymous hero is almost certainly Chinese. It think it say he is in China and he seems to be from there. There have been Muslims in China for quite a long time. I think Disney made his Arab because the story of Aladdin was linked to the Arabian Nights anthology at some point in history, decades ago I assume.
If you haven't heard, I have some great news for you. President Donald J. Trump has declared war against ISIS in Syria and is calling for a rapid withdrawal of US troops there.
What do Adora, Luke Skywalker and I have in common? It isn't our skin, hair, sex or mettle, though I have often arrogantly asserted I could be the heroic type if I had to be.
One of the most enjoyable things for me watching Tokusatsu over the last 8 or 9 years has been seeing all the unique and clever character designs.
September 11, 2001 was one of the worst days of my life. I lived in Southern California and was 13 years old when the Twin Towers fell. I don't remember the day we learned Bin Laden was dead. My wife and I were listening to Wayne Resnick on KFI, so it was a Saturday or Sunday night. Our firstborn was around two years old and we struggled to tell her that we were elated that WE, the United States, had finally brought Justice to the man who planned the deaths of over 3000 Americans.