Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's For Guys Too!

Hey everybody... sorry I left so abruptly on that last post !! (The date for this post may say Jan. 24, I dont know, but's actually Feb. 13!) Many things have been taking place down in my part of Texas and my mind has been filled to the brim with thoughts. If I can get them all sorted out, there may be a lot of posts coming up!

Proverbs 31 is mostly recognized as the "Proverbs 31 Woman" chapter. There's basically a whole outline for young women and grown women alike to base the pattern for their lives--how they care for the home, the greatest virtues to be pursued after, giving of themselves unselfishly, it mentions the blessings of their children and husband, how they can help elevate their husband's role in society as being a man of honor and dignity.

But looking at the chapter as a whole is when I finally noticed that the whole chapter was written too a young man! It is a lesson to king Lemuel, that his mother taught him. Proverbs 31 is actually like a three-layered cake. (mmmmm.... yes the Word is so sweet) The first is to guys, middle is to everybody, and the third to girls. However the whole chapter was written to Lemuel. I wonder if guys actually study Proverbs 31 as well as some girls do? I have no clue, so I just wanted to encourage you guys to read it and study it! It will tell you how to conduct yourselves, some of what to do and what not to do. It calls you to act nobly. Instead of warning you to look out for a brawling or contentious woman, as you find in Proverbs 7, it gives you the picture of a virtuous woman, and encourages you to seek that in a wife. One of my favorite verses in Prov. 31 is verse 5: "Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Name!!!

My family seems to have a thing for names. We are so interested in the meanings of names and their "histories". Especially me! I like to look up the origins of names like Liz or Pat, which are diminutives of Elizabeth and Patricia. OK, some names are weird, but they have so much meaning. Hildegarde, for instance, means "battle stronghold". I like names with meaning. But names that mean "born on Friday"--Afua--and similar others, are somewhat degrading in my view. Who wants to be named "pillow"? Yet this is what the name Cody means. And I happen to like the way this name sounds!!! My name means "ruler forever". I did a deep study on my name and found like four different meanings.... one I did NOT like one bit, another I found very pleasing. Ü "Honorable ruler" is one I really like, but the first I mentioned seems to be the most accurate. My name is also related to a Latin term for the heather plant, which thrives in desert places. One of my friend's middle names is Catherine, meaning "pure". I LOVE it!

So far this whole post has been random, but now I'll get down to the point. It does have something to do with a new name!!! My brother and I were looking at my cherished name-book a while back. I decided to look up Maximilian (which I think is so awesome!) and I happened upon Maximos. Both mean "greatest". I showed my bro and we laughed for a while about how funny it would be if one day I were to have a son (Lord willin') and name him Maximilian! "Come here, little Maxy!" No, just kidding. But then, something else happened! My brother starts calling me Maximos. So it is officially a new nickname--added to my beloved collection (there's many, many). It began the beginning of this year and is still holding out, hopefully forever, for I really do like this one a lot!!! Some are fading out lately... is it because I'm getting older and those other nicknames are just not for adults? Hope not. I wanna be called Pocahontas til Jesus comes back! lol :D

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2nd Edition - 2009 Pics

(lol...I cut an apple in half & it looked like a heart!)


Don't ask... I just thought it looked cool.

(Ground wheat grain --I made another heart !)

2009 Pics

The past year brought me a lot and here's a little of it for y'all to see! Some of it I was *PRACTICING* photography, others are just snaps. Enjoy!