Saturday, August 20, 2016

Moving Forward

I want to see changes in my life so I'm going to start with the way I do things. Instead of lazying about on my free weekends I'll push forward with my dreams of becoming a profitable author. I love books and making up stories however my life has derailed so far from my desire that I feel that a change must happen in order to get where I want to be in life.

Short and sweet.

I'm debating on whether to publish them here first or not. I'll talk to you later. :)

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Another One... Anton Yelchin

I'll miss you Anton Yelchin. No, I didn't know him in person but from what I could see he was awesome at his  job. I really wanted to see where his career was going to go. He was so young (only a year older than myself) and so very good at acting. His career was blossoming when he left us abruptly.

I fell for his acting chops in the movie Odd Thomas. It was a strange and very cool film about a boy who could see the dead. I recommend it for those who love a good mystery movie.

My father is a Star Trek fan and thought Anton did a great job as the reboot Chekov however I didn't really pay attention as a kid to the original Chekov I was too busy being mesmerized by the OG Spock. However as an adult I can't disassociate Yelchin from his role as Chekov and is forever in my mind as Pavel Andreievich Chekov navigator of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

The first movie I saw him in was Fright Night the 2011 remake while it was not as good as the first one I still enjoyed it and was thoroughly entertained with his version of Charley Brewster.

I really liked his films and I hope we never forget the talent he brought to the screen. I think he would've done an awesome job as Ray Peterson in 'The Burbs'. How about you?

 From the few movies I've seen him in (which includes all the Star Treks) he constantly plays the guy who will do whatever it takes to protect the ones he loves and the boy who can never die. It comes as a shock to realize that it doesn't ring true in real life. Oh how I wish he were still with us. It's a completely selfish reason but I don't think he'd mind it too much.

I don't know where he went. I don't know what he believed that's why I don't say rest in peace because I'm not sure if that's true for that person. I believe the Bible when it says your soul lives on even if your physical body dies. I hope he went to Heaven but there are plenty of "good" people who go to Hell because they refuse to trust Christ Jesus with their life. Let his life be a wake up call for those who are waiting till they get old to "get right with the Lord". Don't wait. You never know when your last day will be either.

I Think I'm Back

Only one post in 2015 and now my first 2016 post is near the end of the year. Ooops well I've been busy figuring out life. Still haven't got it all sorted out but I think I'm back. We'll see. I"m about to experiment on here. Let me know what you think.

~Temp

Monday, January 5, 2015

I want to go to South Korea

Today they said that I can't and that my wants were unrealistic. Maybe I am tight on time but maybe I can.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Loving's Day!!!

A lot of people don't even know this day exist or what it's about so I'm going to talk about today.

I learned about this couple when I was around 17 years old.
In the 1950's an interracial couple by the name of Richard and Mildred Loving got married unbeknownst to the government of Virginia where they resided. At that time however it was illegal in Virginia for an interracial couple to marry and so started years of turmoil for the Loving who tried to get their marriage legalized.

There is a HBO documentary on the Loving Story.



Homosexuality
One thing I don't agree with that's pressing on my heart to mention is homosexual marriage. So that know one will misunderstand my promotion of this day as as gay/lesbian support I write this.

Mildred Loving has said she supports homosexuality and that's where her and I depart ways. Comparing her situation to gays and lesbians is completely wrong in my opinion. I see where she sees the similarity in the fact that she and her husband weren't allowed to marry by law like homosexuals  aren't but the difference goes deeper though. I've found that not only do gays & lesbians want their version of marriage legalized they want everyone to accept it and not tolerate others who may have an opposing views on the subject. They don't want people like me to express that God says they're sexual lifestyle is an abomination in His sight. They say they want to be tolerated but they want more than tolerance and in hypocrisy they don't show the same toleration they want to Christians who speak against their lifestyle.

Christians Marrying & Friendship
At the beginning of the video posted above you heard a man say that God separated the races showing that God did not intend for the races to mix. Obviously that man did no research on one of the most influential leaders of Israel, Moses. Moses was in an interracial marriage. His wife Zipporah was Kushite who's people were from northeast Africa. Multiple times in the bible (particularly the Old Testament) God told Israel not to intermarry with their neighboring countries because the women from the other countries would lead His people away from worshipping God to worshipping idols. In the New Testament we find God's requirements for marriage had nothing to do with race but faith.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18
"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: 'I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.'

 'Therefore come out from them
   and be separate,
            says the Lord.
Touch no unclean thing,
   and I will receive you.'
  'I will be a Father to you,
   and you will be my sons and daughters, 

            says the Lord Almighty.'"

It's another thing to become a Christian after marriage to an unbeliever while you were an unbeliever also. But you're totally going against God's commands if you are a Christian and know your love interest or even good friend is an unbeliever and you're still pursuing a deep relationship. That's why I don't advise my own friends who are believers to date unbelievers because God didn't even come close to marriage in saying not to be yoked with them. He took on the topic of friendship, dating and marriage in His standard of Christian living.

2 Corinthians 15:33-34
"Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.' Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame."

They will change you before you change them. I'm not saying there is no chance for them to change but your intimate relationship puts you in danger before it'll help them. Think about it you're already disobeying God to begin with by being in a relationship with an unbeliever, tampering with your personal relationship with God. You're already compromised. God will never tell you to disobey His commands in order to save someone. God doesn't need us but He gives us the opportunity to be apart of His grandiose plan. If He wants to save someone can do it without you.




Anyways I think this day should be celebrated especially by the tons of people who are in such a relationship, those who want to be, those who support it and those who love history.

This is as much a reminder to me as it is a message to you, the reader.
Tempress

Monday, June 10, 2013

Drinking

Hey yall,

   I haven't been here in a while. I just wanted to let you all know of my struggles and if it can enlighten anyone else that's even better. I know the Bible says drinking wine and even beer isn't wrong it's just the getting drunk part that can lead you to sin and un-Christ-like behavior is what he's trying to protect us from. I understand the rule, principle, and consequences of the rule. Since I have a self-realized consumption problem I want to stay away from alcoholic beverages altogether so I won't accidently get drunk.

   Taking this all into account, I've sort of developed a disdain for people who drink even though there is no biblical law against drinking and I'm trying to get over that. I know there are many people who drink to get drunk but my perspective of a person who drinks is what bothers me. I think it's wrong to add to the bible or make other feel bad for something there is no biblical law against. As the Word itself say judge not others on the keeping of days or lack of day keeping. Principally this means not to judge anyone based on frivolity. God never specified that we should honor a pagan holiday like Christmas but there s nothing wrong with celebrating the birth of Christ either. In the same manner, God never commanded us to drink nor did he tell us not to but the only specified rule is to not get drunk.

   So I feel bad because I was thinking that I wouldn't want a husband who drinks and while that is my prerogative, as long is he is a man who believes in Christ, what if I disregard the man Christ has for me because he drinks?

Yahh... I'm just thinking on these things and trying to fix my perceptions. I've been wanting to talk on this topic a while anyways because a lot of people think drinking is bad when it's not . It's getting drunk that's bad.

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12



16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. 19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence. Colossians 2:16-23


15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:15-20

Friday, March 29, 2013

Home-schooling Family Who Fled to U.S. from Germany Face Deportation

   Being a former homeschool student, who plans to homeschool my own children, I realize how much hate the government has for us. I hope our government doesn't turn out like Germany but with the way the Obama Administration is handling this case I have a hard time believing we, the Homeschooling community, won't be persecuted soon as well.

   It is a fact that with America's poor education system homeschoolers bring more to the table in comparison so why kick out a family who means no harm to America, who could in fact be an asset to our nation? Why are they being treated like criminals here in America? Why deport them and not the millions of illegal immigrants who come to America, some with the intent to join a gang and cause trouble? This is backwards thinking and America is smarter than this. I know it.

   After reading the article below from MailOnline please sign the petition they need 100,000 by April 18th, 2013. Help save the future free thinking community. Our country is getting too invasive on our freedoms taking this free society to one that is dependent and dictated by the government. With every right and issue that we allow to pass us by thinking it has no affect on us stifles our freedoms as a people even more. Don't give up on our rights! Don't give up on America!


"The Obama administration is arguing in federal court that a homeschooling family from Germany should be deported back to their homeland, despite what they say is religious persecution. The German government prevented Uwe and Hannelore Romeike from teaching their five children at home instead of sending them to government-run schools, fining them and threatening to prosecute them if they don't obey.
When they took their three oldest children out of school in 2006, police showed up at their house within 24 hours, only leaving after a group of supporters showed up and organized a quick protest.
But their legal troubles were just beginning. Germany began fining the family, ultimately racking up a bill of more than 7,000 Euros ($9,000).
After they fled to the United States in 2010, the Romeike family initially were granted political asylum and found a home in Tennessee. They had a sixth child. But then U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appealed the asylum decision in 2012.

The federal Board of Immigration Appeals sided with the government despite a 2011 policy that gives the government broad discretion to pursue only high-priority cases.
ICE would not provide details about the case, or its reasons for pursuing the Romeikes.
'We do not comment on pending litigation,' ICE public affairs officer Brandon Montgomery told MailOnline.
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled Germany with their five children because the government there criminalized home schooling
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled Germany with their five children because the government there criminalized home schooling. A sixth child was born after they took up residence and Tennessee and won permanent asylum on human rights grounds. The Obama administration appealed and seeks their deportation back to Germany

The Romeikes teach their five school-age children at home, including computer lessons along with reading, writing, math, history, music and other subjects
The Romeikes teach their five school-age children at home, including computer lessons along with reading, writing, math, history, music and other subjects
The Home School Legal Defense Association sued the US Department of Justice because a judge in that agency's Executive Office for Immigration Review was responsible for the decision.
A three-judge panel in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case of Romeike v. Holder on April 23.
Michael Farris, that organization's founding chairman, told MailOnline in a telephone interview that the even if the federal government doesn't believe home schooling is a human rights issue that qualifies for political asylum, it can still let the family remain in the US and home school their children.
'The attorney general absolutely has the discretion to let these people stay,' Farris said of the devoutly Christian family.

 
'I really wonder what would've happened to the Pilgrims under this administration,' he said recently on the Fox News Channel.
Christopher Bentley, a Tennessee spokesman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, said his agency was involved in the case early on.
'I can't talk about any asylum cases in particular,' he cautioned, 'but our office would have responsibility for initially determining whether they qualified for asylum in the United States.'
'We're the first step in establishing "credible fear," and then making a determination of whether they qualify for asylum in the United States. They have to claim that their government can't protect them from persecution because they're part of a specific group. That's the basis for any asylum grant.'
White House petition seeks asylum for German home schooling family
'We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Obama Administration grant full and permanent legal status to Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their children,' the petition reads. If it attracts 100,000 signatures by April 18, it will trigger a response from the administration
At the point where the Romeikes were granted asylum, the Department of Homeland Security was off the case. But after the Board of Immigration Review heard the case and overturned the asylum ruling, DHS re-entered the picture, since it's the agency charged with enforcing immigration judges' decisions.
Farris has started a petition to pressure the White House to let the family remain in the country. It has attracted more than 21,000 signatures toward a goal of 100,000, which must be reached by April 18 in order to trigger a response from the Obama administration.
'Every state in the United States of America recognizes the right to homeschool,' the petition reads, 'and the U.S. has the world’s largest and most vibrant homeschool community. Regrettably, this family faces deportation in spite of the persecution they will suffer in Germany.'
An estimated 2 million children in the US are home schooled.
But the practice is illegal in Germany. An estimated 200 families teach their own children there anyway, even at the risk of fines, criminal prosecution and, in some cases, the loss of custody of their children.


Uwe Romeike supervises one of her daughters during a reading lesson in their Tennessee home
Uwe Romeike supervises one of her daughters during a reading lesson in their Tennessee home. The Obama administration seeks their deportation back to Germany, where home schooling is illegal
Germany made school attendance mandatory in 1918. During the Nazi era, that law was made even more restrictive to ensure that young Germans were indoctrinated with Adolph Hitler's national socialist ideology.
The German Supreme Court has ruled that it wants to 'counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies,' Farris explained. 'And that's a direct quote.'
'We want to give them a safe harbor. That's what asylum is for.'
That court ruled in 2007 that parents who home school their children can have their custody rights limited or eliminated entirely.
German families have sought refuge in both Canada and New Zealand in recent years, citing the same reasons as the Romeikes. Both cases were denied.
The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment. Attorney General Eric Holder could intervene and allow the Romeikes to remain in the country on humanitarian grounds, even if the Obama administration doesn't believe home schooling parents should qualify for asylum as a matter of principle.
The school day in the Romeike household is a conducted around the kitchen table, with Uwe making the rounds as her children study
The school day in the Romeike household is a conducted around the kitchen table, with Uwe making the rounds as her children study. An advocacy group sued the federal government over their deportation order, and a federal appeals court will hear the case in April
Federal law allows refugees to stay in the United States permanently if they can show they are being persecuted for reasons including their religion or their membership in a 'particular social group.'
But in its argument against the Romeikes' asylum, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement called home schoolers too 'amorphous' to qualify.
'United States law has recognized the broad power of the state to compel school attendance and regulate curriculum and teacher certification' along with the 'authority to prohibit or regulate homeschooling,' ICE wrote.
When the Board of Immigration Appeals overturned the judge's initial grant of asylum, it based its decision on a case where the European Court of Human Rights ruled that 'the public education laws of Germany do not violate basic human rights.'
A science curriculum is part of the Romeikes' home schooling curriculum, including access to a microscope and laboratory equipment
A science curriculum is part of the Romeikes' home schooling curriculum, including access to a microscope, laboratory equipment and other things they would have if they attended traditional schools. The German government forbids home schooling, and the US government wants them deported back to their home country
The Home School Legal Defense Association's argument is that the federal government should not substitute international law for US law.
'I think we have a really good case,' Farris said.
He believes there are likely only three possibilities that would explain why the Obama administration is working so hard to deport the Romeike family.
'It could be that the government is just anti-homeschooling, or anti-religious-freedom,' Farris said. 'Or perhaps they have some deal with the German government.'
'I don't know which it is, but none of the options is pretty.'
Romeike family

 
Please sign the petition they need 100,000 by April 18th, 2013.