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Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.


MAIN THEMES

On identity
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.

On Christianity
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.

On dreams
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.


OTHER THEMES

On melancholy
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.

On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.

On language
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.

On politics
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?

On society
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.

On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.

On philosophy
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?

On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.


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Monday, January 05, 2009
GCB YEAR IN REVIEW 2008

I started this blog around march 04 wanting it to be an evangelistic tool. that's why i called it goodchristianboy: blog of a flawed guy trying to get it right. last year, i thought about upping the christianity content here. not for evangelism, but just to be focused. make my blog earn its url. i think it's better on that front last year than the previous two.

generally, i was happier in 08 than in 07. and it showed. after dealing with some deaths in january, this blog was decidedly happier throughout the year. more daily posts showing up around august says more about busyness than anything, though i do like the format and am gonna go for more of them this year. i got all political around february and march (who didn't?) and i wrote a quasi-tearjerker to myself in june. more dialogue posts this year, which is really just me liking the sound of my own voice, but no regretful bunny in the whole of 08. that's a shame. maybe he's been put to rest. there were about two posts about incorrect word usage. maybe there'll be more on that this year.

towards the end of the year, i started getting lazy about having an otherwise requisite 200 pixel-wide picture to go with my posts. started writing smaller posts that had no pictures. that's lazy. but the smaller post isn't in itself a bad format. you know what failed? i tried this "today i learned..." series that lasted all of one post. i think i'll bury it together with the bunny and a very brief attempt to migrate my sidebar onto the main post (the glasvegas review). bury. bury. bury. let's forget i tried those things.

otherwise, i'm quite happy with my how to buy a bible guide. i think that's not a bad one to have near the close of the year.

as for this year? i'm flirting with this idea about a moleskin sermon notes format. ok, let's not bury this one before it even sees the light of day. first, i'll need a scanner. so it won't happen anytime soon. we'll see. we'll see. happy new year, gcb.

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1 Comments:

  • hey, i was thinking abt doing the "today i learned" thingy on my way back just now.. hehe.. for one, today i learned abt the difference between socialism and communism :P

    By Blogger |e|L|L|i|s|, at 9:05 pm  

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