Sunday, February 21, 2010


Ok so today at church I kind of had an "ah-ha,wow, so that's what it's like..." moment. I really don't know why I never figured this out on my own, or did my own research to discover this but it is something real simple and what a lot of people question these days. The source. As in God's word, the bible.

  So many people question whether God is real and that the bible is something that can't possibly be truth because it was sooo long ago and so many authors put it together over years and years. The church I go to does "series" so today was the first series of "The Source" and they touched on the subject of how creditable the bible is. Yeah I'm not sure if creditable is a word, so I might have made it up. Anyway, when listening to the guest speaker, who is a pastor at a church in Kansas City, MO, this is where I had my "ah-ha" moment. He started off  talking to us about how 70% odd percent of people, and a majority of them being between the ages of 18-25 don't read the bible because they just don't really believe the accuracy of it. I mean how can someone that far back in time remember alllll of those stories. They don't have the technology like we do today where if we need to remember something, like where we parked at the mall, where they can just pull out there cell phone and simply take a picture of where they parked! So how can you really believe someones "stories" when they were written years ago?

 To be quite honest with you this is something that I guess was a little, and I mean little question in my head. Don't get me wrong I believe in God, and ALL of what he can do and who he is. I was raised going to church every Sunday, and sometimes Wednesdays and love my God, but when others would question the word, or God it was kind of difficult for me to come up with an answer that would really "stick it to em."

So here's how he went into detail....

He had a chart that he had done research on certain leaders or well known people from way back in time. He listed when they had passed, and then listed the FIRST writen document on stories of this person. Events that had happend. So for example he listed Ceasar and Muhammed....I'm not sure on the dates (I knew I should have started writing down all of this) but the numbers I do remember are the most important. For Ceasar the time gap between when he passes and the first time something was written was 750 years. Muhammed was 1500! He then listed Jesus' time frame..... 20 years.  Now I don't know about you but when I was in History class not once did my teacher tell me this info when learning about certain people. You didn't hear him say "Now students what I'm about to tell you I'm not sure is true, because really the first time something was written about this person was like 1500 years ago, but I'm going to tell you anyway." NO! We sat there and learned, and believed about alllll of these leaders and rulers who didn't have anything documented until TONS of time had already passed. Yet the majority of us question Jesus, and the SOURCE....the bible?!!  That was crazy to me... and that's where I got my ah-ha moment. My moment where I connected even more with God and his word, where I want to go pick up my bible and start from the beginning and read about all of these events that happened.

In that same age group (18-25) half of the people don't even know that the first book in the bible is Genesis. HALF of us don't know That was crazy to me.

Now I'll try to make the rest of this short, but after he gave us those numbers he went on to say that not only do people not believe it because it was written so long ago, but there are so many versions of the bible and some bibles say different things and it can be confilicting, so why believe all these different versions?  How am I supposed to know what one is right? Now for the most part when it comes the the conflicting interests of the bible, you also have the same thing with alllll those other books out there on Ceasar and Muhammed, and other leaders. So again he put a chart up of the accuracy of all the different resources out there. Guess what? The bible had a 99.9 percent accuracy. Being compared to ALL the bibles out there when it is compared to the same story in another version, it's not all that different! Again....can I get an AMEN?!

Our culture today is not what it was then. Well DUH you say? I mean I remember playing the telephone game when I was in elementary school, and let me tell ya, whatever was being said was being twisted around in 2 min, so how the heck could these stories not have gotten twisted around? It was the culture back then. They had someone that was known for preserving the culture. Now I can't remember the actual name of what they were called, I tried googling it, but didn't find it. But anyway they were known for preserving the culture and the events and stories that happened.

So all I want to say is this.... If you sat in your classroom today, or even years ago and believed the textbooks in front of you telling you stories upon stories of multiple leaders in your History class, then why is it so hard for us to believe the Bible? The accuracy is wayyyy higher than all those textbooks, so what's your concern? Why don't you believe that there is a God, that died on the cross for YOU?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Family pictures....

We're finally getting family pictues! I'm ready for this because if I sit and think about when it could have happened, it would be when Kiya isn't a baby anymore. Usually family picutes consist of either Taurus or I not being in the picture because we're the one taking the picture, which means it's not really a "family" picuture! Lucky me I have a fantastic cousin Mandi who is a photography, but I don't get to see her a lot because of distance so she's really the only one who's been able to accomplish getting Bursey family pictures. It's not going to be a lot of pictures or anything. It's actually one of those annoying kiosks that are in the mall that think every family that walks by is sooo picture perfect and come check out our deal. Well they suckered me in. Hey I want a family picrture and it was only $20 bucks, so I said "what the heck...sign me up!" We'll get to take lots of poses, but we will only get to pick one pose to have an 8x10 and 16 wallet pictures, that's where they sucker you in because they want you to WANT more poses and pay waayyyy too much for more pictures. I'll settle for one pose as long as I get a family picture.
  So now instead of pretending I'm talking to someone on my phone to avoid those people I can say "I'm already signed up thanks." Now how to avoid those people that can make your hands feel super soft with their never seen before lotion......I guess I'll be talking on the phone.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Its official!

So yesterday I made it official and signed the school contract! Oh man I was so excited, it's in 10 days! That's crazy soon. I got to try on my smock and I'll get all this fun stuff. I'll have to post about what I get when I actually get it. I know what it is I'm getting, but we'll just wait to see just how COOL it is.

We've got gymnastics tonight, and my mom is coming down to pick up Juliana for the weekend so we'll be one kiddo down until Monday. I'll miss my baby girl, but she loves playing with gramma and grandpa so it'll be fun times.

Well I gotta finish cleaning up with the hub....I know fun stuff right?!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

To my Valentine....!/video/video.php?v=307413841314&ref=mf

I must be dumb becuase I couldn't figure out how to actually put in the video. If anyone can help my "special" self, I'll fix it later.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I have an announcement to make....

So I could officially be a student next month!! NEXT MONTH!! You have no idea how excited this makes me. So this is were we're at with the whole thing. Right now Taurus is statused as a PT employee, and insurance benefits aren't eligible for him until May to add us on, BUT its really crappy insurance, so we don't think we'll do that anyway. He's looking for a FT job somewhere so that hopefully we can get insurance otherwise we will try to go the the missouri health insurance that helps people who can't get it in other ways, but you have to not have had insurance for 6 months to get that. I've been looking for a FT job, and didn't think it was going to be this hard, but it is ridiculous. So I did get unemployment which is helping us some. They tried not giving it to me, but the state made them...HAHA Bank of America...ok sorry had to get that out of my system. 

Anyway, if I don't find a job, that means no insurance and no income to save for a house. ( Which was another reason we were thinking of pushing back me going to school again). But If I'm in school and getting unemployment I'm at least doing something with my time that's productive and can stay at home, when I don't have school and not be stressed going to school FT and work and kids. I feel like I'm not making sense right now, because I have so many things going through my head with all of this so sorry if this sounds all confusing. You can ask me questions later and who knows I'll probably be blogging about this later.
Right now I just have to get my passport pictures to put with my certificate that they use for graduation. You know how you always see them when you go into salons, and everything else is finished... I think. I've done my loans, talked to the school, now it's to make it official.

I want to SCREAM, I'm so excited.

So please pray that everything gets completed the right way and I can officially be on my way to completing my dream.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Where's my sign God?

So I've talked about how it might be a possibility that I get to go to cosmetology school, and it still is, but we're just not sure if it will work out. Ok...really it could work out, but Taurus and I really want to try and get a house next year. With this income taxes we are going to save some and pay pretty much all of our debt off. Except for some that are small amounts which we'll just pay with paychecks, then all we'll have is his car, and school, and the monthly bills to worry about. I try to be positive about getting a house, but sometimes I'm negative Nancy and really wonder are we going to be able to do this? Our friend who is a new realtor told us we should at least be in the 620 credit score range or better and want to put no less than 3.5%  down, which we can have that, but we were wanting to put more down. With me not having a job still, it's frustrating because I can't help with that extra income, so we're not saving now. So then I'm like ok then it means I should be in school instead of doing nothing do something right? nooo not so much....
  Taurus said if he gets this second job that pays real good I could go for sure and he wouldn't worry about it. Otherwise it'll be tough to save if I were in school and only working a PT job. But do we hold off on a house for 6-12 months more just so I can go to school?? I totally would...but I know he really wants that house and I know if we were to do that then it would be better if I had a job longer than just that extra 6 months to help with the house. Ugh I hate trying to figure out what's going to happen, and I know I'm not supposed to figure it out, but it makes things stressful. I want to do school SOOOO bad and this is my opportunity, I could have my career finally lined up! So I just ask for you guys to help me stay positive, not to worry about what's going to happen, and if it's in God's plans then it will will happen.

Just give me a sign God....

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