I am not happy.
One year, twenty-plus hours later, I have completed Fire Emblem Awakening. I spent hours upon hours fighting for the Halidom of Ylisse. I grew to love the characters just as one would with a good book. Yet, in the final levels of the game, the developers violated the rules they had set up from the beginning.
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We need more writing like this:
“As any football fan or regular participant in golf, ultimate frisbee, or Settlers of Catan will confess, embracing make-believe battles isn’t in itself a sinful or even unwise act. What matters is one’s perspective. For anyone who plays videogames, there must be a commitment to proper perspective. The game is not the ultimate reality, even while playing it. The player should see the game as an experiment, not as a genuine set of priorities and goals, but as a pretend set of priorities and goals. Videogames should be viewed as opportunities to practice and explore the values and commitments we make with ourselves and with our God. Just as men ought not genuinely despair over a lost football game, men who play videogames should learn to accept failure as an integral part of the experience.” – Richard Clark, Videogames and Men
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New Post: Neon lights mix with the sound and smell of sizzling fajitas, nothing like a Mexican food restaurant in East Texas.
My pastor and I had a lunch meeting a few weeks ago. During the meeting, he encouraged me to start fasting as well as read Fasting by Jentezen Franklin. I have since done both.
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Book Review: The Jesus Bible, NIV is a children’s Bible that focuses on how Jesus is interwoven throughout scripture.
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“Oftentimes people with decayed teeth have sound ideas.” – E.B. White, Stuart Little
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When the ball is in your court, the monkey is on your back. The monkey is anything that clings to you and refuses to let go until completed.
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“If technology is so easily twisted and abused, our gut response may be to avoid it. We can try to carefully avoid using any form of digital technology, fleeing the temptation and the opportunities for evil they encourage. And yet for most of us, avoidance is not an option, nor is it necessarily the most biblical, God-honoring response, as we will see. Our task, then, is not to avoid technology but to carefully evaluate it, redeem it, and ensure we are using it with the right motives and for the right goals.” – Tim Challies, The Next Story
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Back in college, God used your book Blue Like Jazz to help me battle through the rampant hypocrisy and legalism I was experiencing on a daily basis.
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I am thankful for the small group of friends that I have; I am also thankful for slowly learning that it is okay to tell another guy that you love them.
Tim Challies has a great article up today entitled “The Myself I Was Yesterday“. Thought I’d share.
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I listened to this sermon the other day and wanted to share. Stick with it. Mike’s left hook at the end is killer!
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38 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” – Acts 5:38-39, NIV
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“Then we wonder why our young abandon church at the age when they experience the mini-apocalypse of their hormones kicking in.” – Children need the Bible’s melodrama
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“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1:27
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Every story has to have an inciting incident. A moment that propels the protagonist to respond with action. No matter the greatness of the action however, forward motion is key.
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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
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– Dr. Seuss
The Surf Report is a collection of personal thoughts and features links from various hideouts across the net.
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Just as Jor-El knew that Krypton’s days were numbered, I too can see the end of PlayStation 3 games being available for purchase.
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Every story has a beginning.
In the way back year of 1972, Allan Alcorn created a small game by the name of Pong.
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“The more you focus on truth, the clearer it becomes. The more you wrestle with how to live it out in your life, the more skilled you get at living biblically. So the five elements of your biblical nutrition are: hearing, studying, reading, memorizing, and meditating.” (p.62)
Farrel, Bill. The 10 Best Decisions a Man Can Make. Eugene: Harvest House Publishers, 2010. Print.
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