Russell's Ramblings
Haven’t been on in awhile… explained below

Hey - sorry virtual friends… I haven’t been on in awhile. I’m engaged now…. thought I’d share. … I’m super  stoked about Married Life - Gonna Marry the greatest Woman I know. 

A Reminder to Be Diligent.

"Go to the ant, O sluggard;
 consider her ways, and be wise.

Without having any chief, 
officer, or ruler,
she prepares her bread in summer
 and gathers her food in harvest.

How long will you lie there, O sluggard?

When will you arise from your sleep?

A little sleep, a little slumber,

 a little folding of the hands to rest,
and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
 and want like an armed man.” - Proverb 6:6-11 (ESV)

"Prepare your work outside;
get everything ready for yourself in the field,
and after that build your house.

I passed by the field of a sluggard,
by the vineyard of a man lacking sense,
 and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns;
the ground was covered with nettles,
and its stone wall was broken down.

Then I saw and considered it;
 I looked and received instruction.

A little sleep, a little slumber,

 a little folding of the hands to rest,
and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
 and want like an armed man.” - Proverb 24:27, 30-34 (ESV)

Lately I’ve been reminded that I ought to “receive instruction.” 

- Followers - you may wonder why I’m not on here very often. … I will probably be gone more, as time progresses - as Kip Moore would say “Happiness don’t drag it’s feet. Time goes faster than you think.” 

I’m off to keep up with time. I’ll be dedicating myself to my obligations more, and this blog less. … and I may see y’all in another month or two. don’t miss me too much!

If You’ve never heard the Piano Guys - maybe You should. … This was them as they first started!

reallylameblog:

do NOT let anyone tell u that america is free, i tried to buy it once and it is in fact very very expensive

I have this new addiction - I like it maybe as much as lemonade!

Math Class (in which I pretended to be a genius)

A few days ago I woke up, as I do, before preparing for my day. The first class was Vector Calculus - in which I thought I’d had an epiphany!

I’ve had the privilege of learning a number of ways to approach math. Sometimes I let that get to my head. The epiphany I spoke of was really me being smart in my own head. As you know - speculation and conviction are not altogether the same.

Today the class was using a method I hadn’t used in quite a while - counting. At first I was somewhat offended, soon after confused, and further persuaded of the usefulness of such an approach. 
- I was first offended by the simplicity of the approach (for some reason complicated seemed smarter).
- I thought to myself: WHY!?! 
- My mind shut out the rest of what Professor Simmons said for the next 5-10 minutes as I commenced developing an argument for why counting is acceptable in upper level math.

As I set out to prove within my head that counting was still really useful to me I became thoroughly disengaged with the lecture at hand. Eventually I convinced myself that counting was not only acceptable but preferred (it seems a very natural approach). Further I even convinced myself for a few moments that some methods we were taught were not really useful.

I thought almost out loud - that we don’t have a lot of use for one method in particular (the parametric coordinate system). Just as I thought this I was thrown a curve ball (no pun intended). “It turns out - parametric equations are really helpful here too.” 

There went my theory. … at which point a little sigh escaped from between my lips, and I got back to work.

Back to School

I am almost through week one of my Junior Year! Last Year I completed an AA and I am now working towards my BA ( majoring in Mechanical Engineering). I am super excited about this year! 

For an engineer (or one who aspires to be) math and science are the most appealing of courses. They’re all I have for the rest of my projected academic career (At least until I complete my BA)! 

There’s more than academics though this school year. I have met a very good friend - who is a constant encouragement in many ways. When I’m not at school I look forward to spending more time with her. 
- speaking of which: I think I’ll chat with her now.

Goodbye, for now, good tumblrfolk.

Don’t Forget the Old Testament - A Bible Study

Look back a few posts and you’ll find I shared one of billboards (removed) - taken out of context, quoting the Christian Bible. Many were from what is now known as the “Old Testament.” In fact all except one (1 Timothy 2:12) were references to the Old Testament.

It’s important first - to note that the book now known as 1 Timothy is a letter from what is now known as the New Testament.

»So - for everyone (and there are more than a few) claiming these were all Old Testament references, you are wrong.

Excluding this Billboard - all others are from the Old Testament. 

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Hello Friends!!! - Let me tell you where I’ve been.

Wow! New Followers - Hello Friends!!!

I thought I would just check on my little blog, just to see what I might find. Thank you folks for adding me. It’s been a bit since I’ve posted here, but I’ll tell you what I’ve done instead.

- I’m getting to know a very important Friend, and well… that takes time.

- As well I am beginning to study The Bible with Her, and Her family.

- I have begun to work at some boarding stables, and that is about the remainder of my time.

It has been really grand these last couple of months, fairly restful. Relationships are A-OK. In fact… a friend I thought I might not see for some time just moved back in the area - this made me even more happy than I have been the last couple months.

      - I will try to be more consistent here folks. - Thanks for taking interest.

lorenlovesdopamine:

Saw this floating on Facebook today,and it made my morning

lorenlovesdopamine:

Saw this floating on Facebook today,and it made my morning

A Bible Study (1/?), & An Encouraging Thought.

The man known to history best as the Christian Proselyte Paul - once wrote a letter (actually at least two, of which this is his first) to a group of fellow Christians in what was then known, and still is, as Corinth - in Greece. In it he wrote the famous words “Now there are three things - Hope, Faith, Love. The greatest of these is love.”

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thefishwhoalwayssaysmyleg:

maydayinwonderland:

every song can be depressing if u try hard enough

where do we come from?

where do we go?

where do we come from?

*tear slowly streams down face*

*whispers dramatically* cotton eye joe