Scrabble

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It’s been awhile since I blogged consistently, but I have to say that after a year and some change of having an iPhone, I’m still unlocking secrets as well as playing some old school games on a modern day smartphone. Needless to say, I don’t get to play games on this thing often, due to work, school, the meetings at the Hall, working out (I’ve slipped big time on that), and a few other activities that time won’t allow me to embellish on. But when free time permits, I play around on games like this. Although poorly.

Even at a beginner’s level, I sucked at it. But once I came across words that were actually legitimate, the game was made a little easier to say the least!

Namaste.

The Lord’s Evening Meal

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The final Passover meal between Jesus and his 11 apostles. There is a lot to this backstory about this event. While time fails me to go into full and vivid detail about it, may I suggest that you visit the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses at http://www.jw.org, and if you wish, visit our online library at http://www.wol.jw.org and explore for yourself a great deal of knowledge of this special event.

For those of you are biblically inclined, or are very familiar with theology, these symbols-the bread and the wine-represent the flesh and the blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. There were many prophecies and events that lead to this precious occasion according to the scriptures. That said, Jesus’ sacrifice paid the ransom for mankind to be free from Adamic sin. As the account states from 1 Corinthians 15:45; “”The first man Adam became a living person.” The last Adam-Jesus Christ-became a life-giving spirit.”

The sacrifice of Jesus was necessary to make up for what Adam had taken from us-life everlasting on a Paradise Earth. Paul mentioned earlier in his letter to the Corinthians at 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 as quoted from the Gospel accounts at Matthew 26:26, 27 and Mark 14:22, 23; “For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night on which he was going to be betrayed took a loaf, and after giving thanks, he broke it and said: “This means my body, which is in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” He did the same with the cup also, after they had the evening meal, saying: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood. Keep doing this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this loaf and drink this cup, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he comes.”

While time will not allow me to embellish further on this, feel free to visit the websites http://www.jw.org, and http://www.wol.jw.org

Agape
And of course, Namaste

Chivas Regal

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I know it’s been awhile since I’ve been here on WP, but I’ll be brief. It’s been awhile since I last had scotch. Originally, I was gonna buy some Glenlivet, but for some reason, Chivas Regal was calling me out. All I could afford was a pint, so long story short, I asked between Glenlivet and Chivas, which one was the better one seeing that they both come from Scotland. Thankfully, I’ve found out that they were both good! But the drawback was that this 12 year aged scotch from Chivas was not malted, whereas the single malt whiskys, and the double malts (which I don’t think I had yet) are a lot smoother in taste and texture. But Chivas Regal holds its weight well to say the least!

Namaste.

FINALLY! A REAL Infuser!

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I’ll make this short and sweet. This really wasn’t what I wanted, but for less that six bucks, this was the best that I could do! Sure as heck beats using a coffee tumbler (as if I really need another one)!

All nonsense aside, I can make my own flavored water and not feel guilty about drinking the sugary stuff anymore! I was at the gym earlier tonight, and I’ve seen a lot of people with these things. Even on the job, people swear by them! This is my second week drinking these, and as you can see, I made this one ALL fruit!

Namaste

April 30 Day Challenge!

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I tell ya, being on Instagram has its moments, both good and bad. Being no stranger to doing a 365 Project, I pretty got it licked in itself, but adding the challenges of posting the same pic on TWO social networks, I’m still getting used to that. And NOW doing a 30 Day Project in addition to the 365 is a major challenge. Unlike the 365, you don’t get to choose random subjects. They set a picture per day that you have to adhere to. Don’t ask who “they” is, or are. Don’t know or care at this point.

So the good thing is I can make the 30 Day project a part of my 365, or I can make separate pic of each, I’d rather just have a pic for both at the same time, but sometimes it doesn’t work like that. Like I said above, with my 365, you can choose random subjects, so if I miss a random subject, my 30 day picture will make up for the deficit!

I’m almost at 100 days for the 365, so this might go smooth, it might not. I’m up for the challenge either way.

Namaste

Spicy Asian Chicken Salad

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Still trying to adhere to a healthier lifestyle. I bought a Spicy Asian Chicken Salad at Wendy’s, and yes, I had a small cheeseburger to go with it, but no pop, thankfully! This salad consisted of diced chicken, spiced cashews, with a pomegranate vinaigrette! How was it? Tasty!

Yes, it’s obvious that I’m persistent-or at least trying to be-in eating right.

Namaste.

The Old Homestead

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Driving through here has some bittersweet memories. This was my first home from Detroit. The former Meadowdale Apartments-later Meadowdale Condominiums-in Clinton Township. I drove through here and it’s a ghost town in this part of Clinton. And where I resided was at the foot of Gratiot Ave when it divided into two separate streets. Once Parkway Chrysler-Jeep left the neighbourhood, it dried up. Tried to visit some of my old neighbors, and they’ve all moved away.

A sad sight to see, literally. In recent years, I’ve expressed a strong desire to move back, but certain parts of Clinton has declined this past decade. Perhaps it was a good thing that I left after all! Really sad though…

Namaste

Vegetable & Fontiago Breakfast Sandwich

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I was in for a treat at Starbucks. A vegetarian sandwich called “Vegetable & Fontiago”. It was a mix of egg, or egg whites with spinach mixed in with some other plant(s), on a sourdough bun, or something akin to it. Washed it down with an Earl Grey Tea and had a pair of shortbreads to go with them. The sandwich was stupendous to say the very least. Still learning new things as far as health and fitness go. I haven’t been to the gym in almost a week, but ironically, I’ve been keeping a tight leash on my diet and went for a walk to make up for my not making it to the gym. Having said that, this vegetarian pantry has given me a brand new outlook on life. For the past few weeks, I’ve eaten and cooked vegetarian foods, cut down on alcohol, cut down on pop, eaten more fruits, drank more water, esp. since I was turned on to infusions recently. I’ve gone through many changes since this year began and I hope to continue to make changes for the better.

To your health,

Namaste

Contemplating…

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The weather has finally broken, and hopefully we have seen the last of this snow! As I went for a walk on a suburban high school track, I never take for granted the good graces of public facility, as well as my health, seeing that I am over a year shy of forty, I’m beginning to see things differently than what I’ve been accustomed to previously.

My thoughts vary this evening. Subjects from where am I gonna move to next year, if possible. How I’m gonna get a new camera by the year’s end, whether or not I wanna get married, how am I gonna successfully go into business, as well as maintain a spiritual routine of bible study as well as bible reading and being more active in the ministry. Having said all that, with Spring in blossom, I see a lot of opportunity for growth in both a spiritual, financial, and of course a physical way.

So many things that I wish to express at this time, but as always, when my mind is filled with so much, time can only go so far at this point. Thankfully with the convenience if my iPhone, I can blog at virtually any time, such as right now. Another convenience that I will never take for granted!

Namaste

Leap of Faith…

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I guess my mind is finally made up. I wanna work for myself! I’ve been seeing folks follow their dreams and were successful at it, yet I’ve lacked courage and conviction about the matter. Being a photographer, and writer as well as designer, those are but a few of my strong points. There are many abilities that I possess, but I can only work with the ones that can put food on the table as well! Long story short, I’m getting nowhere at this point in time, so that leaves me one final option: do something else!

And that’s what I’m gonna do, if the will of God allows it.

Namaste

Creating Memories One Click At A Time. Photographer from Detroit, JW, Ambidextrous, proud Twinless Twin, Tumblr Addict, I use Wordpress to document the goings-on of my daily life come to find out that it's a form of therapy and stress relief. Writer and poet, iPhone snob/elitist. Keep reading for my latest adventures. For some fun stuff, including my writings and poetry, go to: www.jvlivs.tumblr.com. For my professional photography, check out: www.jvlivsphotography.tumblr.com. I'm looking forward to meeting you on the WWW!

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