02 March 2011

IPAs On A Monday Night

Today is a great day! I think it just might be the coffee buzz, but I just feel great today. It also might be because I just feel so much better physically today than I did yesterday. Joe and I had enjoyed two or three IPAs on Monday night. Joe pointed this out, it seems like the hoppier the beer the worse you feel in the morning. Keep in mind that we don't have to drink a lot of IPA beers in order to feel horrible in the morning. I can have one Marble IPA and just feel kinda crummy. This is unfortunate because I really love the hoppy beers. OH well... By the way, the story behind the origins of IPA beer is pretty fascinating. Check out this Wikipedia article. 

I'm also super excited for our New York trip. I'm excited to see Mr. Sean Friend. I'm excited that you can search "Jeff Omidvaran" on iTunes and see his music. I'm excited for our friend Joe and his adventure to Portland. I'm a bit sad that he's leaving, but it's great for him. Last night we (Lindsey, Erin, Joe and I) gathered at Flying Star to celebrate Erin's 27th birthday. That was really fun.  I'm grateful for friends.

I read this proverb this morning. I really like the desire for knowledge the author had. This is how I would like to think. I want a thirst for knowledge, understanding and wisdom. 



Proverbs 2 (New Living Translation)

Proverbs 2

The Benefits of Wisdom

 1 My child,[a] listen to what I say,
      and treasure my commands.
 2 Tune your ears to wisdom,
      and concentrate on understanding.
 3 Cry out for insight,
      and ask for understanding.
 4 Search for them as you would for silver;
      seek them like hidden treasures.
 5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,
      and you will gain knowledge of God.
 6 For the Lord grants wisdom!
      From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
 7 He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest.
      He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
 8 He guards the paths of the just
      and protects those who are faithful to him.

 9 Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,
      and you will find the right way to go.
 10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
      and knowledge will fill you with joy.
 11 Wise choices will watch over you.
      Understanding will keep you safe.

 12 Wisdom will save you from evil people,
      from those whose words are twisted.
 13 These men turn from the right way
      to walk down dark paths.
 14 They take pleasure in doing wrong,
      and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.
 15 Their actions are crooked,
      and their ways are wrong.

 16 Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman,
      from the seductive words of the promiscuous woman.
 17 She has abandoned her husband
      and ignores the covenant she made before God.
 18 Entering her house leads to death;
      it is the road to the grave.[b]
 19 The man who visits her is doomed.
      He will never reach the paths of life.

 20 Follow the steps of good men instead,
      and stay on the paths of the righteous.
 21 For only the godly will live in the land,
      and those with integrity will remain in it.
 22 But the wicked will be removed from the land,
      and the treacherous will be uprooted.

Footnotes:

Proverbs 2:1 Hebrew My son.
Proverbs 2:18 Hebrew to the spirits of the dead.
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