My wife and I were flipping through our channels the other night and came across a preacher talking to a group of people. Since we are religious people we decided to pause and watch for a couple of minutes. We ended up watching the entire show. We were impressed with the things that he was saying and feel that Joel has some truth and is doing some good things. So I decided to share that with you.
Thanks to Derrick for bringing this to my attention. Apparently NASA wants to get into the video game market by creating a massively multiplayer online (MMO) learning game. They are currently in the discovery phase of the project and are looking for ideas. I think it would be amazing to play a video game that is as captivating, exciting, and immersive as World of Warcraft or Half-Life 2 that is also highly educational.
Persistent immersive synthetic environments in the form of massive multiplayer online gaming and social virtual world, initially popularized as gaming and social settings, are now finding growing interest as education and training venues. There is increasing recognition that these synthetic environments can serve as powerful â€œhands-onâ€ tools for teaching a range of complex subjects. Virtual worlds with scientifically accurate simulations could permit learners to tinker with chemical reactions in living cells, practice operating and repairing expensive equipment, and experience microgravity, making it easier to grasp complex concepts and transfer this understanding quickly to practical problems. MMOs help players develop and exercise a skill set closely matching the thinking, planning, learning, and technical skills increasingly in demand by employers. These skills include strategic thinking, interpretative analysis, problem solving, plan formulation and execution, team-building and cooperation, and adaptation to rapid change.
If you have any ideas for NASA, send your suggestions to them.
Here is their main web page.
I am so very grateful for the trials that I have in my life right now. Having the trials that I now have means that I have reached the point in my life that Heavenly Father knows that I can handle these trials. He would not allow them to come into my life if He did not know that I can handle them. Knowing that, I know that I can overcome any trial or tribulation that comes into my life. There is nothing in this world or in this short blink of time, called mortality, that I cannot overcome. There will never be any problem that ever comes into my life that will be more than I can handle. Heavenly Father knows me so well that he personally crafted my life to give me just the right challenges at just the right times. I know that because I always trust Him that He knows exactly what He is doing with my life, that I will always have His power and His support in everything I do. He is my success. I can accomplish anything that I want to do with Him on my team. With God, everything is possible. With God on my team, every goal I set is reachable. The only thing that can limit my success is me. If there is anything that is going wrong and something needs to change, it is me. If I am lost and confused it is because I have stopped looking into the light which is my Heavenly Father. With my spiritual eyes focused on Him, my physical and my mental eyes will only see success.
Pain is nothing to be scared of. Pain is good. Pain is an indicator, nothing more. Pain helps me to know where I am going. Pain helps keep me on the path that I should be on. When I am pushing myself up a road that I know I should be on and it starts to hurt, that means I am growing stronger and that I should continue on. I know that once I give everything I have, Heavenly Father will pick up my slack and keep me going. I am not in this race alone. Life is a team effort. Heavenly Father is my partner. Heavenly Father has no weaknesses, only strengths. Because he is my partner, it is impossible for me to lose. I understand clearly that the idea which the world has of winning is shallow and meaningless. Winning the Lord’s way means winning anything and everything. I can do anything and be anything! I am a child of God.
I care not if I am the only one on earth that thinks this way, but I am as sure as I can be that life is good and only getting better. I have a positive outlook on life and I will keep it that way. No matter what happens, I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. If he wants me to be destitute in this life, bring it on. It only means that He knows I can successfully overcome that obstacle and it will be a great strength to me in my life. Whatever anyone thinks, I know for a fact that Heavenly Father wants me to be prosperous and happy. People who are prosperous and happy and who trust in Him are great tools for good in His hands. That is what I am and that is what my goal is for this life. I am as prosperous as I can be so that I can be the best and most amazing tool for good that I can be for Him to use as He knows best.
Glenn Beck gave a stirring tribute to President Gordon B Hinckley who passed away this last Sunday.
I have a dilemma. I have one vote, and my political position most closely aligns with Ron Paul. However, currently he is at 5.3% at the poll’s, which could indicate that unless a miracle happens, he probably will not win this election. Which is not to say that it could not happen, I firmly believe in miracles.
My dilemma then is this: Should I vote for the candidate who I am most closely aligned with (Ron Paul) just out of principle, or should I use my one vote and throw my weight behind someone who is more likely to win so that those that I do not want to win have less of a chance?
I think that there are many, many like me and are thinking the same way. I think that there are enough people out there that would vote for who I am voting for, but they are in the same dilemma, thinking that if they vote with their conscience they will not be doing any good, when in reality, if everyone voted with their conscience the right person WOULD win.
What it comes down to is this, we should all just quit playing the game. We should all just vote for who we think will do the best for the country and then let happen what will happen.
That is what I am choosing to do. I am going to vote with my conscience this year. My first act in this year of voting my conscience is to proclaim that I am voting for Ron Paul.
I encourage you to vote your conscience as well. Who ever that may be, vote for them. It does not matter what their current percentage of votes is. It matters what they stand for and what they will do.
Whatever you do, VOTE, and VOTE AMERICAN!!!
Those of you who support Ron Paul, make sure you Get a Ron Paul Sign.
As much as I love sexy looking gasoline powered vehicles like the Mini Cooper or the Audi R8, I am enthralled by the vehicles that use alternative energy sources, like the Toyota Prius, which uses a combination of gas and electricity to power the vehicle. However, the vehicle that I have been looking forward to for quite some time is this one:
The Honda FCX Clarity uses Hydrogen to generate electricity which powers the entire vehicle. This car is amazing and it will start leasing in the USA this summer. Find out more and check out the gallery on the Honda FCX Clarity Web Site.
Is it a curse, or a blessing? Either way, I have it. It can be quite handy, but it can also lead to severe support-call-itis. Does your kid have, “The Knack”?