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Reading Notes: Martha and Mary- Part B

http://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/04/bible-women-martha-and-mary.htmlMary and Martha:I actually did the stories out of order this week, starting with the actual part B for Tuesday's reading, and going backwards for this one. This reading is much shorter, so I will not have as many notes on this one.Mary and Martha are very prominent characters in the bible, as Mary is the one that weeps next to Jesus tomb (which she later finds out is empty because he has resurrected from the tomb.) In this particular short story, Mary and Martha are meeting Jesus for the first time. This story is from the Gospel of Luke. Mary and Martha are sisters from Bethany, which is why Mary is commonly known as "Mary from Bethany." Mary is also assumed to be Mary Magdalene, who is the woman in the bible that wept next to Jesus' tomb.When Jesus and his disciples came through the village in Bethany, they stopped in Martha's home. Martha gladly took Jesus into her home. During this time, …

Reading Notes: Martha and Mary, Part A

http://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/04/bible-women-martha-and-mary.htmlMartha and Mary:Obviously for a person that grew up going to church, and learning the story of Jesus' death and resurrection, these names immediately stood out to me. After Mary washed Jesus' feet with her hair, and heard his word, she knew he was the lord of all. When their brother Lazarus became sick, Mary and Martha knew that Jesus was the only answer to heal him. When they asked Jesus to heal Lazarus, he obviously loved them, so he went to make a miracle and heal him. Jesus disciples pointed out that it was the middle of the night, and they should not make that journey yet. But, Jesus knowing he needed to save Lazarus, told them that they would make the trek through the night, and wake up Lazarus if need be. I think I would be ok with Jesus waking me up in the middle of the night to perform a miracle and save my life!But, there was a misunderstanding. Jesus, when speaking of "sleep" was actu…

Topic Research: Greek Mythology

I have decided to research Greek Mythology, and begin with stories within that topic. As pointed out to me on the last assignment, this topic has tons and tons of story ideas for me to research and learn about. I also think this topic would be really fun to make into my own stories as well.Story idea 1: Poseidon- Poseidon is Olympian god of the sea, earthquakes, floods, drought and horses. Poseidon also holds his famous trident, or three prong fishing spear. Poseidon is strong and powerful. I would like to do a story depicting him as a princess, instead of his "king" like character. She could be sweet, and dainty instead of powerful and strong. Instead of a trident, the main character could have a magical wand.Story Idea 2: Aergia- This God is described as "the female version of a sloth". This God was lazy, slow and idle. I think a fun story idea would be to depict her as an actual sloth. She could be in the rainforest, climbing slowly through the trees.Story Idea…

Week 3 Story: The Creation of Fluffy and Roxy

When God created the heavens and the earth, he realized there was something important missing- inhabitants.  When God thought of all of the different creatures he could create to inhabit his beautiful creation, he decided he needed something lovable, that would appreciate all that he had done. What did he decide on you may ask? First- a fluffy puppy. God created this lovable, cheerful creature from the dirt, and he was very happy with his decision. God named this fluffy puppy what you can imagine: Fluffy. Soon enough, Fluffy became lonely, and bored with no other creatures to play with.God decided to create another being, this time from Fluffy himself. By taking one of sweet Fluffy's ribs, God created Roxy: a loving companion for Fluffy. God decided on the rib, after thoughts of many different options during creation. Why not the mouth? Some might ask. Because if created from the mouth, Roxy would spend her life barking at everything. Why not the paw? Because Roxy would spend her …

Reading Notes: Week 3 Biblical

This story explains the mythology behind the creation of man and woman: Adam and Eve. But it takes it one step further- explaining why God made certain decisions during the creation, and the story behind characteristics and personality traits behind both man and woman. For example: God did not want to create Eve from Adam's heart, because it would cause Eve to be filled with envy. He did not want to create her from the hand, or she would steal; not from the ear or she would eavesdrop, etc, so God created Eve from the rib. But, it did not matter which part of the body Eve came from, because Eve brought sin into the world. Therefore, the women that came after her will inherently have envy, lie, eavesdrop, and steal. 
Another difference between the creation of man and woman is that man was created from the ground, and woman from bone (essentially from man). This further explains differences between man and woman: the need for perfume, and the difference in voice and tone. Women's…

Feedback Thoughts

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/44408/how-to-get-past-negativity-bias-and-hardwire-positive-experiencesI thought it was so interesting to learn that the brain prioritizes negative input over positive input. I have always been a person to be very hard on myself and sometimes get stuck on negative things. It touched on focusing on the bad news over the good news which was also very interesting to me. I am the kind of person when given the choice to hear the good or bad news first, I always pick the bad. I think the HEAL method is a great way to focus on positivity instead of getting stuck on the negative aspect of things. I think this is really important, especially with our generation, and the way the world is, to not get fixed on the negatives.
https://ideas.ted.com/why-rejection-hurts-so-much-and-what-to-do-about-it/Rejection does hurt. Rejection never feels good, and in this day and age, like the article says, rejection is more prevalent than ever. People can hide behind a tiny screen…