Adam & Eve / Forgive

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Adam & Eve / Forgive (Excerpt from An American Millennial)

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By Garrett Larson

Think of why we are saved (offered to be saved) and why God forgets sin once we seek forgiveness and turn from it. Sin is here. From Adam and Eve. It just is. It gets passed around very fast. God knows hurting people hurt people – and how we can be so easily influenced by things without even knowing what we are doing for a while. That’s why He just says acknowledge it and move on and forget about it because He has. How fascinating is that? Think of how incapable humans are of forgetting like that. We hate to forgive and then when we do we still think of old situations. Even if we are not holding them against someone. Or sometimes we say we forgive but do not mean it. Or maybe we do but we are reminded of what happened and then get upset all over again. What, what? What God. Follow His lead, please.

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Introducing: An American Millennial

An American Millennial

Hey! Ok confession. I have been working on this certain project since 2010 ish… but I stopped – years ago. I had a block with it – I am not sure if it was fear or what have you. … SO. I am back at it. I will post excerpts and I hope to get it edited and together so it can be helpful! I will try to post dates of when I wrote each blurb/section. It still feels like a living breathing project that needs editing and attention. Just FYI 🙂
Thanks for your interest. 🙂

 

Millennials Are Unhealthy? Maybe So. … #2018

Millennials Are Unhealthy? Maybe So. … #2018

by Garrett Larson

I feel lethargic a lot, lol. So … btw … Americans (not just millennials lol) were the fattest ever in 2017. Seriously wtf – with all of the gyms, health info, tv shows… we just aren’t healthy – what is what? Stress, sadness, stuff. … I get it! 2017 was so f-ed up in so many ways – I wanna regroup and be positive about 2018! Why not?!

I wanna look and feel good – I hate that fat over my stomach that feels weird when I’m sitting in my car – ha. … maybe you know what I’m talking about, but hopefully you don’t. Hehe. Anyway, losing a few lbs is totally doable – so I am gonna do it. I am tired of being so lethargic, lol, and I think diet plays a big part.

So happy 2018! Today, I was like, what do I want my first meal of the year to be? First world problems, I know. But, I do wanna be healthy. I wanted mac and cheese and a side of bread :/ … from Panera. Then I thought of how it will mostly turn to fat, and kind of looks like fat ha; so I ordered their green goddess salad (so yum). Salad greens nourish and upgrades the body – I could just feel it processing in a really healthy way – where the starchy mac and cheese always feels like weight on the body and one more issue for my body to deal with – and a waste of money. … Our bodies have to deal with and process bad food, and it can easily become a long term problem. Oh, and on the salad I added kale (super healthy and not that bad when mixed in a salad) olives, and onions. … 🙂

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I love these from the Bible!:

1 Timothy 4:8

8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Revelation 14:12

12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.

Quick Tips/Goals:

Less alcohol. Happy hour means happy hour – not happy night or endless happy hour lol.

Caffeine has backfired on me – I get shaky and/or super tired, so … cutting back to weak tea and decaf coffee. However, be careful!! Decaf can still have about 20% caffeine in it!

Apple cider vinegar! It really is a miracle heath food!! I have about a dash of it in a morning green drink … and I use it on my skin for multiple reasons! Mix with purified water! 🙂

Amazing info about ACV!

ACV Info!

I want to read at least 30 min a day (would like it to be longer, but it’s small enough to feel doable, day after day).

Final:

When we see results it becomes so motivating and fun! Try it. Gotta run – heading to the gym 🙂

Love this song for motivations! What you waiting for?! 🙂

Gwen!

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Blessings and Prayers!

garrett/baby g

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Millennials Are Bad at Everything? …

Millennials Are Bad at Everything? …

by Garrett Larson

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Ha. No – But I am not sure how good we are at a lot of things – because of tech and related – so this includes friendships! What is going on?! (I know and believe we are great at a lot of things btw!)

What a lot of my millennial friends and I complain about: money/job shit/money lol/…. RELATIONSHIPS! How hard they are they?! ‘Adulting’ as a millennial is tough (lol that phrase is snappy, but oh well), but most adults agree it is difficult to make lasting new friendships as adults! Factor in tech and it really is tough! So… what to do?

Several times this year I have woken up, or randomly thought: what is what?! Like #2017, right? Ha. Dating – yes! But, I want to talk about friendships. People that are there for you and care about you/for you – and you really love and care about each other – and are not trying to get anything out of each other: #network. God, I hate networking and that term in general ha. So I have been thinking about what makes a good friend and how we know if it will last.

The Way I See My Friendships:

Trusted Friend = GOLDEN

We have built trust.

We put time into talking (in person/phone..).

We speak more often than not because we want to and make time to – even if just for a few minutes or silly texts off and on. 🙂

What is What Acquaintance = Yuck!

No one is doing much to see each other – no one seems to care – what is the point? Maybe you have lost interest or are just busy – but no one seems to care so the friendship is drying up/cooling down.

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You still keep up once in a while – that’s OK – if it works for both of you. I am just more into having close, trusted friends and building those relationships … and letting people in and introducing others to others! Let people meet each other! It’s fun!

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Friends Get Fired?!

Yes and no – ha, not to be dramatic, but if it is not working – say something! Be pleasant, but honesty is the best! And it works! Boom bam. If that does not work I put less energy into the relationship, lower expectations to zero (sad I know), and let it fizzle into what is what or, acquaintance land! Sad, but there are loving, amazing and wonderful friends out there! I met a recent bff while volunteering at an art museum! It was interesting and then great to have met a new loving friend!

So! Put yourself out there! Smile (I know I have a RBF) ha google it if you are thinking what is what. OK fine! It means resting bitch face – like you aren’t mad, but u sorta look mad when you are just being you, ha. … Step away from the tech shit! Seriously! Stop! I use it too – to guard myself from the world some too. How sad. Why not be friendly and meet people while out and about!

What not to do:

Who knows, lol – clingy is not pretty. Not being open and honest will fail the friendship. Secrets are not fun. Excluding is sad.

I love these from the Bible!:

Proverbs 18:24

24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

John 15:12-15

12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

Quick Tip:

Give gifts! Even little silly things that cost a dollar. I like to give out #vintage lol cassettes from the 90s. Silly stuff that shows you care. 🙂 Always a pleaser.

So what doesn’t help if you feel lonely:

self-medicating, over medicating (lots of drinks/pills), overindulging in general. …

Final:

I remember God told me once to not have a poverty mindset – I took that as financial because of financial drama. Lol.

We should aim big and have people that treasure us, what to help us move forward with our goals, and want our advice about how they can too! No poverty mindset! Aim big!

Blessings and Prayers!

garrett/baby g 🙂

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Millennials Are Aging! Being 31 and Now What? … Thoughts and Revelations on Life So Far. … (Part I)

 

Millennials Are Aging! Being 31 and Now What? … Thoughts and Revelations on Life So Far. … (Part I)

by Garrett Larson

A scene from The Office has always stuck with me – a child asks Michael Scott: “Did you become who you wanted to be?” (“Take Your Daughter to Work Day,” Season Two) Ouch! That is a loaded question, right? In work, love, family, and society in general – wow! And ouch. Especially as a millennial, LOL, but yes! More on that later.

I have been wanting to finish this article for several months … and wanting to reboot my website … I figured I should finish it now since I am almost 32, and it is about being 31! 🙂  I feel like my life is nothing I expected it to be – for better or worse. But mostly for the better, in a wild west sort of way. … What I somewhat expected when I was like, I don’t know, eleven, so twenty years ago:

Architect dude

Married/family dude

Kids

Living in a large-ish city like San Diego

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Realizations About Life and Related:

Realizing my generation (millennials) is so confused it is scary – it has been a strange time to come of age.

Realizing how much grace people really do have.

Realizing the kindness of strangers is real and remarkable!

Realizing that having just one true friend is priceless and wonderful. Laughter can be so pure.

Pain is real; heartache is real.

Realizing relationships and sexuality can be confusing and difficult. Especially these days! Guess what? God has us! It really is OK! We are all OK when we look to Him. Yes.

Realizing gray areas exist everywhere. You tell me?

Realizing a lot of people you thought would be there for you won’t be or aren’t.

Realizing you can do a whole lot with God on your side. And in unexpected ways!

Success does not and should not be seen in financial ways. Money is not bad, but it is a tool. Running down cash can get destructive. …

Realizing money and evil often go hand-in-hand. Blinding comes to mind. People being blinded by cash.

Realizing forgiveness is a real … realizing grace is amazing.

Realizing that when I turned 30, I just lost a whole lot of fear in that season, not on the birthday. It was sudden though.

Realizing I don’t have much interest in fitting into this world and that is amazing and so freeing.

Realizing problems and concerns can cause anxiety. There are not magic fixes for most issues. They need to be worked through, not covered and concealed by X, Y, or Z cover.

Realizing how many people have allowed their hearts to harden. (Don’t let that happen!)

Realizing what it is like to feel like a true outcast, a lot. And that is OK. God said it would happen so. … “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19 KJV)

Realizing I used to think I knew it all in high school. Now the more I study and learn, the more know how much I don’t know! Ha.

Realizing I do not fit into a typical box, and that is OK!

I have seen a lot and met many people from traveling around the country on my own and with my previous job. It was a lot. People are so vibrant and amazing though!

Life can be sort of strange and amazing, right?

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Goals for 32:

Complain less. Appreciate more. I think God allows lemons because we need to learn to make lemonade, or just learn … something like that. … We have lessons to learn, and they turn out benefiting us somehow, someway. …

Take better care of myself – healthier diet and workout more (I had a bad ankle injury this spring) :/

Connect more – connect with people that want to accomplish great things and move forward in a positive way!

Goal set!

Continue to attempt to not let money make decisions for me. Pray first.

Focus on people and goals, not money. … AND yeah we need money – but there is a difference in it being the goal and being a tool! 🙂

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Life now has taken my breath away … positively and negatively. In-flux in a lot of ways. LOL. I have been planting seeds, so that seems good. … Where do you find yourself in life? Are you going in the direction you wanted in the past or want to be going now? It is never too late to make changes!

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Part two coming soon! It will include:

Where I Have Been (Various Facts/Thoughts)

Outro/Final Thoughts/Tips

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 Thanks! Prayers and LOVE!

 Baby g/garrett/Garrett Larson 🙂

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Blood Moon Two! How to View!

When can you see it??

“When Will the Eclipse Happen?

The eclipse begins with the partial phase, when the moon enters Earth’s dark shadow (also called the umbra shadow). That begins at 2:15 a.m. PDT (5:15 a.m. EDT). Then the umbral shadow will spread across the moon’s disk, moving from left to right.

At 3:25 a.m. PDT (6:25 a.m. EDT) totality begins, when the moon is fully engulfed in the umbral shadow and turns a shade of orange red. The deepest or midpoint of the eclipse will be at 3:55 a.m. PDT, and totality continues until 4:24 a.m. PDT. The last phase of the partial eclipse ends at 5:34 a.m. PDT.”

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141006-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-october-science/

Pre Blood Moon One

Pre Blood Moon One

Day After Blood Moon One :/

Day After Blood Moon One :/

Book Review! ‘Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers’ by Anne Lamott

First off, this book is very fun and just downright truthful. Lamott has achieved a level of self-assurance mixed thoroughly with humility that most current writers could only hope for. Subtle and poignant, she tells it like it is, as always. Politics are not my thing in regards to writing, don’t worry, she seems to be tired of them as well and seems to mostly avoid the topic.

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Pockets & Slivers of Goodness: ‘The Queen of Versailles’ Film Review

Slivers or pockets of goodness – I believe people have at the very least… potential for goodness. Even if they are or seem to be all bad/rotten, they can be nice to their children or an animal for a quick moment, shedding light on at least a sliver of goodness. Think of Veruca Salt of Willy Wonka, pretty bad but, well… ok pretty bad…lol …

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