Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch
I love this band. I listen to them daily. Even though we are looking at another camera, we all look like we're alert for it being a fan signing and it's 11:30 p.m. on a Friday.

30 April 2011

Picture Collage

Enjoying nature and hanging out with one of my best friends, Katy, at the park!

Hanging out on the playground at the park over spring break. So fun!

Katy and I - it's St. Patrick's Day, hence the green!



Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

29 April 2011

Proverbs 26

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs%2026&version=NLT


Pick one of the proverbs from this chapter and answer the following questions:


How does this relate to my life?


How can we use this in our life? How does it relate? 


What promises are hidden within the verse?


What commands are in this verse?


Why did I pick this verse?


What is a word or phrase that sticks out the most? Meditate on them.


Here's an example:


 24 People may cover their hatred with pleasant words,
      but they’re deceiving you.
 25 They pretend to be kind, but don’t believe them.
      Their hearts are full of many evils.[b]
 26 While their hatred may be concealed by trickery,
      their wrongdoing will be exposed in public.







How does this relate to my life?


In our lives many people will hate us (Jesus says so) but they will pretend not to. This is a painful we are better off being aware of before something bad comes of it, so we can possibly make amends.






How can we use this in our life? How does it relate? 




Some people are deceptive. We shouldn't believe someone just because they seem to be kind to us, especially if it's carefully shrouded cruelty. Listen to what is being said - some of it is grounded in truth.




What promises are hidden within the verse?




Their wrongdoing will be exposed in public. It will not last, someday they will pay for it.






What commands are in this verse?




We should be on the lookout for deceivers and people who pretend to be kind but are not. Living under a rock is not going to save us.






What is a word or phrase that sticks out the most?

I picked a longer verse. Two stick out to me: "their wrongdoing" and "hearts are full of many evils." The heart is deceptive above all things. It is their fault for not dealing with the issues, not mine. I must keep my heart as pure as possible.




Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


Rachel

28 April 2011

Genesis 29:31 - When the LORD saw that Leah was hated [unloved], he opened her womb...

Now we need to remember that Leah and Rachel were part of a larger plan in order to produce the twelve tribes of Israel and eventually Christ. Despite the pain that both Leah and Rachel experienced having to share Jacob, there was an end. They could not see it, perhaps, but we could, and God could. And even though they were tricked, and deceived, and Leah was unwanted, God heard them. Even in the midst of bringing about a greater plan of salvation for humanity, God heard Leah's pain and took away her humiliation by giving her sons. He did not leave her a victim of her culture. He took her out of it and gave her joy. He healed her by giving her sons. Her sons would include the founder of the lineage of Israel's priests, including Moses, and Judah, from whose line Christ came. 



Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

27 April 2011

What do all the genealogies in the Bible mean?

Ever wonder what all the genealogies in the Bible mean?

Names are extremely important to God, and have immense power over their owners' lives. God did not uselessly list names in the Bible to entertain us or to bore us; that is a common mis-perception perpetuated by our enemy and our flesh. He had a Purpose, as He always does. "Seek and you will find," Christ said. So seek I did, and armed with knowledge from Learn the Bible in 24 Hours by Chuck Missler and my free resources online, I discovered a surprising - but ultimately not unexpected - truth.

Since most of us who speak only one language well and another language pretty well - and those languages aren't Greek or Hebrew - and simply refuse to make time to research out the original Hebrew and Greek meanings of words, despite many free and wonderful resources, we often have trouble when we get to the "begets" of the Bible. Why?

Because we don't understand the power of names. We don't have meanings of names in parenthesis, and being in a hurry to get to things we actually understand and we can get a surface understanding of, we simply pass them over (or criticize their presence).

We shouldn't. God has layered messages in the pages of the Bible that so many people are missing in their hurried devotionals (and if it's hurried are you really getting anything out of it?).

1 Chronicles 1:1-9

 1So all Israel was recorded in genealogies, and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their breach of faith. 2Now the first to dwell again in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants. 3And some of the people of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem: 4Uthai the son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, from the sons of Perez the son of Judah. 5And of the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons. 6Of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel and their kinsmen, 690. 7Of the Benjaminites: Sallu the son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah, 8Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, Elah the son of Uzzi, son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah; 9and their kinsmen according to their generations, 956. All these were heads of fathers’ houses according to their fathers’ houses.

When the Israelites returned from exile, Jerusalem was decimated. In the rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, there were seven men who were leaders of their fathers' houses and involved (God's perfect number)  - There was: my inquity; made/prepared by Jehovah, God sweeps it away; [inquity] is weighed/balanced and tossed aside; Jehovah builds an oak tree; God delivers the ones who come after. 

This is a message of Christ, and we got it when we looked at the Hebrew meanings for a genaology of names. It took a little research, but this is what Christ did on the cross thousands of years later. Can you believe it? And if we had hurried on, we would have missed this important message. We are sinners, but God sweeps our inquities away and tosses them aside, and then builds us into an oak tree, which is a leader, a strong person, and we see God delivering us from all sin and inquity (inquity is the root of sins - why we commit them). On the pages of history, He wove the truth of the New Testament into an obscure passage in 1 Chronicles, a passage typically disregarded as meaningless, tough or boring. Again, the words of Christ echo in our hearts, "Seek, and you will find." Seek the deeper meanings (even down to a word study) of the Bible, and there you will find the message of Christ stamped on every page.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

23 April 2011

Saturdays

I love Saturdays (not Saturdays where you have to work, though). I can just hang around my room, study, watch TV, relax from a long, busy, stressful week of school. With finals just a week away and large projects due, a day to relax is great. And the Jewish Sabbath is Friday-Saturday (the Christian Sabbath tends to be Sundays). So I'm on someone's Sabbath, at least.

Of course, people still pick on you on Saturdays. But I'm used to it. People don't really like non-conformists (although you will find people saying they are - but look at what they are wearing, what they are saying, and what they are watching and that will confirm whether they are or aren't) nor do they like people who are different. They are usually closed off to new ideas and thoughts - unless they invent them.

Just a warning, dear friends. Some people just want to cover their mistakes and we should let them. I think it is very rude to constantly pick on people because of what they say. If you cannot admit mistakes, no one else will admit any mistakes, either. And if you want people to admit their mistakes, you had best be willing to do likewise.
 
Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

22 April 2011

Mark 12:30

   "And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength."

    Jesus said this is the greatest command, and it is. Love (agape) is not easy, but in the end, it is the only thing that will save us, for we have God's love to depend on forever, for "God is love." And "perfect love casts out fear," which can be changed to mean "And a perfect God casts out fear." And since God is perfect, He casts out our fears if we allow him to fill us with His love, and then walk in that everyday. It's a battle, but it's a battle worth taking. And it isn't easy, we have to change our entire thought process to accept it. But in the end, it will be the only thing that saves us from burning in a lake of fire forever.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

21 April 2011

So what else should I do?

I really liked the posts where I analyzed a movie, asking, "Can you find God in a movie?" I did one for Titanic and one for Inception. What other movies/TV shows should I try to do?

Now, not all movies have God, but some elements maybe - if you stretch the imagination; some of them definitely show what NOT to do. A lot of movies can be commentaries on society or how someone views society. Do random people hop into bed with each other upon meeting? I know that hopping into bed tends to be a culmination of a lot of little steps, like kissing, petting, touching, etc. Sometimes it happens, like with David and Bathsheba. He wanted her. But he didn't just take her that night. He actually learned who she was and who her husband was and then he took her. He involved others in his sins. Do we tend to do that?

I really don't know how the majority of the world REALLY views premarital sex. Do you really just hop into bed with someone you barely know? Or does it take awhile to happen? I know that a lot teenagers are having sex, I knew a few who were, but I also know many, many more are engaging in "foreplay" and other sexual activities someone decided did not constitute "sex."

Apparently Hollywood thinks people just hop into bed with each other without getting to know one another. Primal instinct and attraction. Come on, we aren't animals.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

20 April 2011

Video diary - Jael

A little on Jael, whose story is recorded in Judges 3-4, a little on my own opinion, and some verbal analysis!



Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

19 April 2011

Game Night with my friends at IT!





SEE! I can be a lot of fun :) I know we look serious but we have some really competitive people! it was a lot of fun!

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

18 April 2011

Piercing Proverbs: This Day

Proverbs 27:13-16

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

17 April 2011

Isaiah 44:2

 The Lord who made you and helps you says:
   Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant,
      O dear Israel, my chosen one.

Oh Isaiah, if there ever was a most terrific prophet, you were it. He prophesied so much of Christ's life, birth, and death that he would have recognized Christ if he had come, unlike the Jewish people, crushed under Roman rule. The LORD made us, and we do not have to fear. We do not have to fear this life or the one to come, or anything else. God casts down our enemy and conquers. It is easy to fear, for we do not understand the future. We are constantly assaulted by the spirit of fear everywhere we go, enhanced by the television and people themselves. Fear is the opposite of love, and fear is the opposite of God, for God is love. God's Spirit will set us free from fear, and we will live under His rule and His love forever and ever.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always, 

Rachel

15 April 2011

Five Women Who Found Grace in God

Five women are mentioned in the lineage of Christ, although there are dozens more involved in the creation of Our Lord. And these women are extremely complex and unique.
 (And, as an interesting note, five is considered the number of grace.)

The Five Women Are:

Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary.

Similarities:

Tamar, Ruth and Bathsheba had all been married before (and they were married to Israelite men). They were widows when they married the men who were of the lineage of Christ (the way they became widows was an entirely different story).

Rahab's marital status was unknown, but we presume single, and Mary was engaged.

Tamar, Rahab and Ruth were non-Israelites.

Tamar, Rahab and Bathsheba had premarital sex.

Tamar and Rahab were seen by men as prostitutes (Rahab was a prostitute for living, Tamar disguised herself as a temple prostitute).

Tamar, Bathsheba and Mary got pregnant out of wedlock (Mary's, of course, was pure, but still). We are not told about Ruth, but we assume she is childless and remains so until she marries Boaz; we are not told about Rahab, either, but we assume she did not have a child out of wedlock.

Four were not virgins. 

Ruth, Tamar and Rahab all had to plan their own lives.

They all had to put up with public humiliation (Ruth was thrown rocks at for being a foreigner, Tamar was nearly burned for getting pregnant, Rahab was a prostitute, Bathsheba was an adulteress and Mary was almost divorced).

All the women were said to have been lovely.

These are the women God chose to include - by name! - in the lineage of His Son. God was saying that no one is perfect, but he uses broken, repentant people to create a lasting legacy of salvation and redemption.

He was not saying that He hates women, but He was saying that if your heart is right, He will use you in great ways just like He used Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. Who knows? Maybe your descendants will be someone great too! And if anything, you will have lived your life knowing that God's grace really is enough, and it is not nothing we do that

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

14 April 2011

How JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is an allegory

As we watched The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I said to my mom, "You know, I just know that The Lord of the Rings is some sort of an allegory, but I just can't figure out how to make all the elements fit."

We thought for a bit as my mom fixed dinner, and my mom said, "What if Frodo's journey is supposed to represent the Christian journey?"

BAM!!!

The light turned on.

Here's what we came up with:

The Ring represents sin. Frodo represents Christians. His journey is symbolic to get rid of our sin, which, most people believe, happens when we die and reach heaven. (I have heard debate that people can be sinless on Earth. That's another topic.)

So Frodo gets stuck with this curse [the Ring in the book, sin in reality] that his relatives were responsible for passing on (just like people are born as sinners because of Adam and Eve's decision to eat of the forbidden tree). And just like every human, he has to bear it. Only Frodo has to begin a journey to destroy the Ring [sin] so that the rest of the people have a chance at freedom. Just like overcoming our sinful nature is hard, so Frodo has a difficult time on his journey, made worse by a deceptive guide [Smeagol] and a broken Fellowship [notice it was a fellowship, which is what a lot of Christians call it when Christians gather together to enjoy each other's company]. Samwise [who could represent the Holy Spirit in our lives] is the light trying to shine through Smeagol's lies to Frodo, who needs encouragement and help on his journey [especially at the end].

And in the end Frodo does throw the Ring into the fires of Mount Doom. Although he longs to return to the Shire, probably supposed to represent the original Garden of Eden, he instead sails across the sea to a land where one never dies [heaven].

The White Wizard most likely represents Christ, since he sacrifices himself for the others and then dies defeating the creature from hell but later comes back to life to bring absolute guidance to the others.

Just like Frodo, with the help of the Holy Spirit and through the sacrifice and resurrection of Christ, we eventually will destroy the Ring [sin] in our lives. Then we will live in Heaven forever and ever, where the old earth shall pass away and the new earth and the new Jerusalem will be.



Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

11 April 2011

The Knots Prayer

The Knot Prayer

Dear God:
Please untie the knots
that are in my mind,
my heart, and my life.
Remove the have nots,
the can nots and the do nots
that I have in my mind.

Erase the will nots,
may nots,
might nots that may find
a home in my heart.

Release me from the could nots,
would nots and
should nots that obstruct my life.

And most of all,
Dear God,
I ask that removefrom my mind,
my heart and amy life all of the "am nots"
that I have allowed to hold me back,
especially the thought that I am not good enough.
Amen.

Author known to God

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

10 April 2011

High School

Just found this! NHS in high school. What an honor!


Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

09 April 2011

'Hanna' review

    "Hanna" was a twisted but interesting movie. Although the sixteen-year-old girl was a murderer, she was a killer less by nature and more by nurture. "I don't want to hurt people anymore," she told the woman responsible for her birth, Marissa, who she was sent to kill. Her father, who turned out to be her adopted father in a surprising plot twist, raised her to be the perfect assassin in the forests of Finland, far from civilization. As part of her training, she could be attacked at any time, day or night, and always had to be ready and on her guard. One day she tells him she is ready to complete her mission, which is to kill Marissa before Marissa kills her (apparently, Marissa killed her mother and attempted to kill both her and her father when Hanna was only a year old, before her father escaped with her).
    He finally agrees, and we see him getting dressed to re-enter the world. He leaves her, and Marissa comes and finds her, our first hint that not all is right in the world Hanna's inhabiting and that her father might possibly have other reasons to kill Marissa. She kills someone disguised as Marissa, believing she killed Marissa, and then flees the compound, where she enters a world she knows about, but has never experienced. (Her father reads to her about the world from an encyclopedia.)
    She tries to elude assassins Marissa has sent after her, although for awhile it appears that she does not know about them, but is merely using the people she encounters to make her way back to her father. Eventually she realizes someone is after her. She finally gets to the meeting with her father, only to discover he is not her father. She feels so betrayed and runs away from him; he tries to stop her and talk to her, but she resists. He apologizes for his role in her life and allows her to escape the assassin after her. Her adopted father ultimately sacrifices his life to kill the assassin after her, although he cannot kill Marissa (we are not sure why he can't seem to be able to kill Marissa, although he has several opportunities). Marissa chases down Hanna, but in the end Hanna completes her mission and kills Marissa, which, the movie implies, frees her from the past and Marissa's grip.
    But Hanna must deal with some unfortunate truths the movie does not address (I wonder if part two will come out). She is not normal. She has been genetically tinkered with in an effort to produce a "perfect" soldier for the government, someone who is faster, stronger, fearless, and lacks empathy (presumably to kill better). She does not know who her birth father is (a donor of some sort, most likely, or perhaps Eric himself, although all the characters continuously say that Eric is not), and her birth mother was merely a vessel in which to birth her. There were twenty  children experimented on, but Hanna was the only one alive, the only one to escape the massacre fifteen years ago when Eric suddenly grew a conscience. She has been raised to kill, and raised away from society. How can she cope?
    The movie had poor development. The focus seemed disjointed. I liked the plot line but not the way that they presented it and how they tried to develop it without developing.


Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

07 April 2011

Five Women Who Found Grace in God

Five women are mentioned in the lineage of Christ, although there are dozens more involved in the creation of Our Lord. And these women are extremely complex and unique.
 (And, as an interesting note, five is considered the number of grace.)


The Five Women Are:


Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary.


Similarities:


Tamar, Ruth and Bathsheba had all been married before (and they were married to Israelite men). They were widows when they married the men who were of the lineage of Christ (the way they became widows was an entirely different story).

Rahab's marital status was unknown, but we presume single, and Mary was engaged.



Tamar, Rahab and Ruth were non-Israelites.


Tamar, Rahab and Bathsheba had premarital sex.

Tamar and Rahab were seen by men as prostitutes (Rahab was a prostitute for living, Tamar disguised herself as a temple prostitute).


Tamar, Bathsheba and Mary got pregnant out of wedlock (Mary's, of course, was pure, but still). We are not told about Ruth, but we assume she is childless and remains so until she marries Boaz; we are not told about Rahab, either, but we assume she did not have a child out of wedlock.

Four were not virgins. 

Ruth, Tamar and Rahab all had to plan their own lives after someone else failed them. They did not become victims - they made their own plans. They were wise and clever.

They all had to put up with public humiliation (Ruth was thrown rocks at for being a foreigner, Tamar was nearly burned for getting pregnant, Rahab was a prostitute, Bathsheba was an adulteress and Mary was almost divorced).

All the women were said to have been lovely.

These are the women God chose to include - by name! - in the lineage of His Son in Matthew 1. God was saying that no one is perfect, but he uses broken, repentant people to create a lasting legacy of salvation and redemption.

He was not saying that He hates women, but He was saying that if your heart is right, He will use you in great ways just like He used Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. Who knows? Maybe your descendants will be someone great too! And if anything, you will have lived your life knowing that God's grace really is enough, and we can do nothing to earn it. The women did nothing to earn it; in fact, their culture would have said they didn't deserve it. But they got it in a huge way, and God is still willing to pour out his mercy, love and grace on all of us, if only we open our hearts to it.


Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

05 April 2011

Soup and Friends

The girls and I hanging out at Mandy's eating some great soup!


Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

04 April 2011

Quotes from the Second Season of Criminal Minds

2x01, "The Fisher King (2)"
(2 quotes)
"The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body. After all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind." Francois de la Roche Foucauld

"It has been said that time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens, but it is never gone." Rose Kennedy 

2x02, "P911"
(1 quote)
"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children." Dietrich Bonhoeffer  

 2x03, "The Perfect Storm"
(2 quotes)
"Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one who inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it." Mark Twain
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars." Khalil Gibran 

2x04, "Psychodrama"
(2 quotes)
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde
"The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but that this humiliation is seen by everyone." Milan Kundera   

2x05, "Aftermath"
(1 quote)
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller 
2x06, "The Boogeyman"
(1 quote)
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." Plato 
2x07, "North Mammon"
(2 quotes)
"It's not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it." John Wooden
"The ultimate choice for a man, in as much as he is given to transcend himself, is to create or destroy, to love or to hate." Erich Fromm JJ 
2x08, "Empty Planet"
(1 quote)
"Crime butchers innocents to secure a prize. And innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime." Maximilien Robespierre
2x09, "The Last Word"
(2 quotes)
"If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate." Elbert Hubbard
 
"Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always." Mahatma Ghandi

2x10, "Lessons Learned"
(2 quotes)
"Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future." Dale Turner
"In order to learn the most important lessons of life, one must each day surmount a fear." Ralph Waldo Emerson
2x11, "Sex, Birth, Death"
(2 quotes"
"Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow." T.S. Eliot
"Between the desire and the spasm, between the potency and the existence, between the essence and the descent, falls the shadow. This is the way the world ends." T.S. Eliot

2x12, "Profiler, Profiled"
(1 quote)
"All secrets are deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets." Cory Doctorow 

2x13, "No Way Out"
(1 quote)
"Evil brings men together." Aristotle

2x14, "The Big Game"
(1 quote)
"I didn't have anything against them, and they never did anything wrong to me, the way other people have all my life. Maybe they're just the ones who have to pay for it." Perry Smith 

2x15, "Revelations"
(1 quote)
"There is not a righteous man on Earth who does what is right and never sins." Ecclesiastes 7:20

2x16, "Fear and Loathing"
(2 quotes)
"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." Socrates
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." Cicero
2x17, "Distress"
(2 quotes)
"Our life is made by the death of others." Leonardo Da Vinci
"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine 

2x18, "Jones"
(1 quote)
"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live." Robert Kennedy

 2x19, "Ashes and Dust"
(2 quotes)
"The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul." John Calvin
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Mahatma Ghandi
2x20, "Honor Among Thieves"
(2 quotes)
"There can be no good without evil." Russian proverb Prentiss
"Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Leo Tolstoy
2x21, "Open Season"
(2 quotes)
"One man's wilderness is another man's theme park." Unknown
"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself." James Anthony Froud Prentiss  

2x22, "Legacy"
(2 quotes)
"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity, nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed." Herman Melville Hotch
"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world. Not even our troubles." Charles Chaplin Hotch 
2x23, "No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank"
(1 quote)
"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects." Oscar Wilde Gideon

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always, 
Rachel

03 April 2011

KRCU Posts

http://krcu-news.blogspot.com/search/label/Rachel%20Weatherford

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,  

Rachel

02 April 2011

Baby

Hanging with Mandy and the baby, Sadie. A cute baby she is! I'm in the Southeast shirt.


Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel

01 April 2011

Quotes from the First Season of Criminal Minds

Episode Quote Author Who said it
1x01 "Extreme Aggressor"
(6 quotes)
"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness." Joseph Conrad Gideon

"All is a riddle, and the key to a riddle...is another riddle." Ralph Waldo Emerson Gideon

"Try again, fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett Gideon

"Try not. Do or do not." Yoda Morgan

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see." Winston Churchill Gideon

"When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you." Friedrich Nietzsche Gideon
1x02, "Compulsion"
(3 quotes)
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." Albert Einstein Gideon

"There are certain clues at a crime scene which by their very nature do not lend themselves to being collected or examined. How's one collect love, rage, hatred, fear...? These are things that we're trained to look for." James Reese Gideon

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." William Faulkner Gideon
1x03, "Won't Get Fooled Again"
(1 quote)
"Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble." Samuel Johnson Gideon
1x04, "Plain Sight"
(2 quotes)
"Don't forget that I cannot see myself -- that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror." Jacques Rigaut Gideon

"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?" Rose Kennedy Gideon
1x05, "Broken Mirror"
(2 quotes)
"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him." Euripides Gideon

"When love is in excess, it brings a man no honor, nor worthiness." Euripides Gideon
1x06, "L.D.S.K."
(2 quotes)
"The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather, a condition of it." Friedrich Nietzsche Gideon

"Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable." (attributed to) William Shakespeare Hotch
1x07, "The Fox"
(1 quote)
"With foxes, we must play the fox." Thomas Fuller Gideon
1x08, "Natural Born Killer"
(2 quotes)
"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough, and liked it, never really care for anything else." Ernest Hemingway Gideon

"The healthy man does not torture others. Generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers." Carl Jung Gideon
1x09, "Derailed"
(2 quotes)
"A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses. It is an idea that possesses the mind." Robert Oxton Bolton Gideon

"The question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others crazy?" Albert Einstein Reid
1x10, "The Popular Kids"
(2 quotes)
"Unfortunately, a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares." Sir Peter Ustinov Gideon

"Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together." Eugene Ionesco Gideon
1x11, "Blood Hungry"
(1 quote)
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone." Harriet Beecher Stowe Gideon
1x12, "What Fresh Hell?"
(2 quotes)
"Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bed...and eats at our table." W.H. Auden Gideon

"Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done." Elizabeth Barrett Browning Gideon
1x13, "Poison"
(2 quotes)
"What is food to one is to others bitter poison." Lucretious Gideon

"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." Confucius Gideon
1x14, "Riding the Lightning"
(2 quotes)
"Who so sheddeth man's blood by man shall his blood be shed." Genesis 9:6 Gideon

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal." Albert Pine - attributed to Pine, but actually by Mason Albert Pike, from his book “Ex Corde Locutiones: Words from the Heart Spoken of His Dead Brethren” (Google Books link) Gideon
1x15, "Unfinished Business"
(3 quotes)
"It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us." Norman Maclean Gideon

Who in his mind has not probe the dark water?"East from Eden" John Steinbeck (here used in a puzzle by the Keystone Killer)(read by) Reid

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." Sir Francis Bacon (here used in a puzzle by The Keystone Killer and in Max Ryan's book on page 184). (read by) Max Ryan

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln Elle
1x16, "The Tribe"
(1 quote)
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe." Friedrich Nietzsche Hotch
1x17, "A Real Rain"
(3 quotes)
"Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim, and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness." W.H. Auden Gideon

"It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence." Mahatma Ghandi Gideon

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent." Mahatma Ghandi Hotch
1x18, "Somebody's Watching"
(2 quotes)
"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know." Diane Arbus Gideon

"An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country." George Bernard Shaw Gideon
1x19, "Machismo"
(2 quotes)
"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family." Anthony Brandt Hotch

"The house does not rest on the ground, but upon a woman." Mexican proverb Hotch
1x20, "Charm and Harm"
(2 quotes)
"There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts." Voltaire Gideon

"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves." Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld Gideon
1x21, "Secrets and Lies"
(2 quotes)
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." Albert Einstein Gideon

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell Gideon
1x22, "The Fisher King (1)"
(1 quote)
"No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one." Elbert Hubbard Gideon



Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,

Rachel