Ariel J

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Location Oregon, United States
Introduction Life is painful and beautiful. "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord!" My name is Ariel and I have been broken and healed by my Maker. I have given up trying to keep control over my life, because it is impossible. Jesus has it and that is all that matters. I know he will work out everything to his ultimate glory and our ultimate good. So in the meantime, think deeply, laugh heartily, work eagerly and love intensely.
Favorite Movies Patema Inverted, is probably the best. Also, The Lego Movie, anything by Studio Ghibli, Truman Show, Ernest & Celestine, Prince of Egypt, Sherlock (BBC show), Song of the Sea, Tangled, Sense & Sensibility (BBC) Emma, Little Women, First Impressions, a lot more I can't remember at the moment
Favorite Music How To Train Your Dragon soundtrack by John Powell. Everything else is inferior. Haha, just kidding, Gungor, Regina Spektor, Sia, Jillette Johnson, A Fine Frenzy, those are some of my faves.
Favorite Books The Bible, Heaven (by Randy Alcorn), The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction, Mere Christianity, Demon: A Memoir, by Tosca Lee, Forbidden, (and the rest of the series) by Tosca Lee and Ted Dekker, Just Ella, by Annette K. Larson, and anything by C.S. Lewis.

You have a red jar of cedar chips. Why do moths miss the forest?

Moths miss the forest because it's not there. It's not there because I cut it all down, ground and compressed it into chips, and put them in a red jar. What you failed to mention was that the only forest the moths miss was a cedar forest - because, of course, that's the only kind of chips I have in my jar.