soverign

staticrefugee  asked:

So a conspiracy question. If someone starts a game with Soverign's Realm, how does that affect the scry rule with mulligans? Obviously, they can't scry if they keep their opening hand, but can the scry on the first mulligan where they still draw a full hand as per multiplayer rules?

No.

A player only get to scry after keeping a hand if that hand contains fewer cards than their starting hand size. A player who owns a Sovereign’s Realm in the command zone has a starting hand size of five, so they’ll only get to scry if they keep a hand of four or fewer cards.

Often times Jesus tells us the Kingdom of Heaven is near, and yet we still have problems seeing it. This is because we have been fooled into looking in all the wrong places, told by our stain glass windows and golden crosses to look towards the palace that is warm and clean instead of to the hovel that is cold and dirty where a child sleeps in a feeding trough. And perhaps it is because we have forgotten Christ’s throne is not made of gold, but of the hard wood of the cross
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Father Craig Swan 

Sermon for Christ the King (11/23/14) (Sermon found here)

“There is a realm of existence so far beyond your own, you cannot even imagine it. I am beyond your comprehension. I, am Diamond.”

Originally posted by universe-and-universe-universal

“Rudimentary Creatures of Blood and Flesh, you touch my mind, fumbling in ignorance, incapable of understanding.”

“Gem? A label created by your ancestors, to give voice to their extermination. In the end, what they chose to call us is irrelevant. We simply are.”

“Organic life is nothing but a genetic mutation, an accident. Your lives are measured in years and decades. You wither and die. We are eternal, the pinnacle of creation and existence. Before us, you, are nothing. Your extinction is inevitable. We are the end of everything.”

“Your confidence is born of ignorance, the cycle cannot be broken. The pattern has been repeated more times than you could ever fathom. Organic civilizations rise, evolve, advance, and at the apex of their glory, they are extinguished.”

“My kind transcends your very understanding, we are each a God, Divine, free of all weakness. You cannot even grasp the nature of our existence. We have no beginning, we have no end, we are infinite. Billions of years after your kind has been eradicated and forgotten, we shall continue, as always.”

“We are legion, the time of our return has come. Our numbers will darken the sky of every world. You will not escape your doom, for we impose order on your kind. You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we will it.”

“Your lives are as empty as your future. We are the vanguard of your destruction.  This exchange is over.”

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(via God Save the Queen (and James Smithson) - O Say Can You See?)

top: Queen Victoria, pictured on this gold sovereign in the National Numismatic Collection, ascended to the throne in 1837, one year after the U.S Government was named a beneficiary in a British scientist’s will.

bottom: One of the gold 10 dollar coins struck with Smithson’s sovereigns in 1838.

This sovereign was part of a bequest by James Smithson, a wealthy British chemist and mineralogist. When he died in 1829, he left everything to his nephew, Henry James Dickinson. But, according to his will, if Dickinson died without leaving an heir, all of Smithson’s assets—worth 104,960 gold sovereigns—would go “to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.”

In 1835, Dickinson died without heirs. Congress accepted the bequest in 1836 and the Smithsonian Institution was born, although the money wasn’t received until 1838.

Meanwhile, other developments were taking place. In 1837, King William IV died and his niece ascended to the throne: Queen Victoria. In 1838, when it came time to pass along Smithson’s fortune, the U.S. government demanded newly struck coins with the profile of the recently crowned queen.

But the coin’s journey wasn’t over. When Smithson’s gold reached our shores, the government melted down almost all of the coins (worth $508,318.46) and re-struck them as American 10 dollar gold coins, known as “Eagles” (hence a 20 dollar coin was called a “Double Eagle”). The 1838 sovereign shown above was one of two that were saved from being melted…

Great news, guys. Fantastic, magnificent news! I present you with new Kavinsky! That’s right, the French electro house producer is back with his epic, grand music, via new song Sovereign. As we’d expect from the man, Sovereign sounds like it came straight out of some hyperactive, dramatic, and action filled movie, flowing along with a sinister edge and melodramatic flair. Hopefully this means even more Kavinsky is on the way, and that he’s working on a follow up to 2013’s brilliant debut album OutRun!

Life is hard, God is good

I was talking to my dad last night about the last year, and how our insurance company is working on some sort of monetary offer for our “pain and suffering” caused by the reckless actions of another driver and the split second that changed our lives forever.

heh.

After about a 30 minute conversation going over things…my dad says “Life can be really hard, you & Matt have really learned that over the last year” and I’m amazed to say that my immediate response was “Yeah, life is hard but God is good.”

I love that I really believe that with all my heart. 

It makes me think back to even in marriage counseling with Jay & Jill - We went over how Matt & I were purposed for each other…how God had a plan for our lives that we couldn’t complete without each other.  That it was all part of the plan.

Over the last year, I am thankful that God purposed me for Matt and vice versa.  It has literally been the most difficult year of my life, and I know it’s the same for Matt.  We were pummeled; we’re still in the midst of the fire.  God knew it all before he spoke the universe into existence.  There is comfort in that for those who have experienced the wondrous grace that God pours out on His beloved.  

I can clearly define good that God has worked for his glory through so much of it already.  It’s really amazing.  And I’m really thankful.  And I strive to make that my heart’s focus even in the midst of palpable darkness.