The Reasons to Believe

Throughout the short-story, many topics are discussed. There are many important points emphasized in the reading. While talking as a class, we had the chance to explore many things, such as examples of prayer and nicknames for God. We talked about the four primary questions, and related them to ourselves, and used examples from the reading to answer those exact questions. The short-story “The Reasons to Believe” by Peter Kreeft focuses on the concept of believing in something greater than yourself.

“May every ball land very in, or very out,” is an example of a prayer said by Mr. Sader. Prayer is important in everyday life. There are many ways we can pray throughout the day. You can pray for different events, such as seeing something that makes you feel thankful, during sports, when you wake up, or even praying that you pass a test. It is seen as an opportunity to talk to God, and spend time with him, to develop a deeper relationship with him. In John 15:15, Jesus says “he no longer calls us his servants, he calls us his friends.” This means that God sees us all as friends, especially when we pray.

There are many different nicknames for God, such as the “First Mover” , the “Unoriginated Origin” , the “designer” , and many more. These three names listed are connected with each other because they state that God is the first, the creator. Without God, there wouldn’t be life, we wouldn’t be here. He created life as we know it, hence the nickname the “creator.” The designer is a good nickname for God because he designed the world.

Can something come from nothing? Does God exist? Do humans have immortal soul? Do we have free will? These are all examples of the four primary questions. Something cannot necessarily come from nothing, there is always going to be a first cause, or a creator. This brings in the concept that if it exists, it has always been in the universe, or has no origin. Something always has to have some kind of absolute beginning. Does God exist? There are many arguments on whether or not God exists, and many theories on things other than God’s existence, such as the Big Bang Theory. Do humans have immortal soul? The scripture 1 Timothy 6:16 expresses that “only God possesses immortality.” Therefore, we as humans do not have immortal soul, but our souls are infinite. Do we have free will? Free will, said by the google dictionary, is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded. Although we have the free will to make choices, we don’t necessarily have free will in general.

The topic of believing in something greater than yourself is focussed throughout the short story “The Reasons to Believe,” by Peter Kreeft. God is used as one of the ways we believe in something that is greater than ourselves. We pray as a way of connecting with God, and as a way of letting him, and others, know we believe.

Holy Grails pt. 3

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Hockey Cutlines Tshirt

 The image in the H

 The image in the O


 The image in the C

 The image in the K

 The image in the E


 The image in the Y

 font so it cuts properly

 selected letters

 cutline with selected letters


 this is important for the screenshots



1. for my first step, i chose 5 pictures and wrote out the word hockey

2. for my second step, I went to Adobe Photoshop CS4 and pressed file, place, and then put the photo on the document and placed the picture so it was under the word “HOCKEY” and right clicked my mouse on the layer and clicked “Create Clipping Mask.”

3. After step number two, i continued to do it so there was a different photo in each letter of “HOCKEY”

4. When done that, and the whole project, you press select menu and press all and when it selects you click edit copy merged and transfer adobe illustrator.

5. There, I made cutlines by going to the select menu, clicking all and then going to the type menu and clicking create outlines then i went to the object menu clicked path and then offset path, made it -2, round, 4, and clicked ok. There I clicked the letter making the black font invisible, then made a pink outline on it.




Couple in love

For my project I chose a couple who are obviously in love and change the background of the photo. Better known as “Love at First Shot.”

 These are the assignment details.


this is the original photo that I got off of the website “Pexels.”

 this is the background from the website “Pexels.”

 on the bottom, I clicked the third button from the left and that made me be able to mask it to allow the photos to be interlocked.

 This is the sidebar where I choose the brush that is selected to get the photo so that it makes a new background.

This is the layer I have to select. I screenshotted this because I kept forgetting how to do it

 This is the folder on my drive.

 This is what is stored in my folder.

 This is my progress after the first day.

 After the second day This is my final project.


Steps :

  1. Get two photos that you like, one being a couple, and the other being the background.
  2. There are different ways you can do this but the way I did it, I used “Adobe Photoshop CS4. I took one of my images (the couple) and copied it, then pasted it onto the background of the trees. This made it easier for me to trace around the picture of the couple and make it look better when I posted it.
  3. When done the second step, I made sure I masked the pictures together, by clicking the third button in the one picture.
  4. When they were masked together, I started to trace the outside of the picture which brought out the background, as well.
  5. When I was done tracing the outside of the couple, I took a bigger brush and coloured out the rest of the picture. So I mixed the photos together.

I chose this picture of the couple because they look like they’re in love but I also wanted to change the background so it matched the theme of their picture. The toque matches the snow, so I chose to put the snowy trees for that reason.

Vintage Photo

The assignment I chose to do for my CTS 10 visual assignment is Pick a bad photo, apply a vintage effect and write something in Helvetica. 

I chose this assignment because it has a chance to change a bad photo into something meaningful, and better l00king.

 My original photo I got off of “Pexels.”

 The quote I used for my picture

  Me applying my quote to the picture

 I changed the photo using the “Old Photo” option on the website “Pixlr.”

 This is me darkening the picture.

 This is my final project.

Steps :

  1. I chose a blurry photo
  2. I chose a quote that related to the photo
  3. I applied the quote to my picture
  4. I changed the pictures filter to helevetica
  5. I darkened the picture

Events That Interest Me

The second assignment I chose to do for my CTS 10 project is My Bucket List I completed this with the website called “Be Funky.”

For this assignment I had to from four and over pictures about what I wanted to do when I’m older, because everyone has something they want to do, some are just too afraid to go out of their comfort zone.


 First, I chose the grid I wanted to do

 My blank grid with no pictures yet.

  I had my first picture then started typing on it.

 My picture with what is on it.

 My first and second pictures with descriptions.

 My first, second, and third pictures.

 All my pictures with descriptions.

 Me saving my work.

 Choosing which one to put it in.

Then I inserted it into my blog.

My first picture is a picture of San Fransisco, which I found on the website “Pexels.” In the hyperlink, is the picture I used showing that I found it on that website. I want to go to San Fransisco because the bridge looks very nice and a lot of my favourite shows are based in San Fransisco.

My second picture is of Niagara Falls, which I also found on the website “Pexels.” In the hyperlink, is the picture I used showing that I found it on that website. I would like to go to Niagara Falls because I like waterfalls, and these ones especially are beautiful.

The third picture on my bucket list is to try every kind of pizza in the world. I found the picture that I used on the same website “Pexels.” In the hyperlink, is the picture I used showing that I found it on that website. I really have a passion for pizza, I honestly love it. It is my favourite food to eat, especially pepperoni and pineapple pizza.

The fourth photo on my bucket list is to visit the elephants in South Africa. This photo is also off the same website, “Pexels.” In the hyperlink, is the picture I used showing that I found it on that website. I would like to visit the elephants because it seems to be a nice experience and I would also like to help the kids in South Africa who face famines and tragic events like that.