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          Random thoughts from someone trying to walk in His light

    Thu, Dec 17th - 10:34PM



    THE MOTIONS

    This might hurt, it's not safe
    But I know that I've got to make a change
    I don't care if I break,
    At least I'll be feeling something
    'Cause just okay is not enough
    Help me fight through the nothingness of life


    No regrets, not this time
    I'm gonna let my heart defeat my mind
    Let Your love make me whole
    I think I'm finally feeling something
    'Cause just okay is not enough
    Help me fight through the nothingness of this life

    'Cause I don't want to go through the motions
    I don't want to go one more day
    without Your all consuming passion inside of me
    I don't want to spend my whole life asking,
    "What if I had given everything,
    instead of going through the motions?"

    a song by Matthew West



    Comment (2)

    Thu, Nov 26th - 12:32AM

    just another miracle



    Hey

        It would be wrong not to praise God anywhere I can for this.
        A couple of weeks ago Taryn (my wife for newcomers) had her yearly mamagram and they found something. There followed the expected poor communication and reshedules, but the apointment for a needle biopsy for breast cancer was scheduled. Coincidentally I reconnected with Lee from this webside about two weeks ago also. She is the greatest prayer warrior that I know. We caught up on old times and shared this praye concern and Lee promised to pay for Taryn. We didn't really tell anyone else, prefering to wait until we knew more. Taryn's mother died of beast cancer and we kind of accepted the possibility that it might occur in Taryn. We did feel pretty confident that if the biopsy was positive it would be an early detection and an easier battle. We waited thru two weeks of nervous confidence

        The appointment was yesterday. Of course, the doctors office was behind schedule, and ran late. But then she was done earlier than expected. "They didn't do the biopsy," she announced. "They couldn't find the mass. They looked and looked and called for help but they couldn't find anything to biopsy. It was gone!"

        I guess its worth mentioning that God could have made it so they never found anything in the first place. But this gave God a chance to show his power, and love. And for us to grow closer through the experience.



    Comment (6)

    Sun, Nov 8th - 12:44PM

    worship



    Hey,

        We saw the David Crowder Band in concert a few weeks ago... and I'm still worshiping.
     When a great worship leader is working, he disappears and only Who he is singing about becomes visible.

        How He Loves Us
         David Crowder Band

    He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
    Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
    When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
    And I realize just how beautiful You are,
    And how great Your affections are for me.

    And oh, how He loves us so,
    Oh how He loves us,
    How He loves us all

    He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
    Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
    When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
    And I realize just how beautiful You are,
    And how great Your affections are for me.

    And oh, how He loves us so,
    Oh how He loves us,
    How He loves us all

    And we are His portion and He is our prize,
    Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
    If his grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
    And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss,
    And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
    I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
    When I think about, the way…

    That He loves us,
    Oh how He loves us,
    Oh how He loves us,
    Oh how He loves.
    Yeah, He loves us,
    Oh how He loves us,
    Oh how He loves us,
    Oh how He loves.



    Comment (3)

    Thu, Oct 22nd - 5:20PM

    Personal Update



    Hey

      I guess there is almost no one still there who knows me but a faithful friend has asked for an update so here goes.

      We are at a new church. The bad feelings are mostly gone from the old church. I wrestled with whether to approach the leaders to make peace, and did apologize to one elder for my part. His response was disappointing and I decided that many of my motives for approaching people would have been for my benefit, and probably would have made things worse anyway. I expect that things will never improve between anyof us. But we will all move on.

       Sorry to lead with the negative, but that is where I left off. The new church is great. We have plugged in, but not in all the areas that we used to serve. I have taught Bible studies and even preached once. But I have turned down any thought of being in leadership. In fact I am teaching a month long series on discipleship next month. Two hours each Sunday afternoon, on Bible, prayer, fellowship and tithing. We have a Bible study in John at our house each week. I am mentoring a couple of kids. Oh and I was Moses for a class of one 10 year old last week.

       Everything else is good. The kids are in college. We have been cut a little in the bad economy, but are getting by. We are much less busy now. I thinnk that maybe I did so much in part because I was trying to "stay on God's good side." At least, I know that I wasn't doing it all for the joy of serving God. I didn't do a lot of it with joy; at least the parts that weren't teaching. So now I want to teach when I can, and avoid the rest like the plague. I see now that God doesn't NEED us to bring His Kingdom, (He can make happen what He will make happen) He just invites us to be part of it.

       I tried to write for a while, but it never took off. I don't get on the interenet much. I do wish you all the best.

       Love God. Let Him love You.



    Comment (5)

    Tue, Oct 14th - 12:33AM



     From Greg Boyd

    How we need to be freed from the illusion that we’re doing anything kingdom by voting a certain way every couple years!

    How we need to wake up to the truth that we vote for or against the Kingdom every day of our life.

    We vote by how we spend our money and time. We vote by where we live, who we hang out with, the kind of car we drive and the kind of clothes we wear.

    In the Kingdom, we vote with our lives, not in a booth expressing our opinion about what Caesar should do.



    Comment (4)


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