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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Three Little Words (a silly poem)

What are they?

You don’t know?

Should I know?


You should know.


Must I say?

Three little words.

What are they?


I am waiting.


Well, say them.


How could you?



Why don’t you?

Don’t you know?

Find your voice!


Three little words.

Three little pigs.

Three little birds.


Care for more?

I have more.

So many more.


Three little words

Make it simple--

“Eight little letters”


O You live!

O Vile You!

I Love You!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Scenes From A Hike

8.86 miles in 2:33:37 with 20# ruck-sack.



Caption  this (below):













Soaked in sweat, but it was worth every drop.



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Randoms

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” (Nelson Mandela)

Here's a pumpkin link to kick off "that time of the year."
Ok, I found this Boston/Nirvana mashup--but it what happens at the 3:00 mark that really got my attention:



How cool is that?

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Monday, September 07, 2015

Photoblog: Guilty Pleasure

I confess: I have a guilty pleasure.
I cook bacon.
On my grill.
At sunrise.
On Sunday mornings.


Friday, September 04, 2015

Good News for Bad People

"But believe it or not, Christianity is not about good people getting better. It is, rather, good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good. The message of the Christian faith is that because Jesus was strong for us we are free to be weak. The gospel of grace, in other words, frees us to let people see us at our worst so that they can see God at his most gracious best."

(Tullian Tchividjian)

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Courageous Spirituality (part 4): “Array God’s Power”

“For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us." (2 Cor 4:5-7, ESV)

The power of God is meant for display. Paul pictures our body as a jar of clay into which God has placed the treasure of the gospel. How does this happen? Why does this happen? Paul tells us in verse 6: the reason they preached Christ Jesus as Lord and not themselves was because they saw the glory of God in the face of Christ. Once God reveals the darkness of sin by bringing in the light, who can keep that to themselves?

Part of the beauty of God’s glory is that He is consistent. The same God who shines this light is the same God who created light (Gen 1), the Father of Lights (James 1) who sent His Son to be the Light of the world (Jn 8:12). In other words, our task is not to store the light of His glory, but let His glory be seen through us. We are merely containers. Lanterns, if you will.

He shines through us “so everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own.” (2 Cor 4:7b).

This means we can:
  1. Be secure: Receive your ministry the way you receive mercy because the way you receive mercy affects the way you give ministry. 
  2. Be sincere (open and honorable): There is no need for secrecy. 
  3. Be straight. No need to distort the Word of God (2 Cor 4:2b).
  4. Be singular. Preach Christ Jesus as Lord (2 Cor 4:5).

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Good Question!

Ok, so the other night my wife and I visited our local Chinese Buffet and as customary, received our fortune cookies with our check.

My wife's said: "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."

My fortune cookie was empty.




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