Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
So I have been thinking about the two men, the two different attitudes and the two drastic implications of those attitudes. First, Man #1 wanted to give up on the tree. For him it was a quick decision. No fruit No problem might be his motto. "Take this ax and cut the tree down." For Man #2, it was a longer decision process. It was almost as if he believed in the sad tree and thought about the future blessings it could bestow. Second, Man #1 had an ax. This tool is sharp and cuts things down above the surface. Man #2 carried a shovel and some fertilizer. A shovel is also sharp but it is used to dig deep into the earth. There is something about digging down below what is seen and into the unknown. The other item Man #2 was equipped with was ... fertilizer. You know what fertilizer is? Right? Don't tell anyone but it was poo. (Yes, the same stuff I was cleaning while in college)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
-To perform mitzvah is like acting on something God wants you to do & it was never understood to be a burden - rather an opportunity for good-
"For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith -not by works that no man should boast. For we are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works." (Ephesians 2:8-10)
"I am the Light of the World, He who follows Me will never walk in darkness again."-John 8:12
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
As a follower of Jesus, when faced with an ethical situation, I first have to look to my standard, which is God's Word (Holiness). Then, I consider the norms/laws in the organization or community (justice) and finally, I include love, so that I do not end up being rigid or unfair...love is the ingredient that helps me see each problem uniquely.
What do you think?
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
"You're the only one I'm dreaming of -You see I can be myself now finallyIn fact there's nothing I cant beI want the world to see you'll be with me "
"You will only be married once, and one day you will be old and grey. You will have a choice to make: will this be the greatest life with your spouse...One for the story books kind of life.OR will you go through life miserable, holding grudges and all that kind of ugly stuff.--The decision is yours..."--"Husbands love your wife like Christ has loved His Church." Ephesians 5:25
Monday, May 3, 2010
Its not a hill Its a Mountain When you first start out the climb Listen for me...Ill be shouting through the darkness...
Those are the words I sent Christen today after she passed. This journey started out hard. --It was like staring up at Mt. Everest-- But as she started walking, she realized she had someone who would be right with her the entire time. Step by step. Side by side.
That was my promise when you started this whole thing.
That was my promise when we stood at the altar.
That was my promise when you asked me what my intentions were when we first started dating.
That will be my promise as long as I live.
Ephesians 5:25, "Love your wives just as Christ has loved the Church"