Monday, July 11, 2011

The time has come for an era to end. No, not an era of long hair on my chin like this fellow below:

That era is Blogger. I've made the switch to WordPress.

Soooo, that means you should check out - right now. Go there. If you want. No pressure.

This site will remain as it is; all future posts will be at the new location.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

THE Question

Ask yourself this:
"The critical question for our generation—and for every generation—is this: 'If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ were not there?'"
-John Piper (God Is the Gospel: Meditations on God's Love as the Gift of Himself)

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Very Convenient Truth

 I'm not left to save myself!

Ephesians 2:8-9:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

...because I couldn't!

John 8:44:
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires...
Proverbs 21:10:
The soul of the wicked desires evil...
John 8:34:
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin."
2 Peter 2:19:
 They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.
Genesis 6:5:
The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis 8:21:
And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.
Jeremiah 17:9:
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How P2R changed my life

It would be an understatement to say that my wife and I completed the last P2R challenge only slightly changed.

Doing anything for 4 months straight will certainly have drastic effects on you.

One of the ways participating in the Partnering to Remember challenge through Philippians has changed my life is:


I've never been one to journal. I think I had one for a week or so when I was younger, but it didn't last. Now, I enjoy writing down:

  • Daily memorization/reading/meditating notes
  • Sunday sermon notes to reflect on during the week
  • Prayers (my own/others)
  • Random musings
I am excited to one day look back upon my journals and rejoice in answered prayers and recognize how much God has blessed and changed me.

Maybe my (grand)children will be encouraged by the work the Lord has done/will do in my life though the study of God's Word. I can only hope to be so blessed. Only through God's grace will I leave a legacy that lasts.

So, thanks to Pastor Timmy Brister and all the others who helped make P2R well-organized and easy to jump into! And also to those who helped encourage along the way!

Friday, May 27, 2011

The End has come...and gone...

And no, I'm not referring to Mr Camping's infamous miscalculation that apparently really wasn't a miscalculation, just a different kind of calculation than we all thought he was referring to...

I'm talking about the end of waiting for the Martin OMC-Aura I ordered...and sent back...

I really, really, really love the look of this guitar however, it didn't produce the sound I'm looking for. It's not really meant for strumming, more for finger picking. And I'm sure many of you may think it would have been worth it to just start playing differently just so that I could keep the guitar...I had thought of that! :)

It has a gorgeous sound (described as a 'symphony of angels singing with every strum' by my friend Dan - great musician btw) but there isn't enough 'oomph' behind it. It's too thin-sounding for me. I play with more rhythm and choppy-ness than lightly plucky-ness (make sense??)

Sooo....I sent it back. The place I ordered it from has a 7 day return policy, luckily (I wouldn't have ordered it had they not).

And so my search continues.

I am currently checking out Nelson Gutars (a local luthier). I'll post my opinion of them soon.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Gender Secrecy

READ > Parents keep child's gender secret < READ

Really? I don't even know where to begin...I don't know if there would be an easier way to make a child's life as difficult as possible.

-Letting children be 'who they want to be.'
Great, like a cop or a nurse or a teacher...but male or female? The importance of gender roles has gone completely out the window.

Good luck getting into college - "Well, for 12 years I built forts, chased frogs and baked muffins. Oh and drew and colored a lot."

Why not just shorten in to Goy? But we wouldn't want to confuse them any more than you parents already have...

There is a very clear difference between God's Word and man's word regarding male and female and their roles. (See Genesis 1-3, 1 Corinthians 11 and Ephesians 5 for clarity)

Thoughts? Reactions?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Would Light make light?

The Twitter world is ablaze with jokes and mockery of Harold Camping.

My question is, should we joke about a subject as veracious and important as Christ's return?

Of course, we must proclaim the truth and be aware of false prophets as Scripture warrants (Matthew 7:15-23).

But should we make light of the situation? What is the Christ-like way to react - publicly or privately?

Chime in with your thoughts...