((ARCHIVED)) Dear God, There's a fire blazing just a few miles from my house. Right by the same places we shop, where we eat and play and get together. Not far from my friends. Not far from me. I haven't been this scared in a long time, God. My fingers are shaking so much I … Continue reading A Desperate Prayer for Protection ((ARCHIVED))
Jackie Baker tugged at her mother's dress. "Momma, can I get the chocolate bar?" she asked, pointing to the sweet treat in the racks by the checkout line. "No, sweetie," her mother said. "We have cake at home, remember? I don't think you need more sugar." Jackie turned away and tapped her foot. After a … Continue reading An Answered Prayer
((ARCHIVED)) Do you ever have that moment where you hear something or see something that touches you so deeply, on a personal level, and it just drives you to tears? That happened to me today. I was going through some of my music, specifically, my Casting Crowns albums. I haven't heard all the songs on … Continue reading Prayer for a Friend ((ARCHIVED))
Sometimes we can’t understand God . . . and I’m okay with that. What a wonderful post!
I am leery of a God that I can understand. What arrogance is that? That we have to have a God we can understand and everything He does makes sense to us? That limits the greatness of God to the intellectual capacity of a human. Clearly, if we look at the created world we can see that an intelligence was, and is, at work that far surpasses our own…an intelligence that were we to multiple the capacity of every brain on the earth as long as there’s been humans would still exceed our own…it would have to. How else could there be a constantly expanding universe that doesn’t unravel? How else could there be universes within a drop of water? How else is time and space all an illusion, a construct? Every time we discover something even more minute, we find there’s more to it.
And we have the audacity…
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The other day while we were in the backyard, I took some more pics of my beagle, Scooby. He's an adorable thing, if a tad bit pesky and feisty at times. Just look at that face, though!
As much as I would love to, I can't enjoy the silence. I don't know what it sounds like. I've never heard it, and I likely never will. Why? This is why. I suffer from tinnitus. Now, I'm extremely grateful that mine is not as loud as some. Usually it doesn't interfere with my sleep … Continue reading No Such Thing As Silence
((ARCHIVED)) That moment when you ask your dad for something, and he says, "Go ask your mom." So you go ask your mom for the same thing, and she says, "Go ask your dad."
((ARCHIVED)) What? That was two months ago? Whoops, my bad. Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Or Independence Day, if you prefer. Well, it's almost over in most of the country, but we can still celebrate, right? Woo! I'm a proud American citizen. Is America a perfect country? No. Has America ever been a perfect country? No. But … Continue reading May the Forth Be With You! ((ARCHIVED))
This. This is what faith is all about.
So i’m going to throw one of my former Pastor’s under the bus with this story but He will remain nameless…. but you know who you are.
One day I was sitting in the lounge at church talking to one of my ministry partners, from where we were sitting you can easily see the whole parking lot and my car was right by the window. We are just sitting there chatting away when I see my Pastor walk out to my car and start jiggling the handle. At this point I’m thinking to myself “That sneaky dog, he’s trying to prank my car!” But he keeps at it and takes a step back and pulls out his keys and tries to unlock the door with the unlock button on his key chain. This is where I realize “Oh my gosh he actually thinks this is his car.” He than takes…
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((ARCHIVED)) Earlier today the worship leader of our youth group called me so we could set up a time to meet and plan songs for an upcoming missions trip. It took me well over fifteen minutes to stop shaking. Yup, I have a fear of talking on the phone. It's one of the few fears … Continue reading T-T-Telephones! ((ARCHIVED))