Archive for January, 2006

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Spiritual Love-fare

Ephesians 6:12-13 (The Message) 12 This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. 13 Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your […]

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Monday, January 30th, 2006

tooth pain

I have a tooth that really hurts. Holy crap it’s painful!!! I’ve never had to deal with pain like this before. So intense and constant. Your prayers are valued and needed. Peace be with you all!

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Sunday, January 29th, 2006

It is he who finds us

Lying in bed this morning, I heard a beloved song coming from outside. It went something like: “pewjit-pewjit-pewjit-whoop-whoop-whoop-whoop…”. One of my beloved cardinals! Long ago, God sent a cardinal to me as a symbol of hope. I haven’t seen one for so long. Quickly, I threw on some outdoor clothes and quietly slipped outside. To […]

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Requiem for a squirrel

Recently a fowl stench began to fill my kitchen. The stench was one of the worst smells that I can imagine…the smell of death. The smell of decaying, rotting flesh. We searched the cubbards and cleaned and cleared all trash. Those were not the source. And, as my wife suspected, it emanated from the very […]

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Emerging concerns

Mark Driscoll from Mars Hill in Seattle, tells of a conversation he had with Ravi Zaccharias….thanks to Hamo for the link. I’ll let you read Mark’s words, but let me summarize by saying that Zaccharias expressed to Driscoll that his number one concern right now is that the emerging church has strayed far from the […]

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Monday, January 23rd, 2006

He came near

I wonder, does the follower of Christ ever reach the point of such spiritual maturity where hardship no longer affects them? I doubt it. The best description of true to life spiritual progression was what I gleaned from a chapter from Mike Yaconelli’s insightful book Messy Spirituality. That is to say, that the spiritual journey […]

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Amazing Creation

Took my family to the Dallas World Aquarium. It was awesome! I expected it to just be a bunch of tanks with fish. But it is oh so much more than that!! They have penguins. They have a jaguar. They have bats. They have flamingos and monkeys and otters and a sloth and sharks and […]

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Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Don't forget a single blessing

Psalm 103, v. 2 says (Message): “O my soul, bless GOD, don’t forget a single blessing!” I don’t want to forget anything God has done for me! I don’t want to forget the awesome things that I have seen. But Jeremiah says the human heart is deceitful and wicked above all things. And I find […]

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Friday, January 20th, 2006

One more blog

Please say hello to my good friend Jeff who just entered the blogosphere. You’ll like ’em, he’s one of the best of the best.

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Friday, January 20th, 2006

Way too much

What a harried week this has been!!!! My job is kicking my behind right now. That’s ok. I’m used to juggling tasks and being flexible and prioritizing. But it just so happens that there is much stuff stacking up on my “to do list” outside of my job and it’s starting to really overwhelm. All […]

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