April 24, 2008 at 2:11 pm (god, jesus)

I really can’t stand chain e-mails, but the worst are the “christian” ones.

I just got a one a few minutes that told me that if I really loved Jesus Christ then I would send this to everyone that I know. It also said that if I didn’t then I was depriving myself and something bad would undoubtedly happen to me. What’s more, it also said someone was going to go to hell because of me if I didn’t send it.

Jesus knows that I love Him. I don’t need to prove that to anybody. I would much rather proclaim my faith by going out and helping someone in need and loving on others rather than sitting at my computer forwarding emails with pictures of a very white jesus and a sheep. And no one is going to go to hell because of me because I strive to live for Christ and that includes telling others about Him.

This needs to stop. No joke.

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Ch-ch-check it.

February 16, 2008 at 5:30 pm (and...ACTION!, god, missions, people, travel)

Los + Compassion = Uganda.

ragamuffinsoul.com

as if you haven’t heard already.

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January 18, 2008 at 9:22 pm (god, nature, pain, people)

8thday.jpg

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No More “Religion”

January 8, 2008 at 7:30 pm (god, jesus, life, love, pain, people, poor, thoughts)

Quite honestly, I am very sick of so-called religion.

I feel like the church today is like an ostrich with it’s head stuck in the freaking sand. They simply just cannot seem to figure out what it means to follow Jesus. I’m just really disgusted with what people have made the word christianity out to be. You can’t say that you are a Christian out in public without having to defend and hopelessly justify every aspect of it. There is something sickeningly wrong with religion today and we all should be doing something to set that right. Instead of money, hypocrisy, lattes, and congregation numbers shouldn’t we be focusing on love and forgiveness? Compassion and mercy?

Love is the movement.

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Good Night.

December 24, 2007 at 11:13 pm (aww, christmas, fun, god, haha, jesus, kids, music, orchard valley)

Well I am exhausted. Christmas Eve at The Orchard was incredible….what else would you expect? We did Wizards in Winter by the Trans Siberian Orchestra with lights and smoke and the whole nine yards. It was awesome.

Well I hope you all have an amazinly wonderful Christmas and keep your focus straight tomorrow.

I’m off to bed. ((I already fell asleep with Naomi earlier and became the subject of much paparazzi who apparently thought it was adorable))

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Why?

November 8, 2007 at 12:04 am (god, jesus, life, pain, questions, thoughts)

I have this problem. I always try to figure out God. I always try to understand why He does the things He does… but then He goes and shows me that there is absolutely NO way that I ever will.

It is SO incredibly hard sometimes to comprehend that everything will somehow figure in to His marvelous plan. Realizing that beauty can come from pain is hard to accept when the pain is so real and alive. This quote from Don puts things in a bit of a better light.

“It comforts me to think that if we are created beings, the thing that created us would have to be greater, so much greater, in fact, that we would not be able to understand it. It would have to be greater than the facts of our reality, and so it would seem to us, looking out from within our reality, that it would contradict reason. But reason itself would suggest it would have to be greater than reality, or it would not be reasonable.”

So, I guess, ((now I have so much running through my head right now my thoughts may not be comprehensible)) that in order for God to even make any sense at all to us, then it would only make sense for Him to make no sense.

But still it’s hard not to ask why.

Proverbs 16:9
We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.

The Message.

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I need to let go.

October 29, 2007 at 8:06 pm (god, life, questions, thoughts)

Why do some people make surrender seem like such an easy thing?

Why is it so easy to tell God that you’re going to let him script the story of your life…. but then again, why is it also so incredibly easy to take the pen back from Him and try to do it yourself?

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Highlighters.

October 27, 2007 at 12:50 pm (gad, god, poor, thoughts)

“You guys are all into that born again thing, which is great. We need to be born again, since Jesus said that to a guy named Nicodemus. But if you tell me I have to be born again to enter the kingdom of God, I can tell you that you have to sell everything you have and give it to the poor, because Jesus said that to one guy too… But I guess that’s why God invented highlighters, so we can highlight the parts we like and ignore the rest.”

-Rich Mullins

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