Thursday, September 30, 2010

9 reasons why phone books are dangerous:

9 reasons why phone books are dangerous:
1.  They are big
2.  They can be used as a weapon
3.  It’s too easy to find peoples’ phone numbers (someone could call and say something mean)
4.  They have so much ink it is bound to be poisonous
5.  One of the ads on “super pages” says, “we know where 30 million people go every month to find what they’re looking for around here.”  That’s scary
6.  Another ad says, “I found it in The Yellow Pages” and you never know what “it” is-it could be dangerous
7.  There are pictures of giant bugs that might jump off the page and attack me
8.  There is a picture of a little girl driving a BMW-ahh!
9.  They are confusing and if you used it wrong you might call someone you don’t know


Friday, September 24, 2010

I like this too

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-- Marianne Williamson

Saturday, September 18, 2010

red-handled snips

my hands are not as big and strong as yours
i can't use those red-handled snipps as fast as you
it's hard to cut metal studs with red-handled snips
when your hands aren't very strong.

work day at the church

my favorite part
is when
the saw touches the metal
sparks fly-
an indoor display

my favorite part
is when
the last shovel full of
is dumped
into the trash can
you can see the floor

my favorite part
climbing up the
trash trailer
and dumping
the full bucket

my favorite part
is when
it's all done
you can sit down
see the work

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I like

The other day Nicole read me sonnet 116 by Shakespeare and I really really liked it, so I thought I'd share it with ya'll.

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds
admit impediments. Love is not love
which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
that looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wand'ring bark,
whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Times fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
but bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved."


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Let me not forget to tremble

Today I was reading "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan during my devotions, and one of the things he said stuck out to me. "..many facets of God expand beyond our comprehension. He cannot be contained in this world, explained by our vocabulary, or grasped by our understanding." And it struck me that I often think of God as my Father and friend and forget that he is the king, the one who is beyond words, who is not contained by my understanding, who has no beginning, is here now, and will never end, who is holy-set apart, holy-perfect and blameless, and holy-hating sin; and yet all these things make it all the more amazing that he knows the hairs on my head, that he chose to die for me, that he wants a relationship with me, that he loves me.

1 Peter 1:3-6 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade-kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shileded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials..."

this thought of a Holy God reminded me of the song by Nichole Nordeman "Tremble"...I like this song a lot. here's a link to listen:

Monday, September 13, 2010

you are what you eat...

are you ingesting God's word, or something else?
What are you eating?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Isaiah 65:17-25

"'Behold, I will create
new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever
in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
and its people a joy.
I will rejoice over Jerusalem
and take delight in y people;
the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.
Never again will there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days;
or an old man who does not live out his years;
he who dies at a hundred
will be thought a mere youth;
he who fails to reach a hundred
will be considered accursed.
They will build houses and dwell in them;
they will plant vineyards and eat
their fruit.
No longer will they build houses and
others live in them,
or plant and others eat.
For as the days of a tree,
so will be the days of my people;
my chosen ones will long enjoy
the works of their hands.
They will not toil in vain
or bear children doomed to
for they will be a people blessed by
the LORD,
they and their descendants with them.
Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the
but dust will be the serpent's food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,'
says the LORD."

And how much more can we be assured of this coming to place, because of the promises fulfilled in Christ.
Come Lord Jesus, come.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Be doers of the word and not hearers only

Colossians 3:17 and 23
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through him. ...Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men."

Luke 10:27 "He answered, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind', and, 'love your neighbor as yourself.'"

Can everything I do, think and say be said in the name of the Lord Jesus?
Do I do everything as if unto the Lord?
Do I really love the Lord my God with all my heart and soul and strength and mind?

My honest answer is, no. I am a sinner and therefore everything I do and say are not pleasing to God.
Even though I am a dirty sinner He still loves me and He still accepts me because and only because of what Christ has done. He sought me, he found me, and I am his. In my weakness he is strong! Praise his Holy Name!


For there's music in your eyes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


We went to see Alistair Begg preach tonight and it was amazing. It is amazing how easy it is to loose sight of Jesus. Just two days of school and I was already so overwhelmed with thoughts of school and work and deadlines that I forgotten the reason I'm alive. Recently I have been struggling with the question "why" Why do we strive for perfection and to "grow in Christ" if we're never going to be perfect (until Heaven) anyway? And (incredibly) one of the things Alistair said tonight was that I am chosen by God and that it is because he chose me that I live for him. He pointed out that in Colossians 3 the indicatives follow the imperatives, for example: vs 6 says "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God." So, because I have been raised with Christ (indicative)I am to set my heart on things above (imperative). But it's not like what I do will effect my standing with God-because of Christ it will never change, but I obey him and strive for him because I love him and want to please him. Mr. Begg also stated that religion says-I obey therefore I am accepted; but Christianity says- I am accepted, therefore I obey. It is nothing I do or have done or will ever do that makes me better but it is what Christ did on the cross for me -his death and resurrection that gave me life is the reason I strive to be more like him. (I was contemplating not even going tonight because of everything I haven't finished-I guess God had other plans. Thank goodness! :))

maybe instead of posting stuff i write for a little while, i'll post some scripture. i think with the school year starting up again i won't have as much time to write...but Jesus have plenty of stuff written down and i don't think he'd mind if i used it. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

the sound man and me

Excuse me? But can I see those sounds?

no, no, not after they've been said. I want to know what they look like before they're all out there in the open.

Of course I won't tell anyone.

Yes. I'm sure, I was just so curious I decided to come and see you.

How did I know where you were? Well, it's kind of a long story, but basically I just listened really hard.

Well, I'm glad I could ease your loneliness, although I can't stay very long. Will you please show me the sounds now?

Woa! They're so small...I never imagined them being so little!

Oh, so when people think them they get a little bigger until they are ready to burst out?

But what about the ones people decide not to say? What happens to those?

Oh, that makes sense...they just fade away...

I like that one!

I like the harmony ones too, they remind me of a puzzle. But ooo, that one over there is so ugly! What sound is that one?

Oh, I see, well, I guess you'll know soon enough...OH! That's awful! It was a car crash.... But that one is beautiful what is it?

It's a baby's first breath! How lovely. Don't you just love watching the sounds develop? I could watch them for hours!

Well, I need to go now. Thank you for the wonderful time!!