Jun 29, 2005

Blown Away!

I was visiting family this past weekend for my sister's baby shower. As I was saying goodbyes to everyone I went to say goodbye to my step-dad and went to give him a hug and he said to me, "I love you, son. We've been through a lot together." I was completely caught off guard! My dad died when I was twenty....that was 17 years ago and I don't think anyone has called me "son" since then. I have really been thinking about this a lot and it is 4 days later....it really touched me, or should I say it blew me away.

Without minimizing my step-dad's feelings I also feeling like God was speaking to me through him.

Jun 22, 2005

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

I am reading an incredible book by Eugene Peterson, Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places. There is a lot in here that I want to-need to-write about as I mull over what I have read. What Peterson writes really opens my eyes to more fully living out my life with Jesus....I will post in more detail on my reading soon....

Jun 17, 2005

My Theological worldview...according to Quiz Farm

You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan. You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God's grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Reformed Evangelical




Neo orthodox






Roman Catholic


Modern Liberal


Classical Liberal


What's your theological worldview?
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That seems pretty interesting....I am not really sure what "Neo Orthodox" is.....I really don't know much about John Wesley or the Methodist....fun quiz though...also, this is my first try at graphics on my blog.

Jun 7, 2005

I need Jesus....

Over a month has past since I last wrote...During that time I went on mega-vacation for 17 days with my family to the East Coast. I had hoped that I would spend a lot of time writing in my journal at night and reading this great book I bought before I left, Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places...But I didn't...I wrote in my journal 3 times, including one entry on the plane ride home & read about 3 or 4 pages of my book. I did spend a lot of time with my kids and wife building some great memories, visiting a lot of great places and visiting relatives & friends. It was a Great vacation!

But I come back a little disappointed in myself that I didn't make more time to dwell with Jesus. Here I am back in the daily routine, 2 days back, and I have read more of my book than my whole trip and I have come away with the clear realization that I need Jesus. I am lost without him. Why is it so easy to let the busyness of life press out Jesus? Several times on vacation I had some down time that I could have used to seek him but instead I chose the Internet over time with Jesus. Jesus does not force me to come to him; he will let me waste as much time as I choose to waste. When the quiet moments come I feel the loneliness and I know how desperately I need Jesus to keep saving me and bringing me freedom...