Monday, December 20, 2010

Re: That's life!

One of the most frustrating things about church is the freedom that some people feel to take stabs at you and throw darts that they know will hurt. But, in their selfishness and sin, they don't seem to care about hurting others, only about having their voice heard.

The thing that I have come to realize, I'm a sinner just like them. I have probably said worse stuff about people in my head and even though I've never said it to their face, I still am guilty of the same thing.

I was reading in Ecclesiastes 7, starting in v. 21 - "Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you - for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others."

Ecclesiastes will do a number on your thinking sometimes, it's got some crazy good stuff in there and it will lead us to wisdom and a better understanding of God.

So, I hate the way adults handle themselves like children. I hate that people will trust church leaders with their souls but not with the money that they are supposed to be turning over to God. I hate that people will stir up gossip and dissension just to get their voices heard.

But, the Kingdom of God is more important. The message of Jesus will be heard above their noise. The Gospel will be spread and the sacrifice of Jesus will remain enough, despite all of this!

Thank be to Jesus, the author and perfector of OUR faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, scorned its shame and is now sitting at the right hand of Abba, Father!!!

That's all for now!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Re: Hmmmmm.......

So, I haven't posted in about a year and a half. It's not because I haven't wanted to, it's just that so much life has happened in the last year and a half and I haven't had a lot of time to blog. Blogging is a weird thing for me, kind of like journaling. Some days I'm fired up and I could write 10,000 words. Other days, writing something is the last thing that I want to do.

I think, though, that this could be a fun opportunity for me to spill my thoughts again and share some stuff about what's going on in youth group, at church and maybe a little stuff in my personal life.

So, that's the goal. Maybe this will turn back into something, who knows. I love to share my thoughts, so this gives me a little bit of an extra platform to do that.

Have a great day!

That's all!