Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
the greatest disturber of the soul's peace,
the most hidden secret and deceitful of all lusts"
The thing about pride is that it makes no logical sense. When a situation is looked at truthfully, there is never a reason for being prideful. C.J. quotes Spurgeon who said that pride is a "groundless thing" and "a brainless thing" and goes on to say..."but despite the sheer folly and unreasonableness of pride, it manifests its stubborn presence in countless ways within all of us."
It is a bitter sweet thing to be confronted, again, with my own folly. I am grateful for its recognition, but sorely need His grace to help me through it! C.J. defines humility in this way...
Sunday, February 24, 2008
There were two awesome fights in the first period and about 5 overall! It was great!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
For my Urban Missions class, we are required to do a case study on an urban Church here in
Thursday, February 21, 2008
First, then is When People Are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the fear of Man.
Afterwards...Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious thoughts on Christian Spirituality.
Great Book! I would highly recommend it! The concepts in this book are truly revolutionary for church life and addressed many of the issues that I have noticed in my own experience in most churches. This book is a great encouragement!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
- Waste it,
- Spend it,
- Invest it.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Props to Dikios for taking home the Aaron Filipone Cup and defeating the multi-semester champions Prototacos!
Though a part of Doulos, I must admit, she looked pretty cute in that little bow!
(photo taken by my Lady, who is getting pretty good with the camera!)
Friday, February 15, 2008
-Dr. Jimmy Scroggins
This is one of the main reasons why personal integrity is so important. Someone is ALWAYS watching and learning! The Lord sees all we do and this alone is reason enough to strive for integrity, but also everyone around you is influenced by the things you do and the decisions you make! In the end, our drive should be to please God and everything else will flow out of that. Our motivations should come from seeking to please the Lord and not man, but let us never forget that people are watching and learning from everything we do!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
School...it seems to be going better. The Lord is beginning to help me through my mire(y) wallowing and have more of a positive attitude, at least about finishing strong. I have a lot of paper work to due in the next few months leading up to graduation. That is just weird, yet glorious.
Photography...things are slow this time of year, but I'm trying to be more purposeful about just bringing my camera around and having fun. Things in the spring will pick up for sure!
Back to work!...
Saturday, February 9, 2008
For now, back at Quills for some more studying with the Lady! :)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
So, I decided that whenever I sit down to study or whatever I am going to start by reading Simple Church for at least a little while. The other work MUST get done and will get done. This way both get accomplished. I'm tired of things that I 'want' to do getting squeezed out by what 'must' get done. Hopefully this will eliminate that problem and help facilitate movement through the reading 'I' want to accomplish.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
So now, I'm tired and am glad that its bed time!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Ethan with his "stupid helmet" and a nice gash!