Friday, December 28, 2007

The Progression

"Get to know Jesus well because the more you know him, the more you'll love him. And the more you love him, the more you'll want to follow him. And the more you follow him, the more you'll become like him. And the more you become like him, the more you become yourself."
- Ned Erickson, Group Magazine Jan/Feb 08

Monday, December 24, 2007

Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas to all my friends.

I am having a good time back in Ohio. There is actually snow this year and I got to go snow-bladeing (thanks Courtney!).

I will try and post more about my trip when I get back.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Off to the (just south of the) great white north

Well, I'm heading out today for a Christmas visit to see family and friends in Ohio. I'm looking forward to the break and the potential for a white Christmas. I'll be gone for a week and I get to fly home, so that means I don't have to drive straight for 12 hours (huzah!).

I'm not taking my laptop with me (shocking, I know) so I'll be out of contact for the week. If I snap any good photos, I'll try to upload them here to this blog.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My personality

I discovered this quick little personality test this morning that I thought was interesting. It pinned me as a "Strategist." What do you think... do I seem like a strategist to you?

Click to view my Personality Profile page

Friday, December 14, 2007

His Love Endures Forever

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever."
Nestled in the Psalms is Psalm 136. As I was reading this morning, I couldn't help but notice the cadence and rhythm of this song. After every line, there is the phrase "his love endures forever." This got me thinking... as I reflect on God's creation, the world and everything in it - God's love is manifested in every crack and crevice of this universe.

I wake up in the morning - His love endures forever
I take a warm shower - His love endures forever
I eat breakfast - His love endures forever
I drive a car to work - His love endures forever
I have a family - His love endures forever
I live in a stable, rich country with many freedoms - His love endures forever
I have a bad day - His love endures forever
I am strapped financially - His love endures forever
I'm feeling lonely - His love endures forever
I don't feel like getting out of bed - His love endures forever
I loose someone I love - His love endures forever
The earth feels like it is crashing down all around me... His love endures forever

Insert your own statement about life, the universe or anything - His love endures forever

We live in a world that is wrapped in the love of God. Sure it doesn't feel like it, but I believe it is God's love that keeps things from falling (completely) apart. It's the love of God that caused Him to send his only Son to die a brutal death so that we may never have to be separated from His love. It's the love of God that caused Him to create us in the first place... to give us a choice, a free will because love isn't complete unless there is the capacity for reciprocation and an option not to love.

Give thanks to the God of heaven - His love endures forever