Showing posts from October, 2006

Funny Thoughts

Today, I've had some strange thoughts. I know that I usually prefer to use this blog to note deep thoughts, but tonight I thought I would just share some brief thoughts I had today. If you would like to use them for an illustration that could lead to some deep thought provoking conversation -- go for it!

1. I am driving through a flock of birds. I wonder what that looks like?
2. If I had more money I would put the hand-me-down clothes my sister gave me in the dryer.
3. Can I even think of any funny or strange thoughts?

Finish the thought...

Love is...

... wanting to understand another person.
... caring enough to take the time even when a person is busy.
... 1 Corinthians 13
... continuous.

Monday Question: Christian Ministry Careers

Question of the week:

What are some possible careers for someone interested in Christian ministry?

ex. youth pastor, discipleship coordinator, evangelist.

The Menial Work

The Menial Work (a blog entry from two years ago, that never posted. - Oct. 06)I just realized that I have the wrong attitude about housework and
daily chores. I see this work as something I must get done in order
to go on to more important things. I just realized though that this
work sometimes is the "more important thing." If it weren't for my
laundry being clean and my room being organized, I wouldn't be able to
successfully do the work I was called to do. So in essence, this work
is critical to my success in the work that I value greater.Now, time for the attitude switch. The apostle Paul had to have
washed his robe. Mary, the mother of Jesus, must have taken time away
from raising Jesus to go to the market and care for the bare
necessities of life. Now I need to see the laundry and washing dishes
as a gift that allows me to do those things for which I am passionate,
as well as more importantly to live!--
-Standing in Faith, Kneeling in Trust

A new perspective on Faith

A switch in perspectives on the definition and persuasion of faith.

Today as I read through the first half of Hebrews 11, I was struck by the fact that the motivating factor for each believer's step of faith wasn't necessarily the hope of what was promised, but rather the trust in the one who made the promise. Hebrews 11:1 starts with this definition of faith: "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." For much of my life I have been taught that this was the key introductory passage to the honor roll of the saints. But now I tend to differ.

As one who has been down the road of taking seemingly gigantic steps of faith, hoping, believing in, and seeing the end result is just not enough. There has to be something more. The experience of taking a leap of faith by attending a Christian college I could not afford, moving home to start a new ministry, and letting down my guard to be in a relationship with my boyfriend, did not come…