Thursday, November 15, 2007

pretty sweet.

last night i had the chance to see Shane Claiborne speak at V.U. i read his book, Irresistible Revolution, a month or so ago and has changed the way i view life. he is a good one. a very inspirational and passionate person who is "madly in love with Jesus." i would have to say everyone has a desire to be apart of something huge, bigger than themselves. the kingdom of God is desire. it seems to be the yearn that my heart is after right now. i just got through reading This Beautiful Mess by Rick McKinnley and in the process of reading the Secret Message of Jesus by Brian McLaren. Those books are also about God's Kingdom and how we can have a picture of the Kingdom now and what it looks like in everyday life.
Oh how i desire that. Kingdom come!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


there are some times in the ministry when i just wish the day was over like a normal job. there are also times when i want to feel like i've reached the end of what i've been working towards. i know there is no end to the work that has been set before me but i do know that if i'm working with everything that i have, that very much so includes love, then it's worthless.
i need some rest.

Friday, November 9, 2007

toughest thing.

the toughest thing that i would acknowledge, just today, is that no one has the same understanding. everyone has their own upbringings. everyone has their own world-views. everyone has their own grasp of what God looks like. everyone has their own opinion. the thing that doesn't ever change and in which everyone should agree upon is the Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God and He is the one who can grant you a new and clean life.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

long time coming.

it's been 4 years since i've started this "job" in the ministry. setting myself up for success has never been the key. i have actually just been rolling with what's going on. the best thing about these 4 years is the growth i've seen in myself. a great understanding of what the church is and the peeling off of layers that tradition sheds when the true body reveals itself. i love the church. i love the people it consists of. people who aren't at all trying to be perfect. people with gifts that i envy but know i don't need. people who are messed up. people who need Jesus.