FYI: Posts will be sparse around here until I replace my laptop.... Coming back to work after Christmas break apparently was too hard and it quit on me!

30 October 2012

Life's Interruptions

“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own’, or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life – the life God is sending one day by day: what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination.”
(from a 1943 letter from C.S. Lewis, included in Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C.S. Lewis)

28 October 2012

May the Words of My Mouth...

May the Words of My Mouth 
Christy Nockels

May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart
Bless Your name, bless Your name, Jesus
And the deeds of the day and the truth in my way 
Speak of You, speak of You, Jesus

For this is what I'm glad to do
It's time to live a life of love that pleases You
And I will give my all to You
Surrender everything I have and follow You
I'll follow You

Lord will You be my vision, Lord will You be my guide?
Be my hope, be my life and the Way
Ad I'll look not for riches, nor praise on the earth
Only You'll be the first of my heart

I will follow, I will follow You

26 October 2012

The Stars

A quote I came across this past week by Bill Watterson:

So very true.
When I look up at the stars I realize how small and insignificant I am--and how great and wonderful my Creator is. I am awed by the size of the creation and the magnificence of the Creator. (If you don't feel small looking up at the stars, watch this video by Louie Giglio. Seriously, go watch it.)

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
    where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.

Psalm 19:1-4

The most amazing thing is not the size or beauty of the creation--but rather the magnificence of the Creator. Why? He created the whole universe, yet He loves me enough to die for my sins. My sins.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

All too often I don't take time to appreciate the grandeur of God's creation--or the Creator--and I need to. Not because it makes me a better Christian to think on holy subjects, but rather because it changes my life. When my perspective is changed, so are my actions. More importantly, I need to take time to marvel at His unfailing love. Love is what changed the world--the agape love of my Savior.

(I challenge you to go watch this video by Louie Giglio. Really.)