Archive for July, 2008
July 25th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » Baptist Issues, Christian Living, Worth Reading
A while back, I’d shared a post here regarding The Discipleship Void.
July 23rd, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted in » In the News..., Just For Fun...
… is to make sure you get the right house.
(Quote from this absolutely hiliarious news story.)
July 21st, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » Pictures, Song of the Day
We had a few isolated thunderstorms passing through the area tonight, putting on a spectacular lightning show. I had to break out the camera and try to get a few photos.
Here’s the best of the bunch…
I couldn’t help but think of the verse and chorus from Chris Tomlin’s song, “Indescribable”:
Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go?
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow?
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light?
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night.
None can fathom!
You placed the stars in the sky, and you know them by name!
You are amazing God!
All powerful! Untameable!
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim,
You are amazing God!
July 16th, 2008 | 2 Comments | Posted in » My Life / Family
Okay, this is getting a bit ridiculous (in a good way). It’s probably happened to you before (if you’ve been a follower of Christ for very long, you know God works overtime to get our attention), but I keep seeing the same Scripture passage popping up just about everywhere it seems I could be exposed to the Bible:
28Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Yes, I blogged on this one at the end of June. I preached on it while presenting the devotional at the soup kitchen shortly afterward. Since then, I’ve seen it pop up in sermons I’ve heard at church and on the radio, saw it posted in our associational newsletter, used in the funeral I attended yesterday, and tonight, in the devotional we’ve been using with our kids. I’m almost certain I’ve noticed it in other places as well.
So I admit, to all of you who read this… I need peace and rest in my walk with Christ right now. I’ve prayed for it over and over, yet I honestly feel as if I’m getting nothing. Everything related to my faith continues to be a struggle, and I don’t have any real answers as to why.
Maybe one of you has the answer. Maybe I know it, but don’t realize it. Maybe God hasn’t revealed it yet, and is waiting for the appropriate time. Maybe my prayers and pleas weren’t truly from the heart, and He’s still waiting on me to run to Him.
I don’t know.
Whatever the case, I’m weary and burdened right now, and I need the peace and rest promised in these Scriptures.
July 14th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » Christian Living, Worth Reading
I don’t know about you, but I struggle quite a bit not only with doing my daily Bible devotions, but in getting real meaning from them.
And I know I’m not alone.
Check out Tim Challies’ thoughts on the subject, as he shares about shifting his devotions from “sandbox mode” to “campaign mode”. Good stuff, and it may just make a difference in your devotional life.
July 14th, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted in » Geocaching, My Life / Family, Pictures
Saturday was spent on a geocaching outing to Maryville, where we picked up three caches in the area we hadn’t had a chance to get to yet. We were pleased to visit a new cache placed late last week… and be first to find!
July 10th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » Prayer Requests
Short post, but urgent need. Over the weekend, an acquaintance of mine through work suddenly began experiencing serious health problems. He was hospitalized as a result, and doctors quickly found that his problems were attributable to cancer. He has been undergoing chemotherapy, as doctors try feverishly to halt the cancer quickly.
The bottom line is that, as of now, he is not doing well.
Please pray for Tony, his wife, and his two girls. These kind of things seem so senseless, but God is in control and can provide the strength and comfort needed to fight through.
UPDATE: Tony’s losing battle with cancer ended this morning, as God chose to take him home. Please pray for his wife and children, as they will definitely need comfort only God can provide.