Saturday, July 21, 2007

I don't blog very often so it took me a while to get to this:

Five things I dig about Jesus!

The rules are simple:

1. Those tagged will share 5 things they DIG about Jesus!!
2. Those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers (this doesn't apply if you don't know that many other bloggers!)

Here are my 5:

1. He is the MAN! (Luke 3:22-23)

2. He is the TRUTH! (John 14:6)

3. He has conquered death! (Matthew 5:5-6)

4. He is a simple man with a simple message. (1 Corinthians 2:1-2)

5. He is my friend. (John 15:14)

I tag:

Scott a.k.a. Frank

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Pursuit of Love

A couple of weeks ago I spoke to high schoolers about love, better yet, the pursuit of love and how they are to do so and remain pure. Tricky? I think so. I was standing before a group of hormone ravaged boy/girl crazy, horny, barely able to keep their hands to themselves youngsters. And the goal was to convince them that God wants the best for them and that means keeping their clothes on.

It is probably easier to convince the French to actually win a battle instead of retreating but I let the Lord speak through me and I believe something stuck. I believe that these lust filled youngsters may have actually taken a few of my points to heart.

Speaking to young people is definitely a challenge and a calling. There are time when I ask God if this passion he has given me, to work with young people, is not some sort of joke he continues to play on me that I haven't quite figured out. Of course I will continue to get up in front of young people and pour out my heart in hopes that the Lord will use my words and His Word to leave some small impression on their hearts and in their minds.

Funny too, because while I teach young people about all sorts of things from how to find God to pursuing love in a way that pleases God, I myself am sort of pursuing love in that I seek to please God by sharing in his will for others and myself.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Zoom, Zoom, KABOOM!

I have never bought a nice car, whatever that is by any specific definition, and now I guess having a BMW would classify in the nice category. If...

If it wasn't FIFTEEN years old. Hello?

If it didn't jerk, jive, vibrate, sputter, surge, etc...

If the sun roof WORKED.

If the driver's inside door handle was not almost a separate accessory.

If the tires had tread.

If the seats were not dry and cracked.

If it got better than about twelve miles per gallon no matter how I drive it.

Don't get me wrong. I like my car. The 1992 BMW 325i is my project car and perhaps one day it will be a nice car, but until then I am puttering through traffic on a prayer.