Thursday, November 06, 2008

darkness

It gets too dark in WA in winter.
I left work at 5:10 today and it felt like bedtime... thats not right.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The KP

Well obviously I did not update the blog about Turkiye. Although much internal processing happened, not much conversation did. Moving to Washington directly after returning left me with many thoughts in my head but no outlet to discuss them.



But I am on the brink of awesomeness up here on the K.P. (Kitsap Peninsula)

I am making friends, finding cool placed (Vertical World), learning about mtn biking trails, and loving the surroundings.

I am about to start making good use of the beautiful Creation I am surrounded by.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Turkiye

This post will be updated as a continue to process our trip and have time to post.
But for now, let me say:

Our time was incredibly refreshing. Our patience and humility was tested.

Much restoration took place for me personally during our time. Praise the Lord.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

we need grace in accepting grace

Much of what I do is directly opposed to the gospel of Grace.

"Whatever past achievements might bring us honor, whatever past disgraces might make us blush, all have been crucified with Christ" - Brennan Manning

As much as I fight the traditional "church speak", I cannot help but see the truth in this statement.
How do I rank myself? Must I continue to compare myself with other people?


I have spent the last 18 years in school. What do I have to show for it? A college degree and a sweet resume. Achievements are written onto pieces of paper and cap & gown pictures are in a frame.

Jesus spent most of his time with those who society looked down upon. How was that a resume builder? Jesus did not climb the ladder of social status. He ended his life with people yelling at him. Yet his story and life are a revolution of love. More people have been changed by this one man than by anybody else. Hang out with the outcasts and change the world forever. It is revolutionary.

I am still processing through this concept as it has invaded my mind again (thanks to Manning's Ragamuffin Gospel).