Last autumn I wrote a post on Forgiveness in my <30-30 series> My Top 30 Life Lesssons in 30 Years>. To this date it has been the most trafficked post I have ever written. It seems that I am not the only one who finds forgiveness a relevant and difficult topic to wrestle with. Tonight I gave a talk at our weekly student gathering on the topic of forgiveness. Maybe I was asked to deliver it because I have wrestled with it so darn much. I won’t give you all of it.. but here are a few things that have stood out … Continue reading Revisiting Forgiveness
God will take you where you haven’t intended to go in order to produce in you what you could not do on your own. – “The theology of uncomfortable grace” – Paul Tripp I hate this. I don’t like the idea that God takes me where I don’t want to go. This is not a quote full of “yayyyyyys” in my head. It is a reality of the Christian life. Of life in general. I think of people like Elijah and John the Baptist. God took both of those men through things they didn’t want to go through…. and he … Continue reading My Thankfulness Walk..
This is so good. A good 35 minutes spent.. Makes me want to sing about the grace of God.. “Here’s the thing you always have to watch on external self righteousness. If you’re comparing your righteousness by finding someone else who isn’t as good as you and measuring how well you’re doing based off of how well they are doing, you are already in a scary rebellion against the God of the universe. What He is holding you to is not your idiot friends’ holiness, but His holiness.” – Matt Chandler Continue reading Grace Through The Eyes of the Father ….
A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”… perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but he has never got tired of making them. It … Continue reading A Bit of Chesterton Wisdom ..
“The shit will hit the fan. And when it does. Do you want to be with this person?” – Mark Daniel Continue reading Best "Do I marry this person?" advice I have ever heard….
Who knows you? The real you? The messy you? The broken you. This week I have been reflecting on the safest people in the world. The safest people in the world I have decided are not ones who are always kicks and giggles with. They aren’t necessarily the life of the party. Some are. They come in a million different personality types and traits and dispositions. The safest people in the world are those who know the real you and love you anyways. They are not afraid to make you not like them by saying something you don’t want to … Continue reading Safe People
I just got an email that a new album from the Civil Wars is on it’s way. I for one am very excited about it. I have seen them twice in concert. Once in a tiny bar with terrible sound and less than a 100 people and they were still amazing despite the rubbish sound system. The second time they were in the accoustically incredible Sage in Gateshead with an intimate 1000 other fans. I have been following them since their free live in Eddie’s Attic download I got a couple years ago and couldn’t have a band I have … Continue reading More Civil Wars.. ! 🙂
I studied communications at university and my favourite modules out of that degree were the ones on rhetoric. My brain naturally analyzes everything. I am annoying to watch films alongside. I like to discuss them after they finish. While many Americans will find the political season one to defend and or support their personal political persuasion, I find the joy and frustration of the season noting all the faulty logic, bad rhetoric and or occasionally good persuasive speech. All advertising during our 18 month presidential election annoys me. I sold all of my sociology books back to the bookstore every … Continue reading Lies We Are Being Told.. #faithfulness doesn’t matter