Wednesday, January 28, 2009

10 things about being with your best friend

1) it doesn't matter how long it takes to get there
2) no one else gets you and still likes you
3) she laughs at your jokes....and her own
4) you don't have to finish your sentences
5) you don't even have to use words
6) you don't have to be decisive
7) you can do all your favorite things in two days
8) she doesn't care how long you ramble late at night
9) or how you look in the morning
10) you create new inside jokes to laugh at until the next time

my kind of store

my kind of restroom

my kind of in the living room

my kind of friend

Saturday, January 24, 2009


9.09 am
Mark 4:38b-41
The disciples woke (Jesus) up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

Jesus I am resting, resting
In the Joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power
Thou hast made me whole.

O how great Thy loving kindness.
Vaster, broader than the sea!
O how marvellous Thy goodness,
Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved,
Know Thy certainty of promise,
And have made it mine.

Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
Satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings;
Thine is love indeed!

Ever lift Thy face upon me,
As I work and wait for Thee;
Resting 'neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus,
Earth's dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father's glory,
Sunshine of my Father's face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting;
Fill me with Thy grace.

Jesus, I am resting, resting
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

I love this.
It speaks for itself.
I am in awe of how the Holy Spirit brought this to mind then and how He has kept it in my heart all weekend.
What love is this, oh my soul.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Since imitation is the highest form of flattery....

my friend jona: I just need me a sugar daddy to build me a darkroom.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

one January weekend when we were small



can I write you a real letter?
i ask because this email thing is annoying
i write because i keep thinking of things
i wish others would have sent me when life hurt
i don't because i'm afraid it will be too much
i'm pretty sure i can honestly say i have no weird motives
want nothing back
i just want to offer a lifeline
then shake hands and send you on your way
a little wet perhaps, for the dunking
but also a little closer to the heart of God
i want so desperately to get, and not lose sight of embracing Jesus, his heart for me
i hear my thoughts and fight to believe in His words
i simply want to offer that you are not alone

Friday, January 9, 2009


speaker: c.b. eder
series: james: visible faith
title: lord willing
scripture: james 4:13-17

1. Wordly self-reliance (vs. 13) confidence and rejoicing in my plans
The issue is not planning ahead, or seeking to make a profit
We are to make wise plans in accordance with Biblical principles.
What Paul condemns is plans driven by self-reliance as if God doesn't exist or doesn't need to exist.
To acknowledge "if the Lord wills" is not to abandon all diligence or prayerful ambition; but practicing this verbally is a tool to put us in postured of humble submission. (Prov 28:11) Do I concede that I am as helpless in my daily plans as I am/was in my salvation? (I Kings 18-20)

2. Self-reliance and it's evils (vs. 14) (Prov 27:1)
- acting and talking like I know what will come
- I am talking mist. He is the Rock . The only longevity that I might have is the fact that I am united to the Ancient of Days by faith. (Matt 5:4)
- to know something and do otherwise is son. (vs. 17) If I were God-reliant I would pray without ceasing & grieve the fact that I don't.
- it is the way of the world - it is applauded to me daily. I must let go of my disposition to fight and cling to my plans.

If You will, I will live.

Why would I fight to hold on to ______, when I have Christ.

Dream big - about God.

9.30 am

Lord Jesus I give you my desires. I lay it at your feet again. I bring it to the cross and name it. I want to be loved, held and admired. I want to be sought after and pursued. I want to be coy and test the limits of affection. So I set you aside like an idol of wood that I can displace and worship myself. I choose to ignore you and fill my own so-called needs. What possible good is self-admiration? Self is an evil lord preening in the mirror before he leaves his sultry chamber to overthrow good and light in the kingdom he has been banished from.

Do I hope You will admire me? If You look on me with any pleasure it is because You see the righteousness of Christ's salvation clothing me. I believe You have chosen to give me this salvation.

If You will....let me live today. (James 4:15)

Look at me and take pleasure in the work Your Son has done to destroy my sin and reveal evidence of the glory of the plan of Your love. Bring to surface my self-reliance so it can be surrendered. Take my anger, pride and self-will.

Change my heart.
Cause me to think and dream only of You.