Wednesday, October 14, 2009
All afternoon i have been sitting on a hard chair in a noisy environment, but for some reason i work best this way. Why is it that when you need to get stuff done you need to go to a place where there potentially could be distractions all around? I don't fall asleep, look in the fridge or even go on facebook and check out the latest wall post from people who like me are on there to much. I love the feeling of simply getting out of the house and thinking. even though this post isn't important or full of meaning full thoughts, they are thoughts none the less. It is good to simply sit down and reflect on how you are spending your days, you can come to some great conclusions this way. For instence i came to the conclusion today that i was spending to much time doing things that simply waste my time. An example of this is farmville, a facebook game devoted to wasting your time.. i wonder how much more we could accomplish without different distractions like this to fill up our day? Then i think i wonder how many times have i neglected to spend time with God due to these destractions. I looked up the definition of disctraction and it was more acurate then i would have thought, "Extreme mental or emotional disturbance; obsession".. Obsession.. hmmm interesting; Or "an interruption; an obstacle to concentration". I like this one. It is a common thing that probably 99% of the world face. I guess my question would be, "What are the things that distract us from spending our time with God?" Everyone can say that there is an obstacle to our concentraton of God our father at times, but i know that personally instead of knowing the obstacle and figuring a way to get around it, dig down and remove the obstacle all together. I guess sitting and thinking does produce some internal thoughts after all. I hope this provokes some thoughts regarding obcticles of distraction that hinder us from spending time with Christ.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
...and we are LIVE...
Why is it that when we sit and think it is hard to actually do any thinking at all? As i sip away my coffee and listen to sermons on-line i suddenly feel like i am in a zone where everyone around me has suddenly been beamed up into a haze of nothingness. But they are still here. I realize this when a friend wackes the window behind me and makes my hair instantly stand on end. As my heart rate comes back down to a normal pace and i am back into my zone I begin to think... it is blank again. Now i am just a man in a coffee house thinking about nothing. I must admit this is one of my favorite things to do, but this time i want to think but it is as blank as a canvas without paint. As soon as i realize this, the funniest thing happens, a light bulb flashes and instantly a thought. It is about life. I must remind you i am sitting in a coffee shop. People sometimes look funny here. We have this craving for coffee and this addiction to the caffeine that makes us shake, but what is the point? I love my coffee, in fact i am one of those people who drink it regularly. In fact, i am finishing my third cup as i am typing. I think to myself about our desperation over things like coffee and wonder why. It is only a cup of coffee and at the end of the day the only thing it does is keep us up when we want to sleep. When it comes to issues of faith, why is it so hard to have this desperation and addiction to the extent we do for coffee, our favorite hockey team or that last little bit of sleep we crave after we press the snooze button? Addiction is good when it is on the important issue of faith and Christ, why can't we be addicted to Christ and the word of God the same way? As this new year begins i have been studying what it means to truly live for Christ; not just in the mornings or at night, but throughout the day, live on display. What would it look like if we were fully Living a Christ like life everyday on display the way Christ has called us to live? hmmmmm..... interesting. Just like live television has no interruptions, no pause button or delete; what you see is what you get. Geunuine Christian living... LIVE:LIVE
Monday, September 01, 2008
calling what ever number is dialed
When we ask someone why they are doing something the common response sounds like a monotone grunt trying to make a genuine reason for what they are doing. where that be serving up another cup of disgusting instant coffee, punching in numbers on a ghetto old computer or simply driving around because it gets you out of the house and the possibility of hearing your favorite Brittany song on the radio. I think Derrick Zoolander put it best saying, "theirs got to be more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking." But what is it? There are lots of people now a days that have lots sight of what they are passionate for and called to do because of our daily rutine of starbucks and punchin the clock trying to bring home the biggest and tastyest 3 pack of bacon. Why is it that life simply just goes by? I believe that we need to tune into what we are called to do and at least try to do it. we can never know where something will lead to if we don't take the step forward. I believe that when we are called to something, Christ will be walking with us every step of the way, if and when we fall or even fail, we can get back up and try it again. a calling isn't a job it's a passion which never quites... what are we called to do?
Saturday, March 03, 2007
God's faitfulness is great. as i find myself sitting in courteny on vancouver island i am thinking about this idea and asking myself would is still say god is faithful? this is why. For the past week i have been in courtenay working during reading break making loads of cash to help pay tuition and such. this is why i can say god is faithful and one way that i can see it in my life, but if i wasn't here would i still have that view? often times i think we tend to focus on god being faithful only in the good times and saw things like it must not have been god's will or plan when something dosn't go as planned. why? isn't god the same god in the good and the bad? isn't god faithful in the bad or in the things we didn't want? maybe it is just a mindset that we have taken part of? or is it fact?
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Truth in Opinions
The other day i heard a quote it goes like this, "The more opinion that we have the further away from thruth it gets." (this is in regard to biblical things) I thought to think about it and didn't really come up with a full answer. i don't know why, maybe because it was an opinion of the person who said it. whatever the case, why can't there be truth in opinion? what about when it is an opinon that is centered around truth, does it still mean that there is no or less truth in it? what are your thoughts? let me know.
Monday, January 08, 2007
The other day my wife and I were walking downtown in preparation for a movie that we were planning on seeing. As I looked down the sidewalk, I noticed a cross that stood about 4 feet high and immediately I thought, “I need to cross the street”. I knew if we didn’t we would be hounded with people handing out tracts (little cards with bible stuff on them). We continued walking and as we approached this group of people, we were stopped and they gave us one of these cards. To be honest, I didn’t want to take it. I felt like I was back in the 80’s (not that I really remember much). I found it very hard to take one of these tracts even when I am a Christian. I started thinking about how a person who isn’t a Christian would feel if they were approached by the same group of people telling them that they need to be saved and that they are going to hell. In a way, it is a form of communication for some people, but for most people it will push them away more. It will etch into their brains a view of Christians that says that we are crazy or weird, but in a negative sense. I remember seeing a Rob Bell video call bullhorn, and in it he talked about a guy who stands on the street corner with one of those megaphones telling people they need to repent or their going to hell. At the end of this video Rob Bell is asking for this guy and everyone else to stop, because it is only doing harm. I Agree.
What is the difference between the two? In my opinion, nothing. I think in our communities their needs to be a better way than to tell people they need to be saved or their going to hell than this.
Labels: Rob Bell
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Merry Ho Ho
thought i would say merry christmas to everyone who reads this blog. it has been a long time since i have updated the page. It has been a busy month full of gift searching and snowboarding with a good deal of relaxation. I think it think christmas gives us a good excuss to relax when we wouldn't normally, and allows us to think about what christmas is really about, other than gifts and family. Anyways, Merry ho ho. and check back for new posts. (even though it probably wont be until the new year).