… you’ve had one too many of those leave-the-house-in-the-morning, work-all-day, come-home-after-the-kids-are-asleep nights:Me: Bye, Jack! I love you! Jack: Bye, Daddy! See you tomorrow! Me: … Crap!
"It’s not that I am averse to technology; I too have a cell phone, an office phone, a home phone and an email address, and they are much needed. However, I am aware of longings that run much deeper than what technology can address. I am noticing that the more I fill my life with Read more about Sacred Rhythms 2[…]
We in the emerging church don’t talk enough about worship. There are other things we don’t talk nearly enough about, but nothing quite so important… And until we become a people who worship God first and foremost, with our lives, our actions, our words, we’ll never be doing anything more than just playing at church. Read more about Worship?[…]
I give you, quite possibly, the most ignorant, wrong-headed critique of the emerging church EVER. (And brother, that’s saying something!) I give you: Why Al Qaeda Supports the Emergent Church I was pretty sure… actually, I was hoping this was a joke. It’s not. That’s right you lefty-loving, Osama-cuddling, cappuccino-sipping, truth-relativising, surrender monkeys… YOU are Read more about Ladies and Gentlemen…[…]
"One of the new challenges for our generation is the impact of technology on our spirituality. This warrants serious consideration. If we are not careful, technology has a way of compromising our ability to be present to ourselves, to God and to each other- all of which are fundamental elements of the spiritual life. I Read more about Sacred Rhythms…[…]
Sometimes I feel like a pretty lousy person. Not mass-murderer lousy, you know? But then again "And in my best behavior I am really just like him " I called someone "a complete ass" and a "real jerk" the other day… I know, I know… I’m sure some of you say worse things on your Read more about Here I am, stuck in the middle with you…[…]
1 O Lord, why do you stand so far away?
Why do you hide when I am in trouble?
2 The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor.
Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.
3 For they brag about their evil desires;
they praise the greedy and curse the Lord.
4 The wicked are too proud to seek God.
They seem to think that God is dead.
5 Yet they succeed in everything they do.
They do not see your punishment awaiting them.
They sneer at all their enemies.
6 They think, ‚ÄúNothing bad will ever happen to us!
We will be free of trouble forever!‚Äù
7 Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats.[a]
Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues.
8 They lurk in ambush in the villages,
waiting to murder innocent people.
They are always searching for helpless victims.
9 Like lions crouched in hiding,
they wait to pounce on the helpless.
Like hunters they capture the helpless
and drag them away in nets.
10 Their helpless victims are crushed;
they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.
11 The wicked think, ‚ÄúGod isn‚Äôt watching us!
He has closed his eyes and won‚Äôt even see what we do!‚Äù
12 Arise, O Lord!
Punish the wicked, O God!
Do not ignore the helpless!
13 Why do the wicked get away with despising God?
They think, ‚ÄúGod will never call us to account.‚Äù
14 But you see the trouble and grief they cause.
You take note of it and punish them.
The helpless put their trust in you.
You defend the orphans.
15 Break the arms of these wicked, evil people!
Go after them until the last one is destroyed.
16 The Lord is king forever and ever!
The godless nations will vanish from the land.
17 Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless.
Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.
18 You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed,
so mere people can no longer terrify them.
There’s a great line in one of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books where Ford says to Arthur something along the lines of "I drive by Zen. I don’t often get where I’m going, but I usually end up where I need to be."That pretty much describes last week for me… After a few Read more about Driving by Zen…[…]
I’m really speechless… just no words for… what… aaaaghhhh! Does this make sense to ANYONE???
I look up to the mountains‚Äî
does my help come from there?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
3 He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
5 The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
6 The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
7 The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.