Friday, October 05, 2012

Friday Morning Thoughts

Head about to explode. Nervous Excited Oblivious Grateful Should have more to come

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Saturday Morning Thoughts

From time to time I peruse specific twitter accounts just to see what all the fuss is about. Although I still do not plan on getting it, I must say that there's a very unique form of communication that can only happen via twitter. It's as if it's pseudo 1-on-1 dialogue but other people can hear the conversation too (maybe it can be considered eavesdropping?) Anywho, a thought occurred to me. People's lives really reflect what they value most. The handful of accounts I read had all sorts of various blurbs from the past month or so. But some of the people I admire had probably 90% of all their tweets pointing to Jesus in some way. This is likely, quite simply, because they really do value Christ. Obviously you can only glean so much value from a limited amount of information. We should also be quick to try and think about context before we conclude anything. But I couldn't help but think to myself: What would people think my life is pointing toward?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Realizing a few things

It's been way too long since I last captured by thoughts on here. And, I don't really think it would be practical to try and catch everything up. I guess I'll just live with the gap. One thing that I have really had a hard time learning recently is the concept of humility. In fact, it's been quite an endeavor all by itself to slowly come to the realization that I know a lot less than I think I do. There's plenty of liberty there but it's a challenge all the same. One verse has really captured me as well. In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus delivers a pretty bold statement when he says "why do you look at the speck of dust in someone else's eye when there's a plank in your own?" My answer? Cause I don't have a plank in my eye! Duh. And thus the circle back to my original thought. In the end I'm starting to discover that there seems to be a correlation between humility and a sincere care for other people. Think about it, when's the last time someone called Mother Teresa the most egotistical person on the planet? This is not to say that being humble means that you don't view yourself properly. Denouncing the good things that are true about us is quite the opposite--false humility. But what I think it boils down to is navigating that elusive balance of viewing others just as highly as you would view yourself. Sounds like something I've heard a time or two before.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Morning Moment

I was in the looking at one of the plasmas at the church this morning and realized that I was standing beneath 10 different objects that were simply hanging in the air. At any points in time there could be a "Final Destination" type moment (similar to what happened in the midwest recently) and I could either get seriously injured or simply die.

But nothing happened.

Obviously everything was engineered to be structurally sound but for one reason or another I just thought about how God has kept my life (relatively) injury free my whole life. I've never had to be at the hospital for an extended period of time or anything. That's when I started thinking...when was the last time I gave thanks for all that stuff?


Thursday, July 07, 2011

I find consistency difficult

the desire is there but the execution is lacking.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday Afternoon Thoughts

It's been quite a week for sure.

One of the main things that sucked has been the fact that I've been in a really intense fight with Sop Sop the whole week. The logistics are rather trivial but there has been one huge takeaway that I've been mulling.

Part of the tension in any relationship is the "adjustment period." That is, the period of time where the newness fades and the stubbornness of self surfaces. This is not entirely bad (good exercise habits can start to rub off, diligent work practices, etc). This is not always fun either (character issues will inevitably show during this period as well as any unreconciled baggage from the past).

For me, it's definitely been more of the latter. Specifically, the thing that has been most unnerving has been the result of such drastic differences in character. In our conflicts, I have a tendency to address things directly through very direct communication. The other half has a tendency to be silent and pretend like things will remedy themselves after a period of several days.

Things get complicated. Situations get intense. It's something everyone goes through.

I haven't quite figured out "what to do." However, I do know that the handling of this situation will do so much to affect the future of the relationship. To quite my boy Andy, "Relationships are best evaluated not by where they currently stand but by the direction that they are headed."

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

dot dot dot

Really rocky times right now.


One way servanthood.

is that ok?