Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Last night I accidently discovered a method I plan on using again in the future. I was editing my contact list on my phone, which includes family, youth workers, friends, pastoral staff, teens. It reminded me of many of their situations and so I began to pray for them as I went down through the list. So, now, I think I may use this method again. Praying through my contact info...
This has piqued my interest. Are there any practical methods you have found to pray continually? I'd be interested in finding out...
[an addendum to the original post: you can have prayers text messaged directly to your phone. check it out! Ha! For only 7.99 a month! Nobody said prayer was cheap.]
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Forgiveness is a release.
Forgiveness is an expression of love.
Forgiveness is not a token. It is a relational expression.
We can say that God loved us before we sinned. But did he forgive us before we did?
Forgiveness is a releasing. How can you release something before it is even in existence?
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
And Heroes rejoined the scene on NBC.
But here is the dilemma: they both air at 9 on Mondays. What show should I watch?
Well, I have found a compromise. Heroes actually airs online the day after! So, I shall watch 24 at night and then enjoy Heroes the next day. Hooray!
Monday, January 22, 2007
One section that did both to me was the chapter of the book dedicated to the community of faith. Here are some thoughts spawned from it...
In the church we have saints and stains. We have the greatness of God and the fraility of humanity. We have a peace that lasts and the daily grind that disrupts any efforts for peace. We have the promise of forgiveness and the continuing selfishness that builds bitterness and emotional distance.