Most good things have been said far too many times and just need to be lived.– Shane Claiborne
Stanley Hauerwas on Election 2012
Steadfast God, perhaps one of the greatest mysteries is why you continue to...– excerpt from Common Prayer
My Summer Break
I have a one month summer break before summer classes begin. Going to spend a good amount of time either at home, a coffee shop, or a library reading the books that I bought this past year, but have not yet finished them. Hopefully I can use this break to read, think, and write about God, Christianity, the Church, Theology, and Philosophy. Of course, I’ll be playing a few games here and...
I ALWAYS feel useless when something bad happens to someone I know. Big or small. Somehow, I’m incapable of saying anything that would somehow help them or cheer them up. No words that comes out of my mouth is capable of comforting someone that I care about and I feel simply lost when trying to do so. I feel useless when I’m sitting with people, listening to them and their problems,...
When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Hallelujah, I’m caving in Hallelujah, I’m in love again Hallelujah, I’m a wretched man Hallelujah, every breath is a second chance
i n d e s c [r] i b a b l e: kony 2012. where is... →
judyguo: kony 2012. where is God? it’s so hard for me, as a Christian, to watch all the injustice in the world and all the innocence die without anyone knowing or caring while the first world people complain about having to get timeline on facebook when they didn’t ask for it. God is just. so where is… This is really my opinion and my thoughts, so you have every right to disagree with...
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner
Somewhere along the line we believe this lie that ‘God needs us.’...– Mike Donehey on Evangelism
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God– Karl Barth
Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjacks’ wares. The...– Dietrich Bonhoeffer - The Cost of Discipleship (seriously one of my favorite theologians)
I'M NOT EQUIPPED FOR THIS
I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for this. I’m not equipped for...
It’s VERY weird. Growing up in OCCEC, (sort of. began senior year of high school) I would never would imagine myself in this position. Matt has constantly told Travis and I that we would grow closer to Ken and really become friends. good friends. great friends. close friends. Whatever fits your preference. And I always (until recent thinking) saw Ken as my teacher. my pastor. But...
want to shoot myself…having all these doubts and questions; I just want rest. peace. shalom...
On 9/11 I thought, “For the most powerful, militarized nation in the world...– Will Willimon
Many churches and congregations do nothing but outsource justice– John M. Perkins
Originally, this post was either going to be titled as “And So It Begins” or “A New Chapter,” but I felt those titles were too dramatic. I blame my blood for that. =/ Oddly enough, I feel that this title fits perfectly of how I feel about being a youth leader in jr. high ministry. (thank you HIMYM!!!) I would be lying if I say that I’m not the least bit scared about...
Heart of Worship/Let That Be Enough/I Could Sing...
I'm 23 and apparently unliked
nobody likes you when you’re 23…..my friends say I should act my age. what’s my age again? what’s my age again? -Blink 182 been listening to this song recently, for obvious reasons. haha. I feel that, well specifically for this part of the song, these lyrics fits perfectly with everything that is jr hgih. HAHA! XDD All in all, no amount of gratitude can be enough to...
The Junior Highers Love Me
I know they do. Here are a few reasons why I believe they do: “THE Korean,” actually means that awesome handsome guy who’s going to be our new youth leader. “pft, koreans,” actually means OMG! koreans are so awesome!!! “I wanted to kill the korean too,” actually means I really wanted to save him since I’m the nurse and obviously not the mafia. ...
First Time leading Jr. High Ministry (w/ Travis) without my “crutches” (aka Matt and Sarah): FAIL!!!!! But the funny thing is, despite the fact that it felt disorganized, scattered, awkward, and I made multiple mistakes, I really felt that the Jr. Highers were beginning to feel comfortable with having me and Travis as their soon-to-be-new-youth-leaders. And I’m grateful for...
The reality of being a youth leader is becoming more and more apparent by each passing day. O.O
Psalms 23 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack...