Friday, November 27, 2009

The Mad Hatter Strikes Again

From a guy who makes me incredibly happy....just by being a humble brother in the Lord. He makes me smile and chuckle and laugh out loud. Really, a lot of times something like this can make me realize the power of the Body of Christ. Simple and yet so touching. The internet community that I have the pleasure of being connected into has provided something most valuable in my life. A great source of information, heart cries, and just good support in a fun and Truth filled way. I may not have the time to always be involved in all the antics and joy but I read about it and it makes my day a lot ..... We are all far from perfect in our flesh but we recognize our perfection in Christ and He is our Life. God bless you Leonard and thanks for having me on your "hit list". I accept the honour knowing it came from someone who is living the Life out loud of my Jesus!
Check out this guy....he is the bomb!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Been Reading

Read Bo's Cafe by John Lynch, Bill Thrall, and Bruce McNicol. Actually just finished the last few chapters this morning. Started it yesterday. Good sign. It captivated me. Don't comment on the fictional aspect of this book. I live in fiction. The real world is too intent on fixing everyone in 5 easy steps. I love the idea that comes through that freedom is not immediate and is a journey. I know that Freedom is Christ but this is more about appropriating that. Check out a website: It is all about living an authentic Christian life and coming alongside others who are broken and hurting just like the rest of us....whether we let it show or not. Forget performance driven acceptance.....unconditional love is a key in this book.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Will Trust You

Tuesday Music Fest - Kutless

One of my favourites

Glorious - Paul Baloche

For Alvin

Why Denominations Cannot Complete the Great Commission

I really enjoyed reading this post written by David Watson and introduced to me from Guy's Blog as well. Guy has a unique and constantly evolving thought on living from God and I respect those thoughts. Always a joy to read and discover what is happening in their particular corner of the world.

A View Around the Global Neighbourhood.

Check out this response by Shelly from "La Bella Verita" brought to my attention by Guy Muse's post "Our Changing Roles".

I kind of thought it was profound.

Dying to self is...

-When you are not forgiven or you're neglected or purposely set aside and you hurt with the insult or oversight, but your heart is happy and you're content to be counted worthy to suffer for Christ- that's dying to self.

-When your good is evil spoken of; when your wishes are crossed, your advice is disregarded, your opinions are ridiculed, and you refuse to let anger arise in your heart or even defend yourself but take it all in patient loyal silence- that's dying to self.

-When you lovingly and patiently bear any disorder, any irregularity, or any annoyance; when you can stand face to face with foolishness, extravagance, spiritual insensitivity, and endure it as Jesus endured it- that's dying to self.

-When you see another brother prosper and see his needs being met and can honestly rejoice with him in spirit and feel no envy nor even question God while your needs are far greater and in desperate circumstances- that's dying to self.

-When you can receive correction and reproof from one of less stature than yourself and can humbly submit inwardly as well as outwardly, finding no rebellion or resentment rising up in your heart--that's dying to self.

-When you never care to refer to yourself or record your own good works or seek commendation; when you can truly love to be unknown- that's dying to self.

Truly loving to be unknown...faithfully serving so that others may prosper and draw closer to Jesus. Accepting any and all tasks, regardless of where that leaves you.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Get the message?

Not so grand a video but the words work for me!