30 June 2004

"let ignorance reproduce itself until it is weary of its own offspring.
"let the blind lead the blind to the pitfall.
"and let the dead bury the dead till the earth be choked with its own bitter fruit."
-kahil gibran (Jesus the son of man)

24 June 2004


-'my body has already set up an appointment with the travel agent in search of a different paradise, but my instincts tell me im missing the point.'
-'im not afraid to compete. its just the opposite, im afraid i will compete..just because im so horribly conditioned to accept everybody elses values, and just because i like applause and people to rave about me, doesnt make it right..im sick of not having the courage to an absolute nobody' [franny and zooey by J.D. sallinger]
-'sometimes its the constant wondering and the state of limbo that's the real killer, isnt it? you can deal with whats in front of your face. its the inbetween stages in life that seem to such you dry.'
- 'i dont know whats God's will is exactly. how much of my life do i have to decide? how much is up to Him? thats what im still trying to figure out. and im learning to become comfortable with the words i dont know. '
-'God wasnt a magic 8ball. sometimes God is very much silent. all i can do is let go of my strict ideologies of how God functions and blindly trust Him and embrace Him as a God of mystery.'
-'the place where God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the worlds deep hunger meet.'
-'the point in life is not really the goal or destination, but the journey.'
-' we may look back over the past few years of our lives and see an endless cycle of individuals who have come and gone, come and gone, come and gone. and the exit from our lives wasnt because they moved away. it was because our friendship discovered the edge where vulnerability and insecurity collide and neither could handle the humanness. God's purpose , then, could involve a whole new way of doing relationships where we shed superficial or volatile, two-week relationships..in exchange for sustained, intentional, grace-filled, clumsy, humorous friendships.'
"the goal is to come to the end of our own power. Just as Christ came to the cross without a scrap of His divine power, so we live our lives in a state of weakness, for only there can God truly reveal His power in us. die to everything we hope people will admire about us, and any personal desire for power, fame , wealth, public speaking or influence. in the places where we are angry and depressed, abandoned without hope or simply confused about how to think or believe, that is an opening for God to be present among us. it doesnt matter how much you dress yourself up, how well you learn to hide your sin from people, better for you to come out, and actually better, and i really do mean better--like you will be more filled with joy--to be able to say, 'you know what? know me for who i really am. im completely exposed. heres my sin; heres my Savior; ive got nothing to hide. ive got nothing to be ashamed of. ive got no fear. im totally filled with joy because im liberated, 'cause im exposed, but im not scared. and thats because i know that Gods favor for me is based on Jesus. im not scared to tell you who i really am. im not scared to tell you what my sins really are, not just the ones im comfortable with, but my real sins. im not afraid to tell you, and thats because im not condemned by them anymore, and thats because i believe Jesus is sufficient" - relevantmagazine.com

23 June 2004

some song lyrics and serman quotes i jotted into my flip pad

'we use our minds and seem to be mindless' -chip bueler
'when you dont have what is above and beyond you then you will always be governed by what is in and around you' -chip bueler
'i think im falling in like with you' -unknown
'hello miscomunication, im back' -anathallo
'dont hold people to moments in time-- people change' -?
'we have strongholds in our life and we mistake them for personality traits' -?
'your confession needs to be as public as the sin was. dont dump a secret sin into someone's soul for it to be an unnecisary burden' -?
'just because theyre shy doesnt mean they dont think' -me
'greetings in brail should describe everything because you cant see anything' -?
'our joy doesnt come from how well we hide our sin from eachother and our joy doesnt come from how secure we feel because of what we do correctly--and scared to death, looking over our shoilder all the time, because of all the things we do that we know are sinful. our joy comes from the fact that we are people exposed, and sinful, and desperate, and yet simultaneously, as martin luther might tell us, saints, sons and daughters, because of our inheritance in Jesus.' -relevantmagazine.com