Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Friday, August 26, 2005
Closed for the Weekend
Another Fellow's Blessings
Thursday, August 25, 2005
No Time To Judge
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
A Prayer For A Friend
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Will You Leave Too?
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Family Is For Not Saying Goodbye
Family is for not saying goodbye.
That's the way it's supposed to be. If you are family you love, and you suffer through. You fight, and you make up. You give and you get. You let some things go, and you sometimes pin each other down. You rejoice in laughter, and you suffer in tears. But you do not say goodbye.
The weight of our own sin and judgments of each other is heavy. So when it gets to feeling heavy, you call on each other. You talk it out. You come to an understanding. You figure out a way. You spend a little less here, and a little more there. You ask for someone to forgive you, or you tell them that you forgive them. You embrace even while your heart is breaking. But you do not say goodbye.
You do not have clandestine hook ups with others.
You do not send letters to sever relationships.
You do not pretend that the situation is hopeless.
You do not speak lies about each other.
You do not just disappear without a word.
You do not undermine the family you left behind.
You do not forget what we've been through together.
Family is for not saying goodbye. Otherwise what good is it? I know that things sometimes do not always work out the way we would like them to. I know we grow disappointed with one another. I know that I have failed my family often. I know that some could not forgive me. I know that some have failed me. I know that there are some I've had a hard time forgiving.
If I can shout for a second, CAN WE PLEASE STOP LEAVING ONE ANOTHER?
This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about ... the church. [Ephesians 5:32]
I took it all for granted, But how was I to know
That you'd be letting go, Now it cuts like a knife
--- Cuts Like A Knife, Bryan Adams
What Shouldn't Be Passed Around
Monday, August 15, 2005
Setting the World Right By Decree
Friday, August 12, 2005
Headin' Out For The Weekend
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Led By Anger?
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
What I Would Like About Space
Monday, August 08, 2005
A few pics of the Wreck
Sunday, August 07, 2005
A Call That Changes Everything
Friday, August 05, 2005
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
If God Were Dead Today
Monday, August 01, 2005
The Day Returns
In the land where he would die, Robert Louis Stevenson composed this simple prayer. It is a morning prayer that, to me, glories in the ordinary day. A day in which we face those things that vex us, we face our duties, and we face both with joy. What goals he has prayed for our day: weariness, contentment, and honor. Let's not leave out that precious commodity so often lacking in those nightowl bloggers, sleep.
I would consider this a wonderful prayer for the beginning of our day. We've spent too many days trying to avoid weariness, allowing those irritating elements to make us grumpy, and rushing through our work just to get it done. I don't see how we can go to bed undishonored, as Stephenson suggests.
Many things may muddy our day. Let's let our spirit look upward as we face the trials. And if it too difficult, then let us at least begin our day with the request for God's help. If we fail, the day returns tomorrow for us to attempt to do better.
Until one day the day will not return. As it didn't for Stephenson. As it won't for us, save the coming of the Lord.
What did you really want out of today? Think about it.