Saturday, March 27, 2010

So I'm going to Guatemala this summer and...well, just read the card:

Friday, March 26, 2010

To fix something, you do the opposite of the problem.

What are the opposites of the problems/struggles/sins/temptations I am facing? How do I do them?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This sentence came into discussion while talking with a group of friends that meets at my house on Monday nights:

"Set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."

Did you catch that?
Do you realize what we've done? ("Dumb and Dumber" emphasis added)
I believe that we have done the exact opposite.
The above idea states that through seeing Jesus we will be given grace and, as a result, gain hope.
However, that is not what we do, is it?
Our minds have set up a different formula.
In our longing for hope we have tried to gain grace and wondered where Jesus will fit in.
Do you see the difference?
The process must begin with seeing Jesus, not with our need to feel satisfied in our circumstances.
Hope will forever remain a circumstantial feeling unless it stands on a foundation other than ourselves...a foundation that is actually hopeful.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The new EP from The Less.

“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.