Wednesday, February 27, 2008

this train is bound for glory

well as im sure most of my blogging audience knows about the passing of my cousin Renee I will skip the details (you can go to if you dont know what im talking about)

I am glad knowing that God has set her free of her human body, she is home. But it still hurts alot, I barely knew her, but somehow felt very connected to her( it may be the somewhat similar taste in music) but i cant imagine how hard it must be for people who were really close to her, my sister Krista, Monique, and Karyn come to mind because they were the grandmas big 4 girls they were the cousins who were the closest. you cant really prepare for something like this the tragic loss of a young person.

it is impossible to know the day or the time that your life will be over so live for today, live for the kingdom of God

Thursday, February 14, 2008

vday/ the long lost art of commitment


Maybe its because I dont have a girlfriend and really dont understand it but I pretty much valentines day first of all it reminds me of how I dont have anyone special to share my life with, second of all its just way too commercial, and last but not least I think you should have a valentines day( like a whole day where you devote yourself 100% to the other spouse) monthly or even maybe weekly, theoretically everyday you should be everyday to some extent(you cant devote 100% everyday to 1 person, thats just crazy)
this coming from someone who has never had a girlfriend haha


I really wanted to really pour my heart out on the topic of commitment but I fear that time doesnt permit me to do so. So in short form I will spew some of my frustrations with the world and some frustrations with the community around me and last but not least frustrations with myself.

the world
well dont get me started on divorce rates and stuff dealing with divorce but this world is so selfish, everyones world revolves around them selfs and its a circle of nobody wanting to be left holding the bag, and that is a recipe for destruction, it can destroy families, marriages, organizations, churches, relationships, lives, ect. . I'm thinking about another thing you dont want me to get started on and that is abortion, 99.8% of the time this is the biggest cop out ever, what that is saying is basically"I don't want to be responsible for my actions so im just going to try to make this go away so I don't have to be committed to anything"

the community around me
I always thought that people in the Christian community around me wouldn't just quit when the going gets a little rough, but I have witnessed in the little last while that when people feel that things are too bad that they let go, and dont grab on and go for a rough ride. I will admit there are some very committed people in the community around me but there are also people who have experienced failure so often that they are disheartened. I want to go on and on about this part but I cant... ill just leave with a note saying that I understand that sometimes its better to go into something fully or not at all, and that sometime the circumstances are frustrating, you want to do something but you can't.

Well sometimes I feel like the only person out there who is committed to everything I do, being God(not something you do but something you live),various ministries, hockey, and every time someone asks me to do something I am committed to pulling my weight. But I try to judge myself by what I do when no ones looking because thats truly who you are, and sometimes I really dont like what I am when no ones looking, and I sometime am not very committed when it comes to my personal relationship with God and thats troubling.

so look deep down and try to think of ways that you should be committed when no ones looking, when there is a community around you, and when your in the world.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

justice pt 2

Well I have been thinking a lot about this subject, and the more I think about the more confusing it gets. complete justice is a perfect world, which ever since the fall of man isnt quite possible. so we got to think of real ways to apply this into our lives, and Ive had a hard time trying to figure out what ways I can live for justice. mercy is just a small part of justice. Now im thinking of what Justice really means, and when I really think about it, no-one deserves anything, its only by Gods grace that this world is still alive, and when I really think about it Jesus "grace" is the anti- justice in ways.

this is too much to think about, I hope someone else can kind of understand what I mean by this.
im just going to throw out some point form thoughts that we should all think about

- we are all in some way enablers to injustice
- Jesus is our only hope
- the real injustice is people not knowing about Jesus
- its our job to tell the world

this whole post is really undeveloped, its a topic that is hard to really be definitive on

grace and peace

Saturday, February 2, 2008

living justly or just living

Well I meant to blog a couple times this week but I experienced consistency problems with my internet this week so I didn't get a chance to do everything I wanted.

Now if you were at Missionfest on friday for the young adults thing you will have heard this already but I'm going to say it again we are called as followers of Christ to bring justice to those who need it and honestly I don't think we are even close to actually doing that. Justice is something that is kind of hard to comprehend in this world with billions of people living in poverty millions upon millions of people living with disease. The whole world vision video, children starving to death in little huts with flies flying around is only the tip of the iceberg of what injustices this world holds.

What is justice, is it giving a sandwich to a homeless guy? the answer is no, while giving a sandwich to a homeless guy is great, really at the end of the day he still doesnt have a home. is giving a homeless guy a house justice? again the answer is no. still there must be a reason he is homeless, maybe his parents never loved him and he grew up not trusting anyone and when it came time to enter the real world the real world was out of reach.

While I agreed with the speaker at Missionfest she really didnt give any ways to stop injustice, she just told us that there was injustice. so I'm going to think of what exactly justice looks like in this world, and I'll leave you with the same question.
what does justice look like in this world?
how can you live for justice?