Robbed this from Abraham Piper, but I think you’ll thank me… Definately worth a “full screen” view…
I’ve been muling over something I’d heard Mr. John Piper say awhile back. He said that every person has two soul hungers – number 1: To have a Word from God. Number 2 is: To have a way TO God.
I’ve been comparing those two hungers with how we’ve tried to fulfill these two great soul hungers ourselves. Food, relationships, stuff, sex, food, sex, and more sex… and all to no avail…
Kinda interesting and helpful when encountering unbelievers and seeing how the Gospel fits into their lives – their empty lives that they’re attempting to fill with toxic waste rather than the food that they’re soul craves…
I’ve heard of Blake Griffin’s mad skills (I just heard the other day that he’d been training in the off season by wearing 40 POUNDS of weight and dunking EASILY), but to see them in person is another thing… this kid’s got sick ups…
Came across this on an article on spiritual warfare (not the “ooga-booga” kind of spiritual warfare, but the fact that we’re constantly in a spiritual battle) and this paragraph is so money:
to subtly try to destroy our relationship with
God. We are to constantly take our stand
“against the devil’s schemes,” the one who
seeks to “outwit us” (Ephesians 6:11, 2
Corinthians 1:11). We do this by applying
God’s resources to constantly live out James
4:7,8: “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist
the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near
to God and He will come near to you. Wash
your hands…purify your hearts…”
Finished our first quarter of french classes last wednesday. We got our final tests back and Dawn and I both got 100%! We have really enjoyed our class – meeting the different women in the class (yes, I am the only male representative), but mostly we’ve enjoyed getting to know El Hadji – our teacher. He’s not only a really great teacher, but an amazingly interesting person. We are so thankful that we “just happened” to get into his class.
Thankfully (I ALMOST said “fortunately” there… THAT would’ve been embarassing!), we’re going to be able to get some private lessons beginning in January and we’re looking forward to (hopefully) learning more french at a quicker pace. We’ll see.
A bientot. J’espere ecrire plus un autre jour.
Reading Keller’s “The Reason for God” and came across this rad bit on religion. He’s talking about people who say that there’s no place for “religion” in public conversation.
“What is religion then? It is a set of beliefs that explain what life is all about, who we are, and the most important things that human beings should spend their time doing. For example, some think that this material world is all there is, that we are here by accident and when we die we just rot, and therefore the important thing is to choose to do what makes you happy and not let others impose their beliefs on you. Notice that though this is not an explicit, “organized” religion, it contains a master narrative, an account about the meaning of life along with a recommendation for how to live based on that account of things.”
And “boom” goes the dynamite.