Here's where I've been recently.
Okay, so it vaguely resembles this site. The design saved me time, because I've already worked through a lot of CSS things that I liked here. The name for this blog, yup, it was the name I came up with for our youth group. The philosophy, well, its a slightly modified philosophy I wrote for my youth minstry. Although I must say, God was working CrossTraining over on me long before I came to Oak Ridge Baptist, so yes, the teens and I are in this journey together.
I used Moveable Type 3.2 (which I love, by the way...so easy and powerful) for the interface, because I wanted something that both Beth and I could post through. I tried to make it look a little different than a blog blog, but that is a definate work in progress. So, there it is, anywho.
But, the website explains my deliquency in regularly scheduled posting lately. --- Eh ----Hah. I fooled you. . . you thought for a second there that I was one of those cool people that post all the time on thier blogs. Nah na nanan na. I fooled you. Hah. I'm just a not-very-often-posting mediocre blogger.
Stranger and friend alike, let me know what you think, kay? I'm anxious to hear.
You are a Christian, because somebody cared. Now it's your turn.
I must learn never to measure God’s resources by mine. Someone has said. “Little is much when God is in it.” One of Elisha’s friends, a widow, had only one jar of oil (2 Kings 4:1-7). Instead of telling her to conserve it, he ordered her to do exactly the opposite: pour it out. Instead of coming to the end of her supply, she continued to pour out a multiplying stream of oil until at last she ran out of containers. Then it stopped! How God enabled that oil to multiply is beyond me, but so is much that exists in the spiritual world. This much is true: how long would the small jar have lasted if left to itself. How long would the widow have lived, left to herself? How long would any of us last spiritually, left to ourselves? I think this is where I so often fail. I pit myself against the massive needs all around me, and without the multiplying grace of God, I end up broken.
God begins with my small jar, but He does not stop there. He adds His amazing multiplying power to my words, thoughts, prayers, and service until I can hardly recognize myself in them. As with the widow’s oil, someone has taken over and the cup has become a barrel. And is this not the story of scripture? Abraham’s “dead” body--and God; Moses’ shepherd crook—and God; David’s sling- and God; the boy’s small lunch—and God; the twelve disciples—and God. It is the “and God” that makes all the difference!
If there is any failure, it is in this: I do not give God a chance with what He gave me. But, I if I do, God becomes my great enhancer and multiplier. My anchor is God’s own promise: “The smallest one will become a clan, and the least one a mighty nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time." (Isaiah 60:22.)
Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. - Isaiah 54:2
Taken from Daily with my Lord, by W. Glyn Evans.
What an honor.
Head on over and check his blog out. It is always a good read.
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Happy 43rd Birthday, Babe! You are my best friend and my favorite!
Side note: Beth got The Funniest Birthday Card ever from a friend today-o. Hilarious. Still chuckling. Check it out.
People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives. . . and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.