Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh Saul.

I hope, by the end of this week to be a lot more like Jonathan. God, please help me conquer my Saul complex.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it."

The Word. I've been thinking about that alot lately. The....Word. Him, not it. So often when we refer to "the word" we're just talking about printed words on a page. I think we miss it....a lot. I read something this morning that got me thinking more.

"Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him."

Dude. This kid was in the temple every day "ministering before the Lord". In fact, he wasn't a kid anymore by this time. You'd think the word of the Lord would have already been revealed to him, let alone that he would have KNOWN the Lord. I mean what did he do every day, all those years? My guess is that he studied the scriptures a good portion of that time. Maybe I'm wrong...any other ideas?

So, he was ministering to the Lord but "the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him." Is it possible to study the words of the scripture without ever encountering or knowing THE WORD? I pray that as we read the words we will know the living, creator WORD.

"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give an account."

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pumpkin Spice.

Today was a good day. I lived. Nothing extraordinary happened. I did the dishes. I drank some tea. I read a little Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle (which, by the way folks, is a great read). But now I arrive at the inspiration of this post and the highlight of my day: the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Ta-Dah! (Please observe the quality phone camera photo on the right.) Mmmm....deliciousness...the taste of autumn in a cup. I don't know if any of you noticed but the weather was threatening "Fall" today which left me no choice but to venture out for a little festive treat. I'm one of those people that tends to be very aware of "seasonal" things. At Christmas time you eat cookies and drink hot chocolate, in the Summer you eat ice cream....all the time, in the fall you eat lots of apple, cinammon, cloves and pumpkin flavored things including Pumpkin Spice Lattes. This is especially true if it is cloudy and a little rainy out. Now don't get me wrong-when I say "seasonal" I'm not talking about calendar dates of seasons. I'm referring to the general time frame/feeling. I do know it isn't technically Autumn yet, but today sure felt like it. So there was no avoiding it. I thoroughly enjoyed my beverage and I strongly encourage all of you to try one on the next autumnish day. You won't regret it.