Wednesday, July 27, 2011

the walk of the wicked (Romans 1)

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

in pursuit of God - updated

There are a few sayings I have that are really slogans for my life. Two of the first ones are in my names here, days of a disciple and a work in progress but another has been coming up with me lately and that is the title of this piece.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

How blessed do we need to be?

The fourth of July is long since past, but something came to mind that I was going to write about didn't have time to until now. We have this phrase, "God bless America" that I heard often around that time and will hear periodically throughout the year, but here are my thoughts about it.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What's in a name?

While I was at sonshine the three fold signicance of my names struck me and yeah these are the last details that I will be sharing concerning the festival.

Ministry, Music and Me

It's crazy to think that it's been 8 years since I first stepped foot on the Willmar HS campus for Sonshine but man it's been a good ride. A lot of fun memories over all those mid-July weeks but this one may just be the best so far.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day to day

I have a certain routine to life these days and well I guess I will just chronicle the expected happenings.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Busiest lazy weekend I can remember

So it's the fourth of July weekend and I was really hoping to have a lot of downtime over the long weekend, it hasn't happened. Just a word, this is a really stinking long post!