Friday, September 30, 2011


During worship Thursday morning, there was a message.  There was worship.  Then there was a bunch of people talking.  At least that's how I felt. I was distracted. I thought too many people were talking on the microphone not centralized around the topic we were supposed to be focused on. I had the hardest time engaging.

Then I came to find out I was fighting the Holy Spirit.

I spent two hours trying to decipher the, what I thought was, gibberish.  Honestly, it felt like too many people were getting up on their soapbox talking aimlessly. 

God didn't stop for me.  No, he worked through a lot of stuff for a lot of people.  Boys were challenged to step up and be men.  Women started believing they were actually beautiful and worthy.  We found new revelations in being dependent on God alone.

...I say "we" like I participated.  I didn't.  I was stone cold.  I see what I'm doing and I want to change what's going on.  I'd rather not find myself in this nasty funk the next time the Holy Spirit comes romping through the room. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Old Post

I randomly remembered as an intern, I started a collective blog for all of us interns.  I stumbled across this post. Here's what I wrote-

At my home church, my pastor was talking about Simeon. If you don't know who this guy is, he was the priest who blessed Mary, Joeseph, and baby Jesus. Simeon was the man who patiently waited for Jesus' arrival because it was promised to him. God told Simeon he wouldn't die until he saw the Messiah.

With that knowledge, Simeon waited patiently. He didn't go out to the temple and have his heart skip a beat seeing every newborn that was presented to the temple. He didn't constantly seek out families with newborns on the street corners. No, the day of baby Jesus' arrival at the temple, Simeon felt compelled by the holy spirit to go to the temple. It was like any other day and Simeon just felt he needed to be there to pray. BAM! Jesus was there.

I'm sure you've noticed that God's time and our time don't always coincide together harmoniously. Years are like seconds to our Creator. Ever asked God, "When will ____ happen?" and God says, "Soon, just hold your horses. Slow down. Be Still." ...But soon doesn't come soon enough.

What really caught me during my pastor's message was a renewed vision of Psalm 46:10- Be still and know that I am God.

I won't lie, being patient sometimes sucks. Sitting still sometimes sucks. Not having control over my own situation sometimes sucks.

...but good things come to those who wait upon the Lord. Look at Simeon; he got to see baby Jesus.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Music I'm Attached To

Some of this music is new to my iTunes library...some of it isn't and I have just finally discovered it amongst the hundreds of tracks I have.  Here's a short list of what I have been thoroughly enjoying the past few weeks-

The Outsiders (Whole stanking album)- Needtobreathe
You Will Find Me- Andrew Ripp
Rolling In The Deep- Boyce Avenue cover of Adele
Open Up Heaven- Kim Walker
Bleu Bird (Whole Album)- Customary
For Love of You- Audrey Assad
Careful- Paramore
Show Me What I'm Looking For- Carolina Liar

There you go! Look them up.  Love them.