Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I love Summer

Sorry, it's been a while since I've posted. I love Summer, but it does horrible things to my schedule. Actually, it does great things to my schedule - it gives me time to get out and do some different things.

Many of you know I am part of a new church start. This has been an adventure (and will be for a long while). We just reserved a shelter at a local park for five "Gatherings". I'm excited about it for two reasons: 1) I'm ready to start meeting new people and have a chance to build some new relationships, and 2) Because it's OUTSIDE!

For me, nature has a way of bringing me closer to God. Actually, more accurately, it helps me be more aware of God. The Bible assures me God is always with me - I'm just not always real focused on Him.

I don't know if you're a spiritual person or not, but for me, just looking at creation helps me to understand there must be a Creator. So, take some time this week (or, heck, all summer...all year) and take a look around you and see if you don't become more aware of a God who loves you.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Wow, it's been over a month since my last post. Sorry about that.

I've had a number of thoughts over the last month but haven't taken time to write about them. One that I intended to write on was Science and Faith. I still plan to write on this, but my last month has been full of a seminary class I'm in on Worship.

It's a great class - and I'll give you my primary "take away" so far. We are always worshipping! What or Who we worship varies greatly, but we are all always valuing somthing or someone and that's the essence of worship. A great book we read this class was Louie Giglio's The Air I Breathe. Whether you consider yourself religious or spiritual or not, I highly recommend it!

So, if we are always worshipping - the question is who or what are you worshipping? Even the athiest worships - it may be self, money, power - but we all worship.

This week, take some time to consider what or who it is you are worshipping most of the time. Then consider whether or not this person or thing is truly worthy of your worship.

If you want to consider God's value - let me pass on Louie's challenge from his book. Open a Bible to Psalms (it's almost the center of the Bible) and just start reading at Psalm 1 and look for the attributes of God. I found four just in Psalm 1. Then as you grow to understand who God is better, you can decide if He is worthy of your worship.