• Lent

    life without facebook

    It’s been a little over a week since I gave up facebook for Lent, and it’s amazing what I have learned from the experience: 1. When a social networking site has become part of your daily routine, it’s more difficult than anticipated not to automatically go to it when checking one’s email.2. Apparently I haven’t missed out on too much since I’m not on, but I also don’t know what I’ve missed because the world of facebook is so exclusive.3. If someone says, “Check it out on facebook” and then I say I can’t, they say “Oh, well…” In such a short time, we all have forgotten how to use…

  • Lent

    Lenten prayer

    The prayer from my devotion for today:“As Jesus was blessed by the conversation with Moses and Elijah, so bless our conversation with those who have journeyed before us. Amen.” What a neat perspective.

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    Looking forward to 2010…

    Things I am looking forward to this year… – Planning a trip to France to visit friends and just travel…– Actually going to France this fall…– Finishing up meeting for NYG 2010…– Spending a week in NOLA for NYG…– Discovering my passions and what area to get my Masters in…– Publishing writing and research… That is just the start of my list…I am so thankful for a NEW year and a fresh start. Perhaps we say that every year, but this year, I really am going to take advantage of all the blessing God has given to me!

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    Torn

    I feel torn in two different directions. For the last few months, I’ve been working hard to repair a relationship that I broke and one little mistake just blew it up again. I’ve lost this person’s trust…again, just as we were getting to a good place. I know I can do nothing to earn it back at this moment, and it kills me. I made a mistake, but when you’ve done it several times in the past it’s like the boy who cries wolf, but no one believes him. I was in a good place just yesterday. I turned a year older and thought I had turned a new leaf.…

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    church

    Church: Love it don’t leave it:http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2009/07/church_love_it_dont_leave_it.html?referrer=emaillink An article from my CPYU email…short, concise, food for thought… How do we keep people in the church without fluffling it up? How do we get at the heart of it, that it’s all about Jesus?

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    mistakes: part I

    A college prof told my classmates a few years ago that we would all make one big mistake in our first year out of school. So, that first year I was very conscious of my actions and kept wondering what that mistake would be and when it would happen. Well after two years out, I finally discovered it, and it was a BIG one. Whether it happened in my first or second year doesn’t really matter, but I realized that for a long time I hadn’t been a team player and all I cared about was myself and “my ministry”. I’m not going to get very far in this occupation…

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    gift

    I’ve learned that every day is a gift. It might be a great day, it might be a crappy day, it might be a day where you are feeling sorry for yourself. But every single day is a gift from God.