Reflections on my life from my perspective.



Going the Wrong Way

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I know this may step on a few toes, but I have to let it out. I am extremely saddened by American churches who are spending millions of dollars on the wrong things. I recently read about a church that spent $19 million to expand their poperty and enlarge their buildings. How can this happen when.....

I just don't get it. How could something that started so good have gone so wrong? Please tell me that people are still more important than property and that big buildings will not be the greatest legacy of the church. Please.


God's Debris

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I just finished an interesting little book called God's Debris by Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip Dilbert. This little "thought experiment" will definately get your brain spinning and possibly leave you with a bit of a headache. But be warned, like the introduction says,
The story contains no violence, no sexual content, and no offensive
language. But the ideas expressed by the characters are inappropriate for young minds. (p.IX)

Feel free to come back here and post some post-reading comments should you decide to check it out.


Waiting

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You speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I’m waiting on the crumbs from your table
-from the U2 song “Crumbs From Your Table”


I think too often Christians can be criticized for being closed-minded, judgmental and for withholding the gifts given to us by God. We live in a world filled with people who long to believe in something, even God, yet run the other direction because the only God-followers they know are rude, snobby and hypocritical. This week our church did something good. We helped give someone a new house. We helped bring back hope to a family who has faced plenty of disappointment and despair. I think we may have even helped to restore a little bit of good news and publicity for living in the way of Jesus. It was good. It was very good. So, let’s do more. Let’s start a revolution. Let’s make it a way of life. Let’s get off the “God bless me” joy bus and get on the “God’s helped me so that I can help others” bandwagon. Let’s strive everyday to live out the old gospel tune,”…and they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love…” I think many people are waiting to see if the believers are willing to live out the values of the one in which they believe. We can do this. We need to do this. Because so many people in our world still haven’t found what they’re looking for.


Truly a Beautiful Day (and Night)

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Last Friday night my friend Shane and I spent the evening with the best band of all time and 20,000 new friends. We did what many people will only dream of doing. For over 2 hours we stood right in front of The Edge (guitar guru of U2.) Here's the review I posted on U2tours.com:

A truly amazing night. I thought I was going to pass out with anticipation after waiting in the GA line all day. I never expected to be so lucky as to see Vertigo! Vertigo! Vertigo! But when I did, I jumped and screamed. Standing right in front of the Edge was the best U2 concert experience I have ever had.

I thought this was a much tighter and entertaining performance from the boys than the show I saw back in May in Boston. I also thought the Houston crowd was full of energy. However, all of this may be do to where I was in the arena. There really is nothing like being right up front.

The show began with a jolt. City of Blinding Lights was awesome and really set the tone for the whole show. There was an unexplainable excitement in the room that was shocking. The boys seemed very loose and all of them smiled throughout the whole show. Where The Streets Have No Names left the crowd stunned and exploding with cheers for quite a long time. It seemed like the band expected a reaction, but not one that kept going and going and going. Bono even commented ..."this is crazy…only in Texas." Bono's voice on Miss Sarajevo was amazing. I don't know how he does it night after night. Adding Fast Cars to the end of the show before Yahweh and 40 seemed to be a real crowd pleaser.

The great thing about this show to me was there were no lulls or slow downs of any kind---ok, maybe one when Bono had to restart All Because of You because he lost his voice for a minute. Other than that everything just clicked perfectly. And after 2 hours and 20 minutes I left with a great feeling. A truly unforgettable night.


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