Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
"At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth." Mark 10:22
Monday, August 30, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Comparisons can be fun. As a sports fan, I love comparing the statistics of different players in their respective sports. However, comparisons can be misleading. Afterall, there is no such thing as comparing apples to apples. There are too many variables involved in any situation- in baseball, a batting average can be afftected by the skill of a pitcher as well as the fatigue of that pitcher at the time of the at bat...
These may seem like trivial differences but they exist just the same. But I still love statistics and comparisons.
Comparing things in life seems to almost come as second nature to me (and I'm guessing I'm not alone in this). I compare this week's experiences with last week's and I compare this year's big events with last year's. It's difficult not to- our prior experiences help us to know what to expect...or so we think.
Expectations can often get in the way of enjoying the present. If we are constantly comparing this time to the last time, we miss so much of what this time has in store. It's too tempting to look at the past with either rose-colored glasses, or simply dread te coming of next time. Although comparisons can be fun and help us to know what to expect, we must not allow our expectations to get in the way of having a new experience. There is something new in store this time. Expect it to be different.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds;and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body." Ephesians 4: 22-25
Monday, April 19, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58:10