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Posted: January 13, 2012 in jesus
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Science & Faith. And Love.

Posted: September 12, 2011 in jesus
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I love these lyrics from The Script. To be honest, I love their whole Science & Faith album. The hook from the song “Science & Faith” kills me though.

Obviously it’s written about the love between a guy and girl but why couldn’t you use these words to define any relationship?

I mean, I love my wife like crazy.
I love my daughter.
I love my parents.
I love my grandparents.

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance I love you too.

But I think these words really describe true, unabashed, unashamed, pure love.

You won’t find faith or hope down a telescope
You won’t find heart and soul in the stars
You can break everything down to chemicals
But you can’t explain a love like ours

That’s the same love I have for Jesus.

I can’t physically show it to you – I can’t. But it’s there.

After 27 years and 365 days, I’m still trying to figure out how to explain it. I think these words are a start.

“Someone once said that if you sat a million monkeys at a million typewriters for a million years, one of them would eventually type out all of Hamlet by chance. But when we find the text of Hamlet, we don’t wonder whether it came from chance and monkeys. Why then does the atheist use that incredibly improbable explanation for the universe? Clearly, because it is his only chance of remaining an atheist. At this point we need a psychological explanation of the atheist rather than a logical explanation of the universe.”
-Peter Kreeft

My Daily Prayer

Posted: February 10, 2010 in jesus, quotes
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My Lord God
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following
your will does not mean
that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that my desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope that I have that desire
in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything
apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this
you will lead me by the right road
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always
though I may seem to be lost
and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear,
for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me
to face my perils alone.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

I saw this prayer yesterday on Carlos Whittaker’s blog and it stopped me in my tracks. This prayer couldn’t be a more perfect way to describe our imperfections.

One of the comments was perfect:

I love when you read or hear something that explains you to you. You feel a certain way but can’t quite put into words what you’ve been praying in desperation for a while and then God brings along something that resonates and makes such sense that again… it explains you to you.

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Posted: December 23, 2009 in jesus, life

My man Carlos was out and about in Atlanta shooting a video for his upcoming EP when a homeless man came up and starting singing with him. As you’ll see in the video below, the guy is actually pretty good! What’s really amazing though is how Carlos handles the situation. He keeps singing, invites the guy to join in and really worships with this guy. It may not have been comfortable, but Carlos was being the church to this man.

Again, I’m at a loss for words after watching this for 14th time.

How many times have we crossed the street when we see someone homeless coming our way? We (ok, I) take the long way sometimes to avoid being uncomfortable. What we should do is embrace the person – like Jesus would have done. Scripture mentions several dozen times to embrace the poor…but it’s easier for me to skip that part and just pray for them or donate money to a homeless shelter.

This video was a kick in the pants for me. I sat at my desk, tears streaming down my face, thinking, “why have I been steering clear of the situations Jesus puts in front of me?” If I’m really living for Him, isn’t my job to serve the poor?

At the end of the video, Carlos says, “Keep trying to make it.” The response the guy gives is perfect – “Trying to make it? Nah. I’m making it.”

When’s the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?

bebo norman

Posted: September 24, 2009 in jesus

i love this song.

close your eyes and let the words really take hold.