December 05, 2005
Favorite Christmas VerseI've never been really big into claiming a "life verse" or even a favorite passage of Scripture, but recently I came across a pretty cool verse. Just out of tradition I think it's fun to read the Christmas story over and over during December and I was reading Luke and in 2:14 it says. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (ESV). I've read this a million times before but this time, after another year of learning, found such joy and hope in that song! It's interesting to me that the first story that Genesis gives after the Fall is the story about Cain and Able (and the Bible is historically selective for emphasis like any other work of history). Cain did not glorify God and because of that there was not peace with his brother. I think this story is probably the most poignant expression of man's state after the fall. It's awful. THEN on top of that is added the law, which can be summed up in love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, and mind and your neigbor as yourself, to show us sin. There is no way that we are able to do that. It's a curse and a HOPELESS situation. But there was a promise, even before Cain. Then, after a LOOOOONNGGG time, came the "offspring" that would redeem man. at that point the angels sing “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (which is a better translation than "on earth, peace, goodwill towards men."). For those who are found in God's favor-those found in Christ- there is Glory for God and Peace with men! I guess I was just excited because it is more than a cute phrase that goes on a banner and hangs on the communion table at the front of the church sanctuary. LIFE HAS PURPOSE AGAIN! merry christmas
December 03, 2005
Ok, for those of you who don't speak German (or haven't pulled out a German dictionary like I did), the title, ein schwarz Kugelscheiber, means "a black ballpoint pen." Those who know my most haunting quirks know that, other than a computer, it's the only thing I can STAND to write with. I don't know why. It's just that way.
December 02, 2005
HTML can be Fun!
ok ok ok, I'm sorry I keep changing my name and colors and stuff. I'm playing with code by trial and error and I didn't know that you were all finding out about it. This should be set for a while. haha (let's hope)
With a 9-2 season we're on to the Fiesta Bowl! ARRIBA!