Category: The Battle

[mark 15:16-20]

[mark 15:16-20]

Yesterday everyone was shocked by a brutal video of special ops guys making fun of a guy they captured. One of their own made the video and had the wits to upload it.

[don’t crawl off the altar]

[don’t crawl off the altar]

If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. // James 1:6, MSG

[Halloween]

[Halloween]

I tried to resist writing this. I tried to reason with myself and two quiet voices inside of me: one saying that it is my own life I am living and the other whispering that my life is not for me.

Yet the daily verses kept coming and I felt the whispering voice grow stronger.

[warn people]

[warn people]

“You, son of man, are the watchman. I’ve made you a watchman for Israel. The minute you hear a message from me, warn them.

If I say to the wicked, ‘Wicked man, wicked woman, you’re on the fast track to death!’ and you don’t speak up and warn the wicked to change their ways, the wicked will die unwarned in their sins, and I’ll hold you responsible for their bloodshed.

But if you warn the wicked to change their ways and they don’t do it, they’ll die in their sins well-warned and at least you will have saved your own life.”

// Ezekiel 33:7-9 MSG

[BOOK REVIEW: When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey]

[BOOK REVIEW: When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey]

I enjoyed this book. It was not one of the “happy” books you read and everything is working out just as planned. There are difficulties that the characters face and they HAVE to deal with them. Yet the book also provides hope and joy that surpasses just this life. Once again, I liked the magic part about it, the belief in the Maybe. If anything, this book once again shows that we, adults, should learn from kids about what it means to truly believe… even when times are hard and we have to do something that hurts and scares us.

[last sunday at studentska]

[last sunday at studentska]

Yesterday we had our last service at the Church at 3 Studentska Street.

It feels odd to write those words because we had been talking about the move for a couple of years and the word “soon” lost its meaning… until last Friday when I found out that this week we’ll already be meeting at a new place.

[little things]

[little things]

Anyhow, it’s time for a “new normal,” eh? (God, I really dislike these “new normals”… Can we just leave things as they are? On the other hand… no, let’s not. Just help me get through the initiation process.)