February 14 2006
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February 11 2006
Who kills Snow Men? Be honest? Who walks past a snow man and
their heart starts pumping faster and there mind start contemplating how to
murder the little mound of snow? Seriously! I made a flippin sweet snow man
with Matt at 1:30 this morning and
we sat it on top of my dad's car. I was going to take a picture of it
when i woke up so i could post it but when I looked out the window horror
struck me! There my little snow man was, or at least what was left, strewn in
the street with no regard to the humanity! I couldn't look anymore! That little
man's life was cut short because of a serial murderer! I wonder what went
through the murderer's mind as he was slaying my poor defenseless snowman to
the ground! That little bundle of joy that brought joy to on passers was murdered
by some senseless person out there. I warn you, Beware! he or she is still roaming
the streets of Murfreesboro!
February 11 2006
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January 29 2006
Praise God for what He did this weekend!
January 17 2006
How great is our God! How amazing is our Father! From the beginning
of time to the very end he is the same! Never changing, never ceasing to wonderfully
wanting to mold us into His beautiful and perfect picture of what we were created to be. How great is OUR God!
He has given us victory over this world! He has given us the story of all
stories to go and share!!! He has given us divine gifts to strategically stir
his ongoing story to come into fruitation! How GREAT is our God! He has given
us, mere vapors, the privilege to team up with Him, The Creator of ALL, to help
in this divine story He has set into motion! How great is our God! The earth is
filled with His glory! May we not hinder Him in where he wants to take us and
use us! May we have soft hearts to hear the voice of the living God! May this
generation go out to the ends of the earth and proclaim His wonderful name!!!!!
HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD! We love you God! We want to see you move in our
generation! We want to see you change our hearts and set them on fire for you!
Oh God we love you and want to be used by you! How great is our God! How great
is our God! How great is our God!
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January 10 2006
Well things seem to be shaping up pretty good this semester.
I am taking 17 hours so I am nervous about doing that with greek but I think it
will be aright if I stay on top of everything. Anyways all that said it will be
difficult but not impossible. I am really looking forward to everything. Though
I am looking forward to this semester, I feel like there is a empty place in me
when I am here at lipscomb. I feel so out of the loop but at the same time I
feel a longing to really love lipscomb. I can feel myself warming up to
lipscomb but at the same time it is such a struggle to stay here. I don't
know.... I am praying that god will soften my heart to lipscomb even more than
he already has. I just want to love being here because it is hard to show Christ
to people when I feel so out of the loop and constantly having a bitter taste
in my mouth about the whole experience. Yet through everything I know that God
is taking me through this process here at lipscomb to teach me new and exciting
things! I have been coming to a realization that nothing in my life and in what
I do is wasted because of who I am following. So it is up to me to trust. Trust
that God has a plan even in a time when I feel I am insignificant to the people
and places around me. Trust....... I really need to work on that. Anyways if
yall want a few things to pray about.... just pray that god will bless my
efforts this semester. Pray also that God will soften my heart to lipscomb and
that I will begin to feel included. Pray also that God will just be on this
campus and that people can't help but see him moving.
Dear Lord, Thank you so much for everything you have blessed me with here
at Lipscomb. You are so amazing God! You have set me free and there is no
possible way I can repay you or thank you enough for that! I thank you god for
being so merciful toward me when I fail to spend time with you. I will never be
able to understand the fullness of your love for me. You are amazing God! I
offer to you this semester here at lipscomb. I commit my life to you and I commit
that I will strive to show you this semester in every and any way I can. Lord I
pray that you will help me to keep this promise to you. Please Lord help me
stay focused on you and your will for my life. Please give me even more of a
passion to strive after you and to strive after an intimate relationship with
you that is fruitful to others. I know that I am not the perfect candidate for
you to use but I give thanks in advance because I know that you are going to
use me this semester and I know I am not worthy of that yet you offer blessings
to me one after another that I do not deserve because you love me so much. Thank
you! God I pray that you will help me trust in your timing and in your plan for
me this semester. I thank you for setting forth this plan even before I was
born and putting me in this positions to carry out your plan for my life! I
love you God! I can't express that enough to you or to anybody else but you
know my heart and I pray that it's longings will speak more for me than my
actions or words. God please keep me humble this semester. Please help me to
find a belonging in you and to let that be enough for me. Please God show me
more and more that my relationship with you will sustain me even when I feel
left out here at lipscomb. Lord please soften my heart to lipscomb and the
students here. Please lord donâ€™t let me have any pre conceived views about the
people around me. In other words please help me to see them through your eyes
and help me love them for what you see and not what the world sees. God I pray
your blessings over this campus. Please lord have your hand on the facultyâ€™s
and studentâ€™s hearts and teach and grow each of them. God I pray and overall blessing
over each college campus in America.
I pray that your presence will be felt on each of those campuses. I pray that
you will raise up leaders and give them courage to lead their campus to your
side. God I thank you for what I can see you doing all around me! Thanks you so
much for what you have already done for me and what you will continue to do. I
pray that you will shape me and mold me into a man of God that will lead people
into seeing you and your heart for us. I pray that you will continue to teach
me new things and continue to refine me no matter what it takes. I want to
serve you lord! God you are so amazing!
December 14 2005
To Shelby - I LIKE BEANS!!!!! haha
Yall have a great day!
November 29 2005
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November 14 2005
$100 bill illustration
Why are we in college right now? Why is there a sense of
need to go to college to attain a job description with a bigger pay check? Why
is money so important to us? Why do we do what we do for money? We live in a
world that revolves around money - that is why. Without money this world would
supposedly fall apart. This world says that money is the most important thing
in life. This world says that money is what brings us happiness. The world says
without money we will starve and not live in comfort. The world says we should
gain money so we can eat, drink, and be marry. The world revolves around money.
Why do people buy into these lies? We as Christians are called to a higher
calling. We are no longer the worldâ€™s, we are Godâ€™s people. You see, we have
been tricked into thinking being blessed = God is happy with what we are doing.
There is story after story of godly people suffering and not being â€œblessedâ€ in
our eyes. God cares more about what we do for him while we are here than what
we can accomplish while here. Take care, protect yourself against the least bit
of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot. The
man in this story was letting greed for money get in the way of his
relationship with his brother. This man was missing the whole point of life. He
was tricked by the devil into not realizing the real meaning in life. Many ask
â€œwhat is the meaning of life?â€ I say it is to love God and to love others. Or
in short â€“ relationships. We so often sacrifice both of these by giving our
time and energy trying to attain comfort in this world. We go to work every day
using the time God has blessed us with to gain more money. Why? When we die
what good will it do? Fool! Tonight you die. And your barn full of goods â€“ who
gets it? Why then do we so easily loose sight of what really matters for the
sake of gaining wealth and comfort? You see the devil packages this idea of God
wanting only the best for his children in such an appealing package. We are
tricked into thinking what is â€œbestâ€ is what God wants. But what defines
â€œbest?â€ You see that is where the devil has tricked us. We so often are tricked
into thinking what we think is best must be at least close to what God wants.
But that view is so tainted by the world and its standards that we can be so
farm from what God wants and not even realize it. You see God KNOWS what will
ultimately make us happy. He sees the whole eternal picture. He knows that the
only thing that will matter when we die is the relationships we had. Love God,
love others. So then it is important to shake off the devils schemes and wake
up to what God has shown us. It is not wrong to have money. In fact, money can
be used to further Godâ€™s will. But we should be extremely careful because the
devil uses this to twist our views and make us miss Godâ€™s will completely thinking
we have it figured out. Ultimately all of this comes down to personal searching
with God. There is no straight answer to how we should attain and use money.
This is a song describing a man that has missed that point in life and has
continued to chase down that American dream and missed what life was. I hope
and truly pray that I will not fall into the same trap the devil has set for
me. I pray that God will keep me focused enough on him and his words that I
will not be deceived by the devil. When I play this song listen to the words
and re-examine what your views are about money.
November 14 2005
So here is the text : Luke 12:13-21
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."
14 Jesus replied, "Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?" 15 Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
16 And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. 17 He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'
18 "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." '
20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
21 "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."
(from New International Version)
Thanks again. Anything you can think of that would make this text into an interesting sermon. Thanks