Wednesday, August 26, 2009

There is a hidden danger in sentimentality, I believe.

Stuff like this just doesn't make the big time.

Monday, August 24, 2009

On the reading of old books

A wise man on going to the source.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A book suggestion

This looks good.... not that I don't already have too many to choose from as it is.

I have realized that it has taken me thirty years to finally "grow up".

- I desire to be in the Word on my own, digging and finding out for myself what it says so that I may be able to refute those who contradict.

- I desire to work hard at work, and not slack off. To not do the least amount to get by, but to be excellent in everything that I attempt.

- I desire to use my free time wisely, either to educate myself further in natural matters, or in spiritual matters, or to serve others in the Body of believers.

- I desire to be in the world so that I may more fully engage those who are not believers with the truth of Jesus Christ.

- I desire to leave some of the more childish things behind, to stop looking back toward Egypt for safety and security, but to the face of God for upholding with His righteous right hand.

- I desire to daily nurture that blessed hope of the glory of God, and not neglect any longer to think on it and to live each day in the light of it.

Monday, August 03, 2009

What I'm reading, and why I'm reading it.

Briefly, what has come to my attention is that I have given too little quarter to work and to vocation. The one thing that is a constant in this world, although perhaps too little people value it as it ought to be valued, is the idea of hard work. Living in America, this can be easy. I have been given so much. Sometimes, I do not work hard, and do not even know HOW to. What is expected of me? How do I set expectations for myself? These are questions I still struggle with daily. So, I decided to immerse myself into this topic in order to gain understanding of how I am to use this life, these resources that I've been given as a ministry tool, a tool to share the gospel. Like anyone embarking upon what is promising to be a long and arduous construction project, I have a lot of tools gathered about me. This is the book I am reading now about vocation. While I cannot say that I agree wholeheartedly with everything in this book, I AM coming to an understanding of what my heart attitude ought to be toward my vocation and why it should be that way.