I know it’s been a while.
I’ll work on something soon for you guys who keep visiting.
Ever want to be a part of something that everyone will be talking about after its over? I was at the first Passion Conference with Louie Giglio and John Piper. We went beause they just told us, “trust us- it will be good.” That’s all we knew. It was life and perspective changing.
I want you to go to this. Trust me- it will be good. Go to http://jointherising.com/
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I’ve been a little under the weather for the last few weeks, and I promise, I’ll post some original content soon. Sorry for all the videos, etc.
Okay, So, I’m sure most of you have heard me go on and on about my favorite band on the planet, Wild Sweet Orange. I have watched all of them grow up, and it has been great witnessing thier potential rise to public media attention.
They’ll be playing David Letterman in June, and Lollapalooza in August. Anyway, I felt it “necessary” to post my recent concert experience for the Refried Nation. Enjoy….
This explains how I felt about last night’s performance:
Last night Garrett Kelly, Chip Kilpatrick, Preston Lovinggood, and Taylor Shaw came to Nashville. 300 or so white people gathered all around, more than likely for the gentle pop melodies of Augustana, but they were definitely welcomed to the show with as usual, and excellent live show.
Opening with the new single, Ten Dead Dogs, Preston in grey suit and black tie, sang with mild irony and shrugged shoulders through most of the song. Straight from there they went into a Dylan-esque version of “Wrestle with God”. It was great to see them play around, and equally refreshing to see that the road hasn’t worn them down. Read the rest of this entry »
1 Thessalonians 3:6-13 (ESV)
6 But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you— 7 for this reason, brothers, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith. 8 For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord. 9 For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, 10 as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith? 11 Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, 12 and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13 so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
We compare everything. If you buy a house, you look at other houses to see what they sold for. Picking out fruit in a grocery store is silly and gross. No one knows what they are doing, but they touch everything thinking they have come up with some way to find the best fruit. We want the guys office chair right next to ours, because his looks much more comfortable. Our clothes are bought and worn based on what others might think, or what we’ve seen the people on TV with terrific jobs and miserable real lives wearing. And our cars have sunroofs and alloy wheels, because it will have better resale and look better to the other cars out there. Everything is comparison. It’s funny how comparison rarely leads to contentment. Comparison can lead to pride, or dissatisfaction, but never contentment.
Somewhere, somehow, we have a standard in our head. We compare everything to how we think it “should” be. The goal, the standard, the ideal can be different for most. We talked about success a few weeks ago. We defined success as the achievement of a desired plan or goal. This goal for success is important as a parent, as a mother, and vital as a Christian. Read the rest of this entry »