Tuesday, October 31, 2006

let the good times roll

I had a really great Sunday-Monday combo. Sunday morning, I was immensely blessed at Josh Rob's church. They had a big free lunch which was amazing, especially when ur used to rez food. But the whittles came second to the messaage. The message was a Selah message (ask Josh) on Romans 12. He centered eveything; the condition of human kind, salvation, sanctification, mortification of sin in the believer, and God's value for us; on the cross. For someone who judges themself a lot, and rarely lives up to the standard, it was a welcome message.

Then I had an exam, which was good because it was open book and I got the text from the library just before this other dude. Then I had to stay up to 3am to write an essay. usually I abide by the Sabbath, but Mark 6 gave my conscience a rest.

And Monday, oh wait till I tell you about Monday. I got a call from my big bro (back in the 80' all the girls grabbed his hand and couldn't let go), letting me know he could score tickets to the Leafs game! I had never been, so I was pretty excited. I met my dad at the ACC and we looked at the tickets. Plantinum level... sweet! Walk in, the dude tells us to go to the front! I could touch the glass! I don't think I've ever been so close to crying out of happiness for a non-spitiual event.

To top it all off, I spent some quality time with my father (I was holding his hand in the 80's) and he brought me lots of food for rez.

I think God really gave me a great gift this weekend.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

good videos

on youtube and found some great commentaries that give clear meaning of some new termingology going around the church these days.
i don't know how to put in videos and stuff. but if you're on youtube, check out "Emergent vs. Emerging." should get this white guy with a black shirt and cool yuppie necklace. he comments on other stuff, but i think this is where he's best.

And then get the "John Piper is bad" video... so b-b-bad :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

almost made it through

I remember in high school I could be a pretty disruptive student. Grade 10 in particular was a bad year. I remeber laughing hysterically through this one guy's presentation (I won't say why, it's pretty bad). Anyhow, I was going strongthree years into university until about 45 minutes ago. Dave and I were attentively listening to an intricate explication Marx's response to Hegel. All of the sudden, he just leaned over and made this weirdo gurgling noise. I was like "what the heck was that," and we both burst out into laughter. It was terrible. Dave unleased the contents of his nose on his computer, and I was in uncontrolled laughter. I tried to cover for us by saying "David made a wierd noise," but it came out garbled. Our prof just smiled politely, put her hand through her hair, and continued the long march. I think the worst part of it all was that Dave would lean over every now and then just to get me laughing again.

Now I'm gonna try and participate in class to redeem myself.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

i got really high on my first essay for that class where the guy behind swore cause it was so complicated. (check my sep 26th blog) It's pretty exciting, and I have no qualms in pointing out the ppl who really helped. My one-on-one time with my prof, my friend Dave (who was equally lost, but two blind men working together have a of potential), and God. Somehow, He thought it prudent to further bless me beyond the initial grace of salvation and gave me this great mark.

the next essay is due next week..

Dave says 'hi'

Saturday, October 14, 2006

What would it be like?

Tonigth Matts Sundin scored his 500th goal (which is a big deal in hockey). Not only did he score it, but he scored it in overtime (winning the game). On top of that, he scored AGAINST the power play(shorthand), and it was a hat trick.
Can you imagine? A goal meeting any one of those obstacles is noteworthy, but all of them. What a beautiful moment. So Sundin was pretty happy ecstatic (in his own way, I think he's a little introverted).

Anyhow, I think this is a good time to let everyone know that I dream pretty much every day of making some great sports or even military achievement. It's pretty crazy. Like catching some long pass in football, or saving some poor sap on the battlefield. I do it in class, as I walk, during devotions... So yeah, I'm not gonna analyze anything or get philosophical. I just like picturing myself beating other people in some competitive venture and getting the glory for it. Sundin must be living it up right now, tmrw he'll wake up with a real good feeling, then probly go to practice.


Monday, October 09, 2006

muchos gracios

things I appreciate, in no premeditated order

1)missions (hehe)
2)long-walks alone, but i bet walking with ppl is fun too
3)solitude in nature
4)capture the flag (competition in nature)
5)family, especially mine (they did a good job in teaching me the exercise of obedience in love)
6)jack bauer (taught me what it means to be a man of good intentions but frustrated purpose (season four, ep 20)
7)uncles that make you question the reliability of your family tree.

i don't really want to say much more.. i'm sure i could go on and talk about my cat. he killed another rodent.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Holy Lord, I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief, of failure to find Thy mind in Thy Word, of neglect to seek Thee in my daily life. My transgressions and short-comings present me with a list of accusations, but I bless Thee that they will not stand against me, for all have been laid on Christ. Go on to subdue my corruptions, and grant me grace to live above them. Let not the passions of the flesh nor lustings of the mind bring my spirit into subjection, but do Thou rule over me in liberty and power.

God brought me back to the gospel the other day. It should really be every day. I'm thankful for many things, and I'll list some of them later this weekend, but LORD am I thankful that at 18 years old God grabbed hold of me. I love Jesus. He's changed my life, and me.
And in the beauty of it all I consistently slip and lay in discouragement, disobedience (especially in the areas of evangelism and prayer) and the easy-come-easy-go comforts of an undisciplined spiritual life.
Rom 6:4We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

(thanks for reading this and participating in my gospel, you guys rock)