What Easter is about …
When you’re about to make a tough decision:
everyone else will have a vision for your life.
Your parents, who love you but are living through you.
Your best friend, who has selfish motives and secret agendas.
Your other friends, who don’t think about you during the day.
The culture, which aims at your wallet.
Some pop song, written by a guy in a 3000 dollar chair.
A movie, which holds you in a spell like a drunken stupor.
Even you, who can so easily deceive yourself with promises you keep breaking.
Don’t trust it. Don’t trust some articulate well-spun wisdom. Don’t trust that blogger. Don’t trust me. They might say good things, when it’s really dressed-up advice made to sound good so you would call them wise, and they’re not even following it themselves.
There is only One Voice who knows you better than…
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Why is it that I want to get better, I want to be unstuck from where I am, but I don’t do what I should do? If I really wanted to experientially know and serve God, I’d at least try. But I don’t. How to I really learn to WANT something desperately? Resolve in my heart that I want it? People keep saying resolve in your heart to follow God but I don’t know how to want something that badly no matter how much I’ve suffered and no matter how much good I know He is. No one seems to understand.
So a long, long time ago (in a galaxy called here) was a dude who had the same problem, and he wrote about this struggle in a letter that we now call the Book of Romans, in Chapter 7, which says,
I do not understand what…
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But they don’t know that it’s only Friday …
The goodness (so to speak) of Good Friday …