Monday, June 30, 2008

Speak less, listen more....

The immediate person thinks and imagines that when he prays the important thing, the thing he must concentrate upon, is that God should hear what he is praying for. And yet in the true, eternal sense it is just the reverse: the true relation in prayer is not when God hears what is prayed for, but when the person praying continues to pray until he is the one who hears, who hears what God wills. The immediate person, therefore, uses many words and, therefore, makes demands in his prayer; the true man of prayer only attends.

Soren Kierkegaard


Prayer is not a request list, but a conversation. God knows the desires of your heart. I like the "Only attends". Do you "attend" prayer? Do you give God a chance to speak or do you just ramble on? Chew on that for a while.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Campaign to Ban Torture

http://www.nrcat.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=211&Itemid=160&tr=y&auid=3780407

Please sign it.

Interesting, fun and work

It was a very interesting, fun and work filled weekend. Those are in no particular order...

1. It was work filled because we decided to tile the dining room and living room for Andrea's mom and step-dad. We like to tile so don't feel too much pity on us. We were lucky in the fact that we had two good friends come over and help out. So we our knees and backs are forever indebted to Michael and Rindy.

2. It was fun because Andrea and I eat some wings, ran errands together and watched some movies together. After her being on business trips for two weeks it was nice to just relax a bit and hang out. She vetoed my Taco hat at Sheplers and I can't say I blame her. But approved of my Kenny Chesney look alike.

3. Interesting because at Church we heard a sermon about Lectivo Divina, which is basically Christian Meditation. I have talked about it previously in this blog, but I really dig this way of prayer and scripture reading and I have been practicing it for a while. If practiced right it will take you to a different level of prayer and relationship. It will also remind you to slow down and remember what is important in life. I suggest everyone try it out. See this and this.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Blog I am reading

http://archidose.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 23, 2008

N.T. Wright on Colbert Report

Pretty cool interview. Read his book and went through a study of "Simply Christian" a while back. Very good read and I recommend it to all.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday!!!

Good week, seemed like I was tired all week but now it is over. I have been working with a sub who is making some cool metal panels and I have to say it is going to rock. Looks like they do some awesome things with metal all over the world. Impressive to say the least.

Not too much planned for the weekend, hang out, go swimming, go to church and just relax. I was thinking about going golfing but forgot my clubs at work.

Big shout out to my wife for some very cool photos.

Gotta run dinner is ready.....have a good weekend.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Moment

Current Reading: Christian Teachings on the Practice of Prayer
Current Music: Jimmy Hendrix-Are You Experienced
Mood: Tired and ready to watch Hells Kitchen!
Sounds: Gordon Ramsey
Smells: nothing really
Temperature: 85
Thoughts: Be true to yourself and others, always be who you are, always be compassion and love. Treat others better than you would treat yourself.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Good Day

Pretty long but good day today. Worked on a bunch of stuff, got some stuff accomplished and piled on more. Never a dull day. I guess the highlight of the day was racing around the pool with Wrigley (see Wrigs and I swimming at the beach here). He wore himself out and he is now passed out at the foot of the bed.


Man is there anything better than Tiger Woods grinding out 91 holes on a bum knee? The dude is the epitome of excellence and dedication. You know why people love Tiger, he transcends levels the average person would never dream of. Imagine what we all would look like if we had Tiger's determination and guts in everything we do. I don't think I have ever seen anyone so focused and can grind through anything....I think his dad said it best see below.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Your Life is Prayer

It is not enough to say prayers, one must become, be prayer, prayer incarnate. It is not enough to have moments of praise. All of life, each act, every gesture, even the smile of the human face, must become a hymn of adoration, an offering, a prayer. One should not offer what one has, but what one is.

--Paul Evdokimov


Very nice. Don't just smile, be the happiness. Don't just help, be the love. Do it not because you should, do it because it is who you are.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Update


Went to the IRL race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend (see above). It was a good time although the race wasn't too exciting. I guess I may be a little spoiled from going to the Indy 500 and Formula 1 races. It was disappointing to see Danica finish in the middle when she seemed to have a good setup in the beginning of the race.

Church was good. We are participating in One Prayer and heard an awesome sermon from a great pastor Perry Noble.

While I am on great, check out Ottmar's new album. I haven't had a chance to buy it, but from the previews it is sounding pretty sweet.

Had a pretty cool conversation w/ Stuart tonight about right vs. wrong, disagree vs. agree. He shot out w/ a "Blue like Jazz" quote. Touche......

And I leave you with a quote I heard recently.....

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.--unknown

Monday, June 2, 2008

Quote

Potential rides the bench while performance plays in the game....

--Unknown

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Clincher

This song rocks I crank it up anytime I am in traffic....



Could we have known
Never would I
Helped to nail down
With nothing to gain
Here's the clincher
This should be you

Kindness

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

Crosslinked from Ottmar's Blog

Things in the Mirror may be....


closer than they seem. I remember taking that photo about 4 years ago now. My how time flies, move to Indiana back to Florida then to Texas all in a short span. Such a short time for all those moves and events. Ever since this move things have been amiss. I haven't had time for much of the things I love; reading, writing, church and friends. But maybe I have had time but just have not been putting forth the effort. Lets see where we go now. Mindless ramblings I know. :)

Happy Anniversary Andrea! w00t!