Friday, August 19, 2005

and the winner is...

some days, the question is not if i will piss someone off, rather the question is who i will piss off. and strangely, the thought that i have pissed someone off, or thrown a kink into their otherwise perfect friday experience, makes me happier than when i walked into this office this morning.

yes i know, it probably isn't christian in the least.

and perhaps it demonstrates a moral weakness within.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


There is at least one good thing about my now-15-min-longer-than-it-was commute. It gives me time to meditate on the "goodness of the Lord." I put that phrase in quotes because it is used so often that I don't want to use it; seems like the meaning has completely left and all that remains are the phonetic syllables, devoid of anything else. If you don't know what I mean, say "vaccuum" to yourself 20 or 30 times and then consider the word. Trust me that most, if not all, of the meaning will be gone.

But I have been recently using the commute time to consider God's works. Like the sky and the trees, the cloud movement and the wind. This morning, part of the trip was taken up considering the whole salvation thing. You remember, how God sent his son to save the world and all? Yup, that deal. But have you lately considered that the sacrifice was done before the earth was completed? And have you thought on what the ramifications are of the timing of that act?

I've heard it said that if one looks at something for long enough, that something can have profound effects on one's being...

Monday, August 08, 2005

Gen 1:1-3

Genesis 1:1 says In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (slightly modified KJV)
Genesis 1:2 says The earth was without form and void; darkness was upon the face of the deep. The spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (ibid.)

Kinda funny, but I've always said those two verses almost in the same breath, as if the two of them give the starting conditions before the creation story. Because for me, the creation story started with Genesis 1:3 (God said, let there be light: and light was. [ibid.]).

However, maybe Gen 1:1 is the starting condition all by itself, and Gen 1:2 begins the story of that condition. In high school english classes, composition was all about topic sentences starting a paragraph, and then the filler or background following, then a ending sentence where things are recapitulated. Perhaps Gen 1:1 is the topic sentence. For me that makes more sense, it fits better; a puzzle piece that doesn't fit til rotated, or turned over.

I like these three verses, and the first one best of all. It gives a boundary condition to my life. Believing that God created the visible world, the heavens and the earth, gives him an extreme power. I don't want to submit to someone less powerful than myself. What kind of sense does that make? Why am I going to yield to someone who has no power? But according to this verse, God can do things that humans only dream of. How tremendously cool is that?! This verse describes someone I want to be down with. As a starting point to a relationship, it's a pretty good one I think.

Friday, August 05, 2005

tired and tired and tired

i moved this past sunday. had a bunch of people help too. and i'm still tired even today!

although i don't want to live where i am for the rest of my life, i don't look forward to moving again at all.

i think i need a vacation.

i've recently acquired a cat.