Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Blues Brothers

We're so glad to see so many of you lovely people here tonight and we would especially like to welcome all the representatives of the Washington State University security enforcement community who have chosen to join us here in Beasley Coliseum at this time. We do sincerely hope you'll all enjoy the show and please remember people, that no matter who you are and what you do to live, thrive and survive, there're still some things that make us all the same. You, me, them, everybody, everybody. 
Blues Brothers. Oh my word. What a fantastic show. They were moving around on that stage like they'd never aged. Jim Belushi jumped out of multiple summersaults and they were constantly showing off fancy footwork. They called girls up on the stage and after much pushing from my dad and David I jumped up on stage. I'm so glad they pushed. No regrets. It's all a bit of a blur for me but there's video footage to document that wonderful moment. Getting to share that concert with my dad is something I will definitely never forget. Dad's weekend was overall wonderful (duh). I love you Dad more than you can imagine. See you in a week when we head to Hawaii :)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Catalyst: The Walk

Rode through the Palouse today.
Joyride in my new boots. 
Needtobreathe kept my ears company.
So wonderful.
The Walk. 
That was the theme of Resonate's Fall retreat this year.
Our relationship with Jesus is like taking a walk.
Now I've heard this before, but many ideas were very new this weekend. 
Our walk with Jesus is not about having a destination.
We should be so infatuated and in love with God that we are in love with being with him, not worried about actually getting somewhere.
Could you imagine walking with a significant other and constantly asking them,"Where are we going? How much longer? Do we turn left here? Where are we going?"
That's like us when we're constantly asking God questions about the destination,"Who will I marry? What should I major in? Did I ask who I'm going to marry already?" lol.
It's a journey of sanctification that does not have a destination. 
You can't peak with your relationship with Christ, so don't worry or concentrate on that. 
Be in love with holding his hand in a beautiful place.

The limp. We go through things in life that cause us to wrestle with God. 
We have things we don't want to give up. We have struggles that are defining and impossible to push to the side and forget about. These struggles and defining moments in our lives make up our limp. 
A constant reminder of God's grace with each step.

I am a metaphor junky so I loved delving into this idea of a walk.
I would also go as far to consider myself a romantic, so comparing the walk to a walk with a significant other made complete sense to me.
It's a swept away feeling.
Not caring where you're going. Just who you're with.
How incredible that God is this for us.
Even more incredible is the fact that he will never "break up with us" if you will.
He will always be there with his hand outstretched desiring nothing more than to go on a walk.
A really long walk.
To who knows where.
And who cares.