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Spiritually Stale. Gross.

What happens when you don’t take proper care of your spiritual life? I recently found out the sickening effects of consuming your own stale spirituality. Have you ever eaten stale bread? Its disgusting. Hard and chewy at the same time. There is no semblance of enjoyment to this process.  So is the same of when you decide to live off of a stale spiritual life.  The words you think and worse yet the words you let fall from your lips feel distant and hollow. You chew on them but gain no flavor, no appealing textures. You are stuck with just the knowledge of what it is and nothing more.

What to do? What you know is best for you. It is different for everybody in execution. For me? Getting back into my old testament research. For someone else? Their daily psalm, proverb, rereading the gospel, journaling, painting, sketching, singing, building, talking to God, praying.   I am sure the possibilities are as endless as the God we worship.

So lets garbage out stale spirituality and get ourselves something fresh and ready for consumption.

A new sound

It is a joy this morning to worship in a new environment and listen to a sound mix produced by a professional. I will link him later. Needless to say jeremy does an awesome job and really helps worship really hit that next level. So far I am really enjoying my visit to Sunridge Community Church where my mentor Rich Kirkpatrick is the Worship Arts Pastor.

No no no no no no no NO!

Disney is acquiring Marvel…. NO!!!!!

Read the Marvel news post here.

This could be the end of all comic book things I hold dear… I mean seriously? Disney? Escape to Witch Mountain? Duane Johnson? This could spell disaster for all that Marvel has worked hard to create in my humble opinion.  Your thoughts?

And yes Matt. If things get bad enough I might just renounce Marvel and head over to DC.

What do you have to offer?

So I spend my mornings drinking coffee, trying to translate ancient Hebrew, and finding new apps for my iPod touch. And I find myself wondering today what I will do with what I study. I know that I need to use what God has given me to further His kingdom. And as I review what God has given me I realize how little my gifts are grouped together. I mean by this that the things I am good at are rather spread out. I am good with technology, I am an extrovert, I am an academic, I am a musician (but not a vocalist LOL), and I love teaching. So what do I do with these? I don’t question I will use these things I just wonder how.

As a praise God has given me a job in the technology world, utilizing my extrovert nature and my love of teaching. But what to do with my other gifts?

Please be praying that karina and I can find a church home soon where we can use our gifts to further their youth ministry.

Thanks for reading

The Camera Saga…Finished…?

So I got my camera back today.  And so in accordance with the wishes of Matt Anderson I have posted my first picture I took since getting it back.   Because I felt like celebrating a fantastic vacation in Oregon, and coming back to a (for now) working camera.  Here is the picture.

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That’s right a little Porter to make everything just that much better

Selling the Sentra :(

I bought my 04 Sentra back in 07… And now its time to let it go. Its been a very fun but ultimately unnecessary car and drain on my monthly budget.  So it has made its way onto the ultimate yard sale website. Craigslist.

Here it is on Craigslist. Sad 😦

The Mad Black Nissan

The Mad Black Nissan