Sunday, November 15, 2009


as the christmas season tends to lend itself to christmas parties, and the space we currently use at fude is often used for said christmas parties, we have decided for the next two months to meet at scott and brenda's house to keep the confusion of location at a minimum. so come chill in the living room with us at the upper room. email scott for directions.
peace to you,

Monday, November 02, 2009

hurry up and wait

this morning as i was reading lamentations, (i know...not the most encouraging monday morning read) i came across a great line in chapter 3.
"because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. i say to myself, 'the LORD is my portion; therefore i will wait for him.' the LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD." lamentations 3:22-26
seeking and waiting. i'm not sure if you find it easy to just sit and wait, but it is probably one of my least favorite things to do. (especially when that waiting is behind someone in traffic who is not moving as quickly as i would hope.) in the midst of our busy lives, it takes discipline to sit and wait. It take discipline to seek god and stop and listen to what he would say to us. it takes discipline...
funny how the word disciple looks a lot like discipline...
seek and wait.
stop and listen.
this week the upper room will be at our house at 4pm. we will be looking at this passage as well as the idea of waiting on god...on listening to what he has to say to us and committing ourselves to one hour of meditative prayer during the week.
peace to you,

what you believe = what you be/live...

if jesus is the way, the truth and the life, how does that impact the way we live monday to sunday? this is what we discussed last night at upper room.
we are asking ourselves two questions at the end of each day this week.
#1. where did i see god working and join in?
#2. where did i see god working and resist?
it is a great exercise to see where our beliefs match up with our lives...and where we show what we truly believe when there is a discrepancy between what we say and how we live.
believe = be/live.
peace to you,