Wednesday, October 19, 2011

a quote to consider

This statement from something I read today made me think.
Arrogance is the opposite of humility. It compels us to treat our limits not as unique openings through which God can reveal his goodness but as diseases to be cured. - Susan Annette Muto
I think the most obvious example of my not having this attitude is in the way that I express my prayer requests to others. Does this quotation ring true for you?

Sunday, October 16, 2011


So often I lose sight of what I should really be focusing on.  It's not really a 'what', but a 'who' - Christ.  Thankfully my devotional book this week helped me by having me read a series of passages about him.  Can I even begin to express some of the excitement and awe felt in these passages as the writers talk about our glorious Lord?  Because I think it is so crucial that you and I grasp it, I will try.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Information and knowing

We live in an age of information.  It is not just money that changes hands around the globe, but information.  We send and receive emails, texts, twitters... we write on our blogs.  There are whole fields of study devoted to information  - information theory, information science, economics of information - just to name a few.  It is easy to create and difficult to quantify; essential and practical yet somehow intangible.  Have you ever thought about the role of 'information' in your life?

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Beginnings and Living [the Resurrection]

Eugene Peterson, in his book Living the Resurrection, writes
As a culture, we are great at beginnings.