26
October

Keeping Jesus as the Focus

Cross overlooking the city at the GrottoThese days it seems everyone is talking about the presidential debates.  Most Christians I know support one over the other.  One is pro-abortion and has socialistic tendencies, the other while supporting many traditional Christian views is from a cult group, which would have stronger influence if one was in office.

While Christians talk about their favorite candidate these are things to be aware of.  It can easily happen when the focus is taken off the real King.

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20
October

Seeing the Wonder-Seattle, Camping and Exploring

A multi-colored leafOnce I was walking with a buddy and his family.  His son was three or four years old at the time and wanted to stop at every little thing to take a look.  The rest of us wanted to keep moving, not look at bugs or flowers.  Quite a difference in the outlook of life.

But I got to thinking how children see the world.  Just sit them in front of Mr. Rogers and they’re spellbound.  They constantly ask questions, and constantly take time to look at the world with curiosity.  Maybe there’s things we could learn from that?

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12
October

God’s Unique Story For You

A page from a storybook in a foreign languageEver hung out with metal fans?  Fans act as if to be truly “metal” you must have long hair, scream about slaying dragons, and have 15 minute guitar solos that sound like what Malmsteen did 25 years ago.  In their attempt to be hardcore bands become generic and are great satiric material for Jack Black.

I give metal as an example, but in many genres too many bands or artists are not being unique.  The point I’m making is you can’t copy another’s story.  And you also can’t reenact your past glory.  Lack of new innovation is why artists love to bash on Kinkade and entrepreneurs criticize Microsoft.

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5
October

Shipping-The Final Battle

A UPS box held in front of a door to a dark room.Legends of old depict a hero facing a great foe.  David and Goliath, St. George and the Dragon, Terminator Vs. T1000.  My great battle?  Shipping.

Have you ever pushed for a breakthrough for years and when things finally start happening it gets messy?  Whether through a spiritual war or a battle with the self or the world, resistance tends to lash out when back into a corner.

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1
October

Dreaming and Intercession

Hawthorne in Southeast Portland, OregonAs I was coming to work, one side of the warehouse (also Hawthorne, or a basic image of Portland in general) was filling with water, being flooded out.  I was going to try walking on an above MAX railing platform, but a train was coming and it would’ve been too dangerous.  The railing was also cut off and I wondered how it would cross. (It really couldn’t have.)

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