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G.P.S.

July 23, 2009

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‘Nuff said!

Glory to God, FOREVER!

michael

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to strike a chord.

June 4, 2009

life light up.

notice that stuff doesn’t just happen as you sit by and wait. 

i’m so pumped right now, because i have been listening to Christy Nockels’ new cd, “Life Light Up,” from sixstepsrecords. preordered it, so it’s on it’s way, but from what i heard on the Passion podcast, again, i’m super pumped!!

it just strikes a chord in my heart to get up and make something happen for the kingdom. i think about how stagnant we get alot of times, simply because we feel that there’s not a whole lot that can be done at the moment.

but there is…

checklist

i say, let’s all just start our own lists and just put as many things on it as we can think of.

as time progresses and opportunities arise, start checking things off the list.

1. help a neighbor mow the grass.

2. hold the door open for someone.

3. donate blood.

the list goes on and on and i know from experience that, when you get on a roll with doing this stuff, it starts to really pile up amazing feelings inside,… it makes you wanna bust out and praise the Lord. 

so, i’m just dying to hear how the checklist works for you.

it’s time we get uncomfortable and light up the lives of those our God puts in our paths each day. i mean, after all, that’s what they’re there for, right?

right?

 

until next time.

grace.

peace.

love.

michael

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rant.

June 4, 2009

figuring things out…

watched two movies this week that, surprisingly, BLEW MY MIND WIDE OPEN! Bride Wars (that’s the surprisingly,..) and Definitely, Maybe! 

I wish I had the time and patience to spill EVERYTHING that poured through my mind as I watching Definitely, Maybe,… man, how I wish I had the time.

One thing that I love about what I’ve learned is you really do have to grab life my the horns. Waiting is actually very detrimental!

ADHD.

Be back soon!

michael

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communion of hearts.

June 1, 2009

IMG00207I don’t know, and can’t imagine, what you see when you look at the beautiful girl in this picture,…

Here’s what I see, in a nutshell,… 

I see the most beauty that can be captured in one person’s eyes, and a warmth in a smile so soothing, it just feels like home.

I see skin so soft, like reaching to the sky and grabbing the clouds,… a voice so sweet, it’s a joyful noise to my ears.

Inside, a heart that beats for God like no other, and my soul cries out to meet hers at the gates of heaven, to be united in more than an earthly vow, but instead, a majestic communion of faith and hope and love.

michael

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church is boring

May 28, 2009

I’m seriously falling asleep at church!***

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And while I’m thinking about it, just take a look at these numbers:

Top 10 reasons people don’t go to church

(Among infrequent attenders and non-attenders)

Boring or unfulfilling church services 42%
Beliefs of the church 35%
Church’s moral views 35%
No need to 34%
Prefer to do other things 31%
“My beliefs are too weak” 27%
The way churches are organised 24%
Other commitments 21%
Bad experience among church people 16%
Not enough time because of work 15%

Source: Why People Don’t Go to Church, 1998 Australian Community Survey***

Sources of peace and wellbeing

Time with family 89%
Time with friends 80%
Listening to music 65%
Homemaking 63%
In a garden 58%
Time by the sea 57%
Relaxing (doing nothing at all) 53%
Working 52%
Spending time
in the bush 48%
Travelling (internally) 40%
Reading novels 37%
Travelling (overseas) 36%
Praying 29%
Dining out 28%
Playing a musical
instrument or singing 27%
Watching TV 25%
Watching movies 25%
Meditating 24%
Watching sport 23%
At church services 21%

Source: Why People Don’t Go to Church, 1998 Australian Community Survey***

***both sets of figures were taken from http://www.signsofthetimes.org.au/archives/2004/march/article4.shtm

Just wanted you to sit on those for a couple of days and I’ll be back with some perspective and insight!

michael

 

 

***disclaimer: I was not at North Point Community Church when this was written. lol. North Point is never boring.

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batter up!

May 3, 2009

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Oh, how I crave a ball glove and a pop fly right now!

I played DLS ball for NINE years!

Broken record to some,…

still fresh in me!

michael1

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a great line of heart.

May 2, 2009

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
So Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets, 
When I think about, the way…

He loves us.

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michael2