February 20th, 2008
In case you didn't notice on one of my earlier posts, one of my '08 resolutions is to read through the Bible in 90 days. I know probably a lot of people resolve to read the Bible in one year because they sell those convenient One Year Bibles at your local Christian bookstore. They break down the daily readings with a Old Testament passage, a New Testament passage, and a Psalm (or something to that effect). This is supposed to break down the Bible into 365 manageable chunks, therefore making the task of reading such a massive text relatively achievable. But I think that only works for some people. My parents had one of those One Year Bibles when I was growing up and one time I tried to tackle it. It didn't work. Primarily because I didn't like the OT/NT/Psalm reading structure. I know books like Leviticus can be a whip to read straight through, and that's the main reason the One Year Bible folks structured the reading plan like it is. I hated ...More »
January 18th, 2008
Boyd posted this video of Tom Cruise speaking at length about his convictions and beliefs regarding scientology. I have to say, it's one of the best testimonies I've ever heard. Most of the people think this is "proof that Cruise is crazy", but when I watched it, all I could do is admire his passion for the mission of scientology. Tom Cruise is missional. He's missional about the wrong things, but his passion is still inspiring. If you can, just watch the video and imagine what it would be like if he was speaking about Christian Spirituality. Pretty powerful stuff if you ask me. More »
January 17th, 2008
Well here we are, halfway through January and it's time to see I've slacked off on any of my New Year's resolutions already. I had a bunch of resolutions this year, but some of the biggies were: Become an early riser Read through the Bible in 90 days Read a book a month Journal more Lose more weight/exercise I've actually done a pretty good job with most of these. I haven't done any real exercise but I'm eating right and I've dropped a few pounds since the holidays. I'm on track with my reading and journaling too. The one thing that I'm having a problem with is the early riser thing, but not because of the typical reasons. I actually haven't had much of a problem with laziness and discipline. It's been fairly easy for me to hop out of bed early every day. Going straight to the shower is the key. Coffee helps too. I actually want to get out of bed just so I can pull a brew a fresh cup of joe. The problem with the whole "early morning" ...More »
January 1st, 2008
It's tough to know where to go next without knowing where you've already been The key to happiness is knowing yourself Life is lived forwards but understood backwards It's always nice to "press pause" on life every once in a while Remembering is good for the soul More »
December 31st, 2007
I got a HDTV I got an iPhone I started Twittering I upgraded to Leopard Season 6 of 24 was disappointing More »