Monthly Archives: March 2006

poured out

this is my water bottle…

from it i drink water…

but when it is empty, i can’t pour anything out…

we are just like that…

we can’t pour into people when we are dry…

it takes regular filling to have anything to pour into people…

so we must be sure to keep ourselves spiritually hydrated…

with the living water!

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spring continues to bloom


do you ever get spring fever?

spring is a really busy time for me…

but I think I have spring fever… here, from my front garden (yard to Americans) is the bursting forth of color from the dead leaves from last fall…

new life bursts forth from the ground…

in some conversations yesterday the topic of does God answer prayers came up… I said yes… I believe that God listens, cares and acts… but sometimes… we have to go through winter to get to spring… we need to pray and wait sometimes… so we need to hang on… spring is coming!

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visit to CA

ok, no attempts at interesting thoughts… just a couple of pix from my trip west… near Santa Cruz

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a lofty thought

are these thoughts too high in the sky to be real???

“Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either.”

C.S. Lewis: Mere Christianity, page 88, Touchstone book,1996, NY

thanks to Laci for the actual quote

and i just read this…“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. – Jesus (Luke 6:43-45)

I need to realize that the goodness that I can do is – – Him working through me…

and that He is the petrol on which I run (again – Lewis) and that I can do that good only as much as I am ‘plugged into Him’ through keeping a continual conversation going with Him…

both speaking to Him and listening to Him… and as it good conversation with all persons, I need to listen as much as speaking (prayer)…

listening through quietness, reading the word, hearing the thoughts of other followers who He may speak through…

its such an important conversation.

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spring is springing

My friends in Central Europe have a fresh blanket of snow… but here in Virginia it has been in the 70s and low 80s!!!!!

On my walk two days ago I took this pic of a tree which is just begining to bloom…

new life… that’s what I’m on this journey for!

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time savers

hey guys, this is my latest time and space saving device… will it really save time? is there time to save? is there time?

consider this difference between the eastern mind (or should I say non-western) and the western mind…

a study once showed that Americans can typically tell you the time within 15 minutes without looking at their watch the same study in a non western country: 30 minutes was best…

last holiday I had my girls test me, I averaged about 6 minutes off… what does that say about times importance to me?

and then the question: does time exist?

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kings wear crowns

Here is a crown from several hundred years ago in Korea.

I took this pic back in Dec.

I was reading in Mark today about the quizzing some scribes were giving Jesus and they asked what was the main thing… after Jesus answered them one of these teachers restated what Jesus said to make sure he understood and Jesus (who will wear the crown – just not this one) said an amazing thing to this guy… “I can tell from your understanding that you’re close to the kingdom” (my paraphrase)…

I hope that many will gain the understanding to begin to follow Jesus as king and begin thier own kingdom travelin…

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