Sunday, January 8, 2012

Yin or Yang?

When I strive hard to accomplish a success, I must remember to relax my grip and let the good that is breathe.  If good is allowed to breathe then it will grow, and at a faster rate than I can conceive, much less achieve by hard fisted exertion.  But what is good?  Why does it not permeate?  Is it infantile?  Does it need protection?  Can it recognize danger?  Can it survive on its own?

If we could each to our own, would we coalesce into a greater good, or would your good depend upon my good?  Would my good except or accept your good?  How would you or I know what good is?

If, while trying on new shoes, I prick my toe on someone's discarded hypodermic, should I say they are jsut doing what comes natural?  How would I relate?

Families are prescribed by relationship, usually DNA and some varying yet standard period of close proximity during which time tradition, society and culture are learned.  If I attend a gathering of like minded individuals, why are we like minded?  Shall I not have to prove myself?  Shall I not test the waters, and then contemplate whether I return, keyboard at the ready, to interact and relate further? 

A wall is no barrier if the keeper of the key is welcoming.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Does a struggling Christianity indicate a dying organization or a reorganization?

Read Acts chapters 6-14. On the same hand, does a church at peace reach out?

If only every one were just like me--oh nooooo.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stolen from 'Out of the Shadow' Comparative Acts 6:3


Acts 6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.


3(C) Therefore, brothers,[b] pick out from among you seven men(D) of good repute,(E) full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.


3look out, therefore, brethren, seven men of you who are well testified of, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may set over this necessity,


3 Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, (C) full of the Spirit (D) and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.


3"Therefore, (G)brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, (H)full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.


So, friends, choose seven men from among you whom everyone trusts, men full of the Holy Spirit and good sense, and we'll assign them this task.


3 And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.


3 Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;


3Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them


3Therefore select out from among yourselves, brethren, seven men of good and attested character and repute, full of the [Holy] Spirit and wisdom, whom we may assign to look after this business and duty.

"You can see by the above," he said while cheswing on the middle part of his tongue with the upper and lower molars of his jaws, leaving the tip of his tongue to dance around the inside of the side of his mouth, "YOU HAVE to be careful which VERSION you read!"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Is Soul winning a win/win or lose/win?

At Dr Davis blog 'aintsobad', he made a statement that soul winner implies that someone must lose so therefore it might not be an appropriate moniker. I would say this is both wrong and right. My reasoning, while far from complete, goes something like this--

Jesus lost His life that we might gain ours.

but Jesus rose from the dead in victory over death.

I have very little to do with this other than as evangleist(good newser)

So the answer to the titled question is yes

Friday, January 16, 2009

My will vs God's Will-The Power of Will

My will(might I succeed) is by nature primarily temporal while God's Will[that all(who will?) be reunited with Him]is by Nature Eternal(encompassing and rendering miniscule the temporal).

If I surrender my will to God then His Goodness implodes and explodes(temporally perhaps gradually but eternally suddenly) within yet remaining Stillness by His Will.

...yet a glass (less?)darkly continues to intervene...

because as Paul has said 'What I will I do not and what I do I will not' and 'yet not I but Christ who live(th) in me', interesting apparent conundrum...

I note that I could be a better parishioner for my preacher, thank you, Dr Rick, for the reminder.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In the Beginning

God created the heavens and the Earth. The Earth was without form and void so the Spirit of God hovered over the turbulent, teeming waters. And God sent Enlightenment to separate the darkness from the light.

hmm!? well maybe.