Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lead Me

Here's a great song that's always played on the radio station I work at.  Yet, I've never actually listened to the words...

But us men really should take a listen.

-Reed


Friday, August 5, 2011

Don't Waste Your Life!

I've just started reading John Piper's Don't Waste Your Life.  And I'm sure I'll have more to say on it later.

In the mean time, Lecrae says it all.  I'm no fan of Christian rap/hip-hop (it sounds off) but the man knows how to spit...

hugs and kisses,
Reed

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

God as King and Christ as Integrating Centraliy

Today my dad had a procedure to remove the diverticulum that has formed in his bladder and to biopsy what was thought (that's right, past tense!!!) to be a cancerous mass. Thanks be to God, the procedure went beautifully, with full recover expected and the pathology showing that there wasn't any cancer! Still sort of reeling from the whole thing, but one thing became abundantly clear to me through this whole ordeal:

The goodness and loving nature of God is not affected by my current situation. Now, some scoffers will accuse God of being above us and not caring for our current maladies; this is simply not true! Scripture not only affirms that He does grieve when we grieve, but that we are to take refuge in the fact that He does not change. How terrifying would it be to say goodbye to my dad for the last time in a universe ruled by a whimsical deity? I could never be happy either knowing or not knowing whether my dad had cancer. I would never be able to rest in His peace, knowing that all things work for my good. Never.
Thankfully, I can echo Paul in proclaiming and affirming the following: