musings on worship and christian living

Thought of the Day: SMILE, You’re Saved!
August 31, 2009, 5:00 am
Filed under: Life

“I’d like us to pray for some smiling faces in this church… I think more people would want to go to heaven, if they weren’t afraid it’d be like church when they got there!”
– Andy Andrews “The Noticer”


Thought of the Day: Bookstore
August 30, 2009, 5:00 am
Filed under: Life

I tweeted these the other day, but for those that don’t follow me here are my top 5 things I learned working at a Christian bookstore.

#1: Christians, by in large, traded their humor in when they accepted salvation.
#2: No product ever made is above having scripture printed on it and sold for extra money.
#3: Christians are really bad dressers.
#4: Christians expect more and appreciate less.
#5: I want to be like Jesus, not like a Christian.

Thought of the Day: Attendance Reptenance
August 29, 2009, 5:00 am
Filed under: Random Musings

It saddens me that so many churches have replaced repentance with attendance as their measure of success.  It saddens me more when I realize how often I use attendance to measure success as well.

Thought of the Day: Blessing
August 28, 2009, 5:00 am
Filed under: Life, Worship

Many times we wait and pray for God’s blessing not realizing God gives the greatest blessings when we bless others with no expectation of return.

Thought of the Day: An Uncomfortable Prayer
August 27, 2009, 2:13 pm
Filed under: Random Musings, Worship

I find the most uncomfortable part of the Lord’s prayer to be “Thy will be done” for intimately tied up in that phrase is complete and utter surrender.  It is a difficult thing to mean this prayer and to give up all control.

Thought of the Day: Words
August 26, 2009, 10:28 am
Filed under: Life

Choose what you say carefully.  Though you may intend to communicate hope or love, hate and judgement may be heard.  Words are never limited in their meaning by intention.

Thought of the Day: via Compassion
August 25, 2009, 9:44 am
Filed under: Life

Approximately 1.2 million children are trafficked each year into exploitative work – mining, factories, armed conflict or commercial sex work.