Tuesday, May 29, 2007

With Fire in His Eyes

Revelation 19:12a
His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns.

The lines are being drawn. The difference between light and dark has become more drastic. A force of darkness has risen, commissioned to destroy those who bear the Light. But they do not fight with the conventional weapons of this world. They slip in the back door under the guise of distraction, mediocrity, apathy and relativism. Their strongholds can be seen in the very media we are submerged in daily, in the attitude adopted by the masses, in the decisions our delegation has made. But the borders of this war stretch further than our own country. They are global, even eternal.

What will it take to jar us from our complacency? Will we stand in silence, content in our inch-deep existence? We feel the beckoning to go further, faster, deeper, wider…but we are frozen in our fear. What do we have to lose? We must remember that this world is not our home. When will we decide whom we serve? The Kingdom is close at hand. The One with fire in His eyes is calling out to us. The decision is now before you.

Will you stay or will you go?

Monday, May 21, 2007

Shattering Paradigms

My buddy and fellow writer extraordinaire Matt Rauch made an apperance on my section on RELEVANTmagazine.com. It's pretty tight, even if he is a Cavs fan. [Go Pistons!] Check out his 2-part series entitled Shattering Paradigms (formerly known as Dependency).

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Ramen for the World

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This is the latest article in my section on RELEVANTmagazine.com. I greatly encourage you to read it, whoever you might be--a regular, a random visitor, even my dad. (Hi, Dad. I love you!)

You can visit this article by clicking here. Check out the other content on the site too. It's a quite exceptional experience. I promise you won't regret it.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Chapters

I graduated from college today. Turned my tassle. Packed my room. And drove away. Here I sit in the hotel with my family, and the reality of all this is setting in even more deeply. One chapter closes and another opens...but the problem is, I can't read ahead. I've tried that. It really doesn't work. At all.

And my lesson is this: becoming comfortable with the unknown...and the Knower. I am connected to a God that knows all, including the desires of my heart and the 3.4 million questions I seem to ask Him each day. It's in my nature to ask questions. I'm a journalist. A writer. An intuitive person. I thrive on understanding. And despite my deep-rooted desire simply just to know when it comes to what will happen in this next chapter...I trust God in the face of the unknown. All that really matters is knowing Him...so in my striving to know something, I seek to know Him. Not my answers. Not His plans. Just Him.

It's a liberating concept, really. One that causes the rest of the pieces of this puzzling existence we call humanity to fall into place. I recommend it. Not that I'm perfect in this, because I am very much a work in progress. But every unexpected turn on this journey reminds me that I serve a God of adventure. And I'm so very grateful to be caught up in this beautiful, epic, timeless story of redemption, purpose, grace and love.

From here on out...I'm with Him.

Selah.