Wednesday, July 22, 2009

drivng crazy

what drives you crazy? for some people it is as simple as not punctuating correctly, but for others it takes much more. what about you? what drives you up the wall. a slow driver? a mean fast-food attendant? or maybe a it is an attitude of a person you work with.
there are a lot of things that drive me crazy... many of which are problems of my own. like why do i find it easy to spend money on myself but when i see a person in need i clutch my money like i am protecting a child? why do i show favoritism toward a person of means but when i see a person of a lower economic status do i make quick judgements about them?
i get frustrated by the fact that i know the truth but i don't always apply it. in many situations i what to do, but i just don't. i am not completely sure of the reason, but i know that this is the case in my life. the foundational problem is sin - like it or not it is the truth. we are not perfect people and imperfect people will act like imperfect people much of the time. God help us all!!
we are reminded by james to not just hear the truth but live the truth out!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I read a great quote the other day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, "We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things?"
It seems to me that the small things in life are often the things we overlook, but turn out to be the best part!!
Take a moment and give thanks for the little things you have been blessed with!!