Monday, February 9, 2009

love and friendship

These hand-emroidered fabrics from Iviva Embroidery are a unique way to leave a message with someone. Two of my favorites (in the spirit of love and friendship)...

Saturday, February 7, 2009


“The main purpose of life is: To have a job in whose purpose you can believe; To have friends whose immediate purposes you can trust; To have some spot on earth to which you can return as home; To be at the same time a citizen of a larger world.” - James A. Michener

Sunday, February 1, 2009

love, love, in all things love

While today's service was not revelational, I feel that in so many ways it served to remind me how important it is to find a community of believers. As I am on this search to discover my part in community with others, he spoke of our community's effort to become the church. "We don't go to church," he said, then added, "We are the church." The reminder was that we were always destined to be in constant communion with God, in fact that's the whole reason for our creation. In the beginning there existed a "commune" with God. Then sin separated. While the trinity has always existed, there were strict "IF" you do this, "THEN"... But when Jesus came to redeem us, he made the was for us to belong once again with God, son, and the Holy Spirit. No longer do we have to rely on "IF" we do, say, think, believe...but now we are able to be redeemed by His blood. There is no longer this concept of "me," but "we."

It's not a jorney of one person. There's a transformation of his power that happened somewhere along the way, that is still happening, and will continue to work in miraculous ways. I am willing to acknowledge this power working within me because I believe it brings Him joy. As for me, not only am I curious to see how He will use me, but it is the reason of my existence and I don't believe I'll ever be satisfied any other way. Not to mention I also want to bear love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

"For you have been called to live in freedom--not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love." Ephesians 5:13