He Changed Everything!

Most days I am amazed at the way our mind works.  We have our routine, and we think we know what is right… what is wrong.  We live in such comfort, and anything that takes us out of that comfort makes us uneasy.  During the time of the Torah they thought the same.  The leaders of the church had all the answers… had all the solutions. They spent their days teaching, what they believed to be right….to be wrong.  THEN CAME JESUS! He took what they believed and turned it upside down.  He took what everyone thought to be their comfort zone and turned it 180 degrees.  He does the same today!  He says don’t worry about rules… live by love.  Don’t worry about this way or that… believe in me.  Don’t think you are earning your way to heaven… let me carry that load. Return hatred with love.  If someone steals from you don’t judge, give him your other belongings also. Love your enemies, even more than you love your friends.  Our Saviors’ teaching is full of hidden messages. He teaches us a way of life we never thought possible. If we learn of his life, and contemplate his teachings, we will see but a glimpse of his heart.  His message is for today. How the kingdom of God is here and now, if we simply live as he taught. Straight from the part of our heart… where he resides. Colossians  3:12-17 (MSG)

I Love You!

Perry

He Will Wait!

We had gone into American Eagle on a routine shopping trip.  I skimmed thru the mens’ department, the way most men do.  I then found a spot to stand.  A couple of minutes turned into many, and she was still trying on clothes.  So I waited.  People asking if they could help me.  If they could get me anything.  As I patiently waited, for the one I so dearly love, I thought of how God waits for us.  God will wait.  We have a God who waits for us until we are comfortable.  A God who lives life with us, on our terms, and in our time.  Our God who is full of grace, sees himself in each of us.  He sees his son, in each of us.  When you come to understand the mystery, that is the trinity, you come to understand that nothing else matters.  It doesn’t matter if your catholic, protestant, methodist, agnostic or atheist, he will wait for our love.  He will wait for us to find him.  He will be patient with our sin, and he will be long-suffering with our unbelief.  He will forgive many times over and he will be forbearing, when we turn the other way.  When we act out of hatred.  When we have a lack of faith, he will wait.  He will love. He will be patient.  She came back, as beautiful as ever.  After all that she found nothing she liked.  Because of love I will wait again… and again.  So will our God.  Ephesians 5:1

I Love You!

Perry

The Flow Of Our Spirit!

As I stood beside the mighty Mississippi, I came to a quiet realization of our spirit. The flowing of such a body of water never stops.  Day and night without ceasing, it flows.  It bends and turns.  It has a life all its own, but is never stops.  Downward… always downward… toward something so much larger…  so much deeper…  so much more powerful.  It gave me pause to think of our spirit and the life we live.  It is always flowing, always moving, never stopping. Our lives, and that of our spirit, is ever changing.  Ever turning this way then that. One minute good, the next minute bad.  You can’t stop it, and you should not want to.  Just like the course of the river involves other organisms, so does the movement of our spirit.  The flow of our life involves other people, places and things.  It is flowing and moving toward something so much larger, deeper and more powerful.  Even after death our spirit keeps flowing. Always moving toward something more robust, more vast.  Just like the river opens into the ocean to find more life, more meaning, and more purpose, so our being, as we grow, will open into God.  In him we will find more life, more meaning, more purpose.  Just like this river… we will experience more than we ever could have imagined.  So simply let it flow.  John 7:37-39 (MSG) 2 Corinthians 3:18 (MSG)

I Love You!

Perry

Everyone Is Sacred!

Until we understand that Christ, is at the center of everything, and everyone, we will continue down a path of destructive disconnection we see so clearly in the world today. We live in a ego driven, dualistic society.  I’m right and you’re wrong.  I’m on the left, you’re on the right and we can’t learn from each other.  I’m liberal and your conservative, we simply can’t coexist.  You are one color and I am another.  You are from another country and I am American.  Until we learn to think past the dualistic way we were taught, and see in three dimension, we will never truly understand the presence of our father.  He’s In everything we see and every person we encounter.  Everything in our world, every person, is sacred, and contains the spirit of our Savior.  The greatest thing Jesus taught us, is to love one another.  “What you do to the least of these, you do to me”.  We have to stop believing that a persons lifestyle, place in this world, or system beliefs, means they do not have the image of God in them.  Every single person, has the spirit of God, and is loved equally by him.  Seeing that… is what makes you a true christian.  We should not walk, but run in love, to everyone in our path.  1 Peter 4:7 / Ephesians 4:14 (MSG)  

I Love You!

Perry