Flights of Faith

Sunday, March 28, 2010

do we ever read scripture

and ask why our lives do not look like the disciples?

when's the last time i humiliated myself following Jesus?

i need to answer that question with action.

God, let your word unsettle me to the point where i have to change. unleash your grace.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Given Jesus' ministry, how would a follower of Jesus mark something like the seven years we have been in Iraq? A community of followers? How did you come to that conclusion?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

hunger and thirst

what if god answers dangerous prayers?

i pray to hunger and thirst after you, the Kingdom, and your righteousness.

what does that even mean?

what if we're not even able to comprehend what we'll receive in prayer? what if we just have to trust that it'll be good.

lord, i want to believe you're here. come in my life and change everything. make my life a demonstration of your love, power, and goodness. let my friends and enemies walk in that.

i want to trust you with all of myself - even my imagination. what if even that could be disciplined? what if i prayed to have the strength to love when spat on, punched, looked over, lied about, treated like an object, even killed? i could connect with others then - many who live near death and dying of all sorts. these are the ones you comfort and love, and i want to behold that sort of majesty.

who are your poor? where are they, god? show me my own, poverty. i want to be sent out, but you are a god who shapes and forms - you are a god who prepares. prepare me, lord. though you have no reason, trust that the desire of my heart is to serve you. may that be true.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Who Knew?

I love preaching!

Well, I think I started to know last semester. :) I'm giving one later today. Pray, por favor. Also, let's hope March will be a post-filled month. A lot is still stirring in me. I just need a rhythm for writing. Any topics people interested in discussing together?