Posts Tagged ‘love’

Simple Agenda

June 17th, 2013

Here’s one thing to get your mind in the right place on this Monday morning.  One little thought from Paul as he pleads with the Galatians to stay try to the freedom of Christ.

For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:5-6 (NIV)

One thing counts.  Is that one thing on your agenda today?

every minute

April 16th, 2013

I wasn’t at Boston this year, but I am reminded of the of the crowning jewel of marathons each day. Above my desk hangs a pencil drawing of myself and my marathon partner, Clay Nicks crossing the half way point at the 100th Boston in 1996.  On my bulletin board is a clipping from a Boston magazine Qualifyadvertisement from years ago that simply says “Qualify”; something that I have striven for year to accomplish, yet have been consistently unsuccessful for one reason or another.  In some ways I feel like a part of my life was attacked yesterday, and that’s severely disappointing.  I am sure many of you feel that way today as well, so one reason or another.

But what shall we do?  Shall we sit and retreat in fear?  Shall we yield to this attack on our freedom? I say no.

Yesterday also began the second stage of my ankle’s ligament recovery as I moved out of the air cast boot and into an ankle brace.  I feel even more motivated to get back on the road and exercise my freedoms –  running around this great country of ours.

I also was reminded of this pretty neat quote yesterday morning, and I planed to share it today. It seems even more fitting now.

“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” -Jack Kerouac

Fitting because of the way life can change instantly of course.  But even more fitting because of this small nugget of truth from the Christ – the son of God!

And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:39

He says the second greatest commandment in the whole universe is to love your neighbor as yourself! If you are in love with your life, then correspondingly you are to be in love with the life of others as well!  Loving them as you love yourself! And that’s how we fight this craziness in our age.  Yes, there will be justice doled out by the government, and rightly so.  But we on the ground, we can start by making sure we take care of those people that we connect with every day – the neighbors around us.

every minute, every mile!

Basketball Madness

March 5th, 2013

Since March means March Madness and basketball, here’s a neat little video that demonstrates some basketball and some madness.

Take a few minutes and watch this here, and make sure you wait around until the end.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

King Day!

January 21st, 2013

It’s King day, so I thought it would be good to share some of his work.  I like these words he said.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

I like that he sought to fight injustice with love and peace.  I think I also like them because they seem grounded in these words of John

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5

and maybe these

At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.  1 John 2:8-11 ESV

Shine your light today and do good!

10-4 Amigo

October 4th, 2012

Since this is October 4, I fully expected today to be C-B Radio Day.  Turns out it’s just National Taco Day, which evidently is actually Aztecian food, not Mexican food.

In 1520, the conquistador Hernando Cortez wrote to King Charles V of Spain to describe his experiences in the New World. In his letter he mentioned a delicious meal the Aztec inhabitants prepared with “tlaxcalli” or “tortilla.” It is the first historical reference to tacos. – From Punchbowl.com

So, that’s that.  And we know that everyone loves tacos!

Speaking of love, I discovered this great motto yesterday.

“Love God, love people, do stuff!”- Bob Goff

I love it more than tacos!  I mean , what else is there?

And since we are talking about tacos, which makes me think about fish tacos, Baja Style! Anyway, tacos and loving and doing stuff, I can’t help but to harken back to the Feeding of the 5000 and how Jesus instructed his posse when they ask him to disperse the crowd so they would have time to get to the restaurants before the game started, before nightfall.

16 But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” Matthew 14:16

If that isn’t an indictment towards us to act, I am not sure what is!