Tuesday, July 31, 2007

project "e"

For those who heard Pastor Keith Smith's sermon on encouragement last Sunday, don't forget to check out his blog: www.project-e.blogspot.com.

white space

Since setting up this blog, I've been trying to figure out how to reduce the enormous margin on the left side of the page. Truth is, I'm guilty of that in my life...filling the white space with things that end up leaving me crowded, crammed, busy, exhausted. On the other hand, I thrive when I rediscover margin.

Case in point: Two nights ago, Tiffany and I found ourselves on the back porch, each reading our respective books (ME: God is the Gospel; HER: Same Kind of Different As Me). Storms rolled into Arlington and, as the torrent of rain washed my backyard, we enjoyed an unusual peace. Relaxation in the middle of a rainstorm. Enjoying life while lightning flashed around us. That's the way I want to live. Jesus said, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31). While life thunders about me, I continue to learn the importance of margin to give me room for real life and rest in Christ.

Monday, July 30, 2007

posting 101

Many of us are new to this...so don't feel like a fish out of water. Want to comment on any post you see here? Simply click on the tiny words under this paragraph [0 COMMENTS]. A comment box will pop up and you can enter your comments. You have 3 options to submit your comment:

1. Enter your Blogger name and password if you have one
2. Click "Other" and enter Your Name and www.pantego.org/ (as website...or choose another)
3. Click "Anonymous" and you don't have to make yourself known. But hey, I'd like to know who's thinking with me!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

God is the gospel

John Piper is a spiritual hero. But, he's like eating a delicious fish dinner. You have to pick out a few bones once in a while in order to enjoy the taste. I am picking my way through God is the Gospel--a weighty read in only 175 pages. Bottom line: The "good news" of the Gospel isn't salvation. It isn't life transformation. It isn't even eternity.


The good news is God Himself. I cannot confuse the gifts God gives that are intended to magnify Himself and cause me to discover the all-surpassing beauty of God...for God Himself. The Gospel message is that God enables us to savor and be satisfied in Him. 'nuff said.

first day on the blog

OK. I'm web savy, and have enjoyed the blogs of others. But, I have been slow in creating a forum to post things that rattle around upstairs. Keith Smith pushed me. Truth is, he got ahead of me and now my hand is forced. Hope you enjoy it. I look forward to the dialogue. Soli Deo Gloria!