Saturday, May 29, 2010

A quick jump inside my head.

- Sometimes I wish I could talk to birds, only to share with them how much I hate them.

- I wonder how I would react if my life were like Truman Burbank's.

- Is it possible to turn into a leprechaun? Every so often when I find some straggling red facial hair. I also found out that anytime I try to do a british accent, it ends up sounding irish.

- Sometimes you can't judge strangers based on if they go for a handshake or a hug. Handshakes are for ugly people.

- When i'm in an uncomfortable environment and don't know people, I just introduce myself as Allen, so nobody can find me on facebook.

- Whenever I walk around campus, I just assume everyone is married. Christian colleges have the "ring by spring" catch phrase for a reason. I'm pretty sure that post people that graduate from a Christian college are in their 3rd year of marriage.

- I appreciate dentists, but I still don't think they're doctors. If I were shot in the stomach saving a persons life and was surrounded by a college professor, a dentist, and a paleontologist, i'd be screwed.

- Is there such thing as a "good" pimp?

When I was employed

It blows me away how so many things can change in a year, but when I look at it being a course of 365 days, it makes a little more sense how things can change. When I look back to where God lead me last summer, it makes excited to see where he leads me this summer.

Never in my life would I have ever expected to have a paid position working in ministry. Primarily because I didn't (and still don't) have a college degree. But last summer I was blessed with an opportunity to work in student ministries at a church close to home. I was scared that no one on staff would like me, and that the students would think I was a complete moron (not to be confused with mormon). It was amazing to see how quick I was to feel right at home. I had a great team on staff to work with, and best of all, all the students were awesome. Long story short, the plug was pulled on that church and I was out of the job. On the last day, as a congregation we combined the main service with the youth service, and they brought some of us on staff, and just shared some memories. When it came to my turn, I just looked at all the students (middle school through high school), and hoped that I was as big of a blessing as they were to me.

Flash forward to the present times, I just finished school, and I have no idea where God will lead me, but when I look back to last summer I'm sure it will be as big of a surprise as last year was.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What a God he must be.

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:31)

God was delighted with what he made, but did I ever stop to do the same thing? I realized that I never stopped to appreciate the beauty of God's creation. God rejoices in the works of creation because they praise him, but also because creation is a reflection of his glory.

God intends us to be in awe by his work of creation. Now, I can finally look at his creation and think: If the work of his hands reflect his wisdom, power, majesty and beauty, I can't help but say, "What a beautiful God there must be".