lukethomas: Luke 15:3-7 What was the risk? Why did he take it? What was the result? The risk is that all the other sheep could be attacked, lost, or stolen while he was gone. The sheep that he was looking for could also already be dead or not willing to return with him. He took the risk because he could not bear to lose even one. Every sheep is precious to him. He knows he has the 99 but...
bethanyhb asked: This sounds funny, but I needed to read your about.. As a Christian girl, I come across boys with false hopes all the time. I know God has the right guy in mind for me, but I've met a lot of disappointments. You reminded me that there are men out there who put Jesus first. And that excites me to no end, for when it is time. Thank you<33
Considering a Benevolent Universe: Top ten myths... →
raynafyre: Myth #1 Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days. Myth #2 Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they...
I just updated the About Me section of my blog. Since most people probably don’t leave the dashboard to look at my page I figured I would post it here. I think this will give you a good idea of what kind of posts you can expect from me in the future. Hey, my name is Murph. I’m 24 and I am first and foremost a Christian. I serve at my church in our student ministry as a technical...
The telltale sign that one is a member of Jesus’ kingdom is that they do not...– Greg Boyd (via dchicas2)
My Learning Strategies
A couple nights ago one of my friends asked me to explain how I am able to learn and retain information the way that I do. He wanted to learn how to do the same thing. This was a difficult question to answer, and while I tried to explain it I don’t really feel comfortable with the answer that I gave. I’m not even sure if it made any sense. Usually when I haven’t thought...
primal-libertarian-deactivated2 asked: I'm an introvert and left-handed to top it off.
Coming To Terms With Who I Am - An Introvert
For the longest time I thought that something was wrong with me. I found it difficult to relate with how people described the world. It seemed like hardly anyone ever understood me. Sometimes I even had a difficult time understanding myself. It was very frustrating because I would try to explain myself but people never seemed to understand. People would think that I was cold and distant, that...
We don’t want to do business with the government because they make bombs and...– Steve Jobs (in the 1970s)
FLAGLESS: Has the American State Become Your... →
flagless: “You shall have no other gods before me.” (Ex. 20:3) Before falsely using YHWH’s name, before the sabbath, before honor of father and mother, before murder, adultery, theft, or false witness or coveting, before all of these is this single command: “You shall have no other gods before me.” It is…
rmkenny asked: God bless you, sir, and your blog.
Serving as Worship
At my church, The Fathers House (tfhny.org), I serve on the technical teams for the student ministry (seen above) as well as the adult ministry. (Our church is a little more modern than some people are used to, with our projectors, sound system, and lights). I’ve been part of the team for around 2 years now and it is something that I love to do. I look forward to it every week. One thing...
Faith, Patience, and Perseverance
Some people probably see me as a patient guy but that is most likely because I am an introvert. I may look patient, but my mind is probably racing. My brain is wired to imagine numerous possible actions and outcomes for any given situation. The problem is I often get way ahead of myself and pick what I believe to be the most likely to occur. It is almost like creating an alternate reality for...