Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tell Me A Story / Dan Taylor

We are created to be creatures who live in story and understand story.

The Significance of Stoires:

How Stories Shape People:

Transferring Values through Story:

Story in the Bible:

How Stories and Faith Relate:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Onward, forward, upward, homeward.

great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me
morning by morning... You help me to see

Your guiding presence tells me that good/better/best are ahead rather than irrecoverably past.

strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


is the new sos
Kevin: is it weird that when I see
  I think of a man
  waving his arms around
  for help
Sent at 1:00 PM on Wednesday
me: hahah
Kevin: I hope that has changed your life
me: it has
  now i will say things like
Kevin: hahaha
  lol is secretly the call of help of a culture which finds it neccessary to shorten the phrase "laugh out loud" into 3 letters

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Little Brother

what else can i do?

cuz You cut to the place where i hide away
and You're breaking the stones in my wall.

never thought i'd ever be caught by surprise...
look at me fall.

so lead me on now cuz i don't remember this road
but the place we're going feels a lot like coming Home
we'll be there before long

i was so sure i'd never be here again; i thought i had tasted it all
never thought i'd ever be caught by surprise
but look at me fall, look at me fall

// KG - Fall

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Big Brother

Always looking out for me with his rape prevention plans... =P

One winter break when he came home from college we killed a fifth because he insisted I build up my tolerance.

Tonight he surprised me with goshin jutsu class--fun times!!

He always was protective. He always stayed around...

Until he left. In six years the most time we've spent consecutively together was the month we traveled to Honduras, Hawaii, Taiwan.

When he started college we knew it to be the start of seeing each other only a couple times a year. He would not always be around for me.

In the coming weeks, he'll be moving to Seattle for work.

The protection he models, far-reaching, works toward its own abdication. It equips. And it loves. Enough to let me go. I have much to learn.

Weekend Soundbites

I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me... By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you... 

"I like us. We make me happy. :D" KH
Right back atcha, dear friend.
We'll make it through!
Thanks for being safe
for allowing me, by voicing it to you,
to confess what I hadn't yet admitted to myself.
You always keep it real.

In this and all things, I've never walked alone.

Friends remind each other not to give up and of reasons for hope,
of which at the end of the day, there is only One.

By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you... What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 

Even when confronted
with the truth of 長痛不如短痛.
with the sliminess of my deceitful heart.
with how jealous/possessive/covetous my "love" is.

Think over... for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 

"Your mother is emotionally... special." EK
O boy.
On account of Friday PM to Sunday AM's absurdities, I was... so preoccupied the rest of the weekend. Too much to really make the effort to socialize and knit the group together even though I organized.
Rame. Why ever half-ass anything?! Your mercy... I need it so.

No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.  It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 

"... [unintelligible]... confused ...[unintelligible]..." FC
Me too.

But God's firm foundation stands... “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” ... Be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. So flee youthful passions.

"You have a way of bringing random people together =) fun fun!" JL
I can think of few things I enjoy more.
I want this "way" to be only from You.

Madison Yelpers have low standards.
Or is it that NYC has imprisoned my palate to its city limits?

Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies... The Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil... 

"[cannot-be-repeated-should-be-forgotten/forgiven]" AL
Ma, what do I do with you?
How do I love you rightly?

There will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self... proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.

Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.