Sunday, January 30, 2011


I am sitting here at corner bakery trying to read, but I cant. So I guess I'll blog.

As I said in my last blog I love listening to books on tape, or I guess they are called audio books now. Last month the Narnia series was on sale on iTunes for only $9.99! All 7 books unabridged!! I am sad to say that I haven't ever read the entire series. A few years ago I read, "Magicians Nephew"and "The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe". I have been meaning to read the rest but haven't made the time for it. So now I am listening to the Chronicles of Narnia on my iPhone while I drive.

I am up to, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, and after leaving circles yesterday I was driving out to the Long Beach area to meet some friends for dinner. I got to the part in the story where they meet Ramandu, the fallen star, and his daughter. When Ramandu tells them that he is a star Eustace says that in his world starts are balls of burning gas. The star responds to this by saying...

“that is what they are made of, not what they are.”

-C. S. Lewis “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

I don't know why that struck such a deep cord with me but it did! It stirs something very deep in my heart and mind.It's both thought provoking and beautiful. I guess it made me think of God's intent and purpose for things. How His intentional He is. I suppose that this is the best type of beauty, something that isn't just nice to look at. Something that needs you to dwell on it, something that stirs and challenges you.

So I guess you could say that that is the prettiest pretty there is.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Some Recent Church Notes

The Lord gave me the week on New Years eve, it's an image of compromise. She is giving only a shard of her heart to the Lord.

This was a study on anxiety and worry. What I really loved about this study and never understood was that to be worried is to be double minded. That was such a powerful realization! This past year was a nightmare, I had so much anxiety. I was literally letting Satan and his brood tear my heart and mind into pieces. How I fought it was to choose humility and realize that I need to repent from these thoughts, feelings, and fears. I had to CHOOSE to pray against them.

This past weeks study was on guarding your mind against spiritual warfare. His spiritual eye is open and the Holy Spirit is upon him. The demon can not stand the the fact that he is focusing his mind on the Glory that is God. The concept here is that the eye is like the a combination of the Shekinah glory and the tongue of flames that rested upon the heads of the people at Pentecost.

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Seasons...

I was debating whether or not to start a new blog or just continue posting on my old one. I decided that this commitment I am making with CIRCLES deserves it's own space. So here I am making a blog dedicated CIRCLES. Expect some cross pollination of my blogs. I try and pot my church notes each week other blog so I expect ill do the same here. I suppose I will post some of my blog's from here onto there as well. Well now I am rambling, so forgive me.

Things about me...
I am always drawing, so please forgive me if you see me drawing in a meeting or at Church. It actually helps me listen better.
I love coffee.
I am dyslexic and cant spell to save my life.
A surefire way to cheer me up and put a huge grin on my face is to show me something cat related. I was obsessed with cats a child, and I kind of carried a lot of that into adulthood.
Huge comic nerd.
Been to J.K. Rowling's house.
Taught High School Art for a year.
I was in G.A.T.E. (smart kids) and R.S.P. (remedial class) at the same time as a child.
I love books on tape.

And I suppose we can get to know each other more over the next 8 months. I am stoked about that I LOVE meeting people. Expect this blog to be a peek into my head. The Lord speaks to me a lot through my thought life, so when he shares a bit of wisdom with me I will put it on here. Blogs make awesome sounding boards. And don't be surprised if I post drawing on here, I tend to do that. And when I get home I'll prolly decorate this blog.