Archive for May, 2009
A good friend of mine got married this weekend in Mobile, Alabama at a quaint little chapel on the University of Mobile’s campus. It was a great wedding; Christ-centered, Bible saturated and somehow my friend was able to give a nod to Martin Luther!
“A praying life isn’t simply a morning prayer time; it is about slipping into prayer at odd hours of the day, not because we are disciplined but because we are in touch with our own poverty of spirit, realizing that we cant even walk through a mall or our neighborhood without the help of the Spirit of Jesus.” (Paul Miller, A Praying Life)
I got this email yesterday. I must admit it awakened in me an affection to grip my life tightly around the things that matter (the Gospel, my family, the mission, Scripture) and to let go of the trivial things I hold some firmly.
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus,Mark Box was a student at NOBTS in 2000 and a very tender-hearted campus police officer. Mark was killed in Ghana, Africa on Friday. A propane tank exploded in his home. His wife, Kim, was not home but at work. His two boys, Sam and Chandler, escaped unharmed, but had to listen to their father dying without being able to help. Kim and the boys will be making their way back to Jacksonville and will have a service in Jax.Mark and his family were in Ghana as missionaries, but not with the IMB. They were there and raising their own funds (some through partnerships). They had just been back in the states and had raised enough money to lease a building for 2 years for the homeless. Kim worked for Wycliffe translating Scripture.This tragic information was sent to me by Jeff Box (no relation to Mark).Thank you for praying for his wife Kim, as well as his children Sam and Chandler during this difficult time.May the Lord bless you as you gaze upon His face.Living in the shadow of the cross.
When the size of God grips us more than the size of our churches and leadership conferences, and when we become obsessed with surrendering our lives to God’s sovereign presence, only then will we be redemptively different and serve as God’s cosmic change agents in a world yearning for change. (Unfashionable, Tullian Tchividjian)
I think a lot about the grace of God in my own life as a believer and what it means as I daily walk with Him. I have recently been wondering what it means to abuse the grace of God. I found at least two ways.
Happy Mothers Day to all you mothers especially to my mom and to my wife (who just became a mother) and my mother-in-law (of which I am her favorite!)! I love you all!
Follower of Jesus. Husband to Heather. Father to Cross and Rhyse. Owner of Baggins. Pastor of Metro East Baptist Church