Lord release the sound of Heaven. Let it rise in every nation. We will join the anthem singing, for your glory

Hi hey hello,

Recently, I have been reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. First off, if you want a great, challenging book, read this one. The basic idea of the book is, God loves us, like loves us with this crazy kind of love that we cannot even begin to imagine. Because of this, Chan calls believers to try to love God with this same love and because of that we should be listening to God and doing what He says, no matter how crazy it seems. We are supposed to love Him with a kind of love that doesn’t care about what happens to us physically, but is only concerned with doing the will of the loved.

Anyway, one of the last chapters is basically listing numerous different stories about modern day Christians who live out their faith both in America and around the world. I love reading stories about people who are living in modern day America, who are living out what God is telling them to do, in a country where we are surrounded by excess and frivolity. It convicts me that even in here, in America, where it is so countercultural to live in a manner in which we give more than we take, some people still live like that. They give just as much to people as they take for themselves. I love hearing stories about that.

If you want to read a book that will make you think about the way you live, one that will challenge you to rethink where you put your time and money, I suggest this book.

Title Lyrics: Be Lifted High – BethelĀ 

Some food for thought on this Monday morning!

-LC

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If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking. Then Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss and my heart turns violently inside of my chest and I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way…

Hi hey hello,

Sorry about once again, not posting for a while. I have been like really really sick, I know, not an excuse, but it is the truth. I don’t know if you guys know, but Sunday was the little baby blog’s birthday!! He is one year old. (Yes, my blog is a boy) I cannot believe it has been one year.
This time last year, this blog was where I came and wrote all those rants about people who I knew wouldn’t read my blog, then found out they did later. Yeah, it was an awkward stage in my life, one that quickly went away, thankfully. I just want to thank all of my friends who have stood by me through those horribly bad and awkward times and thanks to all of my readers who have stumbled upon this little baby here.
In other news, Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a very merry one indeed, I know I did. Got my iPhone 4S, FIFA12, and wedges. It was indeed a good year. I will save the “what a year” post though for New Years, which I will be spending with my lovely friend, Taylor!! I am beyond excited!
I always try to think back at this time of year about what Christ did on the cross for us all those years ago. I am reading Crazy Love, and I highly recommend that book to anyone who wants to have their view of God and themselves challenged. This books has redefined how I view this time of year. Mr.Chan, in one part talks about how nothing is about us, the big story, is not at all about us. In the Bible, God created the earth, God chose the people, God used the people, God set up judges, God sent His son, God will be praised for eternity. Not one part of that is about us, all about Him and His glory, so our lives should be lived for His glory, which is ultimately our greatest good! Oh how great our God is!!

How was your Christmas? What did you do? How do you keep this season, full of gifts and food and material things, in perspective of the great gift of God?

-LC