"Put your hands up"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
When you see a deer you see Bambi
And I see antlers up on the wall
When you see a lake you think picnic
And I see a large mouth up under that log
You're probably thinking that you're going to change me
In some ways well maybe you might
Scrub me down, dress me up but remember no matter what
I'm still a guy When you see a priceless French painting
I see a drunk, naked girl
You think that riding a wild bull sounds crazy
And I'd like to give it a whirl
Well love makes a man do some things he ain't proud of
And in a weak moment I might walk your sissy dog, hold your purse at the mall
But remember, I'm still a guy
I'll pour out my heart Hold your hand in the car
Write a love song that makes you cry
Then turn right around knock some jerk to the ground'Cause he copped a feel as you walked by
I can hear you now talking to your friends
Saying, "Yeah girls he's come a long way"From dragging his knuckles and carrying a club
And building a fire in a cave
But when you say a backrub means only a backrub
Then you swat my hand when I try
Well, what can I say at the end of the day Honey, I'm still a guy
I'll pour out my heart Hold your hand in the car Write a love song that makes you cry
Then turn right around knock some jerk to the ground'
Cause he copped a feel as you walked by
These days there's dudes getting facials Manicured, waxed and botoxed
With deep spray-on tans and creamy lotiony hands
You can't grip a tacklebox
With all of these men lining up to get neutered
Getting out of being feminized. I don't highlight my hair
I've still got a pair, Yeah honey, I'm still a guy, Oh my eyebrows ain't plucked
There's a gun in my truck Oh thank God,
I'm still a guy

-Brad Paisley-

-Warning Label-
I in no way am responsible for the catchy lyrics and sweet rhymes

arithmetic leave it in the calculator

Thursday, June 5, 2008

So something happens when we start to follow Christ. Something deep down, and for goodness sake, on the surface happens, we start to work. I'm not talking Philippians 2, "working out your faith with fear and trembling", I am talking about this idea of adding and subtracting that we do.

We have this idea that we have to add and add and add in order to please something that is just dying for us to mess up. The same idea in subtraction, we put following Christ as a lists of things to add and things to subtract.

Simply put, it is not the case, Christians want so bad to for grace not to be free. With every ounce of added rules and quick fixes for any issues. Grace is free, now we have to understand what that really means. Does that mean that you grab your number when you walk into the DMV. No by no means is that grace, when a person responds to Gods calling and repents of their sin grace covers their sin. Plain and simple. You don't add these things and then subtract these things to kneel before God free of trespasses.

Reading scripture and praying are things we do because the grace that has covered and changed us is so beautiful and Yahweh who gives it is so glorious. We run from sin, because why would we willingly offend and turn our faces to another. Anything that is added or subtracted is not to gain acceptance it is because of acceptance. We are to love Christ through all things, we have been accepted by our loving Father and we strive to be like him.

Love Christ with all you have, love him above all things.

"oops I did it again...."

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
So mucho hora has passed since the last (newly updated post) haha, well it was newly updated when I did it. Things are well we travel a lot to different places, but it has been a blessing and something we are excited to do. I graduated from Seminary and Abby finished her 3rd year of teaching.

We went on a cruise we had been planning for almost 2 years, and we are under 30 days until we move to Fargo. big stuff, periodically I will update personal things on here but this blog will be for thoughts and reflections and also Church planting things. Abby is keeping up with a great blog, http://johnandabby.wordpress.com/ , that will do more with personally whats going on with us.

Save her blog she is in the beginning stages of it but as we all know she is flippin brilliant... More later.