Thursday, July 19, 2007

New Blog Site

So Ashley and I have decided to combine our blogs into one website. We still have seperate blogs just on one site. So go check it out :)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I'm Back

OK. So I have been away for a while and have not blogged at all. But now I am back and ready to blog again.

I have recently finished college and entered into this whole "real" world thing and there is one thing for sure...I am going to get real fat if I stay sitting in this chair. The paycheck is wonderful, but paying bills is not. However, I think I will be able to adjust to this new life style of responsibility and living because I have a wife who is amazing.

Yes, that is correct. I have recently been married and it is awesome! I enjoy being able to come home everyday and see the girl that I had to say goodbye to so many times before. She is amazing and I am so glad that God has placed her in my life.

Well, this blog is going to seem spotty, but it is because that is how I feel right now. My mind is everywhere! I have been reading a new book called The New Friars by Scott Bessenecker. It is an amazing piece of literature. It talks about people giving up their American Dream and their comforts to go and live in slum communities around the world. To go and care for people there, share with them, provide for them, work beside them, and just be there for them, showing the love of Christ.

I wonder many times what it would look like for me to give up what I have now and go to live in a slum community. These communities are the ones that sit above garbage dumps, channels of sewage, and polluted stagnant water. This was where Christ worked, this where he spent much of his time. With the majority of the people....who are actually poor and probably never had a Starbucks.

- Peace

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Juicy Apple...

I WANT A MAC!!!!!!! Enough Said

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Spring Semester is On...

Well, once again we are back in for the spring semester. I have come to the conclusion that I am ready to graduate and get a job. I think that being paid to work rather than paying to work will be much better. But anyways...

This semester I am hoping to buckle down and read some good books but we will see what happens. It all depends on how much I have to read for classes, but it is always nice to sit down and read a book that is not required to read or you don't get graded on it.

While at Urbana 2006 I was able to buy some new books that look like they will be a good read. One of the books is called, Encountering God in the City. While I was attending Urbana I was really struck by urban ministry. I never thought about how much time Christ spent in the city with the poor and in the major populous areas. I think this is going to be something I will be checking into.