4. What should I be aspiring to on the basis of this text?
5. Why are you telling me this today?
Live As If
A blog dedicated to asking if what Jesus said and taught and did is true. If it is, then how should we live? Should we live as if?
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
or false attitudes result in me when i forget this? Every problem is because you have forgotten something..What problems are you facing?
Posted by Live As If at 9:01 AM
1. How can I praise him?
2. How can i confess my sins based on this text?
3. If this is really true, what wrong behavior, what harmful emotions
Posted by Live As If at 8:59 AM
Five questions to ask of yourself as you read the Bible might be:
Posted by Live As If at 8:54 AM
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I have come to be grateful and appreciative, the more time I have with my son when he's really lucid, aware, and not buried in (by) his autism. Sometimes it seems he's really growing up and maturing (or at least developing his own sense of independence and personality, which is a good thing too). It's humbling and gratifying to witness. God has blessed me with this boy He created and I strive to remember to not worship the creature, but to stay focused on worshiping the Creator for his handiwork.
Often, I am blessed just to be in his company, and to watch him. He’s not the same person he was a year ago, and, God willing, will not be next year who he is now; and, progressing even more, one hopes.
Yesterday evening was one of those amazing times. We were at the Honda dealer for a half hour, with him looking at one model, then off to the next one, while he provided a running commentary of differences and benefits of the “many features” of each model. Funny thing is, he really is aware of the differences, and is accurate in reporting them. Later, at Wal-Mart, he was very serious, earnest, really, in explaining why some new headlight bulbs would benefit Deb while driving at night; he explained how the performance numbers on the packaging (he believes them to be accurate, doesn't yet understand the nuances and dishonesties of advertising) separated the average lights from the ‘high-performance’ ones in a very grown-up way.
It was difficult to hide the tears, but I succeeded. The lights were expensive, but worth the cost just to give us a process and goal which he could be a big part of, and feel really successful in having done something "super-important" for Mom's safety. The look on his face when he saw the results of the new headlights was phenomenal – he was so proud and excited at having completed this project. And I was so proud of my son, grateful that I can be there for him in ways my dad never was for me.
Sometimes, being a Dad is humbling, sometimes it's hard, but the rewards are amazing.
Posted by Live As If at 12:17 PM
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
You've heard about the Episcopal church's liberal direction, right?
It's hard to miss when the media praises the "inclusiveness" etc., ad nauseum, of the Episcopal church.
Well the American branch of the Episcopal church has about 2 million members, and with the frequent (and fawning) news coverage of the ordination or promotion of yet another liberal and/or gay person within the American church, you'd think the Church as a whole is in decline...
But did you know ...
Recently the General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted against rules that would liberalize the church and set in place more of a pro-gay agenda. Didn't hear about it in the New York Times or Newsweek, did you? That's because there was no coverage... Apparently the U.S. liberals are angry at the growing influence of African and Asian church who (are you ready?) actually believe what the Bible says.
Read the article. It's fascinating, and encouraging.
Posted by Live As If at 2:42 PM
Monday, July 27, 2009
Yes, there is. It is brokenness; brokenness and repentance. Those of you who listen to
James MacDonald know of his meme "me in the dirt, and God on the throne;" though not
specifically the same as brokenness, having a right relationship to the Creator of the Universe
does require humility and the acknowledgment on our part that we are completely
dependent on Him for our being and salvation.
Contrary to popular culture, we should be broken when we sin.
Voddie Baucham delivers an hour-long sermon split up into six ten-minute videos that is one
of the most moving sermons I have heard. I encourage you to listen/watch also, and share
The sermon is at http://thefoolishgalatian.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/voddie-baucham-brokenness/
Posted by Live As If at 9:43 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it— and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again— and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
— Mark Twain
Posted by Live As If at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
not so much
not just take
and yet, sadness rushed in
because his friendship
Posted by Live As If at 10:56 AM
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Posted by Live As If at 10:17 PM
Friday, July 3, 2009
The below link points to a YouTube video that is a parody of the government's efforts to direct the car industry's work.
It's rather amusing and perhaps a bit too prophetic, given how things appear to be headed. Enjoy!
Posted by Live As If at 10:28 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Pyromaniacs: What prayer is and isn't [requested classic re-post]
Fascinating article defining prayer as "you talking to God;" nothing more, nothing less.
The points of view mentioned (along with apparentl biblical references for substantiation)
is a new one to me and challenging ... your thoughts?
Posted by Live As If at 10:46 PM
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