2009-06-25

sourdough

We're trying our hand at sourdough bread. It's a several day process, so we'll let you know if it turned out sometime next week. Cheers! :)

personal

I think one of the most wonderful things about God is how He is so personal, and I can relate to Him in whatever way is meaningful to me. I can pray in the way that my soul prays, and that ability makes Him feel close. I don't have to pray a set prayer, or recite the right words, or perform the right rituals, or even say or think words at all, necessarily.

I believe the Bible when it says: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

So, I also believe that if anyone seeks to find God, they will.

How they express what they find could look very different than how you express what you find when you see God. That doesn't mean that God changes, simply that humanity is diverse and each person expresses what they experience in very diverse ways. For instance, two painters might both paint the same sunflower, and the end results could be vastly different based on how each painter sees the world and expresses what they experience. Two people could read the same paragraph of a book, and come away with very different ideas about the emphasis of meaning. Also, everyone's perception is imperfect, and that comes out in how we think and talk about things we experience. We all are struck by different qualities and characteristics of God, and we bring what we experience to the benefit of all humanity, by offering a unique and meaningful perspective of who God is.

Ok, that's all for today. Cheers!

2009-06-09

laughing with - regina spektor

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God
When they’re starving or freezing or so very poor

No one laughs at God
When the doctor calls after some routine tests
No one’s laughing at God
When it’s gotten real late
And their kid’s not back from the party yet

No one laughs at God
When their airplane starts to uncontrollably shake
No one’s laughing at God
When they see the one they love, hand in hand with someone else
And they hope that they’re mistaken

No one laughs at God
When the cops knock on their door
And they say we got some bad news, sir
No one’s laughing at God
When there’s a famine or fire or flood

*Chorus*
But God can be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke, or
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they’re ‘bout to choke

God can be funny,
When told he’ll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
God can be so hilarious
Ha ha
Ha ha

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God
When they’ve lost all they’ve got
And they don’t know what for

No one laughs at God on the day they realize
That the last sight they’ll ever see is a pair of hateful eyes
No one’s laughing at God when they’re saying their goodbyes

But God can be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke, or
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they’re ‘bout to choke

God can be funny,
When told he’ll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
God can be so hilarious

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one laughing at God in hospital
No one’s laughing at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God when they’re starving or freezing or so very poor

No one’s laughing at God
No one’s laughing at God
No one’s laughing at God
We’re all laughing with God