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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

"New" Like Jazz

Isn't it crazy how new stuff feels so fresh. This is my first time out of the gate with a Blog. It is so exciting, posting my stuff for the world to see. Well, for two or three people to see, but just knowing there is the potential for the world to log on and read about my tiny corner of the cosmos. I just finished Donald Miller's book "Blue Like Jazz". It is fresh, new in my spirit, like the first breezes of winter blowing through our open window on a cold night. Every book I read is the best book I've ever read. That's just how I'm wired I guess. But this one really had some concepts, some life altering truths that stuck with me. God has really got my attention lately about the need to truly love like Jesus loves. To meet people where they are and for who they are. Sometimes I find myself shelling out the good news about Jesus like a crack dealer pushing his product. "Hey, kid...want something that will rock your world? Change your whole perspective? Try this." Donald Miller's book helped me pin down some thoughts that have scattered like mice in mind everytime I would try and chase them down. I'm not selling a product called Jesus that will change your life if you just call the number and get your name on the list. Jesus is a man. He and I have a realationship. My purpose in life is to cultivate that relationship and talk to others about how Jesus wants a realationship with them as well. Wheeewww... does that take some pressure off. I hope to pour a little of that love around in your life with this blog, wherever you are on your own spiritual journey. It felt so good to wake up this morning to a cold breeze blowing through my window. Fall is finaly here, something fresh, something new. What's better is there is a new breeze blowing deep in my soul. I feel God doing new things. That's cool to me.

4 Comments:

  • jim, dude...ur crazy...
    and ur my dad...so i have to love you! ur freakin awsum and ill see u x tremly soon!
    pCe out homie G!

    BENTLEY
    p.s.i almost got killed by a key!

    By Anonymous Bentley, at 2:16 PM  

  • I thought we were graced by your pointless ramblings on Saturday nights?!?

    By Blogger Brent, at 7:15 PM  

  • Jim-----
    You are too cool! You have a gift that keeps on giving! Is that considered regifting? Who knows? Anyway, you have the ability to reach out and touch others in a way that others can't. Keep it up..We are all behind you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:41 PM  

  • jim...sup this is bentley!
    im just chillin at school rite now. im suposed to be in study hall but im in mrs traffords class
    being her"teacher's aid". just checkin ur blog G!
    ill c ya 2ma definatly!
    pCe

    By Anonymous Bentley, at 12:18 PM  

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