Arms of a mother

26 03 2009

On a flight today next to a 14 month old girl and her Mother. On a quick side note, still can’t figure out why all passengers have to buckle up for the least little bit if turbulence…but if you are a baby, well just sitting in an adult lap is fine :-0.

I digress, the picture u saw in my quick 35 min flight was a shot of our relationship with God. As we were taxing to take off the lil girl was looking, touching, and exploring everything within arms reach. Then, as it usually turns out, on the approach in she was crying as the cabin pressure was dropping.

The thought came to me that is a picture of our relationship with God. He holds us in His lap and let’s us explore the world around us. Never stopping us, but there to make sure we are okay. Just as the Mother, God looks at us and smiles as we are there exploring. He is laughing with us and holding us close in delight.

As our world changes…as we get scared…as we panic…He is right there to comfort. He is there to hold us tight. Forever we are like that baby, in the arms of out Mother. Safe, loved, secure.

Breathe In &Smile Out
Chris

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Overcome

25 03 2009

When the conditions close in…overcome.
When the future looks bleak…overcome.
When the pack falls away…overcome.
When it’s not what you expected…overcome.

Watch this video, and realize that your conditions don’t define your potential or future.


Breathe In & Smile Out





The I Heart Revolution –#5 of 100 Days of Ministry

13 03 2009

Check out the social justice hub that is in conjunction with Hillsong United’s I Heart Revolution. http://www.iheartrevolution.org

Breathe in & smile out
Chris





Operation In-Box Zero

3 03 2009

Had a good friend send me this blog link to Paul Derham’s site. In my world I struggle between in-box in-control –to– in-box ridiculous. This diagram grabbed my attention
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It pulled me into the rest of the blog post…and I’m going to give it a try for a week. At this point I know my approach has to be different. If I don’t control the in-box, it will soon control me. My in-box tries hard to be my to-do list, and at the rate of incoming messages….I could spend all day managing that. Let me know what you think. How do you manage in-box chaos? Have you tried this method?

Breathe In & Smile Out,
Chris