Sunday, June 27, 2010

clean hands & pure hearts


Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false.

Psalm 24:3-4


This week's goal:
clean hands
a pure heart

Already, this week looks like a doozy. 2x the campers means 2x the injuries and needs. But it also means 2x the opportunity to serve and offer what I have to give.

Allergy shots. Broken families. Boo-boos. Caring. Building patience. Extending grace. Being an example.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In Step

The charcoal outlines of limbs, branches, and tree trunks are glittering with the activity of glowing bugs. Serene - and yet still chaotic.

This evening, we eat with hands tied to each other. We find each other blind-folded and take trust walks. In all this, I realize, though seemingly obvious, that I am here to serve others this summer. In this community, I am called to sacrifice things I wouldn't normally otherwise give up: Freedom of independent living, sleep, dignity, and the list goes on.

Lord, I DO want to be in your community this summer. I want to love uninhibited, give with vigor, and learn with curiousity and heart.

If you have any encouragement form being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in Spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of other.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.

Phillipians 2:1-5

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

something beautiful.

In your ocean, I'm ankle deep
I feel the waves crashin' on my feet
It's like I know where I need to be
But I can't figure out, yeah I can't figure out

Just how much air I will need to breathe
When your tide rushes over me
There's only one way to figure out
Will ya let me drown, will ya let me drown

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, 'cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees, I'm waiting for something beautiful
Oh, something beautiful

something beautiful by needtobreathe