Category Archives: Faith

Talking bout my God, and my life that’s lived for Him.

Today at Berean…

Well I read some today at Berean. I saw a book that I’ve seen, maybe…20 times before at Berean, but never really picked it up and looked at it. It was a book that went through the events of Columbine. I read through parts of it, mostly the part where it talked about the life of Cassie Bernell. Some things I’ve failed to realize: The Columbine shooting happened April 20, 1999, almost 4 years ago now….never thought it’s been that long now. Supposedly the whole thing about Cassie being asked the question “Do you believe in God?” was false, according to this book. They’re saying that through different people, they learned that it was another girl that they asked this question to, and that she was shot, but still lived. Other eye witnesses say that it was Cassie who they asked the question to as well as the first girl though. So yeah, kinda makes me feel a lil down cuz of that. I know that God was pleased with her in any way, and that she’s with Him now.

On a side note, in the book they also had pictures from Columbine, mostly taken from the writer of the book. In one it had a picture of the two Cohen brothers, performing the song “Columbine, Friend of Mine” for the last time. I remember hearing that song long time ago, and I like it a lot. It was on one of my CDs, but now I don’t remember which one it was on… If anyone remembers, please let me know. Thanks. 

Oh geez… Christian music, not really Christian?

Well a few days ago, a couple came up to Teena and myself, asking about that group POD, why we sell them, and if they’re really Christian. We answered them about how they are Christian, and how their songs talk about God, and how often times in concert they talk about God, or thank Him for doing things. Well this couple said all this stuff about POD. That symbol that is on the POD cover (it’s like…3 petals, the Trinity sign), they were saying how that originally came from some occultic stuff, and how it contains 666 in it, so it CAN’T be Christian. Why would POD use that, if it was made up from satanic people. They go on to mention about the CD cover of “Snuff the Punk.”

The say, what’s going on there? is that supposed to be an angel and the devil? Why does the angel have a tatoo? That’s not Godly. Why does the lead singer have tatoos? that’s not Godly. Oh geez…

Then they start talking about the cd cover to “Fundamental Elements of Southtown”

Saying how why are they showing Budda there? And he’s doing the satanic hand symbol. Why is his heart being hung to die? They tell me they got all these questions about most of Christian Rock, how it’s all evil, and how everyone should just read the King James Bible. They told me to read So I went there, and looked around, it’s all a bunch of Bible Thumping Theology. I read this article and how they took every nitpick on Christian rock artist (though mostly from the 80s-90s), to go as far as to say how Jars of Clay has said publically they have watched some certain Nirvana music video with children’s baby doll’s with blood hanging on the wall. It’s so stupid. If they ever come upon this page, they’re probably going to tell me I’m going to Hell for saying all this stuff about them, and for forgetting to have a capital “L” in Lord in that previous link.

So yeah, go visit that site for a buncha white bible thumping bigots….  

Jesus on Marriage in Heaven

Well I was reading the bible this morning, and I came across some interestng stuff. It made me kinda sad actually. I talked to one of my co-workers about it today too, and she said the same kinda stuff that’s in the bible. Here’s the passage.

Marriage at the Resurrection

23That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24″Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and have children for him. 25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27Finally, the woman died. 28Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”
29Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

So yeah, basically this is saying that marriage is just for here on earth. When we die and go to heaven, we won’t be married (well, we’re considered the bride of Christ, and we’ll be married to Him). Anyways, it just made me think about how I wouldn’t be married to the person I will be married to here on earth. It made me kind of sad. I have hopes of marrying someone, and having children, as long as the Lord doesn’t come back first, but at the same time, this makes me sad that the person I would spend my years with on earth, and share my inmost self with, wouldn’t be “married” to me in heaven. My co-worker brought up that we wouldn’t be sad about it at all in heaven, and that we would be pre-occupied with worshipping our Lord, which is true, but I dunno, my heart would want to love my wife as well. It’s kinda confusing I guess. Just my thoughts for today. Feel free to post your thoughts on this subject as well.

current mood: thought provoked

Yesterday’s Events

So yesterday was my birthday, and a lot of other stuff are coming up this weekend, but I’ll do a post about that later. The previous post about OneDay I wrote on a message board about 2 minutes ago, and just decided to make it a journal post as well. w00t. Cool. I’m stoked. TEXAS!! w00t.

current mood: stoked

My attitude lately on my thumb…

Well I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately (err, that sounds redundant, doesn’t it?). And I thought this about my situation:

Why am I being so stubborn and am almost to the point of giving up? I mean I didn’t lead worship this past Sunday, because I couldn’t play guitar. I didn’t lead worship today at fellowship, cuz of my thumb as well. But so what if I can’t play guitar? I remember a few years back, when I first felt the calling to do worship the rest of my life. I had felt so strongly about leading worship, that I once said that even if I lost both of my arms, and couldn’t play guitar anymore, I would still want to lead worship, and I would do it with a kazoo. (This was in a conversation with a fellow journey-man Elisa Yi of AACF@UCDavis) What happened to those days? Why does it seem like I’ve given up on my dreams of leading worship….

Now I haven’t necessarily given up my dreams of leading worship. This weekend actually I was sharing a little about that with a gentleman by the name of Matt Wagner. He was in town with his newly married wife, and our church’s previous Youth Pastor, Dawn Dais (Well now Dawn Wager). Anyways, he was going around the table of the restaurant and asking us what our Kingdom Dream was. Mine is something along the lines of worship. I told him that I knew my calling was to lead worship, and I plan to continue doing that for awhile. Now I’m not sure if God will have me just do things at the corporate level of churches for the rest of my life, but I did tell Matt that my ultimate dream would be to move out to Atlanta, GA and be involved with 722 and Passion out there in Georgia.

Life’s pretty different out there, and I got a big glimps of that when I was out there visiting in April. I said I was going to post some journal entries from that trip, but I never did….If I can find that folder again, I should, hehe. Ok, nuff said, I’m really tired today. g’nite

current mood: tired