I mentioned in the first post in this series that this whole essentials idea was inspired by a news article I read about forgiveness (as well as my own preference to simplify things). I recommend you click through on the link and read that article before reading on here. Continue reading
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Tonight we watched the Last Samurai at our flat. I’m not really a big Tom Cruise fan. I think he does awesome movies that’d be even better if someone else starred in them. One of the cool things about the Last Samurai is before the last battle, he is presented with a sword with a Japanese inscription on the blade “This sword belongs to the warrior in whom the old ways meet the new.” Can’t remember if that’s the exact wording of it, but you get the idea.
Every time I see the movie that line makes me smile, cause I think that’s what every warrior should be like. In our battle to see people come to know Jesus, where satan will try to pull them any other way he can, we need to know what’s important. I think often as the church we find ourselves going one way or the other. Continue reading
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So this is the lyrics for this song I’ve been writing about my job working with kids after school. If you have any suggestions, they’re not final yet. So suggest away. I started recording today, it’s coming along nicely. Continue reading