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Posted by lozenp on April 3, 2007

It’s amazing to me that Easter is this Sunday. It came up so fast. Seems like just days ago we were celebrating the Lord’s birth, now we’re honoring His death and rising.

God certainly has been working wonders in our life recently. On top of Jackson being such an amazing baby, God’s blessed Amy and I in our finances as well. With taxes, home improvement, hospital bills from the birth, and my EMU bills, the first part of this year has seen some crazy expenses. God continues to bless us with extra work for Amy, and opportunities for us such as a great refinancing of our home mortgage, among others. His faithfulness to us, deserved or not, continues to amaze…

Just watched Children of Men tonight. Wow, I’m not really sure what I watched. It was good, well acted, well shot. But I have to digest it more to really know what to think of it….

I’m working on a Web site for the company that is building our deck. I’ll keep you posted as it comes along. The current site is If weather holds, we might have the deck tomorrow…

For those of you out there who enjoyed Shaun of the Dead, the same people are releasing a new movie called Hot Fuzz. Opens sometime in April in the US. Looks hilarious…

Finally, happy to see The Office returns with a new episode Thursday. How we’re missed that crazy crew from Scranton.


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God’s big board, and how we mess it up

Posted by lozenp on March 4, 2007

Part of Jesse’s sermon today had to do with a recent episode of Super Nanny. On the show, Super Nanny was called to the house of a child with ADHD. The mother was at her wits end trying to deal with the child, and it was affecting her attitude toward the child. Super Nanny had the mom write on a board all the things that were good about the child.

Jesse described the mom writing things like “kind, gentle, selfless” on this board, and as she wrote, how you could see her melt with love for her child.

Jesse’s point was how God keeps a big board like that for all of us. How amazing is that? This got me thinking, however, about God keeping a board of our faults as well, our sins. I’m not sure the theology about it, but I would think somewhere God knows our sins, and these sins sadden him. The most amazing thing is, through Jesus and relationship with God, through confessing our sins and seeking God’s forgiveness, that board filled with our sins is continually wiped clean.

Wouldn’t it be great if, as humans, we could do the same thing? Imagine never holding grudges. Imagine being able to forgive someone and truly have forgiven them, fully and completely. Imagine not bringing up old arguments in new confrontations with people. I know that’s something I struggle with, and something I hope relationship with God can help me learn to do.

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