Saturday, October 28, 2006

Update for those who like to know.

I guess for those of you are interested might enjoy an update on my life every once and a while. So here's a quick look at what I have been going through.

Last April I graduated college. It was very weird experience. I still don't feel like anything happened. I know I have graduated but it still doesn't feel like it. I have my diploma but at the same time, I don't feel like the 4 four years of college actually took 4 years.

July 9th I started at a church as the youth pastor there. that only lasted 6 weeks and in the end of August I was fired, so I moved back home. It was kind of tough but I'm learning from the experience. Being at home is kinda humilating, and not having a job kind of puts me in limbo.

So that leaves me living at home. I have started subbing in the local Intermediate School District. It is a very humbling experience, some of the kids that I am working with have real issues, but when you hang out with them you can see that despite all the other stuff that they have going on in their lives, they are beautiful people. I worked with a girl in a wheelchair who really couldn't do much of anything, but she had maybe the most beautiful smile. I learned from working with her just what it meant to love and to see how blessed i really am.

I guess God is teaching me who He is. He is showing me that he is in control and that I need to get my act together. I have been listening to Erwin McManus. Mosaic Earlier this year he did a series called Chasing Daylight (titled after his book with the same name) and it really challenged me. It was based around this concept: "If our birth is like the sunrise and our death is like sunset, then all we are doing is chasing daylight." It was a very interesing concept to me I guess.

Since i was let go by that church, I have kind of been in a state of lets wait for God to move in my life. Maybe just maybe I have been thinking, I need to move and God will reward my boldness. What do I have to lose if I follow God and trust in his plan. I keep thinking things like "What good am I doing if i'm just sitting back?" "How can I be used?"

That's what i'm doing and where I am at. Thanks for looking into my life.

Blessings on your house! the Legend

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

the powerful king and a little baby...

(I'm trying a different style of writing, tell me if you like it, or if you think that it's too blunt or too choppy. Thanks! ~the Legend)

King Herod was a powerful King.

He was 100 times wealthier than all the people he ruled put together.

He built massive fortresses.

The temple he built for the people was an awesome feat of engineering and architecture.

His palace was on the top of a mountain. The only way up was through a tunnel in the middle.

Surely this man would be remembered as one of the most important men in the history of the country of Israel.


In a humble little village in the shadow of Herod’s palace a baby was born.

This baby was born into poverty.

This baby was born into a somewhat questionable situation.

The baby was destined to change the world; he was to be named Jesus.

Herod heard that this baby born was destined to be a great and powerful king. In an attempt to defend his power, he killed all the babies in that village.

The baby Jesus escaped and grew up to be a rabbi.

As a rabbi he began to teach about a new type of kingdom.

Jesus said that foxes (a rabbinical term for the Herods) have holes…. but the ‘son of man’ (himself) had no place to lay his head.

Who would believe that this baby would one day become the most influential person in the history of the world?

And who would believe that this powerful king would become a pimple on the face of history? Remembered not for his riches, his power, or what he built, but that he massacred the children of that little village.

What circumstances are you dealing with today in your life that nobody would believe anything good would come out of it?

Who would believe that the impossible would happen?

When you come upon a circumstance like that in your life, remember the story of a powerful king and a little baby.