Immutable Standard

The standard is love. love the Lord and love your neighbor. It is by our love that we will be known as his disciples. Love is patient love is kind.

Location: the great state of Texas, United States

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Happy anniversary

It is the 4th anniversary of the day I became one with with my wife.

"It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make an help meet fo him"
"This is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh"
"...and they shall be one flesh"

Praise the Lord and Give thanks.

Grace and Peace, Mark

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


Dreams were once an important way for God to communicate to his people. I have not seen much discussion of dreams in the church today. I rarely sleep well enough to get to that point of sleep. Sometimes I have recuring themes in my dreams and have made some connections to my situation at the time of the dream but I have not to my knowledge had any prophetic dreams. It is probably a good thing because I would most likely be to lazy to do anything about it. I did dream I was a vampire the other night.

Grace and Peace, Mark

Accountability update

Pretty much I am the only person I have to keep myslef in check. I am greatful to the Lord for my wife who keeps me on my toes but I do not communicate enough with her and she has enough to worry about with the children and our home. She is an encourager though. I occassionly meet with my friend Ron and we tlak about things and then there is my small group.

So where do I stand and what is my grade?
I give myself a b-
I have been mostly regular on my daily proverb reading and getting a psalm or two in. About everyother day I get a couple schapters of the bible and I go through spurts of big reading. But mostly I lack consistancy and at times the right heart for the matter. I hope to develope a deeper understanding with the Lord but I let this world and its problems keep me apart.

I am not doing to well leading my family and definitely not providing enough and that is the main thrust of my problem.

My wife and I are working through the Crown financial bible study and are so convicted and blessed by it.

Grace and Peace, Mark

Monday, March 14, 2005

Love never Fails

we just fail to love.

Grace and Peace, Mark

Friday, March 11, 2005

What the definition of "is" is

For where two or three are gathered together in My name I am there among them Mt 18:20

And he took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, " This is my body which is given for you, do this in rememberence of me" Lu 22:19

I believe He is present at the table. Maybe not like the Roman Catholics or the Lutherans believe. My theology hasn't gotten that far, but I have faith that it is more than "symbolic".

Grace and Peace, Mark

Thursday, March 10, 2005


I had just finished typing what was my best posting ever and when I went to publish something happened with my connection and it was lost. Just like my childhood. I have lost connection with it at times. Partially because I have moved awy from some of where I grew up and partially because my adault life is very challenging at the moment. The gist of my posting was that I am sad that my children wont have the same childhood experiences that I had. They will be much more sheltered and supervised. Part of that has to do with where we live as opposed to where I grew up. Also I have not done much to facilitate fun for my children and I hope to change that though I can not imagine how I will when I am going to have to work 100 hours aday for the rest of my life to get out of debt.

Grace and Peace, Mark

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Bird song

Bird song invites spring
full of majestic color
and a gentle breeze

Grace and Peace, Mark

Friday, March 04, 2005

Spring fashions

I do not remember reading in Ecclessiasties " a time for linen a time for leather, a time for pastels a time for plads" but it does say" vanity of vanities all is vanity"

Grace and Peace, Mark

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Simple Man

I am as mentioned in another post reading John Adams by David McCullogh and quite enjoying it. I have always enjoyed biographies which makes me part of the camp that believes it is great men that move history. I the way I view history is like the ocean there are currents and waves and storms and boats can follow these currents but it takes a strong captiam to keep the sailors in line when the waves get rough and the weather forebodes. I know also that a captian needs a crew and can not sail around the world with out one but I also know that most crew members would rather be at some tavern wenching and drinking as I also know that there are many who like adventure and make better followers than leaders. I have tried being the leader and I am learning that I am not cut out for it and I am a beter follower. Just a simple man that wants to serve the Lord and spend some time with his family.

Grace and Peace, Mark


Just finished reading the gospel of John. It is really beautiful and makes me think we focus to much on religiosoity and not enough on love. I am moved by his works and his desire for us to know who he is. How great is it for us that have not seen and do believe. Though I often let the world get in the way I need to remember that I am no longer of this world. What I also like about John is the way Jesus points out the way that everything he does points to who he is. Good stuff.

Grace and Peace, Mark

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