Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Best Friend

Serenity and I will celebrate our 11th anniversary this week, and I have put together a video of our life together thus far.

Serenity, I love you more today than I could ever have dreamed of the day I saw you in the Stevenson Union. You are the perfect mother for our children and the perfect wife for me. Jesus brought us together for a reason, to bring glory to His name. Where one is weak, the other is strong. May we continue to look to Jesus for His light in our marriage. You are my best friend, I love you.

Monday, August 9, 2010

What I'm Reading

Radical | A book by David Platt

I have been reading Dr. Platt's book Radical over the past week and it is excellent. I do disagree on a few points, overall however, I'm enjoying it. Ultimately I think his overarching theme could be summed up with a question that I have been wrestling with for nearly 5 years now:

What if we actually took the words of Jesus and applied them directly to our lives?

"Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple." - Luke 14:33

"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple." - Luke 14:26

"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it." - Matthew 16:25
There are literally hundreds more.

More on the book later. . . .