Thursday, January 29, 2015

Liberation



Perfection will not be tolerated.




I read this on a teachers' email loop for a child's art class. 
It was liberating...not to mention charming!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Messiah



The woman said to him, 
“I know that Messiah is coming 
(he who is called Christ). 
When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 
Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”



John 4:25-26 


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Psalm 50




From the dazzle of Zion, God blazes into view.
Our God makes his entrance, He’s not shy in his coming.
Starbursts of fireworks precede Him.
 
Psalm 50  The Message
 
 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hope



I am writing to you, little children,
because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake.
I am writing to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
because you have overcome the evil one.
I write to you, children,
because you know the Father.
I write to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
because you are strong,
and the word of God abides in you,
and you have overcome the evil one.

1 John 2:12-14



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Deus Ex Machina


 
So I was watching a show last night, the Star Trek where Sisko asks the Bajoran prophets to stop his enemies and they do. I had a question about how things worked out, so I looked it up online. Turns out, it was accused of having a deus ex machina ending. Now that sounded familiar to me, but I couldn't quite remember what it meant, so I looked that up too.

en.memory-alpha.org



Deus Ex Machina

The term has evolved into a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object.  (From Wiki)
...
A character or thing that suddenly enters the story in a novel, play, movie, etc., and solves a problem that had previously seemed impossible to solve. (Webster's)
... 
In ancient Greek and Roman drama, a god introduced into a play to resolve the entanglements of the plot. (Dictionary.com)



Story.of.my.life.




Bless


Bless those who persecute you;
Bless and do not curse them.

Romans 12:14

Friday, January 2, 2015

Well


He needed to go through Samaria. John 4:4
 

What if He came through your town,
to your well,
just to find you?