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28

Jul

Some truth for your Monday morning. Loving this song from Elevation Worship lately.

All the worries of this world
I will lay them at your feet
Surrender every anxious thought
For perfect peace
Your perfect peace

Oh the loved ones I hold dear
All my hopes and dreams and all my fears
I will choose to trust your name
In everything
With everything

I will look up for there is none above you
I will bow down to tell you that I need you
Jesus, Lord of all
Jesus, Lord of all

(Source: youtube.com)

21

Jul

Your welcs y’all: a #frenchie as a lion

Your welcs y’all: a #frenchie as a lion

19

Jul

Neither go back in fear and misgiving to the past, nor in anxiety and forecasting to the future, but lie quiet under His hand, having no will but His.
Elisabeth Elliot

18

Jul

John Mark McMillan - “Future / Past” (Live Performance Video)

"All treasures of wisdom and things to be known
Are hidden inside your hand
And in this fortunate turn of events
You ask me to be your friend
You ask me to be your friend

And you,
You are my first
You are my last
You are my future and my past”

johnmarkmcmillan's new album, Borderland, is awesome, of course. He even threw some beautiful saxophone in there (check out “Monsters Talk”). One big gorgeous piece of poetry - musically and spiritually, it’s so moving.

(Source: youtube.com)

16

Jul

"No matter what the day or night may bring, Father let your light shine down on me."

This is a beautiful prayer. Love this song (and @bethanydillon)!

(Source: Spotify)

There are certain themes in Scripture that tend to beat you over the head with their persistence. Idolatry is one of those. It’s such a prominent theme in Scripture that some have said it is the central theme of the entire Bible.


Most modern people don’t quite get the Bible’s obsession with idolatry. We think of idolatry as an ancient problem for backwards people who bowed down to statues, not a relevant one for sophisticated folks like us. But we aren’t beyond idolatry. We simply dress it up in different clothes.

Check out the rest of J.D. Greear’s "5 Insights Into Idolatry" for more thoughts on what idolatry may look like in our lives.

15

Jul

Living for the City

Check out this piece from Kevin DeYoung on evangelicals and cities. Informative and thought-provoking! What constitutes being in an “urban” setting? This is something I have thought about quite often.

Richfield pretty much breaks even with Minneapolis on racial composition (Census data), and is nestled 10 minutes from both Minneapolis and Bloomington: Minnesota’s 1st and 5th largest cities. Seems pretty influential/strategic, although many don’t consider it an urban area. And the Strib wrote last year that foreign-born populations are moving out of the central cities to places like Burnsville and Shakopee. We need people who love Jesus everywhere!

We need to think through how and why we live and exist in our different contexts: you could live in a densely populated city and not be involved in your neighborhood or interact in a personal way with anyone who is of a different race, for example. There are needy people all over the Twin Cities; there are people who are different than you all over the Twin Cities. You just need to see them.

11

Jul

TGIF Y’ALLS

TGIF Y’ALLS

usatoday:

Can you imagine swimming in a Slurpee pool?
The cool taste-maker celebrates its birthday today: http://usat.ly/1mRHZkX

Fancy that!

usatoday:

Can you imagine swimming in a Slurpee pool?

The cool taste-maker celebrates its birthday today: http://usat.ly/1mRHZkX

Fancy that!

08

Jul

nprmusic:

Hear an unlikely collaboration from Coldplay and Cat Power from the Wish I Was Here soundtrack. 

I can’t WAIT to see this. If it is anything like Garden State, I will be overjoyed :) And this song is beautiful.

nprmusic:

Hear an unlikely collaboration from Coldplay and Cat Power from the Wish I Was Here soundtrack. 

I can’t WAIT to see this. If it is anything like Garden State, I will be overjoyed :) And this song is beautiful.