Dangerous Business

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Well, by the time most of you read this, I’ll be on the road. I’m taking a much-needed vacation, and my best friend and I are going to visit Ryan & Janae Dagen!!! I am really excited to see them.

For those of you who don’t know, quick back story on the relationship between Ryan and I. Ryan used to be the youth pastor at Gap Community Church. During that time, I pretty much functioned as his assistant youth pastor, in addition to the other duty’s of my job, since I was employed by GCC at the time. Continue reading

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Bigger things

On Bigger Things and God-sized Adventures

Bigger thingsSorry for missing my post (again) on Tuesday. I was such a wreck Monday I couldn’t write… but no excuses, the point of a discipline is you do it even when you don’t feel like it… But here is today’s post…

This past Tuesday was our youth pastor’s last Sunday as the youth pastor. Ryan Dagen and his wife, Janae, are getting ready to head off on this grand adventure that is Eurasia Cafe. If you want to read more about them and what their doing, head over to Ryan’s blog.

But it got me thinking about these adventures. What makes someone want to up and move away from what they love, and go off into something unknown?  The only answer I can think of is God. God calls us into the crazy adventures that are only going to work if He shows up.

But these are the only adventures that are worth living.

We like our adventured like camping (or blowing things up *cough*), but those aren’t the adventures that really get our blood flowing, that make us feel really alive.

These God-sized adventures are the only things that really make us feel alive. I once heard it said “life is God’s novel, let Him write it” and I like that quote. But I also think that he has given us this chapter, this page of His novel for US to write. The question is, when someone begins to read the pages of God’s novel, are they going to read our chapter, our page, and say “well that a pointless chapter” or “wow, those pages added nothing to the story, they were a waste of my time”? Or will they read the pages that we’ve written and say “WOW, that chapter was a major turning point in the story”?

Yes, life is God’s novel, but He has given us this chapter to write. So write it. Make it count. Make it part of His story. Make it worth reading.