Friday, September 30, 2005

Tonight and Tomorrow

College group was great tonight. We went to marfields and ate, and then over to Tara's place and hung out and had some great discussion...and we definetly follow our motto of leaving the mask at the door, and no conversation taboo...it was good though, I think God can really use this in all of our lives to bring about his truth to the things we have questions for in our lives...and that doesn't neccesarily (sp) mean that we will agree on everything, or get definate answers to anything, but we're going to do our best to seek it out in God's word, and build eachother up, and all together, draw closer to God in each of our lives. I think it's also cool, cause we've got some people who haven't been engrained in the "religious culture", and are very good about being real, and it's healthy for our group, and it also brings about very good questions and conversation as well. Anyway, that was tonight. Please pray for our group that God will do whatever He wants with us, and also pray for next Fri. night as we discuss the Bible and history, it's authenticity and translations, and it's relevance today.

Also, tomorrow is our youth group servant evangelism project, "Christ Car Wash". Please pray that God will minister to our youth, and the people we are serving. I've never done this before, or really even seen it done the way we are going to do it, so your prayers would be appreciated. Just to let you know also, we will be asking everyone whos car we wash if they have anything we can pray about for them, and either pray for them there, and/or write it down and pray for them later. So you can pray for effectiveness in that.

Adios, LK

Thursday, September 29, 2005

hmmm...

I haven't posted in a while, because well, not much has been going on....
Jube is quitting smoking...4 Days without a smoke!!! Yeah!!!
We went out for ice cream last night after youth in celebration.
While we waited though, Bob started playing the piano, and then Jube started playing the elec. guitar, and I couldn't help but pick up an acoustic, and then we had this awesome spontaneous worship/prayer experience where we all just sorta rotated around who was leading, and the others followed, and no on had to say a word. It was really cool. I told Bob and Jube that next time I get the opportunity to lead on a Sun morning, we would have to do that for worship. Just let everybody sorta pray and fellowship and worship all at the same time, I think it would be dope...If God decides to show up, otherwise it would suck. So God, if we get the chance, please show up and soke us with your presence.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hurricane Rita

So this is the newest one coming around...supposed to hit galveston TX on Sat...as a level 5!!!! That's really bad! Not sure what's going to come of all this stuff, or if God's up to something...I know I'd be hesitant to let refugees come to my state since hurricanes seem to be following...that's really bad...and not true at all, but somewhat ironic....Not sure what this means for me to go somewhere...Still waiting...I hate waiting...I can be patient with people, very much so, but not with situations at all. Well, that's that.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Luke 6:46-49

"So why do you call me Lord when you won't obey me? I will show you what it's like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then obeys me. It is like a person who builds a house on a strong foundation laid upon the underlying rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against the house, it stands firm because it is well built. But anyone who listens and doesn't obey is like a person who builds a house without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will crumble into a heap of ruins."

Or someone who builds a city under sea level...

I had a pretty cool dream last night that just confirmed something God spoke to me a while back, that being that he would be with me wherever I go (which I firmly believe is a promise for all of us), and then this is what I read this morning.

Lord help me to listen and obey, that my life would be built upon You. The only thing that doesn't change, that doesn't fade away. My hope is in You. Let all my plans and decisions be guided by Your hand, and that it would all be for Your glory.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Overdue

I guess it's been a little while since I let ya'll know what's happenin huh. Jason's computer had a bug in it, and we couldn't get on the internet for a bit, but I bought a laptop a couple of days ago, and got it all hooked up for wireless internet, so I have a lot more accessability to the web now. So, the latest news on going down south...
The Red Cross called me on Thur. asking me to go to Montegomery AL for a bit, and then I might be dispatched eslewhere from there, and they wanted me to leave on Fri. Well, the most recent thing that's been going on with this whole deal is really good news. I chose not to go with the Red Cross. I know you're all flabergasted because I talked so much about it, and really wanted to go, but here's why. Leavenworth County finally decided they were going to try and do something to help as well. It took the county a little while to get on the ball, but they finally conceded. What's going on is Leavenworth County joined up with 3 other counties around the area to assemble what we call a unified response and recovery team of KS. There will be several teams of people from all 4 counties that will be sent to the communities directly affected by the disaster, to help rebuild the community. We will be sending everything from logistics and payroll people to EMS, Police, and the people that work at the County Shop doing whatever it is they do...I think they're general maintenance fix everything kinda folk. Anyway, what this means for me is by choosing to go with the county instead of the Red Cross, I won't loose 3 weeks pay, I won't have to cover the costs of my own health ins. for 3 weeks, and I'll be getting paid by the county with an end result of making more than I would in the normal 18 days (that's how long we'll be gone with the county). What this means is my bank won't feel the $2500 loss it would've cost me to go with the Red Cross. That sounds like a lot, and that is a lot to me, but if the county wasn't going, I was going to go one way or another. I think the experience would've been well worth the cost, and the opportunity to speak with, and share God's love with that many people in desperate need of hope is priceless. Now, praise God, I'll be able to do it and get paid at the same time. The only bad part is, it means more waiting. I guess I've been doing that for about 3 weeks now anyway, what's a couple more? So, that's that.

What's up with me...
Believe it or not, my life doesn't actually revolve around this trip right now. I still go to work every day, or not really, but every day I'm supposed to, I still have everything else to keep up with, at church especially, and most importantly, I have my relationship with God to keep growing in...most of the time. I've had to work the past two sundays, and the past 3 wed's also, so I will finally be back at youth this week, and then I have two more sunday's I'll be out from church. (one was because I hit a deer on I-70 with an ambulance at 70 mph, and I had to fill out tons of paperwork, and take a pee test to make sure I wasn't on drugs or alchohol, so I missed church that day). I'm very excited to get back to youth. I really really hate missing both youth and church. It really takes its toll on my spiritual life. I always just feel distant from God during those times, and it's very tough sometimes to push through anyway and keep moving forward. The past couple of weeks have been an example of that. It's sorta good and bad. It's bad because I feel distant from God, and it's good because it makes me so spiritually hungry, I could eat a spiritual cow...whatever that might look like...and it brings me to my knees and a place of dependency on God to work in me, whereas at other points I seem to get comfortable in my walk and things become routine instead of relationship...I think you know what I mean. So when people talk about the Christian life being a rollercoaster, I totally know what they mean. Not that these are huge mountains to climb or anything, just that it's almost cyclistic. So, the past week I've been really hungering for God, but seemingly unable to reach Him. I would sit down and read my Bible, and where I normally eat it all up, instead would feel like I'm getting nothing out of it, and just reading it for the sake of saying to myself that I read my Bible consistently, which unfortunately Isn't always the case. But it's been good. Take for instance a forest. A forest can grow thicker and thicker, until it has no room to grow, and in some ways it becomes unhealthy for it. Then, a massive wildland fire sweeps through and destroys much of the trees. Well, this seems like a very bad thing for the forest, but it actually gives the forest more room to grow, and become healthier than it ever could've before. Romans 8:28 says "for we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose." And I guess this is just an illustration of that, that God can even take spiritual dryness, and turn it into good.

So, I will hopefully get my blog fixed up again, that will be good, and then I have to keep updating the youth blog as well...I better, since that's the reason I deleted mine.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Lousianna update

Still no call from the Red Cross. So, whenever they call and let me know, I'll have flight info and all. I'll make sure to let you all know when I find out. I did find out however, that our county Emergency Operations Control is going to be sending a group of people with Johnson and Wyandott Counties, for a couple of weeks, and in doing so, the people that will go should be reimbursed by the county for lost wages etc... However, I would have to go with my fire dept. because our EMS people are butts, and not willing to send anyway...go figure. I also talked with the director of EMS, and although I thought she would be much wiser as to not give my job away while I'm gone for the sake of how terrible it is, she actually said the same thing...no guarantees. Anyway, it's way past bed time, and I'm not even gonna swet it. I know I'm going to get to go with someone, it's just a matter of who, when, where, and how long. So, good night to all, and to all a good night...one more thing...I don't recommend deleting your blogs.

Oops.

I accidentally deleted my blog...I'll catch up eventually though...If all of you could put a quick comment so I can connect to your blog, and get my links list up again. Adios, LK