God. everyday.

Long before us and before this world and before anything existed, there was God. That means that even before there was time, there was God. He existed outside of anything we could imagine or hope for. There was never “not God” and there never will be “not God.” The Bible tells us that the night and the day, the things by which we measure time and days and months and years, were created by God. Even the time by which we falsely try to measure God was his idea.

From The Deity Formerly Known as God
by Jarrett Stevens

from zondervan. everyday.

Hopefully we can move into some fuller discussion on this topic.  I posted this earlier this year with sad results= no discussion.  Hopefully this will give “us” something to think about before the academic year starts anew.  In the meantime, Peace.

The Creation of Light

God spoke: “Light!”

And light appeared.

God saw that light was good

and separated light from dark.

God named the light Day,

he named the dark Night.

It was evening, it was morning–

Day One.”- Genesis 1:3-5

If you focus in on the first verse we realize one more thing, the very awesome power in God’s word. He spoke light and it came to be. Previously the universe was a place of inky blackness void of all color. Black. Visually, nothing. But then light. Red, green, gamma, and radio. Suddenly the universe is filled with photons- pockets of energy in the nature of light. To contrast this darkness becomes realized. Light is contrasted with darkness. This was Day one. The first day of yin and yang. The first day of creation. The most fundamental nature of the material universe is defined here. For were there is light there is heat. Hot and cold. Light and dark. Color and black. Energy and stop. Motion and absolute zero. God sustains this light to shine on us. Daylight gives us the opportunity to do much which is not so easy in darkness. Light reveals the nature of things and allows us to see. God’s Word is a light to our path and a lamp to our feet revealing where we are going and who we are. God is light and when the New Jerusalem comes to being there will be no need the sun nor the moon for God will rule all of us and shed light upon us.

What does light mean to you?

In the Mean time things to think about light

“It establishes the speed limit for the entire universe.

Its speed is the only constant in the universe.

It is outside of time.

It never ages.

It anchors the laws of relativity.

It is both a wave and particle.

It allows us to see.

It comforts us with its presence and depresses us by its absence.

It conveys the energy of warmth that allow us to live.

It consumes darkness but itself is never consumed by darkness.

It is mentioned as the first thing God created after the heavens and the earth.

It, apparently, has a divine aspect to its nature.” (Richard A. Swenson, M.D.)

Contemplating these things, what does light reveal to us about God?

How does this make you feel?

Describe a moment were light has made you feel good.

This is meant to promote conversation.

You Are 24% Shy

You are slightly shy, but overall, your reactions to social situations are normal.
You dread difficult social situations, but you still handle them with grace.

About minuiperiannath

Name: Spencer Wentland College: North Central University Year: Senior Major:Intercultural Studies My story of meeting Jesus in short: Not many weeks after I was born my parents baptized me into the Christian faith at First English Lutheran Church in my hometown, Appleton, WI. There they renewed their promises to renounce the devil and his ways, the world and evil and raise me the same way teaching me to love and fear the Lord, the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Creeds and when of reading age to put the Holy Bible in my hands and all the while, with the church community, instruct me in the Christian faith. My parents weren't perfect but they did fulfill the vows they made at my baptism. I had my own more personal experience with the Lord around the age of seven when I followed Jesus out of the Gospels to a "quiet, lonely place" in my backyard with the hope to do whatever Jesus did there. Without realizing it or ever being taught how to "receive Jesus into your heart" it happened quite like that even seeing a mental vision of Jesus and knowing I need to welcome him into my heart and let him sit on the throne of my life. I've never been the same since then and the Lord has kept his promise to be with me "always." I confirmed what my parents chose for me in a public confession of faith and the ritual of believer's baptism at a local swimming school where the Assemblies of God church my mom attends used to do their baptisms. I've never regretted a life with Jesus; life has always been richer, deeper and fuller because of it. About Me: Ha that's a funny question, and a popular one today. Well, if you really want to know "all about me" you will have to meet me. For starters I am hard to put in simple categories and often find myself tumbling between labels; i.e. introverted and extroverted, strong and weak, intuitive yet a rationalist, introspective and social, unique and individual yet needing people and empathetic. I belong to and am part of the Way and that is probably the most defining important part of my being. (Acts 24:14) As a God lover in the Way of Jesus Christ I long to see and embrace all things and people in his love for his glory. Creative people and places energize me. I enjoy and appreciate art and artists and like to contribute and collaborate in making my own art at times. I need my own time and spend a lot of time in contemplation- this is where I get recharged and new vision and vitality for life. A con of my personality is my ill attempts to understand everything about everything. At the same time I also get energy from others and love to be sociable. I make matrix like connections in my mind and although my comments often are perceived as random too me they are very connected to something. To me connection and harmony are very important and I believe the truth brings that out. The last few years have been filled with learning, studying and meeting wonderful people. Copenhagen, Escanaba, Nagasaki, and now back to Minneapolis! So excited to learn, grow and finish my last year at university! Call: I feel strongly called by the Lord to work and give myself as missionary of love to the Japanese people. As the Lord leads I hope to take a missionary assignment through ELCA Global Mission teaching English and serving in congregational mission and leadership in Japan. Eventually I would like to serve as an apostolic worker planting boiler rooms (missional/monastic communities) around the Japanese archipelago with a bunch of other Jesus lovers in international, incarnational bands of friends. About this blog: This blog is for my Church Administration and Personal Finance class. I'm looking forward to interesting and practical conversation and learning that will help develop my leadership and organizational skills for however and whatever takes shape out of the Lord's call.

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  1. okay. tomorrow is saturday, and i work in the morning and then shari wittman and i are going to be painting a desk for a while, but afterwards we can all get together and go out to eat and such.
    i’ll give you a call later tonight or tomorrow after work.

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