Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Redemption: the Lifestyle

I worked until 9:30 p.m. tonight, alone. Its physically more demanding to try to do a land survey alone but it gives me alot of time to think and tonight what and who was on my mind doesn't matter as much as the concept that I was mulling over. It was really more like a song...or a prayer or, some otherness that I can't quite describe. Anyway, we postmodern followers of Jesus Christ cringe when we see that little box beside the "religion" question. If you are on Facebook there are many mainline denominations and then simply "Christian", which is what I chose. I was trying to figure out what I really am tonight. I'm not really "Christian" because with that comes a ton of baggage that "Christians" over the past 1700 years have included in a tradition that doesn't even resemble what I believe. I'm not "non-denominational" because I'm really "all-denominational" in a sad, lonely way. What I am is "redemption people". I am with the Jesus of the ages and also the God of the law, the prophets, and the psalms! I don't believe that redemption is only apparent in the lives of human beings but it permeates all of creation and the God who is Creator planned it that way and came and died to pay the ultimate price for what he thinks is worth it...everything! What better way to defeat Pain, Death, Suffering than to go to work on the story to play it out for the glory of the suffering and the ultimate glory of God himself? That's who I am, redemption people. I've got to put some chords and words together on that sometime. Sometime soon.

Shalom - the Peace that passes all understanding....

Thursday, June 05, 2008


I can't think of anything more like redemption than my ex-wife coming to the house to teach my wife how to make the best apple pie in the world! Alot of water under the bridge but one thing you cannot take away from my ex-wife is her apple pie! She made me one to thank me for something, my wife had a piece and invited her over to teach her her secrets. In exchange, my wife the coupon queen, shared her couponing program. Color that R-E-D-E-M-P-T-I-O-N!

Oh, add to that sweet sweet Wings victory!