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Life…

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So, you can tell by my last post that I had good intentions. Then life happens.

The last few weeks have been absolutely Crazy (notice the capital “C”). Here is what has happened:

-We had a confirmation retreat and celebrated confirmation Sunday with 12 sixth graders

-Lisa saw the doctor and is scheduled for surgery Thursday

-Noah is leaving for a 10-day trip to Spain with my parents tomorrow

-I have been pulled in a 100 different directions

-I stopped reading “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan

-Read “Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning in preparation for a series of lectures he is going to be giving in Moultrie, GA (a town near Albany)

-Found out that Brennan Manning canceled all speaking engagements through May due to illness (remember him in your prayers)

-My computer crashed, and I spent 7 hours working to get it fixed (Apple has incredible customer service)

-I have now lost a total of 37 pounds since the beginning of the year (only 33 more to meet my goal)

-Traveled to the west coast with Mike Johnson and visited southern Cali, and SLC, Utah (yes, we skied)

I know there is more, but I am to tired to remember it all. Really looking forward to our trip to ATL next week to hang out with friends and family.

Written by joeldiaz

March 31, 2009 at 6:05 pm

crazy love

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i was captivated and challenged by francis chan this year at the national youth workers’ convention in nashville. he made it o.k. to acknowledge that there are many of us who think that there is something seriously wrong with the american church. i have walked around with that thought in my heart for a few years now. it was refreshing to hear someone ask about that in an open forum, and see so many in agreement.

crazy love

in response to that sermon and at the suggestion of others, i began reading crazy love by francis chan yesterday. i want to publicly journal as i walk through this book. i do not consider myself an academic, so please do not expect me to expound deep wisdom. nor is my purpose to review this book, i’ll leave that to the professionals.

my goal is to respond to the text as i sense God stirring within me. that is my prayer in this process, that God will stir up the passion for Him that i know is trapped in my soul. there is something that keeps me from shouting out His name, and i want the freedom and the boldness to do just that.

Written by joeldiaz

February 20, 2009 at 2:01 pm