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Internship Journal 11/3

November 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Hey friends! It’s been a while since I’ve last updated, and I wanted to fill you in on what’s going on! The internship I’m currently in at my church, Crossbridge Christian Church, has been awesome. Part of the requirements for the internship is that I do a journal. Well, I want to share that journal with you! Here’s my latest entry…

 

November 3rd, 2009

So, if you noticed, I’m not writing on a Thursday! I’ve decided to change the way that I write my journals a bit. Instead of writing on thursdays, at the end of my week per se, I’m going to write on Tuesdays, at the beginning of my week and reflect on the past week and what I learned. So why am I doing this? Well, I want to be more focused on thursdays. Tuesday is my primary get-random-office-stuff-done day and thursday is my primary creative, work on projects day. Well, I have an hour carved out on Tuesdays (today) to work on projects, but for me, it takes a little while to get my creative juices flowing, so I thought, why not take the time that I would be spending on my journal on Thursday and move it to Tuesdays? That’ll be great and give me more time on Thursday to work on projects and be creative! It’s a win win.

So not much has happened since last thursday, but we’ll still talk about a few things. Something I learned from this past sunday is to be thorough in preparation. I set up the sermon slides for sunday morning with all the verses our pastor uses and the songs we sing. I made a few mistakes in not checking to make sure EVERYthing was congruent. I checked and made sure the sermon was correct, but I didn’t check to see if the songs were all the same font and size. Well, we get to the second song in the set and the font is MUCH smaller than the previous. This is an issue for multiple reasons. 1) Our screens are somewhat far from the front of the crowd, and that makes it even worse for those in the back. We use a large font so that everyone can see what is on the screen, and to not have a larger font is an issue. 2) It is unprofessional and negligent. Simple as that. I want to aspire to excellence and the fact that I didn’t make sure everything was correct beforehand was an issue. If this was for a client, this wouldn’t go over well, so I need to have the same standards as a company would have of excellence. Shoot, mine need to be higher so that I represent the body of Christ better. Not that we are better than everyone else, but that we aspire to excellence because we represent God to the world. Our God is excellent, why shouldn’t we be?

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Don’t stop!

August 18, 2009 Leave a comment

So one of my favorite new TV shows is Kings, on NBC. (Watch it on Hulu!!) It’s based on the life of King Saul and David, from 1 Samuel/1 Kings. After watching a few episodes, I was inspired myself to start reading what the Bible had to say, and to see how accurate the show is. It’s been an awesome experience. I’m not quite at the same spot Kings is at, but I’m catching up. Anyway, I was reading in 1 Samuel 12 today, and I read this chunk:

19 And all the people said to Samuel, “Pray for your servants to the Lord your God, that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil, to ask for ourselves a king.” 20 And Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart.”

God doesn’t want us to stop serving him when we screw up, when we sin! He wants us to continue serving him because he realizes that he’s the best thing ever. Israel is his people, and he didn’t want them to keep running away from him.

How similar is that to us? I know whenever I sin, serving God is the last thing that I think about. I think I’m not worthy and that I won’t do a good enough job. “I screwed up God, how can I serve you?” But the thing is is that it’s not up to us! We were saved by faith, so how can our actions screw that up? We are saved by the Holy Spirit, and we are cleansed by the Holy Spirit. It’s not up to us. Our actions don’t screw that up. So Christians, be encouraged. You’re never too far from God. Continue serving him! Don’t stop!

So go read 1 Samuel 12:19-25 for yourself. Read it. Chew on it. Sit in it. Be encouraged (verse 20, 24) and Challenged (verse 25).

(I’m still not quite sure how to deal with a verse like 25 for Christians… but it is sobering. However, don’t think of how much sin does it take for me to separate me from God, but rather live your life in the light of the Gospel. Continue serving and pursuing Him, and that won’t be a concern because your heart and focus is on God.)

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Journal Entry// July 25th, 2009

July 27, 2009 1 comment

Hey friends!

It has been FAR too long since I last updated. Things have been crazy as of late… I’ve been at a conference, working on 3 websites, designing logos, creating a MoGraph piece, etc. It’s crazy. But I love it!! I’ll be writing soon(ish) about the conference I went to, Gurus of Tech. I took plenty of pictures and look forward to sharing them with you! But, as the title suggests, this is a journal entry. I feel it’s appropriate for what I’ve been going through lately and look forward to blogging, once again =].

“This is a weird time in my spiritual life. I’m learning not to be driven by guilt, but then what am I driven by? I should be driven by grace. For example, my main struggle is with my quiet time.  I usually would spend an hour in the word, praying and reading. Now, it’s usually about 30 minutes. I reach a certain point, and I think to myself, I would only be continuing because I feel bad for stopping. But then I stop because I’m doing it out of guilt instead of out of love. Where’s the disconnect? What the heck am I doing wrong, or right? Should I in the moment of “I’m continuing because I’d feel bad, ” then try to change the motivation to: “I’m loving God this way?” I think so. I think my motivation for having a quiet time is being revealed through this thought, by the point of “If I stop, I’ll feel bad.” I think it’s showing that maybe I’m not going into it with the desire to please God, but rather I’m doing it because I know it’s right and it’s what I should do. Is continuing loving God?

Is this love? Doing what you have no desire to continue doing? Or is that merely commitment? I think commitment flows from love. So I may not feel all warm and gushy, but I am loving God by continuing with the mindset that I’m loving God this way, and not because I’ll feel bad otherwise. Now where are my emotions?

Jeez, I need to realize the God of the UNIVERSE wants to spend time with me! I’m saying to God, “Hey, I’ll catch you later.” I’m turning down an opportunity to spend time with the one who loves me the most in this world! For what? So I can go eat? Go see what’s new in the tech world? Not that those are bad and shouldn’t be enjoyed, I just need to get my priorities straight, and enjoy them in the right context.”

Hope this is encouraging, friends. Please, Comment! Share your thoughts and feelings!

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Super exciting

All I have to say is this:
visit this site and bookmark it.
(It’s my new website! told you some crazy things are in the future =p)

www.ftcmedia.com

New Pages!

Hey friends. There is some new content already! I told you there were some things coming soon. But that’s not even the good part yet =]

I’ve added two new pages, Portfolio, and Videos. Check em out, comment, enjoy!

Portfolio

Videos

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GAH

April 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Hey friends I’m still alive! school has been crazy hectic I’ll be back and blogging in no time =]… probably after I get back from haiti, the 12th =]

Blog ya then!

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