Monday, September 26, 2005

Ring of Gyges

Given the power of invisibility, what would be the first thing that you would do? The second? We were challenged yesterday with the parable of the two servants, which shows us that what we do when no one is around, reveals what our hearts are truly like.
Regarding the invisibility thing, I think that we need to recognize that it is impossible for us to ever be in a situation where we are free from morals, accountability, responsibility and consequences. Although our "Master" isn't visibly with us, he will return, and will call us to account for all of our actions. That's probably the main point, not to focus on why we think of immoral things when challenged with the question of invisibilty, but for us to remember that we're not invisible, and the we do all serve a master.

Friday, September 16, 2005

River Haven Needs

I spent some time on Thursday with our friends from River Haven, (they are now living by the Ventura Harbor), and they passed on some needs to me. If you have any of the following items, please e-mail me.

Gas cans
Needle Nose Pliers
Volt reducer
Vinyl table cloths & clips
Solar Panel
Shade canopies
Penny nails
Wood Pallets
½” or ¼” plywood
Queen air mattress
King/queen/twin sheets
Camp shower
New tarps
Dual fuel lanterns
Small tie downs
Heavy plastic patio furniture
Tent stakes
9” nails with washers
Pots and pans
Napkin holders
Paper towel pole
Large chairs
Plastic sink
Queen mattress & box springs
Solar panels
Clothesline/clothes pins
Spiral notebooks
Handheld electronic games

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Some more paintings from our August 21st painting service

Worshiping God through painting

After watching a brilliant short film which highlights our ability to paint as a form of worship to God, and a brief introduction to seeing painting as worship, we spent the rest of the service watercoloring for God's refrigerator.