Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Confident Faith

Do you think that God will be any poorer for giving you the riches he has promised?
Do you dream that he will be any less holy for giving you holiness?
Do you imagine he will be any less pure for washing you of your sins?
- Charles Spurgeon

As Spurgeon writes, one of the greatest displays of our faith is when we ask God for things. So often, I do not ask people for help because I fear I might inconvenience them. Or I do not believe that they can actually help me.

I do the same thing with God. Despite the fact that he has promised me inheritance in his kingdom and that his mansion has many rooms, I am often meek in approaching his throne. If only I had the faith of the sick woman in Matthew 9, who said, "If I only touch his cloak, then I will be healed."

My goal for this year is to recognize God better. God is not the all-knowing wise man on the mountain that I must trudge up for advice and knowledge. Nor is he the fortified king before which we must tremble and seek mercy.

No, he is a lamb. He shares in the sufferings and struggles that I have. He walks among us and relates with us. And through him is offered healing, rest and glory.

"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; know and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the ones who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
-Luke 11:9-10

Sunday, January 1, 2012


I need to blog more. I will. I just haven't felt very creative or insightful. I'm looking forward to a 2012 that I hope is challenging, rewarding and enriching. If I'm fortunate, I'll come out of the next year with good memories, new friends and perhaps a bit of wisdom.

As is tradition here in the blog, my photo diary of past year:

First ride

State placers


Terry Lee


Williams is Ref

Baron taking ride


Nice scene

Cow and Chicken?


Kinnick Chicks

Baron and Chipmunk

Chapel with sky

Ryan and Baron

Mile High Marker

Crested Butte descent


Colorado National Monument


Old Dewey Bridge

Slickrock trail

Sand Creek Memorial

First practice in new room

Uys and Tangs