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That’s my grandparents. Today is their 60th anniversary! Wow!!!

Jess and I are down here doing MPD and have had the privilege of staying with them and celebrating today! It’s unfortunately been kind of a rough week for them. My grandfather fell last Thursday and broke his arm. It’s been rough since then. He’s fallen again since then and the pain meds they have him on are causing him to hallucinate and be disoriented and not know where he is at times. But, my grandma has been their faithfully by his side this whole time no matter how rough it gets.

What an awesome example! When Jess and I have been married 60 years I look forward to being more committed than I’ve ever been!

Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandfather!!!!

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Here are two great posts for you today…

Pastor Chip gives us some great perspective on Memorial Day

and then Tony Morgan talks a bit the new traditional church and websites

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A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he canceled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he canceled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” (Luke 7:41-43, ESV)

This is one of those scriptures that has marked me. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it, at least I hope not.

I used to wrestle with it a lot ’cause it says that the more we’ve been forgiven, the more we’ll love God. I used to wrestle with that. I would ask questions like, ‘what about murderers who come to follow Jesus? They get to love Him more than me, I’ve never done anything like that.’ It really bothered me for a while. But, then I had a revelation of grace…

And let me just say, you can’t really have a revelation of grace until you’ve had a revelation of sin. They go hand in hand. It was at the point that I began to realize the depth of darkness in my soul that I started to begin understanding grace a little better. It’s at that point that you really begin to understand that scripture above. That’s when you begin to realize just how big of a debt He forgave and how awesome the grace at the cross really was. Seriously, incredible…

I find myself more and more just thinking and meditating on God’s grace. It’s often times all I really want to talk about. It’s completely ridiculous (in an awesome way)!

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…to a new blog. I finally pulled the plug and went self-hosted (I know, a little late). Definitely a very good decision! Anyway, for some reason, my feedburner won’t update so everyone’s gotta re-subscribe. Sorry…

Here’s the new address… wait for it, wait for it…

 

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and you can also check out thegillands.com while you’re at it.

In the process of transitioning this blog over to a self-hosted wordpress, will be blogging a lot more once that happens…

Lot’s of other stuff going on as well. Will update soon! Maybe later today or tomorrow.

Pulled this off Lanny Donoho’s blog. Seriously Amazing!

Was talking with a friend the other night about missions. He’s looking at several different short-term trips he could go on. During the conversation he mentioned that one trip was fairly dangerous. It’s an unstable country, where, regardless of the precautions you take, things could go horribly wrong. I’m a big fan of those mission trips. You really have to put a lot of trust in God, more than you’re used to.

Later on that night, though, Jess and I were talking about this further and she made a great point. What’s more dangerous? Going on this mission trip, or not going (speaking in general for all of us, not just this persons situation)? If we do go, it’s dangerous for us. We could be harmed in some certain way. If we don’t go, however, all we’re doing is not taking the word of God to an area of the world that desperately needs it.

Which is the more dangerous mission?