Surrender

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” – 1 Peter 5:6-10

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” – Luke 3:23-24

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 1 Cor 5:17

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Momentary Affliction and a Merciful Savior

Late Night Theology

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. …For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. ” – 2 Corinthians 4:7, 17-18, NRSV

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to…

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Snow Series (Jan 2016)

Buuck Series

I went out on 3 snow trips this past January: Tahoe Jan 3-6, Washington Jan 13-18, and Tahoe Jan 29-31.  Although I pretty much only took snapchats on the Washington trip, the Tahoe trips provided some splendid winter scenery.

Enjoy the 24 photos!

Cabin

“Cabin” – Would you live there?  I sure wouldn’t mind it!  The beach at Sugar Pine (Ed Z’Berg) State Park along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, CA.

Follow My Feet

“Follow My Feet” – Walking through fresh snow at Sugar Pine (Ed Z’Berg) State Park along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, CA.

Keeper of the Snow

“Keeper of the Snow” – A sentinel amidst the frozen fantasy.  Sugar Pine (Ed Z’Berg) State Park along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, CA.

Tahoe Peace

“Tahoe Peace” – The beach at Sugar Pine (Ed Z’Berg) State Park along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, CA.

Winter's Veil

“Winter’s Veil” – The storm approaches.  Seen from the beach at Sugar…

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Unlawful Arrest for Preaching Gospel

“Ryan Hemelaar tried in vain to explain that the group had official authorisation, so that under section 45 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act, police could not lawfully give a “move on” order.

An acting senior police sergeant and an inspector then arrived and told George to move on immediately or be arrested.  George refused to move on.  He was handcuffed and arrested for disobeying a police direction.  He was later released and  issued with a notice to appear in court later this month.”

News Article:
Gold Coast preacher arrested for talking about sin

A Beautiful Scandal

On the hillside you will be delivered
At the foot of the cross, justified
And your spirit restored
By the river that pours
From our blessed Saviour’s side

Who has believed what he has heard from us?[d]
    And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
    and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
    and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected[e] by men;
    a man of sorrows,[f] and acquainted with[g] grief;[h]
and as one from whom men hide their faces[i]
    he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:1-3

The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice;
    together they sing for joy;
for eye to eye they see
    the return of the Lord to Zion.
Break forth together into singing,
    you waste places of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted his people;
    he has redeemed Jerusalem.” Isaiah 52:8-9

Can You Imagine The Scandal?

THE RIVER WALK

can you imagine the scandal

When the Lord first began speaking to Israel through Hosea, he said to him, “Go and marry a prostitute, so that some of her children will be conceived in prostitution. This will illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the Lord and worshiping other gods.” (Hosea 1:2)

Read: Hosea 1:1 – 3:5, 1 John 5:1-21, Psalm 124:1-8, Proverbs 29:5-8

Relate: Imagine a young Hosea. He just graduated from the most prestigious of schools: The Jewish Institute of Higher Theology with a Masters in Prophesy. It is now time to embark on a career that has been a lifelong dream. He wants to be a prophet like Elijah and Elisha. He has big dreams and goals. He is going to go out there and transform the world for his God. In his final time before exiting that university and stepping into the career world Hosea brings his career dreams as well…

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