Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Quote of the day

I was drinking coffee and happily following the rabbit trail of blog posts this morning when I  stumbled on this.  It stopped me in my tracks. 

Do we really believe that the marginalized, broken, down-and-out populations can be affected by the power of God?  Angie Smith 


It is funny that this would surface today.  This weekend I heard someone speak about the modern day orphans in foster care.  


I went cell phone shopping and I think I am finally getting an IPhone.  This is relevant because I struggle with need versus want and Apple products seem to represent over the top extravagance to me. However, when I look at the numbers on paper owning an IPhone isn't so bad and I certainly don't think Apple is the anti-Christ.   (Daniel may disagree but that's okay.  He doesn't have to get one.) Look, it helped Angie Smith minister to a homeless person.
   
Then, last night I had a dream that I went to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip with Shane Claiborne.  Strange looking though he is, he is still one of my heroes.  His thoughts, words and deeds push my soul out of its comfy places and remind me that I am here to do something for this world. It was a funny dream; as evidenced by the fact that our "base camp" for this trip to the DR was Hawaii and that I drove there.  


Then the quote this morning popping up in front of me.   I think it is here to remind me to look up and look out.  I have been pretty focused on me lately.  It has been a good and necessary thing to do.  However, I don't want to forget that there is a whole world out there that needs my faith.  My faith that says "Yes! The power of God can change anything, anybody, anywhere."  


The details of how this faith gets lived out here in Oklahoma City are still being worked out.  I know for sure that any plans will flow out from my family and they just may include an IPhone.  





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