Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Radical Discipleship & Relationship

A blog I've been frequenting often is a place called "Cerulean Sanctum." I've been challenged and encouraged by this older father in the faith. Ideas about living simply, relationship-centered living, the reality of God in everyday life, its good stuff.

A recent series Dan has been going through is about sex and porn in the church. He has some interesting thoughts to say. I encourage you to check it out. Take time to read the comments to the porn post too, I see Jesus in this guy.

Today he posted on being single. http://www.dedelen.com/2005/04/singleness-radical-answers-for-harsh.html

Definitely keep checking his site...

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The past several days I've been wrestling often with thoughts of relationships (in particular with the opposite species :)) and beyond.

The cool thing is that it hasn't been a angst-driven pity party, but part of a larger, growing sense of needing community.

I'm realizing more and more than I need others.

Its weird, and its a odd thing to realize that.

Learning that I need some sisters in my life, some brothers, and learning that I need people. Its definitely a God thing, because I've been asking for more of His heart for the past year. What a trip to actually be in the midst of that journey.

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I read something today to the effect of, "it's better to love and to be hurt than to have a cold heart."

I'm not sure what to do with that.

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A genuine heart cry is such a powerful thing.

If we do believe God is a God full of desires and passion, have we made an effort to know those things in the heart of God?

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links and kind words.

    Blessings.

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  2. thanks for the site benson... ... crazy!

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  3. benson, i just finished writing in my xanga and i am just so incredibly happy!!!! ahhhhhh!!!!!!!! smiling ear to ear benson!!!

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  4. benson, i just finished writing in my xanga and i am just so incredibly happy!!!! ahhhhhh!!!!!!!! smiling ear to ear benson!!!

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