Monday, October 22, 2007

welcome back

wow, i didn't know i was taking a 6 month hiatus but i guess i did. i think i'm ready to come back. i miss many of my reader friends and being a bit connected to a larger community.

Nicki and I started a new house church several weeks ago as a part of the ordinary community network and its been really fruitful in a short amount of time. i think its the way community is supposed to be, organic, natural and authentic. we're just getting started yet but intimacy has been there from the beginning, that's a God thing. Last night we talked about our need to control and the anxiety that comes from it. We're workin' on trust, faith and giving it all up to Abba.

Just got back from a week vacation to Disney world with the family and read a kind of book i never read. Read Tony Dungy's book "Quiet Strength" and it kind of scratched me where I itch. Just reading how a guy dealt with so much external adversity but yet kept a quiet and inner strength. Not sure I'm very good at that a lot of times. I know how to lose my temper, need to work on that calm beneath the waters thing.

Apparently Jesus slept through a storm. So a lack of peace can't be blamed on external circumstances. No peace is a lack of faith and controlling things that we can't control. Its insanity and I do it daily. Jesus sleeps through storms, I want a piece of that action.

random note: I still think of Palmer and Chad all the time. i miss my bros and long to see what they see right now in Kingdom come.

I'll keep writin' and try to earn some readers back.

peace,

13 comments:

glenn said...

welcome back freek...your first comment in 6 mos.

Anonymous said...

glad your back
amanda

Anonymous said...

no need to earn us back... you had us at 'hello'

Evans is coming to town this week... fire and beverages at my place this weekend?

K Rains

jen leonard said...

i look forward to reading more.

i still think of mark often, too.

hope you are well kingdom friend.

utech said...

welcome back.
look forward to reading your journey

Mike said...

Glad your back on the blog, Marsh. Jealous about Evans coming up...hoist one for me.

+ Alan said...

Back in the blogosphere. This must be where the proverbial "loop" is. Peace.

beth said...

I think it is improtant to be peaceful - and yet to yell at the waves and storms that surround us ...

In terms of your battle cry: Turn it up loud, Captain ...

Aaron said...

yo.

Marsh said...

geez, you people rock. I'm home again.

Jody said...

been checking ever so often...good to see you back.

mike said...

Kept watching for you to resurface on my snapshot/rss feed but for some reason your taking a break post was the last one to show. Glad your back. Your words always inspire me to look at life with more depth.

steven hamilton said...

welcome back chris...