Timodial – About Being Me


Essentials Red: Week 2 Thoughts
March 3, 2009, 8:32 am
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For: The Institute Of Contemporary And Emerging Worship Studies, St. Stephen’s University, Essentials Red Online Worship History Course with Dan Wilt I am on week 1 of Essentials Red Online Worship History Course.

Just being part of this world automatically gives you your name, and an occupation. This basically defines who we are in a worldly view. If you were to meet someone new, you would ask their name and job, then is some people’s cases you would shelve them somewhere in your own personal ranking system. This being as judgmental as it sounds, is somehow what we do as Christians. We forget that we are all there to do the ministry of Christ. We give ourselves titles and positions. We take the calling of the ministry and turn it into a job.

Our personal ministry shouldn’t be a job, should not be defined by anyone else. It should be a God focused joy and celebration. Maybe it is because we don’t celebrate enough what we believe and what Jesus did, that we forget how to minister. Jesus gave the great commandment as a guide to bring our ministries to the world, not for us just to be nice people and do our job.

We are called to love, and out of love will come all good things. Remembering the greatest gift of love and celebrating it could only make things better. It may even encourage us to love God and others more and more.



I’ve Been Thinking About History (Essentials Red)
February 21, 2009, 8:08 am
Filed under: Essentials Red

For: The Institute Of Contemporary And Emerging Worship Studies, St. Stephen’s University, Essentials Red Online Worship History Course with Dan Wilt I am on week 1 of  Essentials Red Online Worship History Course.

What a thought provoking week. The thing that really struck me this week is the concept of forgetting. From being in a place that I was in just recently, I know how true this is. I give thanks and praise to God that I am now back on track and things are so much better.

When thinking about this concept of fogetting I was draw back to the old testament, where there were times and places where events happened, whether it be with God or just people. But these places were names in memory of what took place there. This triggered the thought of ‘What do I see day to day that reminds me of God?’. As I was pondering this, it really came back to the little things. The sun shining through a tree, the beauty of our surroundings. Creation is amazing! There is just so much of it. On our first night gathered to start this course as a group, I was promped to say ‘Lord, thank you that you are so big that we can never get bored of you’.

May this be an encouragement to dive deeper and commune more with God.



A long time on
February 9, 2009, 8:05 am
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It’s been quite a while but I am back here again. All encouraged by a course I am doing. A lot of things have changed and I am feeling in a better place now.

Isn’t it amazing how bad things can get when you just don’t take any notice of God and don’t spend even just the tiniest amount of time with Him. I am so pleased and thankful (the list goes on) that He is willing to take me on no matter what has happened. Just the way He draws you back to himself is so special and reassuring.




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