Thoughts,Songs,Writings,Rants,Encouragements, and Life

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Rockin the Ituness

Goo Goo Dolls-Better Day
Michael Jackson-Black or White
The Fray-Over My Head(cable car)
Foo Fighters-Tiny Dancer (Elton John cover)
Billy Joel-Shades of Grey
Damien Rice-Older Chests
Livingston Taylor-If I only had a brain
U2-Bad (live from Live Aid)
TJ Mcloud-Passenger Seat
Third Eye Blind-God of Wine

Friday, December 30, 2005

Still Fighting It!

1 Corinthians 1:19
"I will destroy human wisdom and discard their most brilliant ideas."

1 Corinthians 8:1b
"While knowledge may make us feel importan, it is love that really builds up the Church."

"More people have been brought into the Church by the kindness og real Christian love, than by all the theological arguments in th world; and more people have been driven from the Church by the hardness and ugliness of so-called Christianity, than by all the doubts in the world."-Barclay


1:Psalm 86:1
"Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help."

Zephaniah 3:17
"For the Lord your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

Luke 2:14
"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to all whom God favors."

Luke 2:29-32
"Lord, now I can die in peace! As you promised me, I have seen the Savior you have given to all people. He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and He is the glory of your people Israel!"

2 Corinthians 4:6-7
" For God, who said, "Let there be light i the darkness," has made us understand that this light is the brightness of the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. But this precious treasure-this light and power that now shine within us-is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weakbodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own."

These quotes were supposed to ring true in the Christmas song posted earlier. I meant to get this out sooner, but this will have to do. There are gaps in this journey...but for the most part it is a good picture of OUR journey with Christ.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Nobody Say Anything

The Blazers are on a 3 game winning streak...

Can this last?

Can it continue?

Is this a preview of years to come?

Does this mean we make it to the playoffs this year?

We will see...we will see...

Sunday, December 25, 2005

An India Christmas

Snow is falling, half a world away
I’m only 8,000 miles, from that place
The sun is falling, from the big blue sky
While stars sing of a Silent Night

And in this moment, I slip into
A December where dreams do come true
Where hopes and fears are yesteryear
And the grace of God is fiercely clear

When He bent down, and came to our side
To rescue us, from our foolish pride
He arrived as a sinless man
The savior for the sin of man

And I remember, That Holy Night
God gave this world, the gift of life
I’ve not forgotten, the babe in the straw
Who broke the silence, bringing peace for all

I am grateful, for Jesus Christ
So very thankful, He claimed my life
On this evening of family gathering
To celebrate the nigh of our delivering

Though this year you maybe missing me
While you hover round the Christmas tree
I will keep you, close to heart
Even when were so far apart

Merry Christmas from me to you
I’ll be missing you
Merry Christmas to all of you
I’ll be loving you
Because of distance I won’t be home
Do not worry, I feel your love
In sunny-winter, I am warm
Cheers from India, love your son

Merry Christmas from me to you
I’ll be missing you
Merry Christmas to all of you
I’ll be loving you

Friday, December 16, 2005

London Baby!!

So this past week I have been in London. Yeah, thats right London. I am here for the single purpose of getting a new visa that will allow me to finish out my stay in India. England is a beautiful country. I never had any desire to come to here before, but now being here I realize that was an ignorant and naive way of thinking. This place is awesome. Flippin Expensive, but awesome.

Christmas shopping has been crazy...too much money spent on petty things that will last for only so long.

Meals that cost more than a months worth in India. (yes, these are necessary)

Sites: I can now say that I, yes me, Ben Christensen has seen BIG BEN...Woo Hoo...and West minster Abbey and the London Eye. Kevin and I must have walked at least 10 miles on monday. And really we didn't see too many of the sites...but I have seen enough. I have seen the two things I might ever want to see in a stay here in London.

It is freazing cold here though. And for this I am grateful. I have been missing the cold and rain and Christmas atmosphere in India. Here in London it oddly reminds me so much of Oregon. Now if we could get it to snow in the next two days...that would be fun!!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderfull Holiday season.

Cheers (Slawncher)

Monday, December 05, 2005

Something New

Hey check it out!!!
This is cool:

Some Nice Music From my past...Go Now!!!


Amos 5:8-9

"It is the Lord who created the stars, the Pleiades and Orion. It is He who turns darnkess into morning and day into night. It is He who draws up water from the oceans and pours it down as rain on the land. The Lord is His name! With blinding speed and power He destroys the strong, crushing all their defenses."

Habakkuk 3:2

"I have heard all about you, Lord, and I am filled with awe by the amazing things you have done. In this time of our deep need, begin again to help us, as you did in years gone by. Show us your power to save us. And in your anger, remember your mercy."