on priorities

Christianity, personal

I’m taking a 21-day break (minimum) from Facebook. Here’s why.

I’ve been spending too much time obsessing (there’s no other word for it, really) over whether people are reading my posts, commenting on them, etc. This is self-obsession, and it’s unhealthy. You could argue that assuming people care about me being away from Facebook is also somewhat self-absorbed 🙂

Our church is starting a 21-day fast today, and while I’m partially fasting food, I’m also fasting Facebook. This is a chance to reset my priorities.

Instead of spending time looking for anything new from me, take a few minutes to watch this video instead; it’s excellent.


current faves: Phil Wickham and Francis Chan

Christianity, personal

Two plugs for things that have been impacting me spiritually lately:

Thanks to one of the fine fellows on Bwack’s Forum, I found out that Phil Wickham released a free acoustic album entitled "singalong". I’m really enjoying it.

phil wickham - singalong
above: my intricately hand lettered CD-R for listening to in the car and kitchen.

Also, thanks to a different fellow Bwack’s Forum member, Chris Sayburn, I came across this video by Francis Chan:


Francis is a delight to watch, and his message really challenged and motivated me. It pushed me out of my comfort zone, and brought me back to the time when I first started to follow Jesus. It reminded me of what it is to follow Him, to really live your life and give things up, make hard decisions, trust God’s goodness.

this is my story.

Christianity, personal

I subscribe to a daily RSS feed of short quotes from Scripture offeredy by biblegateway.com, and this morning the quote was particularly meaningful. This is my story, the same as it was the Apostle Paul’s:

“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:3-7 NIV”.

Have a blessed Holy Week.