ipod in ears. cat power. cold nose. guacachips. 2 minutes of watching LOST.
this is where i am tonight.
i met with a client at starbucks. i had decaf. i still haven’t written my letter to tim horton’s regarding blair and dave’s blogs.
i put my child to bed. still snuggling her teddy bear.
i flipped the channels. i missed the days when i had a tv show i was really into and looked forward to each week. i decided with all the buzz about lost finally being back on the air and my love for matthew fox since the party of five days that maybe LOST was the show. 2 minutes later pete came running into the room “the hockey game is still on!” at that point, vancouver 6, nashville 2. or something. i can’t remember what exactly nashville was at. but vancouver definitely had 6. sorry, LOST, maybe next week you can be my show.
i ate some guacachips (guacamole chips from costco). it’s freezing in here, so my nose is cold, also my feet, even though i’m wearing slippers. can’t wait to be able to control the heat in our new place. checked some emails, wrote some emails, listening to some music.
wouldn’t this have been so much better with pictures to accompany the text? i know one person who thinks it would’ve (cough, marnie, cough). but it took a lot of work and i didn’t get near the amount of comments i was expecting, what with all the effort, i expected a few! … that’s a nudge in your direction. i love comments, is that so wrong? they are fun.
now that you’ve got a mental picture of where i’m at. let’s dive into romans chapter 6. go back a bit to chapter 5: “By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.”
“When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end.”
you should have goosebumps right now.
and then, chapter 6: “Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection. We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word. When Jesus died, he took sin down with him, but alive he brings God down to us. From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and alive to God. That’s what Jesus did.”
i don’t think i need to say anything more.