on back-pocket-bibles

9 . January . 2012

Holy Lord, we are guilty of pride + unbelief,
of failure to find your mind in your Word,
of neglect to seek you in our daily lives.

our violations and shortcomings present our
consciences with a long list of accusations,
but they will not stand!
for we lay them all now on Christ,
our sacrifice + advocate.

Lord, subdue our weakness and selfishness,
granting us grace to live above them.
let us not be mastered by them,
but have you rule over us in liberty + power.

we praise + thank you for your wisdom and love.
deliver us from every evil habit,
everything that dims the brightness of
your
grace
in
us,
everything that prevents us from taking
our deepest delight in you.
amen.


-prayer of confession
5pm service
8 january 2012
scott c led us in worship


the girls, honor and i
were sitting behind the
boys, ezra + nate
for worship and
i was thinking how much
i love those men in front of me,
esp cory’s broad shoulders
and the bible in his back pocket.

ps –
nathan got to go with
carrie, em + kwes to
a shakespeare comedy show
last night and it apparently
was hilarious.

[we prodded n to recount
most of it to us over a
late-night bowl of cereal,
brilliantly funny stuff]

and c was still cracking up
at the gym this morning,
hours later.

love it.

pps –
as we prepare to move into
redeemer’s new building,
150w83,
we will miss first baptist.
and
ethical culture.
and
all of the places that
have hosted us in the past;

thankyou.


go, joe!

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