I’ve been meaning to throw this out for a couple of weeks now.  If anyone can help me completely understand Genesis 3:1, that’d be super!  I’m specifically refering to how it says the serpent was more crafty than any of the creatures God had created.  I haven’t lost sleep over it or anything like that.  I just want to fully understand what Moses (and ultimately God) meant here.

I had an AWESOME time at church today!  Nothing really extraordinary happened.  It just felt so great to be there!  Thanks to Steve for helping us truly worship our great God.  Thanks to Jerry for bringing God’s truth to us in Fairway through His word.  I was reminded of how easily I can worship false idols (cars, video games, seeking to be comfortable) instead of making myself an open door for the King of Glory to enter as we sang on Friday night.  Thanks to Ted for opening up the home God has provided you and your family with to all of us-time and time again.  This time for small group leader training.  I still had a long day today, but being at your home made me feel like I wasn’t at church all day like a regular work day.

Our church’s high school ministry needs (not wants–needs) help in two areas.  The first would be female volunteers (upperclassman in college and older) to fill the role of Friday night counselor and small group leader.  The second would be a female servant to take soon-to-be-mom Jackie Hwang’s place in teaching the freshman Sunday School class.  Naturally, for this there are more requirements and qualifications.  If you think and feel God wants to use you (yes, YOU!) or anyone you know, please contact Jerry, Hanley, Jackie, or anyone else on staff.  I will be candid in saying that it may very well take some sacrifice on people’s part to help out, but when you get down to the nitty gritty, the nuts and bolts, the meat and potatoes, people’s lives can definitely be impacted for the better if people take a step (or leap!) of faith and think and say, “I know I’m busy with school/so tired from work, but God, let’s do this for Your glory, honor, and praise!”  Please boldly pray for our God to provide for His children in this way!  Thanks!

Now I’d like to thank the time to appreciate in written form all those who serve our God by outwardly serving Him with their lives.  Ya’ll have made sacrifices to serve Him and His people.  I have the upmost respect and admiration not only for what you do, but also for being the people who God made you to be–full of love, grace, compassion, mercy, faith, hope, courage, kindness, goodness, and joy.  You are some of the unsung heroes that make this world turn.  Thanks to you all for being fools in the world’s eyes, to be wise in our Lord’s!

1 Corinthians 3:18-20 (New American Standard Bible)

Let no man deceive himself.  If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God.  For it is written, “He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS”; and again, “The Lord KNOWS THE REASONINGS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS.”

Another video (HERE) from my track day aboard a fellow Scooby driver’s 2005 WRX STi in the intermediate session following a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution…this one is higher-resolution, folks!

For some odd reason unbeknown to me, I’m really looking forward to Easter this year!  Last week, I had somehow convinced myself that yesterday (March 13, 2005) was Palm Sunday even though Easter is still two weeks off!  Let us never forget what and Who Easter is really about.  Thank You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

2005 Rally Mexico

Congratulations to Subaru World Rally Team’s Petter Solberg and Phil Mills (co-driver) who notched their second victory of the year in this weekend’s Rally Mexico round of the World Rally Championship (WRC)!  Petter is now leading the Driver’s Championship with 20 points and Subaru is currently fourth in the Manufacturer’s Championship with 20 points (all the points this season have been scored by Petter & Phil so far).

Only A Fool
words and music by Geoff Moore & The Distance from the album Threads (©1997 ForeFront Records)

Charlie was a fool
Did you hear what he went and did
He quit his job, threw it away
Gave his life to a bunch of kids
He said he was in love with Jesus
But his friends didn’t understand
He could’ve had it all
But he just smiled and said that he already did

He saw the big in the small
He saw the beauty in the call
Even when no one else approved
He took the job only a fool would do

Sarah was a beauty queen
Miss Something or another
She took off her crown, rolled up her sleeves
Gave her life on a mission to others
She said she was in love in Jesus
But her friends called her “fool”
They said she’d never find happiness
She just looked at them and smiled
And said she already did

She saw the big in the small
She saw the beauty in the call
Even when no one else approved
She took the job only a fool would do

The way of the world
The way of the wise
The way of the truth is to realize
Wisdom will only come through
To those who are only a fool

Show me the big in the small
Show me the beauty in the call
Show me the road that I should choose
I’ll take the job only a fool could do

Show me the big in the small
Show me the wonder of my call
Even when no one else approves
I’ll take the job of only a fool
Only a fool
Only a fool

EDIT: fixed some typos here and there

About USCTrojan4JC

God Follower, husband, father, USC Trojan alumnus, Mazda employee

7 responses to “”

  1. Alex115 says :

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Hehe, Praise God!!!

  2. Anonymous says :

    it’s ok…no worries…the entire time you were standing in front of me..I was dodging your backpack.  =)  It was a good way for me to work out at church…j/k

  3. BreadPlease says :

    thansk for your care and concern for the church

  4. HisServant4Life says :

    Psalms 27:14 “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
    Hi Loren, I am always excited to see another Xanga site dedicated to God’s use and His glory. Keep fighting the Good Fight and never be afraid to contend for the Faith. God is looking for a few good men and women who are willing to serve.
    Numbers 6:24-26 “May The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
    Grace and Peace unto you.

  5. JsprZ says :

    great video =) yay for awd + turbos

  6. scmeggiry says :

    Hey Loren, Where’s your church? – Tracy Tong

  7. Anonymous says :

    kool nice car pic
    >Justin Li

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