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100 years from now...Will it matter?

100 years from now...Will it matter?

Will anyone have read this post? Will I remember that argument? Will I care if I made money?Will I care what kind of car I drove? Will anything I did on this planet matter? Will I ever have learned the point of this experiment called earth?Will I have gotten to know another human being... really know them?Will have I spent some of those years in my cabin in the woods, reflecting on life's mysteries?Will I run out of questions to post today?

If I could gain the perspective of 100 years from now, and channel that into today... maybe I would know what to do next... what mission is critical and what mission should be shelved...

They say hindsight is 20-20... can I get some of that and put into foresight?

Here's hoping...

#StressReduced #PrioritiesAligned
Your Turn:
What do you do when you need a glass of perspective?
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A solution to being irritated and mad at God, from Psalms 4

*This post is a little closer to home than usual... but I promised transparency. I hope you get something out of it. This came from my meditations this evening on Psalms 4.


Lately... Oh the past 30-35 years... I've been irritated at God. 
Why you ask? Being born. 
It sounds odd at first, coming from someone who is pursing LIFE. But my bent, my default if you will, during times of idleness or pause, is to be mad at God. Ever since my earliest days as a child I wanted to leave earth for my home in heaven. I could not understand why we must stay on this rotten planet.

I often find myself remembering a scene from one of my favorite movies:

Tombstone (1993) IMDB:Wyatt Earp: What makes a man like Ringo, Doc? ..makes him do the things he does?
Doc Holliday: A man like Ringo has got a great empty hole, right through the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.
Wyatt Earp: What does he need?
Doc Holliday: Revenge.
Wyatt Earp: For what?
Doc Hol…

My Career vs My Calling

Why am I here? Me, not just us... but me. Why am I here?
So this morning, Pastor Robert (@GatewayPeople), spoke about calling and purpose. I wrote down the following notes:


1 Sam 16 2 Sam 15 Romans 1:1 Acts 13:36 


Don’t confuse goals and purpose. Purpose never changes, goals do. 

If you understand your life purpose, it will set context (if not direction) for your goals.

If you are getting bored, it is a signal that you lack of clarity about purpose. Maybe you fulfilled your current goals, and you need to seek God about new ones?

So how do I get clear on my purpose and my goals? Jesus... HE is my shepherd, and only He can clue me into either.

Habakkuk 2 - The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith1I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.  2And the LORD answered me:“Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. 3For still the vision awaits its appointed …

The Good Shepherd | The Rod and Staff Comfort Me - Reflections on Psalms 23

Reflecting on my favorite Psalm, and what it means for me today (08/09/15). 




I can recite bible verses, paraphrase whole sections, and break down the theological implications of many scriptures. I can cross references ideas and ideologies. But the only section of scripture that I have put to memory in it's entirety, it Psalms 23. This Psalm I can quote from the heart.

I'm not sure why. It's the most popular Psalm sure. It ranks up with the most quoted bible verses. But why did I memorize this one? For that matter, why do so many others? What is so timeless about this piece of God's Word, so transcendent?


Psalm 23 English Standard Version 
The LORD Is My Shepherd A Psalm of David.The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; y…

Have you ever stopped to look at today, in light of eternity?

The mind of God is fascinating. 
We are so quick to put Him into our religious box. We are so quick to say the Truth is X or Y; when He has said nothing definitive on the topic. Tonight I came across this awesome website where you can start with today, and see it in light of today, this month, year, century, this past 11,500 years, the past 6.5 billion years.... Etc. It really puts things in perspective.



This got me thinking:
2 Peter 3:8 | But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. Psalm 90:4 | A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales and What's in the Bible with Buck Denver, has a great podcast. He and his entourage of friends and guests take on topics from wild to profound, and make us think about our Christian Faith in a more real and meaningful way. And no guest helps bring this about more than the f…

The Glow Test: How I can know if I'm spending enough time with Jesus, without being religious.

It's not often that I make a whole post based on the message from Church. But today's message was timely for me, as I hope it will be for you too! If you want to see the message, (click here) for Sunday 08/02/15, GatewayPeople.Com.


Why are we here? 
My Calling... What is the calling of all believers? 
We are called saints. 1 Corinthians 1:2. Luke 9 and Mark 3 show us that we are called to be with Him; then as a result, we can go.

What are we called to go do?

People are triune beings. We are Spirit, Soul and Body. Jesus came to help people. Therefore, He helped them Spirit, Soul, and Body. So should we. When he sent his disciples (of which you and I are now) he gave them a three prong mission:
Preach the KingdomSpirit - We are born again spiritually first. We are translated from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light. Heal the sickBody - Healing rebukes the attack of the devil, and just the effects of this fallen world, in our bodies. Cast out demonsSoul - The soul is Mind, …

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

Other sites I follow: