Sunday, September 30, 2007

In a piece on Jon Kitna

When...reading ESPN the magazine. Check this article out 'Kitna seeks advice from above'

Today I saw God in the faith of an NFL quarterback.

After a Football Game

When...players prayed after the game. UW lost to USC in a bit of a heartbreaker, but UW fought hard. Coach Tyrone Willingham has made his faith in God known, and some of the players meet at midfield to pray after the game. Today, I saw white USC jerseys intermixed with the purple jerseys praying. They'd just played a brutal sport as rivals...but prayed at the end together as brothers. It was beautiful.

Today I saw god in purple and white jerseys, when both colors bowed together to their king.

In a Silver Lining

When...I walked outside on my way to meet with friends, and literally saw a silver lining....the moon was behind the clouds...but was high enough up in the cloud cover to light up the time line. Hard to explain, but it was a literal silver lining.

Today I saw God make a figure of speech literal.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

In the love of a parent

When...I received a 'happy fall' gift in the mail from my mother. There's no love like the love of a mother...and we know where that comes from.

Today I saw God when thinking of my mom.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

In Tuesday Night Lights

When...Fog was rolling on the field at a soccer/football park northwest of Seattle. There's something special about lights on an athletic field on a crisp fall evening. Beautiful

Today I saw God on an athletic field...beautiful.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

At Church

When...I went to church. Lots of place to see him there...even if you aren't necessarily looking.

Today I saw God in singing, worship, prayer, and preaching.

Friday, September 21, 2007

At night

when... I was thinking about the process of looking around to find God everyday. Just laying in my bed, praying to him at night, staring at the ceiling and trying to comprehend a God who is in everything. I should see him everywhere...and I'm trying to. Actively thinking about it works.

Today I saw God when thinking about seeing God.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

In the moon

When...I looked up above the trees at the moon. I was listening to Jeremy Camp's Walk by Faith while walking, and saw a half moon in the daytime, looking beautiful against a blue sky over tall evergreen trees. God has a fancy paint brush

Today I saw God in nature, where it's so easy to see his creation if you just stop and look.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

In being alone

When...I spent nearly the entire day alone. I think I talked face to face with only about two or three people, and on the phone with two others. It was a very 'on my own' day. Cool thing about recognizing the concept of a God who is in everything just that. He's everywhere. In everything. You're never alone.

Today I saw God keep me company.

Monday, September 17, 2007

In a praise song favorite praise song came on at church...on my birthday...right when I'd made a personal commitment to God. The second that commitment was made...the band started singing. It was amazing.

Today I saw God make the mountains tremble.

Did you feel the mountains tremble?
Did you hear the ocean's roar?
When the lost began to sing of
Jesus Christ the Risen one.

In Friendship

When...I had my first ever surprise birthday party where I was the one being surprised. It was amazing and fun and made me feel loved.

Today I saw God in the people he's put in my life.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

In a podcast

When...I was listening to a podcasted sermon by Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. I was working out (which of course fit perfectly with his one hour sermons), and listened to a fantastic message about Jesus, and whether or not he really reserected. Guess what, there's a lot of evidence that he did...even stuff not published in the bible. And guess what...I know he did, regardless of the non-biblical stuff. After working out, I walked home, listening to Jesse Butterworth, looking at a cloudy sky, and feeling God in this world.
Today I saw God in a series of events, over an hour long, that made me feel his presence.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

In Friendship

When...I saw a close friend who I hadn't seen in a few weeks. When you're used to seeing people almost daily, it's often strange when you go for a prolonged period of time before seeing each other. Yet, when you hang out again, everything's still fun and normal.

Today I saw God in the familiar laughter of a friend.

In compounding problems

When...all the little things were going wrong. It was a tough day...and a lot of little mistakes or random occurrences became expensive to fix. Life can be good but God likes to challenge us, and I saw God today keep me on my toes, not putting more on my shoulders than I could handle, but just enough so I could feel his weight there, reminding me that no matter how hard I try he is, was, and will be in control.

Today I saw God and praise Him, through the good and the bad

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

In a book about him non-christian friend, while looking through my bookshelf, grabbed Lee Strobel's The Case for Christ, and spent the night skimming through it while we watched tv. Who knows what will come of it...but perhaps I just witnessed God planting a seed.

Today I saw God in the seeds he sows.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In Bread

When...I tried a bread sample at the Great Harvest Bread Company. Their honey whole wheat bread was amazingly delicious...probably similar to the loaf of bread that feed thousands.

Today I saw God given talent at taking something as simple as bread and making it spectacular.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

In pain relief

When...I put aloe on sunburn. If you've ever had a sunburn, and then put aloe vera on it, you know what I'm talking about.

Today I saw God in the creation of a plant that someone at some point relieved felt great on burnt skin

Friday, September 7, 2007

In a 4.95 miracle new bookshelf crashed onto my new wine glasses. Made a run to Ikea for a bookshelf for my new home. Ikea furniture comes in boxes, you assemble it yourself...the bookshelf was big and awkward, and positioned at an angle on my cart. Ikea also sells 6 wine glass for 4.95. After purchasing both, the bookshelf flattened out on the cart, with a loud crash on top of the wine glasses. Miraculously...only 2 broke. All 6 should, I only need 4 wine glasses anyways.

Today I saw God when thin glass withstood a 78 lb box.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Installing Internet

When...everything finally worked out. After hours of waiting for the internet guy to come hook up our cable, and even more time spent on various phones trying to make our wireless network work, everything finally clicked, and here I am, adding to a blog post wirelessly.

Today I saw God ease my frustrations once all the pieces finally clicked.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

In the fog over the water

When...the fog rolled in over the water. The city of Seattle was covered in fog all day, and I rode a ferry across the pudget sound, seeing a city and a region covered in a light haze of clouds. When I see beauty I haven't seen before (I've never ridden a ferry here) hidden in a blanket of heaven, I see another day that God created.

Today I saw God cooling down the summer.