March 28, 2006

More Ravi

The moment of opportunity is built upon hours of preparation

March 26, 2006

Ravi Asks:

Is life defined by what we pursue, or must our pursuit be defined by what life was meant to be?

March 19, 2006

Following Christ

American life is cut and dried and easy. It is so easy that we have time to think about entertainment often, and we think about it often. We are conditioned that the things that occupy our mind are the utmost important.
We are no longer cultured to lookout for our ‘brother.’ Maybe because our ‘brother’ can take care of himself or maybe because the things our ‘brother’ faces are no life and death situations.
I have a friend here who is trying to find a job. We’ve talked about it and I’ve treated him exactly how I would treat someone at home who was trying to find a job.—the occasional prayer and the ‘good luck.’ But things are different here. Getting a job is not the same because nothing is fair. He needs a job to help his family but nothings opened. He doesn’t want to pay a bribe and he doesn’t want to lie which makes finding a job almost impossible. I can’t understand it but it is much more important here than at home. As a reflection of Jesus, I need to invest my life into his in caring about this as he cares about it and praying about it as he would want me to pray for him. But have I been…no, because I’m preoccupied with self and I don’t understand the importance of the situation.
As I write this I am again blown away with the intensity and depth to which Jesus invested his life into others. ~That’s what followers of Jesus do~

March 18, 2006

Seeking to overcome self by self effort is a hopeless struggle. Self will never cast out self.

March 15, 2006


Do I live my life in a way that I am spiritually prepared/ready for God to say anything and I am in a position to respond immediately? God revealed to Abram to leave his country, everything, and that he would make him into a great nation and he would bless him. Abram’s response wasn’t to formulate a vision of how that would look or to even think and begin to get ideas of what to do. His response; he left. What made Abram so ready to just leave. I believe it was his relationship with God before the revelation came.

March 14, 2006


"The word Paradise is a Persian word that refers to a walled garden belonging to a king. Emperors would specially honor individuals by allowing them to walk in paradise with them. It became a synonym for the best and safest of places."

This adds new light to Jesus response on the cross to the criminal, "Today you will be with me in paradise."

March 9, 2006

I am the King of the Mountain that is on Fire, or maybe I'm just standing on it....

March 6, 2006

Delicious Dish

If you thought SuperSize Me was a disgusting movie, wait until they make one on this dish. This dish is pasta, yogurt, meat and tons and tons of butter. When this dish cools it is non edible cause the butter, otherwise known as FAT, all hardens. This truly is a heart attack on a plate.