Confession

Why confess to a God who already knows me and all of me? Like a before-a-word-is-on-my-tongue-know-me (Psalm 139). It’s so that I know. It’s so that I can recognize and be remorseful for my imperfect existence. Yeah. The blunder inevitably creeps in. The storm hits. A porcupine ruffles feathers. Me, a wretch. And by an unforced rhythm of grace I can ask, “Lord, change me.”

Confession is to thankfully set my heart toward the beauty of forgiveness from Christ’s bloody death on the cross. I capture purification into right living like pouring water into a Diet Coke and the black turns clear as a fresh water spring. 

I do it in community to say, look at the strength of Jesus. The victory over mankind’s shame and perversity was handled. The resurrection of my King proven by the empty grave. To know life isn’t meant to be faced alone. 

As my friend so eloquently put it, “I’m tired of my bullshit.” 

posted on 20.10.14

I died a long time ago. 

(galatians 2:20)

posted on 16.10.14

10 Octubre

1. Songwriting // “For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing / 10,000 reasons for my heart to find
2. Generosity 
3. Autumn
4. Boots
5. Fortress of Solitude


6. Experiencing Jesus 
7. Service w/ no platform
8. Fail Costume Ideas
9. Frog Joke
10. Books

posted on 15.10.14

On Things Above

Lord, condition my mind to be as such. Jason

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But how do we “seek those things which are above”? The secret is found in Colossians 3:2: “Habitually set your mind—your attention—on things above, not on things on the earth” (literal translation). Our feet must be on earth, but our minds must be in heaven. This is not to suggest that (as D.L. Moody used to say) we become “so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.” It means that the practical everyday affairs of life get their direction from Christ in heaven. It means further that we look at earth from heaven’s point of view.

~Warren Wiersbe, Be Complete

posted on 08.10.14

When I Talk to God

Tonight’s a good night to think about grace.

My eyes are drooped 2am in the morning. I’ve been trying to let go. My mind is full after two episodes of the walking dead. I can’t begin to express the wonder of eggs and toast at midnight. Maybe it’s the red caffeine trailing. My lamp is on shining an eighth of my room.
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I can’t escape the gnaw strung at the back of my mind. You are there. God, You are here. And I need You. Minus the errors, fragments and uncohesive sentiment I do. Right now this moment is important and this space is sacred.

Grace is the TNT Wile E. Coyote comes across. He encounters it, blows up, and should’ve died, but doesn’t. He gets up.

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Thinkin bout that Switchfoot song: “I’m singin, Spirit take me up in arms with you, and you’re raising the dead in me.” Your song is sweeter. I love You.

posted on 06.10.14

Fall Looks Like

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Yellow. The hue is changing in Seattle. The leaves are gold. Rustic even. The Autumn air is crisp. I keep trailing right to the M’s contention for the playoffs. Alas, it’s over.

Grace. It’s the feeling of sweatpants at the end of a crumby day. As of late, I’ve been thinking about the mystery and outstretched bounds of the grace of Jesus. Grace is the TNT Wiley Coyote gets blown up by and he doesn’t die. He gets up. 

Retreat. Yes, the retreat from all the voices to hear the one I’ve been waiting for. The still, small voice to remind me of everything I am. Who I was from the very beginning, and to protect the call of God on my life at all costs.

Fullness. Here I found my hands clutched in my coat pocket. The breeze chipped at my nose. My feet were heavily protected in my black boots. I walked like every step had a purpose. I was searching. I was filled with awe as I was still. I found contentedness. My mind was at rest. A hot almond tea w tapioca would’ve made it better. I could see my breath. The night was cool. I like this time of year.

posted on 30.09.14

10

1. Picnic
2. Roof
3. Rain
4. Pillow
5. Art

6. New Sounds
7. Rhymes
8. New tastes
9. First week of Autumn
10. Super sun
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posted on 23.09.14

10 Renewed

image1. Donuts
2. Freely Giving
3. Tennis 
4. Being at Aimee and Dustin’s catchin the Master Chef finale
5. Hot Tea
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6. Fortress of Solitude
7. Waiting
8. New, Classic
9. Sounders w/ J and the Bali’s
10. Qadosh (Hebrew for sacred)

posted on 16.09.14

1. Favorites that are really my favorites.

1. Favorites that are really my favorites.

posted on 12.09.14

10 That Cali Tour

1. Awesome soundtracks in car rides, the Imagination booth, walking around Disneyland. Music everywhere
2. Ppl walking on the streets all the time
3. Fam


4. Open skies
5. Laughing really hard, and watching my bro iron the carpet to get candle wax off
6. Unique laughs
7. Hospitality



8. Jumbo marshmallows, shrimp w/ that sauce
9. Jam Sessions, Watching rehearsals
10. Real sand

posted on 09.09.14

Dear in the Headlights

I hear too many voices telling me that I need something more than Jesus Christ. 

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~W. Wiersbe


posted on 09.09.14

10

1. Hope
2. Starting again
3. Red coke
4. Hopia
5. Oil pastels


6. Psalm 112
7. Time to be still
8. Those who act upon justice
9. Those who comfort the despaired
10. Grilled corn

posted on 25.08.14

10

1. Waitimage2. Yumi and Jada
3. Legendary donuts
4. Ebenezer
5. A letter
6. The completion of good ideas
7. Secret talents
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8. Cousin time
9. Guardians of the Galaxy w/ my bro
10. Jesus my King

posted on 19.08.14

10

1. Fresh air


2. Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting
3. Lightning at Safeco. Fun game to be at. Go M’s!
4. Tragedy
5. Peace
6. Creative spurts with Derek

7. Short ribs
8. Root beer floats
9. Service
10. Prayer

posted on 12.08.14

10 Deep Breath

1. Time to pause
2. Presence
3. Work
4. Tennis w/ the Titos
5. Eve

6. Capitol Hill
7. Rehearsing
8. M’s
9. Clean desktop
10. The Bigger Picture

posted on 05.08.14

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