Going On

Occupy Wall Street is still going on. Recently coordinated evictions on OWS camps was launched. Coordinated between 18 U.S. cities with involvement from DHS and FBI. Sad. People are still going strong though.

I am very easily wrapped up in all of this. It was a great reminder this past weekend when we were staying in Marion (for Eric and Alysia's wedding) to hear pastor Ryan say that our economy is not the world's economy. To expand further, this nation is not our nation, this kingdom is not our kingdom.

Really trying to seek out what I want to be doing in life, but I seem to be seeking all the places but the place that matter most.

The Revolution Is Here.

The revolution I've always wanted is actually upon us. Occupy Wall Street has started what I believe to be a new cultural revolution. Something the United States has not seen since the 1960's. Though tempted to compare the two, I believe this new movement to be different in many ways. To be short, it is corporate greed at the root of it all.

Even now as I watch thousands of people live protesting in Times Square, it doesn't seem real. Watching it live, crazy. Earlier this year I watched the revolution in Egypt while I was at work. Me sitting across the world in a nice office, watching people in Egypt 'fight for their freedom'.

I sit here in confusion, though knowing the right things. These protests have a good world label slapped on them, at least in my view. But nations will come and go, and even if the country collapses tomorrow, God's Kingdom stands forever. I should obviously be investing in eternity.

Perhaps the two can come together for me, we will see.

God certainly has blessed though, my beautiful wife reading The Shack and our curious little kitty sniffing the candle.

Here's to blogging more!

Unexpected Post

It seems I never publish anything I write here any more, I think I deem it too personal.

Well maybe this one will make it through. I am at home right now looking out a beautiful window to see the not so beautiful day as some might call it. But it is beautiful. I am 10 stories up facing west from a very nice and very tiny studio apartment. I have always dreamed of having my computer next to a window with a great view, and here I am. Funny thing is it too my lovely wife a lot of patience to get me to agree to rearranging the room.

I get comfortable way too easily, I like things to stay the same... but only if I like them the way they are. Why try something new when this is working just fine right? Is this me? I wouldn't describe myself that way.

We have made many many many MANY friends here in Chicago! This is due to God blessing us with such a fantastic church, Destination. And though we know we are in God's will and he has provided so much support in those friends, I can't help but sometimes miss friends of old. Some of which I may not see for a long while... Jon.

I still have not fully come to terms with his death here on Earth (side note: today is Earth Day). I feel like he is just somewhere else like he has been the past few years, and that I will seem him again soon. This line of thinking might not be too far off.

So today is also Good Friday, and a market Holiday. Day off FTW! So I am doing some work on what I hope someday to be my self employment. Though I do think more lately God has a plan for me being at my current job (well I know he has a plan, but you know what I am saying).