Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cafe Maspero

Since I am leaving New Orleans for the summer on Saturday, I wanted to be sure to hit up my favorite restaurants to tide me over for the summer. What better way to do that than to get a catfish sandwich at Cafe Maspero:

I fully believe it is hard to beat that sandwich. I just wanted to share with you all the goodness that I was able to experience tonight. Yum! Hope you are all well!

Much love...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Red Letter Version

For those of you who may be unaware, I work at LifeWay Christian Bookstore to bring home the bacon during seminary. One thing that is not uncommon is for me to deal with Bibles. Questions of all forms and fashions, e.g. "Do you sell the Holy King James Version? I don't want any of these new versions like the International version, NIV, HIV (HAHA!!), and what not. I want the good ole King James!" (I feel like this is especially made worse because I live in New Orleans, but that's a different story altogether.

Here's the most recent annoyance I have experienced at work:

At first, this may seem like any other red letter bible (putting the words of Jesus in red). This Bible is not the same though. This is a Jimmy Swaggart Bible (if you don't recognize the dummy's name, google it.). The reason this Bible isn't the same is because, if you'll notice where the red letters in this Bible occur in Isaiah (and throughout the entire Bible). That's because Jimmy has put his own words in red, instead of Christ. In fact, the portion of the New Testament (Matthew) that I looked at did not even have Jesus' words in quotations. Only Jimmy's words are worth anything, at least according to him. I beg to differ.

Jimmy Swaggart annoys me.

Joel Osteen is scum between my toes.

The Life and Times of Bible Imprints at LifeWay Christian Bookstore.

Much love to you...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


There is such a renewed zeal for life at the completion of a semester. The moment I complete the last final is such a freeing moment for me. I truly feel like I am free, despite knowing full well that I will be returning to such "slavery" in just a matter of months. But still, I'm free.

The Lord (possibly just gas) reminded me the moment I clicked submit to turn in my final project online of Galatians 5:1, "For FREEDOM Christ has set us free!..." The reason Jesus did what he did, is for the very purpose that I can feel freedom. Do not mistake me for fully equating the freedom I have from a semester-long of intense classwork and education because the two are incomparable. What excites me is that this freedom that I feel, is the exact reason that Jesus suffered like He did.

Furthermore (used that word several times in my most recent turn-in) Galatians 5:1 says, "For FREEDOM Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do no SUBMIT again to the yoke of slavery. Not only did Christ die so that we can experience the glorious feelings of freedom, but so that we never again have to feel the oppression of sin. Granted, being that we are sinful beings we will, but because of what Christ did, we don't have to. We will be making the choice not to be able to experience freedom. You gotta love it.

I'm loving my freedom. I'm loving Jesus more. I am very thankful for the feeling of freedom, and the way Jesus reminds me of things like that through everyday things.

Prayer requests: please be lifting me up as I continue to polish off the sermons God has given me and for my ministry at camp this summer. You (if there is anybody) are great.

Much love...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My New Phone

That's right ladies and gentlemen. I have just entered the world of cool, and Meagan said so herself. I bought myself a Blackberry Storm. I have had it all of 5 hours, so the newness is still very much there. I must give a mad shout out to Verizon for a having a BOGO (Buy One Get One) sale. It's all because of them that my phone is possible. My brother and I decided to go in together to get us some new phones, although he didn't get the same kind I did.

So why does this matter to you? Well there probably isn't a whole lot of interest from you. Honestly I didn't post this simply to brag to you about my phone. I might try to do that once I fully figure out how to use it. No I post this to let you know to be watching out for more blogs in the future. One reason I was having trouble blogging much is because, at least in my opinion, having a picture to look at is worth a thousand words (that will save me a lot of typing). So start tuning in more frequently. I'm becoming even more technology savvy. Get excited world.

Much love...

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