John 4:19-26

"Sir," the woman said, "you must be a prophet. So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?"

Jesus replied, "Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on the tis mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. But the time is coming-indeed it's here now- when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth."

The woman said, "I know the Messiah is coming-the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."

Then Jesus told her, "I AM the Messiah!"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

remote controls

when i woke up this morning, i felt rested for the first time in almost three days. most of you know that the Ignite conference was this weekend. it was an awesome experience, and i want to thank everyone who was involved from the bottom of my heart. you all were amazing, and erik and i couldn't have done it without you.

my wife and i had a fun discussion this morning! the batteries in the remote downstairs went dead. i asked her where she'd put the new ones. (i knew she had bought some at wall mart this week.) she told me they were gone. all being used, she said. i said, well, guess we're going to have to wait. she looks at me like i'm stupid. "why don't you just go get the ones out of the one upstairs?" she says. i say, "because i already did that the last time. there are no batteries in that one."

now, here's where i have to stop and explain some things! two years ago, we got a DVR. when we did, the satelite guy showed up, installed all of the equiptment,and gave us a new reciever and new remote! which means, for those of you who are getting ahead of me, we have two remotes exactly alike, and one new one!

ok, let's continue. for this to make sense, you need to know that i was downstairs in our bedroom last night doing homework. she was upstairs with cason getting him ready for bed. i never went back upstairs before i went to bed.

i say, "i already took the batteries outta that one". she said, "no you didn't. i was using it last night. you were asleep when i came downstairs." i say, "no, i mean when the batteries in this one died last time...i took the ones outta that one then."
again, she's looking at me like i'm stupid. she says, "so just go get that one upstairs and use it."

now meantime, cason, our son is waiting for someone, anyone, to turn on Mickey Mouse!

i say, "that one doesn't work." she looks at me like i'm a complete and total idiot. she says, "am i speaking mandarin chinese? i just used it last night! it works!"

at this point this is getting ridiculous. we both go upstairs, so i can show her that she's wrong, and so she can prove that i'm an idiot (and let's be honest. most of the time, i am an idiot!)

the moral of the story is this: guys, women don't care about remotes, batteries, sportscenter, or anything that we love about our TVs. she was right. the remote upstairs works. (for that TV.) she had no idea, nor did she care, that i was talking about the other remote, the one that's been in the drawer for two years that went to the old reciever. what they do care about is communication. i don't care if you're doctor phil. if you're a guy, you need to work on your communication with your wife. Christ said we need to love our wives like He loves the Church. the Church is His bride and He would do anything for her. as a matter of fact, He did. He gave his life, so that she may have life eternal.

remotes don't matter. the woman you pledged your love to does. let's all work on our communication and let her know how much we love her. I love you Tiffany!

God Bless!

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