February 29, 2008
It’s funny how the right scripture at the right time can make all the difference in the world, no matter how many times you’ve heard it, no matter how many chapels you’ve sat through based on that text. This passage made my day, and it was only 9 am.
If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. (I Timothy 4:6-16)
February 28, 2008
So to compensate for the negativity of yesterday and bumming you out over the fact that even Bryan Gumpy has a bad day, here’s one of my favorites that couldn’t possibly leave you feeling sad.
I dare you to not smile. Not really, what a waste that would be.
February 27, 2008
So 9 days out of 10, well, probably more often that actually, ask me how I am. I’ll probably tell you I’m doing “great” or “awesome” or at worst “not bad”. On that one other day, unfortunately I’m probably going to say the same things. Nobody likes that person who is going to tell you they’re doing fine no matter how bad their day is. So today I’m going to be authentic.
Today sucked. Mostly school stuff with a little bit of friend stuff on the side. Yeah, it sucked.
February 26, 2008
So this was an actual advertisement on Myspace just minutes ago. I think they exaggerate their effectiveness.
February 22, 2008
And not one on myspace. I’ve been trying to peer pressure people into starting blogs lately. Brad started one but we’ve got to get him updating more. So I think Augie’s going to be the next guy. Help me get him started. Leave a comment on his last myspace blog telling him that myspace blogs are for high schoolers and someone as adept at writing as him should have a big boy blog. That’s right, I went there.
Casey, you too.
February 22, 2008
So today was the first rainy day we’ve had for awhile. The sun has been shining and every day for the last little while has been just beautiful. Well, today it started raining again. The 5-day says it’s going to rain all the way through Sunday. Now being the observant person that you are, you read the title of this entry and by now must be asking, “Bryan, what does a change in the weather have to do with Jamie Cullum?”
Flash back about two weeks. I have given up my secular music until Easter (except for the fact that I work around secular music ALL the time, but that’s a different frustration for a different day). So today when I saw the rain, I immediately wanted to put on my rainy day music: Jamie Cullum and Norah Jones. So now you understand what I mean. So today Rainy Day + Lent = David Crowder. I have nothing comparable to Jamie or Norah in the Christian realm so I had to try something completely different.
Do any of you guys have rainy day music?
February 17, 2008
The great theologian and soon-to-be-politician, Charles Barkley. So if you were going to be in Alabama would he have your vote?