Monday, November 1, 2010

Mark 1-6

I went to a small Christian School for 7th-10th grade. 
 I had a math teacher, who was also the assistant coach, in the 7th and 8th grade.  
He is one of the nicest people I know.  His son was in my grade and we became friends in the class.  
His son was always talking to me in class, moving my desk up and back during class and i was just annoyed with him.  But when I left school in the 11th grade to go to public school, he is one of the people I miss the most.  
I was not on a sports team but all of my friends were so I would be at most games and became the #1 fan.  Mr. H would always bring me a cookie from a bakery down the street when he would go to the games to coach.  He said that I stood out in his mind because I reminded him of his cousin.  
He drank mountain dew like nobody's business and i will always remember the little math tricks he taught us in his class.
I recently found him again through the powers of Facebook and each day he posts an explanation to different passages in the bible.  
The past couple of days he has been doing the first few chapters of Mark and I wanted to repost them here because the words have touched my heart.
Charlie and I are going through a difficult change, career wise.  We are just trying to seek God's purpose in our lives and it is getting very hard to accept what we feel he is telling us to do. 
 It is hard to change what you always thought your life would be.  
Its hard to accept when something is not right but you both want it to be right so badly.
 It is time to drop everything around us and listen to God's plan and follow what we feel in our hearts to be the right path no matter how difficult the consequences may be. 
 These words made me understand our decisions better.

Mark 1-2 We messed up when we stopped calling people to become followers and started calling them to become leaders. Leaders aren't born: they rise up from those who have accepted the responsibility of following upon themselves. When we stopped calling followers, we interfered in HIs process of raising leaders. Follow, first.

Mark 3-4 The day I realized that God knew more about my life than I did, my life changed. I no longer saw God as a law giver but as a Father whose counsel and direction would help me to achieve those things I could never achieve on my own. That day, I stopped looking for a reason not to listen to Him and started to find ways to listen more closely.

Mark 5-6 When we change, the hardest place for that change to be accepted is with the people who love us most. If we change for the good, they find it hard to get past our mistakes. If we change for the better, they are the easiest to fool.

I am so thankful he posted these.  Its amazing that what you really need to hear comes in the most random forms!  
Please keep Charlie and I in your prayers as we make our most difficult decision thus far.  


  1. Jessica,

    I am praying for both of you! Your messages have encouraged me very much. I printed out the verse from Lamentations and put it on my refrigerator!! I am so glad that you are blogging again. :-)


  2. Just found your blog- love it!!!

  3. So glad I found your blog. I love it!

    Hang in there while waitin for your hubby, it will all be worth it! : )