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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-06-27

  • Seriously?! They are giving away "boys" toys at BK for their Eclipse kids meals. Unless it is a stake to kill Edward, they are not boys toys #
  • Just saw the trailer for Voyage of the Dawn Treader, it looks good but I still don't know if I can/will go see it. #
  • ….And then Buffy staked Edward…Then End. #
  • Larabars rock because they taste great and I can tweet the entire ingredients list:dates, peanuts,salt #
  • i just used my phone look up directions for a friend lost downtown that's awesome #

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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-06-20

  • My dried blueberries look far to much like rabbit droppings for my comfort. #
  • I have been listening to nothing but the @veritascolumbus live set for the week. Keeping my eyes on Jesus helps me not kill people. #
  • My awesome wife got me a new bass for Father's day. Yes early because she couldn't lift the amp by herself to hide it. #
  • Being theologically conservative and culturally liberal means everyone can find something to hate #fb #

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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-06-13

  • OK I wasn't sure how big the oil spill was. Thanks http://bit.ly/99JP2k #
  • PCs overtook Macs bc they were open and allowed any1 to develop for them, giving more options to all. Is android the PC to the iPhones Mac? #
  • Is this years economy being artificially inflated by the coming tax increases of 2011? How do taxes affect income? http://bit.ly/azurff #
  • Shapewriter Keyboard for android is awesome, if you haven't tried it check it out. #
  • I used to not mind being l8 to church because it meant I missed worship. But @veritascolumbus live is awesome http://bit.ly/9M29Ut #
  • Why will kids not pee when you are trying to potty train them. #

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//Godfidence Tweets 2010-06-06

  • Left Alora at Nanas. Thought Zoe would freak. Turns out we were projecting. #
  • Hey Jerk on the phone in the Z3 (I70) doing 60 in the fast lane in a 70 right beside the truck blocking both lanes for 20 miles. YOU SUCK! #
  • I think that when the sad day comes and JoePa retires the Nittany Lion mascot should get a pair of black rimmed glasses. #
  • I just realized I have a 16 hour day ahead of me. At least I will get to see Heather and Zoe for few minutes. #
  • Old Skool #FIF The God of ever-lasting comfort, believed in me, Loved me when I was faithless, he still died for me. #
  • OK getting my first Android phone tomorrow (EVO) what are your must have apps? #
  • So if you stay on hold with a @sprint store long enough it will just kick you off? #
  • Anyone else have good Android apps to recommend? #
  • "Summertime" is still one of the greatest jams of all time. #
  • I HAVE MY EVO AND IT IS BAD!!!!!! #
  • I just scanned my business card into my phone contact list. Android is great. #
  • http://twitpic.com/1u7dn1 just sayin. You know you want some #

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Mephibosheth remix

OK, work has been really rough lately with a new project rolling out so I haven’t been able to keep up with my writing but I have caught up to where I am supposed to be with the Bible reading for the year, I consider that to be more important.

Mephibosheth has particular importance to me and anyone who was in college with me or at our church at the same time.  Mephibosheth was the center of a book written by our Pastor called “No More Crumbs”.  I don’t know that he would be familiar to anyone else because he isn’t that spectacular and is only mentioned a few times in the narrative of the Old Testament but he holds a special place in my heart.

If you are not familar with him let me sum up.  Mephibosheth was the last remaining son of Jonathan the son of King Saul.  King David had made a covenant with Jonathan and in 2 Sam 9 after he has been established as king he asks  “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”  He finds the crippled boy living in Lo Debar and brings him back to the castle to live and be taken care of.

This is the part that my former Pastors book focused on, his narrative gave Mephibosheth a haughty almost arrogant attitude about the blessing he had recieved at the hand of the king, including the phrase “Don’t drop me on the way to the bath.”  We were to compare ourselves to the boy and know that God was seeking us out to bless us as well.

But this time through my reading I was struck by another passage about Methibosheth a very different picture than the one painted by my former pastor so long ago.  David has returned believing that Mephibosheth has betrayed him because of the report of Ziba.

And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king. He had neither taken care of his feet nor trimmed his beard nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came back in safety. 25And when he came to Jerusalem to meet the king, the king said to him,”Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?” 26He answered, “My lord, O king, my servant deceived me, for your servant said to him, ‘I will saddle a donkey for myself,that I may ride on it and go with the king.’ For your servant is lame. 27 He has slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the angel of God; do therefore what seems good to you. 28For all my father’s house were but men doomed to death before my lord the king, but you set your servant among those who eat at your table. What further right have I, then, to cry to the king?” 29And the king said to him, “Why speak any more of your affairs? I have decided: you and Ziba shall divide the land.” 30And Mephibosheth said to the king, “Oh, let him take it all, since my lord the king has come safely home.”

The bold section shows a great understanding of the Gospel.  We were all doomed to death before the Lord.  Were it not for the grace of God and his son Jesus we would still be doomed but by his grace we have been saved, not of works  lest any man should boast.  It seems very often we forget that.  Godfidence originally came from the confidence we had as sons of God and came with a little arrogance as well.  I feel like the pendulem is swinging away from the arrogance I have seen to a greater humility before the Lord not only in my life but in the life of those around me.  I think that is a good thing.