Hi, I'm Chris. Christ is my Savior and my life. New husband, Apple Geek and blogger. Galatians 2:20.
In 1889 a schoolteacher told a ten-year-old boy, “You will never amount to very much.” That boy was Albert Einstein. In 1954 a music manager told a young singer, “You ought to go back to driving a truck.” That singer was Elvis Presley. In 1962 a record company told a group of singers, “We don’t like your sound. Groups with guitars are definitely on their way out.” They said that to the Beatles. Man is prone to make mistakes. Those who reject the Bible should take the time to look at the evidence before they come to a verdict…
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“Love is kind” (1 Cor. 13:4)
Kindness repays evil with good.
Two men going opposite directions on a narrow mountain trail met each other head on. With a steep cliff on one side and sheer rock on the other, they were unable to pass. The harder they tried to squeeze past one another the more frustrated they became. The situation seemed hopeless until …
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It’s been a little bit since I’ve blogged so I thought I would do a catch up post about what has been going on in my life.
My wife and I went on a week vacation up to Northern California and visited her parents, went to Monterrey and the Aquarium, and Cupertino! Got some great merchandise and was a blast being able to go inside the Mothership! I’ll post some of my pictures from the trip hopefully soon… life’s been busy. Some can be found on my Instagram.
I recently had to go to the ER for a severe migraine and I’ve kind of been struggling with vision issues ever since… it’s coming on two and a half weeks now, so prayer would be much appreciated that it clears up.
Since my last post at the end of June, I had to quit my part time position at Apple, which was a major struggle and a trying time for both my wife and I. Though it was hard, I’m very glad I did it as I am now able to see and spend time investing in our relationship and my walk with God. Working 65+ hours a week was rough and really made us feel lonely without seeing each other.
Since then, I’ve been reading through the Bible chronologically and it’s been wonderful. I’ve now read through Genesis, Job, and almost all the way through Exodus before I head into Leviticus. I’ve been learning how God uses his servant and to further His Kingdom and it’s been incredible. I also posted something on Facebook that wasn’t received well and got a lot more attention than I had thought it would (not insanely surprised though) about not supporting homosexuality while being a Christian. Here is the excerpt from an article my wife showed me, to which I posted on Facebook:
Wow, this is so true.
Being a Christian and not being okay with homosexuality:
“It’s not being judgmental. It’s having integrity. If I say I believe what the Bible says, I have to believe all of it, not just the parts I like, or the parts that are convenient to believe. So when I read passages like Leviticus 18:22 and especially Romans 1:26-27, I have to believe the homosexual lifestyle is wrong. If I were to say ‘it’s okay,’ then I’d be a hypocrite, wouldn’t I?”
Leviticus 18:22 (ESV) reads:
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
Romans 1:26-27 (ESV) reads:
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
It received nearly 100 comments before I ended up deleting it… after which I also went through my entire friends list, removing some and moving others into categories that won’t see what I post. I learned from that thread and I’m humbled at the grace and peace that God provided me during that time as it started to get pretty rough. I had many back me up, while a large number of people were very angry with me. How are we supposed to show love and grace to sinners, who are in a lifestyle of sin, while still explaining the Law to them? This is something I’m continually learning and will need to devote a lot of prayer and study to. God help me show your love as you have commanded me to, while preaching your Law as well to help save sinners from eternal damnation.
My wife and I’s best friends got married this past weekend, congrats Ryan & Wendy!! It was a great wedding and I know that God was glorified through it.
I’m thinking about getting a tattoo of Galatians 2:20, which reads:
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Had a beach day (evening, really) with some great fellowship and friends, snapped this here… hardly any edits above.
I got nominated as a Shooter on Snapwire and that’s a fun community of photographers!
On another note, an exciting last few days have unfolded… I had an interview with Apple for a full time, FRS position! Praying God’s Will will be done in this situation and if it’s His plan that I work there… He’ll work out everything for scheduling to be great so that I can be involved in church ministry again and invest even more time in my relationship with my wife and Christ.
Grace and Peace.