The Journey of a writer and artist who loves the Lord

JCServant Update

My apologies for not chatting on here (or most social media).  Work has been taking everything from me, and then some.  I’ve had to cancel just about all of my regularly scheduled social life stuff, as I’ve been working late nights, and six plus days/week.

legiWith that said, sometimes I do have an hour or so before bed.  I’ve been playing World of Warcraft’s newest expansion, Legion.  As you have undoubtedly heard through reviews, they’ve really tightened up a lot of things here, and put the emphasis back on story and working with other players.  And, as they always do, they implement some of the best ideas from other games and people.  So far, I’m having fun.  Of course, I don’t have a lot of time, so while most of my friends have hit the max level of 110, I’m still below 100.  Go figure.

Outside of that, I have not had hardly free time to do anything fun, creative, or even make headwind into my college work.  Also, I have not really had a chance to study much theology.

Piper

John Piper – One of the most well known Christian Evangelical Pastors

Recently, I find myself thinking about John Piper’s sermon series that hit hard against the idea of retirement.  He preached that we should not really work hard towards retirement.  If you work with the thought of living your golden years fishing, golfing, and enjoying life, then you seek the wrong thing in life.  You should live to glorify God.  Therefore, you should not really think about wanting to enjoy life.  We should work to glorify God, not work to enjoy an earthly, fleshly retirement.

I understand that line of thinking.  Really, I do.  However, I do not believe that just because someone works hard for retirement, that it means they put earthly possessions and pleasures above God.

Work, especially in a career, takes a lot of time and energy that many people do not have as they age and deal with illnesses.  Others, like myself, dream of having the time and availability to not only enjoy some of the earthly blessings God has given us, but, more importantly, spend time studying His Word, doing more work that glorifies Him, and sharing myself more with those who need help, in Jesus name.

It’s easy to get caught up in the emotion of his message.  He preaches convincingly, and stabs directly at the center of American consumerism which dominates our culture.  However, by painting with broad strokes, we may end up missing the true point of living the Christian life.  Whether work consumes our days, or we enjoy God’s blessing of a peaceful retirement, we should seek to glorify God in everything we do.

baddie.jpgUntil we are called to His side, feel free to add me as a friend on battlenet, where I’m JCServant#1617 .  Help me take down this big, bad, ugly guy who is *clearly* evil!

For the HORDE!!!

-JCS

 

Logical Ramblings

Unfortunately, my paying job continues to plague me with additional responsibilities sucking up massive swaths of my time.  This, of course, makes it hard to get a lot of creative, personal accomplishments knocked out…like blogging!  Nevertheless, I wanted to take a few moments today to share a few questions and thoughts dancing around in my noggin.   Read the rest of this entry »

Recently, a relative accused me of being overbearing.  I know…hard to believe, right?  Ok, even I admit that I can go a bit overboard at times.  I know I have crossed that invisible line of politeness on more than one occasion.  Read the rest of this entry »

Inconvenient Truths

Salutations!

Before I dive into this topic, just a quick update.  I’m super busy with work and college right now, so my updates here and on Twitter will continue to be a wee sparse.  Expect to see few videos from me on YouTube, if any, for a while!

You know, it never ceases to amaze me just how hard people will work to ignore inconvenient truths.    Inconvenient truths are those things you suspect or know, but do everything you can not to think on them because they would cause you great inconvenience.   Read the rest of this entry »

Prov 29.18 Where there is no vision, the people perish

A few days ago, a friend spoke to me about how his church prayed for God’s direction in what they should do next.  He struggled a bit with this because he lacked clarity about God’s Will in his own life!  Read the rest of this entry »

Since I started college, the frequency of my postings here has fallen.  The few posts I do tend to focus on theology.  Most people who follow my Twitter and/or YouTube gaming channel know that I still play games regularly.  With that said, I do have a shift in my gaming habits that I feel like sharing… and for this subject, writing a blog entry seems to fit best with what I wish to communicate. Read the rest of this entry »

Emphasis

Matthew 10.37 Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
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