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I'm just sitting a-round
being foolish
when there is work to be done

humansofnewyork:

"What’s your greatest worry as a mother?"
"That the values I teach him won’t overcome the influence of the street that we live on."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

Kid President - 20 Things We Should Say More Often

jspark3000:

So my first YouTube video is going up tomorrow morning.
This is one of my lovely faces.

The video is called, "We Can Disagree, And That’s Okay."

You like cats AND dogs? That’s okay.
You’re into science AND religion? That’s okay.
Single and not looking? That’s okay.
You prefer romantic-comedy Ryan Gosling over Oscar-serious Ryan Gosling? That’s okay.
Republican or Democrat? That’s okay.
Cheese on your ramen noodles? Well … maybe not okay.

Subscribe to my channel here. Love y’all!

— J.S.

jspark3000:

My formula for preaching.
- We have a problem, you guys.
- I have this problem really, really bad.
- This part of Scripture talks about it.
- God is awesome and then plot-twist, Jesus.
- C.S. Lewis, something something C.S. Lewis.
- Last thing: A story with lots of hand motions.
- Oh wait, one more last thing. Story, more hand motions.
- Prayer, which recaps the whole sermon again.
- I go to the bathroom and try not to cry.
- Taco Bus.

— J.S.

jspark3000:

There’s an elderly man in front of me at Starbucks who’s watching YouTube videos and giggling like crazy. He’s wearing headphones but they’re not plugged in and his iPad is really loud. He doesn’t know it. I’m giggling with him; the whole thing is cute and hilarious. Laugh on, good sir.  Laugh on.

jspark3000:

There’s an elderly man in front of me at Starbucks who’s watching YouTube videos and giggling like crazy. He’s wearing headphones but they’re not plugged in and his iPad is really loud. He doesn’t know it. I’m giggling with him; the whole thing is cute and hilarious. Laugh on, good sir.  Laugh on.

jspark3000:

 

Hello beloved wonderful friends! 

My e-book has finally been released!

It’s called, What The Church Won’t Talk About: Real Questions From Real People About Raw, Gritty, Everyday Faith

The Foreword is by the amazing T.B. LaBerge of tblaberge and the cover art is by my most excellent friend Rob Connelly.

It’s only $4.29!  With every purchase, you’ll also be supporting my new calling into urban inner-city ministry, plus a soon-to-be-married couple!  And if you’re blessed by the book, please consider writing a review on Amazon! The reviews will really, really help out.

The book is made for the Amazon Kindle Reader program, which is totally free and works on everything. You can download the program here or directly here!

Love y’all and be blessed, dear friends!

— J.S.

Maybe you don’t know if this new person you just met will be your friend. Take the chance anyway. Maybe you don’t know if this girl wants to have lunch with you. Take the chance anyway. Maybe you’re scared to hit up that church event. Go anyway. You don’t have to wait for the fear to subside. Often fear is obliterated by the very act of deciding and doing.

The more you can act in spite of yourself — you’ll suddenly find that none of your worst fears are all that bad. The sky doesn’t fall on you and your pants don’t spontaneously disappear (if that’s happened, I’m so sorry). True confidence is just going for it anyway. Emotions are a good fuel at best and unreliable at their worst. Your emotions are real, yes, but they can’t determine your decisions. As determination wins, it gets easier every time.
J.S. from What The Church Won’t Talk About (via jspark3000)
God makes worshippers out of wonderers. If we will allow them, the beauty and vastness of the cosmos will help lead us to higher ground in worship.
Matt Redman/Louie Giglio  (via littlethingsaboutgod)
When we rise from our beds, this should be our question to ourselves, “What can I do for God today? What can I do for the poor? Have I two, or five, or ten talents? God help me to do for the poor as much as if I knew I were to die today.
George Whitefield (via bibledevotionals)

plasmatics-life:

Reflection Experiment | (by Hameed)