Friday, May 22, 2009

se7en deadly sins...

There is a scene in Disney's Snow White where the fair skinned, hazel-eyed witch with full red lips looks into a mirror and the face staring back is a gnarled, green-with-envy, wart nosed, hag of a women. I was always intrigued at how the mirror could reveal such truths... until this past week. 

In light of some recent discussions and revelations, a Disneyesque mirror has exposed a very ugly person staring back at me. No, not ugly as in I have warts on my nose. Ugly as in the person inside has hidden underneath my bronze skin and freckles for far too long. The longer I stare into this proverbial mirror, the more I see the gnarled truths, wort-cursed sins, and obsessions that make me green with envy. As Paul went into the desert, and John went into the desert, and Moses went into the desert, and Jesus went into the desert, I too will be heading into the desert to seek God. I'll be speaking in Palm Springs tomorrow morning and extending my trip to prepare for the upcoming series I'll be teaching.

I'm so grateful for those who honestly and candidly shared their struggles on the sin du jour post. Because of the honesty, God has totally, amazingly, radtastically revealed the next summer series I'll be teaching at Calvary Montebello starting June 23rd. Virtually all the comments revealed battles with lust, gluttony, envy, greed, anger, depression and contentment which parlayed with the Medieval discussion of the seven deadly sins (click here for more info).

So...

11 comments:

Diandra Ann said...

man i'd love to hear that... too bad my job is at the same times as yours... will it be on CD? :) *hint hint*

Tracy Mackenzie said...

We are doing a series on the seven deadly sins at my church right now and it has been fantastic! I am sure your will be too!

His Jewel said...

I'm looking forward to it B! Diandra, her studies are on iTunes for FREE, do you have an iPod?

Julie =)

Anonymous said...

YES, YES, YES!!! It's going to be such a great study!! I can't wait!!! Praying for you and it now!

-j

cassandra m said...

WOW...very POWERFUL girl. you talks can be found on iTunes? I will have to search that tonight.

Liza J. said...

Hi, I found you through your sister's blog and I just want to say that you are AMAZING. Your sister would always say great things about you and I never really knew exactly how cool you were but jeez! You are so inspiring and such a great speaker! I have been lost in my faith for awhile and have just refound myself and here I am watching your videos and reading your blog. God is Good!

frannie said...

Ooooh I so want to go to this!! I just got some of ur sermons on itunes, so I plan on listening to them this weekend. You are just so inspiring! I was talking to our young adults leader about u yesterday, and mentioned maybe someday having u come and speak!! God just has such a special anointing and favor over u, so contagious!

melanie said...

YAY, best friend!
t-minus 4 weeks til pre-study at raph's, post-study at starbucks and all kinds of goodness )and little yellow notes in between) ;o)
hoping i'll be in town for the whole of it, (you know this crazy job of mine) and imma try and bring ab, to boot!
can't wait for our date this week!
xo

Bianca said...

Liza and Cassandra, if you download any, I'd suggest Ruth over SOS. Ruth is more fun and less on the grown-up side (if you know what I mean).

Cheers!
B

Anonymous said...

God's grace is so beautiful. Your dad always reminds us to never forget where we came from. I too will be praying for those precious "giants"! Love Lisa

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the study. Any suggested reading preparation?

Will be praying for you.

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