_to write darkness

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. _c.s. lewis

Posts Tagged ‘journey’

Don’t worry, I forgot too.

Posted by abramjanson on October 21, 2009

I know you forgot I had a blog… no worries though.  I forgot too.
Actually… I don’t think I really forgot… I just simply consciously decided I had nothing good to write… at least nothing worth reading… and therefore nothing worth writing for it wouldn’t be read.  (I’m in philosophy class right now… hence why i sound so philosophical… and by philosophical I mean everything sounds the same and is redundant but somehow possess more than 4 different meanings…)

Anyways… I’m going to attempt to get back on this horse.

I have a lot of thoughts… many of which I don’t write down and therefore I feel 1.) I either forget or 2.) I don’t fully engage them.

Both are true.

The summer ended well. Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.

jeremy-jake009P6290665P7010693P6290671_2What can I say… I lived the cush life.

The semester has been full of school, soccer, and campus life… All of which have been great. Like anything… There are good and great days… and not so good.

Anyways… thats all for now.  Cheers to pursuit of writing down my thoughts.

bless.

abe

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Please.

Posted by abramjanson on June 28, 2009

“On with the dance; Let joy be unconfined!”

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Uncle Screwtape.

Posted by abramjanson on June 24, 2009

Greetings.

I have been re-reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  It has really carried some serious truth to the interior of my life lately.  In hopes to possibly offer you some encouragement… and highlight some statements that have brought much ponder… Here we go.  (Keep in mind this entire book is written from the viewpoint of a demon writing letters to an “apprenticing demon” advising him how to suck humans down to Hell.)

  • Once you have made the World an end, and faith a means, you have almost won your man, and it makes very little difference what kind of worldly end he is pursuing.”
  • “Now it may surprise you to learn that in His (God’s) efforts to get permanent possession of a soul, He relies on the troughs even more than on the peaks; some of His special favorites have gone through longer and deeper troughs then anyone else… It is during such trough periods, much more than the peak periods, that it (us) is growing into the sort of creature He (God) wants it to be.  Hence the prayers offered in the state of dryness are those which please Him best… He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles.”
  • A moderated religion is as good for us as no religion at all-and more amusing.”

I hope this requires pondering.

Mercies.

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hello, backcountry.

Posted by abramjanson on May 25, 2009

I will be escaping into the Colorado backcountry for approximately 6 days starting tomorrow morning.  I am looking forward to a great time of rest, relaxation, and fellowship with friends.  Tomorrow is part of our last training block for the summer.  The jist of the trip is this… We will get blindfolded… driven into the mountains for about an hour… dropped off… given four maps not knowing where we are on any of them and told to be at a certain destination in 5 days. 

 

Should be a blast. 🙂 Seriously… can’t wait. 

 

I’ll be in touch next weekend. Here is a little updated picture of my appearance as of late… 🙂  

Photo 37 

 

mercies.

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