_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 ‘life’

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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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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life is life.

Posted by abramjanson on June 16, 2009

Life is carrying on as usual here in the CO.  No complaints… still feel I’m too blessed to complain.

Here is a bulleted list of updates.

  • The Riv is running about 1600 cfs as I type.
  • Business is picking up for the long summer hall.
  • If you know of anyone or any group looking to do a trip with a bit of adventure this summer please direct them here. (We’d appreciate the business)
  • Still single.
  • I’ve been working my way through The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis as of lately.
  • I have a morning rock climb and an afternoon rafting trip tomorrow.
  • Went bouldering at midnight by headlamps last night and capped it off with a bon fire and IBC root beer.
  • I need to start running for soccer.
  • I love the people here.
  • I need to go to bed.
  • I watched every game of the Stanley Cup Finals in the Lariat.
  • The Tigers are still performing well and continue to make me happy.

Thats about it. 
Questions/comments/concerns?

 

Mercies.

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the summer stache.

Posted by abramjanson on June 8, 2009

So… I went through a little change a couple days ago… 🙂

 

From bearded greatness… to masculine mustache. 

 

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