Larry's Journal

Monday, January 29

Hello Again!!

Well is been almost a yuear sisce I last posted any info. Sorry! Anyway lots has changrd since then. In the fall of 2005 Odia and I heard the LORD say that it was time to get our house in order, get ready to move. So we did. In the spring of 2006 I was involved in a short term missions project throught MBMSI called SOAR Heartland. It was throught his expoerince that God gave us some insight into the next step in the plan. I met some amazing people and God started to build relatioships and I felt God calling us to a new faith community in Altona Man. This was the hardest decision that we have ever had to make. Our Community in Winnipeg (WCV) had been our home for 8 years and we both were so sad that God was calling us away from the place that was family and friends and everthing to us. We really miss everyone at WCV. We will always cherish everyone and all that we were taught there. We still carry the heart of WCV and will always bear those values that we were able to show to others and that were also shown to us.
So noe we are members of Seeds of Life oin Altona MB. OIt is great to be a part of this community as well. Though we feel as though in some ways we are starting over.; But God is faithful and has developed relationships here that I can only say have been brought about by the Holy Spirit. Now the next thing is just finding what God has for us here at this community. I'm really excited about what He is doing and feel that we are on the verge of some growth and that the Spirit will visit us in this next season. That is my prayer anyway.

This season of change has not been without alot of trials though to many to post. Maybe at a later date.
Larry at 7:54 AM
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Wednesday, April 12

The kingdom of God stripes away all earthly things- world systems, sinful desires and puts us into a place where we realize we are weak and dependant on God. This allows us to walk in the spirit of love and receive one another as Christ received us and adapts us to the will of the Father.

Just a quick thought

lars
Larry at 6:20 PM
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Sunday, April 9

Processing

Sometimes I wish that when I sit infront of my computer my fingers will just begin to move on their own and I will begin to write something very profound. But what I have discovered is that anything that is usaully put on a blog is just the plain ramblings of someone who is just finding their way into truth. This processs is a very healthy one though . It starts the process of mining the heart of the mystery of life and meaning.

I was reading in Eph today and was struck by all the language the Apostle Paul wrote in his blog to the Ephesian church( I am in no way trying to belittle scripture by comparing it to a blog) Chapter 1 is full of statements like 'blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ" "In love he[c] predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will" "And he[d] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ" "predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will" "Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory."

With all of this language being thrown at you it hard to believe how God is not for us. He is so FOR us. I am overcomed by how he pursues me His actions are towards us and will is for us to be close to Him and for us to know who He has created us to be. That all I have to say about that. For now

Lars
Larry at 5:10 AM
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Friday, December 9

Relationships

God loves relationships. I'm convinced of it. He picks individuals and groups to lead others into new places. When we look through scripture we see how he loves to have personal relationships as well as corporate ones. As well he loves to works through these relationships.

I have mixed emotions about the new direction of our body. On one hand I think it is great that God is rasing up people with a passion to pray for our city and focus their attention on it. On the other hand I will miss them. But I know God is faithful to raise up leaders. Look at what has happened to us. David & Anita, Colin & Cynthia, Jan & Coral all were called to other places and the story continues and multiplies. Nathan & Kendra, John & Violet, and all the elders and coordinatros carrying us into a new season. I'm excited too. Because with change comes growth in who we are as believers. Something happens when peoole leave and your now needing to fill roles. We are encouraged to see what roles we have to fill. But this is what God wants.

I am convinced that this is something God wants in our city. (You don't spend three or four years pursueing something without hearing about it from God)

I want to join hearts and support this move. Bless you guys.

Lars
Larry at 12:36 PM
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Wednesday, October 19

Getting more web savvy

I'm about five years behind all of you guys out there when it comes operqating my computer and utilizing the power it contains to organize my life. Well I finally learned how to make a group e-mail and send it Bcc. Thanks Yvonne.

As well I'm now a"skype" user. I talked to John Janzen in Japan. FOR FREE YET!!!!
That was very amazing. I'm sure some of you are rolling your eyes at me saying " well I was doing that two years ago you nimrod!!" But that doesn't bother me. I'm on a new path here and this only one step in the right direction.

I think that I'm finally catching up on the ten years of sleep I lost before I knew I had Sleep Apnea. I feel so much more awake and alert and my brain is actually functioning at a normal level not on the boarderline TMH(trainable mentally handicapped) status level a few months ago.

I'm now just geting over my cold and I seemed to have lost my voice so that is why I am bloggin today. I was told that Zinc is great for building up your immune system so all of who are struggling just buy some Zinc and it will make you feel better right away. I seem to be writing in a nmenno sort of way today so pardon me. I'll get out of it soon

Blessings

Lars
Larry at 7:38 PM
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Tuesday, October 4

I'm Blacklisted

So admittedly I haven't blogged for a long time but here I go again. Sorry to all of you who check my blog on a somewaht regular basis. I will try to keep things a little more current. Which probably won't be hard to do now. I guess in this situation you can say theres only one way to go and thats up.

Well lately I've started a new job and I'm am just loving it. I'm in Grade one. These kids are great. Its very refreshing to be in an enviroment where every new experience is cherished. Its like getting a new set of lenses. Everything is so special and new. Like the other day we took the kids bowling and for some it was their first time. They had such a greatime.

In the mornings before school starts we say the Lord's Prayer (for those students whose parents sign the permission form) and It was like God gave me an image of how he sees us. All standing around trying to do the stuff as best as we can, and He's probably saying " ah isn't that cute Larry is trying so hard. he's so cute......

Anyway I'm loving housegroup. God has givin me a lot of jam for it this year. I'm so glad for his grace on it.


Lars
Larry at 5:33 PM
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Sunday, July 17

Preaching

Well I just had my first expericence at preaching and I think it went OK, except for missing to include huge sections of my sermon and having a few brain farts along the way. I spoke on Matt 5: 14-16, Salt and Light. If you want to listen to it it will be on the wcv site in a couple of days. Any way I thought it went well and I feel like doing it again which is a miracle in itself. Only two years ago I wouldn't even have been able to speak at house group let alone in front of the church. What happened today was a huge step to healing in my life. Thank you Lord for the courage to do this.

Lars
Larry at 8:17 PM
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