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Category Archives: Journey of Faith

When I met my girlfriend Tiffany back in September, she could best be described as a melting pot of religious views, with the primary views flipping back-and-forth between agnosticism and atheism, as far as I could tell.

Today, almost 8 months later, she became a catechumen in the Orthodox Christian Church.  And it’s funny, really. After Pascha, she was talking to me about how she had started to feel something that she’s never felt before but has always wanted to feel. She also explained that she had started to fight her doubts against faith which linger in spite of this new feeling. I explained that St. Thomas had a situation where he dealt with a bit of doubt, and that, as a result (long story short), Christ said that those who don’t see and believe are even more blessed than Thomas was.

And, then, we get to church, she gets enrolled into the catechumenate, and I look down at the bulletin to find out that, lo and behold, it’s Thomas Sunday.

God is cool. 🙂

O Lord, our God, Who dwellest on high and regardest the humble of heart; Who hast sent forth as the salvation of mankind Thine Only-begotten Son and God, our Lord Jesus Christ; look down upon Thy servants, the catechumens, who have bowed their heads before Thee; make them worthy in due season of the laver of regeneration. Unite them to thy Holy, Universal and Apostolic Church, and number them with Thy chosen flock. That they also with us may glorify Thy most honorable and majestic Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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Switchfoot @ Bijou

Over and over again, I make references to the band Switchfoot on this blog. Lyrics, song titles, entire songs, quotations, pictures. I’m sure some of you wonder if I ever listen to anything else. And, I do. But, so often, these songs by this little band from San Diego affect me greatly. They make me angry, cry, want to change, and they make me think. And this thinking is not just about myself, but about life, about the world, about problems we all face, and about so many other things.

Tonight, I am in the process of listening to their first album for the first time. And, with this listening, the invariable punch in the face….


You (Always Something)
words by Jon Foreman

There’s always something in the way
There’s always something getting through
But it’s not me
It’s You, it’s You

Sometimes ignorance rings true
But hope is not in what i know
It’s not in me
It’s in You, it’s in You

It’s all I know
I find peace when I’m confused
I find hope when I’m let down
Not in me
In You
It’s in you

I hope to lose myself for good
I hope to find it in the end
Not in me
In You
In You

It’s all I know

In You
In You
It’s in You
In You
There’s always something in the way
There’s always something getting through
But it’s not me
It’s You
It’s You
It’s You (It’s all I know)
It’s You (It’s all I know)