Josh Brage

Great Lunch(es)
February 29, 2008, 8:54 pm
Filed under: Friends, Fun, Personality, Whatever

Mark, Josh, The Don and myself. Two lunches in two hours. Chil-fil-A and Casa Vallarta.  Lots of food, little bit of shake face and a lot of me being a moron and saying some stupid things. (Judi I am very very sorry, I am weak and stupid.)

Here is The Don and his consigliere.


Ladies Night Hangover
February 28, 2008, 5:01 pm
Filed under: Catalyst

I have one. Yes, yes I sure do.

It is a good one. This morning, I truly feel like we accomplished something last night. We packed out our Catalyst chapel with almost 200 students. We saw 6 boards broken in half by either a foot, fist or elbow. We saw almost 40 students respond to an altar call. We popped over 2 cases of sparkling lemonade. It was a great night! It is so much fun working your butt off and then to see it actually mean something to the people that you did it for. (Yes, I did it for God first, but it was Ladies Night!) You could see that the girls felt taken care of. It was really cool to see. I uploaded a bunch of pics to my flickr, so check them out.

February 27, 2008, 3:19 am
Filed under: Walk with God

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

God is dealing with my heart a lot lately. It is time. Time to change. Time to mature. Time to breakthrough. Time for a new world. Time to make some decisions. It is a new time. On the other side lies a lot of fun things: financial peace, successful femaleliveliness (man, I love Jello – thats for you Tellela) direction and purpose. But I can’t get to any of those things without some serious internal change. Frankly, I am not big enough of a person, of a man, to handle all of that. I am looking to some people around me to help me, men of God who care about me. But the change cannot come from them alone. I am have to be in pursuit of Jesus. Wanting change. Desiring something bigger and different. Man, I want that. I want my thoughts to be different. I want my pain to be gone. I want to be responsible. I am tired of thinking about how much more I could be.

Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fool’s gold mouthpiece
The hollow horn plays wasted words
Proves to warn
That he not busy being born
Is busy dying.

Temptation’s page flies out the door
You follow, find yourself at war

Watch waterfalls of pity roar
You feel to moan but unlike before
You discover
That you’d just be
One more person crying.

What is Our Obession with Being Too Busy?
February 27, 2008, 3:07 am
Filed under: America, Walk with God

Man, I am sick of being too busy. I am going to make a definite effort to do so much LESS on the weekends and on weeknights. No more eating out all the time. No more just running around. I am going to get home and stay home. I am going to sit at my desk. I am going to read. I am sick of the busyness. Is it some sort of status symbol?

I know for my life that what I do is important. I am spreading the news of the Kingdom to teenagers across the city of Denver. But, you know what? I am not that freaking important. Yes, I carry a Blackberry. But it is the same model that Moses used and it was free, so… I am not that big of a hairy deal.

First, let me apologize to all of those who I have ‘blown off.’ I am sorry. I should have taken the time to hang out with you or listen to you – give me another chance and I will do a lot better, I promise! Second, I am going to be home a lot. Spend less money. Read more books. Spend a lot more time with Jesus. That is what I am going to do.

Busy. Humphr.

I think it is wrong and unhealthy and I am going to stop. Stop the striving. That is what I am going to do.

Go With God
February 27, 2008, 12:33 am
Filed under: Walk with God

Thanks P. Dave for inspiring me, yet again.

“Being with God and God with us is not a passive hanging out. The withness of God seems to be predicated that we are in motion and on mission.”

 How did Jesus call His disciples to Himself? He just walked up to them and said, “Come follow Me.” He then took them with Him on His mission. His purpose. They lived together, worked together, all in action with Jesus.

So the question is now asked of me, where is God taking me? Where am I going with God? Where is the motion in my life? What am I heading for? Not in a busy way, but in an active, living life way? Just some random thoughts for now…

Jen in Africa
February 26, 2008, 10:42 pm
Filed under: Catalyst, Friends
This is Jen.
This is Jinja.
Jen is in Jinja.
Read her blog. Tell her you love her. Read her stuff.
Jen is awesome and has an awesome blog! (Blogrolled!)

Ladies Night – You Should Come
February 26, 2008, 8:50 pm
Filed under: Catalyst