Josh Brage


7 Words – I LOVE HOODIE WEATHER
August 15, 2008, 4:21 pm
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Last night, Josh and I went to Lake Dillon to spend a night away from the city. It was very relaxing. Today, it is cold, rainy and I will be eating chili this evening. I LOVE HOODIE WEATHER.

One of the things that I realized while on this trip is that I need to find ways to ‘get away’ more. Recently, I have been finding it to be increasingly difficult to unplug. From anything really – Catalyst mainly. My brain is constantly in motion. That is a good thing, however if I do not find ways to stay balanced mentally and emotionally my creative stream will begin to dry up. This is something that I do not want.

P. Michael plans a quarterly trip to an abbey where he spends a couple of days in prayer and quiet. I think I need to figure out how to get some of that kind of time for myself. Get away, shut off the phone, spend some time in my Bible with no agenda, you know. . . It will help me not to get so tired. So, I will be looking for a getaway to a cabin here pretty soon. If you want to hook me up, just let me know.

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Silver and Gold
July 12, 2008, 11:46 am
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Have you ever heard Malachi 3:3 preached? In Master’s we would talk about this all the time, that God would put you on the fire sometimes and in that way allow the filthy stuff to surface so that He could strip it away, thereby purifying you. Oh my gosh. I have been put on the fire. Earlier this week, I talked about not losing well. Today, well… let’s just say that some stuff rose to the surface.

Football was not good. I totally lost it. I acted like a complete ass. It was bad. On my stewing drive home after I stormed off the field, I looked in the rear view and said to myself, “you have a problem.”

This week, I need to deal with some internal issues. I need to forgive some people whom I haven’t forgiven. I need to get quiet and let God deal with some heart issues that are causing me problems. I have some problems seeing myself as valuable when I don’t succeed. I have major problems seeing myself for anything other than what I do for people. I need this to go away. I need to see myself through God’s eyes and through His word.

Lord, help me.



Losing
July 8, 2008, 11:56 pm
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I don’t like it… I need to get better at it. It is a character flaw of mine. I like winning and I hate losing. Period. This is my losing face… [not a good one] How do I get better?



I Feel Overwhelmed…
July 8, 2008, 1:25 pm
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But in a really good way. Recently I have been made the Production Coordinator for Catalyst Student Minstries. This is ridiculously exciting for me. At the same time, I sit in my office on days like today and quickly become overwhelmed. There is so much to do! So much to build. So much to think about, plan for and then engage in.

And that is where I feel trapped. . . the engagement. It is so much easier to sit back, have ideas, read blogs and just wait for the right moment. The world can be scary. Today, I am thinking through building a Catalystlife online presence. This is scary to me for multiple reasons, one we do not have one. Two, I don’t know how to do it! But you know what? We will figure it out. I will follow Jesus. That is what is so cool about following God, especially in ministry. Nothing surprises Him. Nothing catches Him off guard. The internet doesn’t overwhelm Him. The ever-changing flow of technology and information doesn’t phase Him. He is.

So today, I am choosing to shake off the potential to get paralyzed with the thought of ‘what should I do.’ And rather, engage. I am going to engage the culture. Thanks Jean-Luc.