Personal Journey

How Thick Is The Surface

Posted by Steve Nyhof on 11 June 2011

I have been thinking about the surface of things, how thick it is, and if there is thickness, what is it's value.

Water for some reason comes to mind - the surface of the water. How about a tar road, a glass window or even a blade of grass or paper? If these things have a surface, how thick is it?

As a new world is slowly being revealed to me; learning about my roots, patterns and behaviors - to help me make sense of the puzzle of my life and how God fits into it, I have been separating my behaviors from the eternal essence of who I really am. There is my body, and there is my soul. A type of surface and then essence if you will - two parts.

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I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice

Posted by Steve Nyhof on 6 June 2011

At that time, Steve in his self-righteousness came to Jesus and asked, "I have done many good things trying to help sinners see their wicked ways, will I be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

He called for Alicyn, my daughter, and had her stand before us. Then Jesus smiling at her, looked at me and said: "I tell you the truth Steve, unless you change in your heart and become like Alicyn, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." I could sense the pain in His face when He told me this, but it was how He said it that drew my attention.

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Patterns Have Roots

Posted by Steve Nyhof on 3 June 2011

Most of us understand what a pattern is as shown in this image, but is it possible that patterns exist in you and I? A tree is a great example of roots and branches and in fact Scripture refers to roots, trees, vines and branches in several places.

A seed gives way to a root, the starting point of an existence, which grows up and out of the ground and quickly forms branches and leaves, and in many cases, fruit. But during the life of the tree, the roots remain, and in fact grow larger and more seated. More rooted as we say some times to things.

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