Wednesday, February 01, 2012


We start a new series this Sunday that is based on Colossians. The first time I remember studying the book of the Bible was back in college at ACU. I helped lead a Bible study group at someone's house every week. Weekly all the Bible study "leaders" would gather to go over the material. At the beginning of this study the leaders in charge brought everyone together and read through the entire book of Colossians front to back. It's only 4 chapters but man did Paul pack a lot in. I even remember what they called the study: Christ is Enough.

That pretty much sums it up for Christians "Christ is Enough" or at least it should some it up. It seems too many times it's Christ and this, or Christ and that, or if only you do this, or you do this right/wrong. We are too often going outside of what Jesus called us to: letting Him being everything, our all in all, everyday, in every situation. Yeah I know that on the surface this appears easy, but in reality it is very difficult to make him "all" or "enough."

What complicates it? We do. Or more specifically: I do. I complicate it. I try to look outside of Him to fill my needs. I try to look outside of Him for answers. I try to look outside of Him for hope. But it is all fruitless and frivolous.

Christ is enough...Christ is enough...He is...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Review of Marmot Limelight 4P Tent - 2011 Closeout

Originally submitted at REI

The Marmot Limelight 4P tent features fine architecture and allows 4 campers plenty of space to enjoy a restful night's sleep.

"Pretty cozy"

By hiker-ed from Houston, TX on 1/19/2012


4out of 5

Pros: Fly Works Well, Comfortable, Easy To Setup

Cons: Too Cramped

Best Uses: Backpacking

Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer

What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist

Was this a gift?: No

Used this tent last weekend for a little family camping in a National forest. Very easy to set up & well constructed. It kept the wind out but with the mesh doors it was a little chilly for the sub-30 degree night. My children are small so with 2 of them, my wife and dog, we did just fit. I can't imagine what it would be like with 4 adults- probably uncomfortable to say the least.

For a first run I was very impressed. I'll see how it does on my first backpacking trip with it. I can tell that it won't pack as small or light as I would like. However the vestibules we well sized and shaped so that is a plus.

Overall a very good tent with only a few drawbacks.


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