Thursday, March 31, 2011


WHO AM I? I am Corey Phillip, a loved child of God who is like no one else. I am a Christ follower who likes to play soccer. I am a believer.

WHY DO I BELIEVE? I believe because I have seen the works of His hands and have heard his voice. I believe in Him because He first believed in me.

BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW HE IS REALLY THERE? I can't be 100% sure but at the end of the day you have to believe in one thing or another. It is more reasonable to have faith in a creator than an explosion that is mathematically impossible. But does it really matter how the world started? I'd rather answer the question of where I will be when it ends.

God needs to be experienced, not understood.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yesterday my daily nooma was about anger. Today the chapter in my Max Lucado book was about anger. They pissed me off hahaha

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

lesson learned

When Mommy tells you to put on sun screen, you put on sun screen. oh dear, im very. very burnt hahaha

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nooma 013

Watch this nooma sometime. It's the one titled "Rich" and it's jam packed with good stuff.

Monday, March 21, 2011


So ya last night I was really convicted that the life I'm living isn't bad but wow is it far from good. So today I set out to keep my mouth shut when things shouldn't be said and to smile at everyone I made eye contact with. It didn't go so well hahaha but it was progress. I feel like I'm so filled with God's love and it is about time I share it with others. PS. I hate TC tho so it's hard. I just don't belong there.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The body of Christ is paralyzed from the toes up

If what we say is what is what is in our hearts then we are so broken. I just feel like in all honesty we are failing. Filling our faces with glares and our mouths with expletives is what the world expects of teenagers. I refuse to meet the set standard and stop. Im better than that and so are you. Idk I just fee like we have fallen so far from where we should be. Saying your a Christian today means nothing, acting like one is another story. I'm sorry I haven't been acting out of love.
Some days I wish the world spun faster and other days I wish it'd stand still

Thursday, March 17, 2011

not worth reading

I haven't blogged in a while but there really hasn't been anything blog worthy. I started watching a nooma a night and im on #7 now. It's fun and soothing to go to sleep to. Man im sorry but there is nothing to say except school is stupid and im ready to be able to run again because having a messed up ankle for at least 1 full month is not fun. hhhuuuuuhhhhhhh. Im gunna go trim my beard...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Inside or Out?

For me it is easy to make Godly choices. It's just common sense as to what is right and wrong. The problem with Godly choices however is that it doesn't always mean there is a Godly motive behind it. I get so caught up with making the right choices to make sure I look good and wise and all that other stuff but what does it mean if I'm only doing it to be noticed? What good is a Godly decision without a Godly motive? Yes good decisions can help better the people around you but without the proper motive behind said decision the decision maker isn't going to change. It is easy to be good where people can see but what about inside where no one knows your motives or your heart?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A couple randoms

-Mel, ur article was thoroughly enjoyable :)
-People are getting really antsy at school and just asking to get in trouble
-I hate having a bum ankle so I tried playing basketball today...not smart
-There is this girl everyone talks bad about but as far as I can tell she's pretty cool
-I got box seats for the next Bulls game and thats all I think about
-I really like Jars of Clay

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Well sometimes when nothing is on my heart and I'm kinda just luke warm, if u will, I like reading some of my older posts. So if u blog which most if not all of you do, go read some of your old posts and see if God refreshes and or invigorates your heart.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lent or Lint

Without a Godly motive for lent, lent is just lint...worthless. That was the deep thought from my Jesus class today haha but really, some people make lent a reason to diet or better themselves while the real reason behind it is to grow in Christ. If you skip a meal spend that time praying. If you are taking something away replace it with God.

Monday, March 7, 2011

So I can almost walk normal now and I haven't done much so I've had plenty of time to figure out what God may be trying to tell me though this. I'm not sure how I got this from being a gimp for a week but this is what He revealed to me. It is easy to love the people that love you back, but it is real love when they don't. I can't see myself being nice to the people that hate my guts but who knows, maybe I'll get an opportunity. What I do know is that if I was nice to them it'd be a God thing because I can't do that on my own.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pizza and relationships

I sit here eating pizza and blogging with greasy fingers. Pizza isn't my favorite food but it brings to mind strong memories. First of all it is one of my code words I use so people don't know what I'm talking about with some individuals. But mostly my memories are at CPK haha. I've gone there with Elise, Ashley, Andy Jack and most of my church friends. So basically pizza and CPK remind me off some key people that shaped me into the person I am today. Some of those people I love, some I hate, and some I haven't seen in what seems like a few months. But at the end of the day I'm extremely thankful for all of them :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Skepticism or Wonderment

I was thinking about a type of person. The person that accepts God into their heart but latter never thinks of him and goes crazy joining to festivities life has to offer. Are they still Christians? Were they ever really a Christian? Obviously it's not in my power to say or know but it makes me wonder. I've had some awesome conversations with people that accept Christ but I haven't seen some of them in years. Is that my fault or was that really how God planed it? Some people can seem to have it all together with what they say but we can never know their hearts.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

To be the teacher you must first be taught

Well, I asked God last night to open my eyes so that I would be able to see what and when he is teaching me. This morning I messed up my ankle playing soccer. It popped multiple times so I hobbled thru the school day and went to go get xrays. I'd give it a 7 on the pain scale. The doctors said I didn't fracture anything but they are worried I tore my Achilles tendon which wouldn't be good. I asked God to teach me and I'd say this is a great time to learn. It pisses me off when everyone in the halls thinks it's a good idea to ask me what happened. I'd rather not tell them but the only people I wish did ask don't.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

No one else can _______ like you can Father.

-Lift up