Vy Tran

Vy Tran


169 comments posted · 36 followers · following 0

12 years ago @ Good Women Project - Dating Mistakes: He Di... · 0 replies · +5 points

Kim, here's my question to you: What do you think is the ultimate goal of a relationship between two people who are of different faiths?

12 years ago @ Good Women Project - Dating Mistakes: He Di... · 0 replies · +1 points

I remember reading this back in June. Thanks for posting it again. I needed this in my life.

12 years ago @ Make it Mad - You Will Never Be Good... · 0 replies · +2 points

A line that really struck me today was that even all of our good deeds are extensions of our own selfishness. Thus Isaiah 64:6, "All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags."

In Matthew 9:13, Jesus says to the pharisees, "Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners." The beauty of it is that God doesn't require mercy of us in order to gain favor with him. We're called to do it because he showed us mercy first.

Thanks for the chance to think about how beautiful the gospel is.

13 years ago @ Make it Mad - The Directions We've B... · 0 replies · +1 points

Man, I'm sorry it took me so long to see this. I just wanted to say it's an honor to have gotten a reply from Max's dad. You must be so proud of your boy. :)

13 years ago @ Make it Mad - I Am The Greatest Hypo... · 0 replies · +9 points

There's nothing fair about the God of the Bible. He is just, but he is not fair. The fact that he died for us while we were still his enemies was not fair. In fact, it was and is scandalous. Beautifully scandalous.

13 years ago @ Make it Mad - A Good Woman's Guide t... · 1 reply · +7 points

I think the question here now is...what *is* a good man?

A friend of mine told me once, "You deserve a man who's gonna love Jesus more than he's ever gonna love you."

Personally, I think she was spot on.

13 years ago @ MAD Across America - Keep Me On The Road · 1 reply · +3 points

Max, I hope you enjoy the crap out of that breakfast, man.

13 years ago @ Wes Draws - My Phone's Home Screen · 1 reply · +2 points

My first thought looking at this was, "Hold up, there's a battery life widget!?"

So yeah, I have a battery life widget on my home screen now. Thanks, Wes!

13 years ago @ Make it Mad - Compelled To Be The Re... · 0 replies · +2 points

Max, when are you publishing a book? Because I would buy five copies as soon as it went up for pre-order.

13 years ago @ Make it Mad - The Directions We've B... · 2 replies · +3 points

"Don't be too upset when you see the poor kicked around, and justice and right violated all over the place. Exploitation filters down from one petty official to another. There's no end to it, and nothing can be done about it." Ecclesiastes 5:8 (MSG)

I used to let my blood pressure spike over social injustice, poverty, etc., pretty often (and it still does from time to time), but there are times when I just gotta rest in what the Pundit/Preacher/Solomon says about the kind of stuff that goes down in the world.

I'm not saying it's good to be apathetic towards social injustice and the like, but I don't see much sense in losing a whole lot of sleep over it, either. We do the best we can to love others, and that's all we can do.

And it's good to confront others to remind them of what Jesus commissioned us to do. However, it's not good to guilt people into "doing what's right."

Sorry if this post doesn't flow very well. I figure my GPA won't be affected by this, so I'll leave it as it is.