If compassion is the line that connects us to others, then, some of my lines are very weak. Invisible, unfeeling, unbuilt. And even the thicker lines don’t often engage my sense of feeling. But my sense of logic is quickly engaged. Calwell, circa 2005. I’m working the late shift in a petrol station and in […]Read more "Compass, and the line of relationship."
For the last year I have regularly made large meals to feed me most of a week every week. These meals usually include peeling a good amount of vegetables, or buckets of apples to stew for breakfasts. All of this peeling was made with one of the least practical peelers ever, because I kept forgetting that […]Read more "IKEA changes lives."
“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.3 And by this […]Read more "I know him. But. So. 1 John 2:3"
You know the kid. The one giggling in the back. The ‘stupid’ one. The bully. The attention seeker. Yeah. Usually he is the smartest person in the room. His brain works faster, solves problems better, would learn languages quicker than the smart asian girl in the front. He would run better businesses than the nerdy […]Read more "Those that don’t fit the mold."
My day with children, dogs and hooligans. So I woke to an invitation to a dogs 1st birthday party, had lunch with 10 people and then headed out to my friends house to hang out with him and his two hilarious daughters. (although one was supposed to be asleep…. she ended up running around and […]Read more "Babies should name everyone."
You step up to the marker. You have done this many times before, but all of the past attempts are forgotten. All that is left is you, your bow, your arrow, and the target. In other imagination lands you might have a gun or a spear or an axe… the idea being you have something […]Read more "Shooting God in the Face."
The prophet walks out into the streets and tells whoever will listen ‘If you keep eating sugar you will all get weird diseases and die. Eat better, maybe take a walk sometimes.’ The king discusses with his advisers and decides that the people need to lose weight because they are dying too quickly, so he prints […]Read more "The King and the Prophet"