A weekend a little over a month ago was amazing. All of my family was there. My nephew, my niece, brothers, sisters, parents, and pets. The last time we will be together for two years. And it was funny watching us all tell stories, ask questions, giggle, snack, and retreat into occasional moments of introversion. I […]Read more "family conversation"
Our words are more powerful then we give them credit. I have heard the following in my life – You look like a: Viking, Old man, Ronald macdonald, girl, lady, homo, drug addict, drug dealer, thief, bogan, idiot, sick, tired, dying, boy, child, hobo, dad, christmas present, rock star, scotsman, bushranger etc etc. Words can […]Read more "You look like an idiot"
Walking up the dark stairs, not really knowing what i was walking into, the thought occurred to me, a closed-for-the-day pub is a perfect third place to start a church. Its not church, its not someone’s home, but it’s focused, its on purpose. I arrived at the top of the stairs without a friend in […]Read more "Imagine if we never judged."
I woke up this morning at 7:30. My body was really confused for a while, as to why i was up after such a long week. But as i walked to the catholic church down the road, with Kelcie and Justin, i got excited. For no other reason then i was going on a mini […]Read more "By 9am – home from church: Kingdom of Children"
Theres some bands on this planet that reek of community. La Dispute are one. Growing up in a scene that slowly died because of alcoholism and a firm commitment to hate children i became fascinated with a house show culture that began to spring up in Canberra. Bands ceased to have places to play, so […]Read more "House Shows Shows Households How to Hold Up"
The trinity is one right? and to be one they must have the capacity to think about the other members more then themselves. Serving and giving and being selfless is quite important to being one. What about the line Christ says – Love one another as you love yourself? I’ve always thought, to what extent? […]Read more "How the trinity will change the world."
“And the call of action should be to END the PRIVATE CONTROL over our MONEY system. DEMAND PUBLICLY OWNED, NOT-FOR-PROFIT, STATE RUN BANKS IN EVERY STATE” I walked into this group of the strangest people ever. At 14, I have a feeling I was the youngest there. The eldest could’ve been in his sixties. He […]Read more "#occupythekingdom"
The Kingdom of God is like a boat that doesn’t sail. On the boat are 100 people, all from different nations and cultures. Speaking different languages, wearing different clothes. But singing the same song. Praying the same prayers. Loving and serving http://wp.me/p1utPe-6P. We went on outreach to Kyiv, Ukraine. And were told that the base […]Read more "Inter Praise."
The kingdom of Heaven is like a village that stays just above the poverty line by producing almost pure alcohol from sugar cane. With the proceeds the village people clothe and educate their children (at least a little) and put food on the table. As a part of a land locked country with on the […]Read more "A cross road. Double entendre."
This evening i spent a whole hour on the verge of tears and laughter without doing either. I walked into a soup kitchen with 7 new friends to serve however we could. Having no clue what would happen, we arrived in amongst the singing of birthday songs. Side point: I love Australians. I love how […]Read more "Being lost amongst the found and found amongst the lost."