The best way to do marriage is the following: 1. – Know how to say Yes. 2. – Have a uterus. And it is that easy. 123 marriage is easy.Read more "How To: Do marriage great."
I love babies. I love families. I love the idea and the practice of changing the world for the better. One of the cool things about families is, it’s a restart. Its new. It recreates culture and tradition and thinking. Families train us to think and feel and interact. And, as happens, we get trained […]Read more "making babies."
Sometimes I read the story of Abraham and when he takes his only child up the hill to stab him, theres a sense of injustice that rises up inside me. ‘How can God ask him to do that? What is he a schitzo? Murder isn’t in Gods character… Hes telling him to do something non-countercultural… […]Read more "Babies shouldn’t tell us what to do."
Do you ever feel like you’re a court jester in the throne room of God? Like He doesn’t really like you. He just has you jumping through hoops to laugh at you? And it’s not just Him. His ENTIRE KINGDOM comes to just watch you tumble and fall and hurt yourself. You just keep failing and failing, […]Read more "We are no Jesters"
Sitting and watching two kids play Mario Kart. One was going completely the wrong way and constantly driving into the water. The other was in second last place, but at least he was going in the right direction. The race went for almost four times as long as it should have with no real chance of competing […]Read more "God is REALLY good at Mario Kart"
This morning I randomly opened one of my journals from two years ago. A journal i started on my journey to Canada, Seattle, singapore, home, melbourne and home again. I flipped to a page that described the train trip home to Newcastle after returning from Singapore. There were some cheeky kids sitting behind me who […]Read more "Aids orphans and Mi Goreng"
Yesterday I sat with some young people and asked my normal questions. “What do you like doing?” “What do you want to do with your life?” and I am responded to by the good old “WHAAAAT?” face. that face only a 15 year old could give you. As if to say “I have never been […]Read more "Sitting next to the president."
Radical repentance looks like this. Stopping dead in your tracks and letting conviction flood deeply through all you are. Anguish takes a hold of your rebellion and turns any pride into humility, as we stare directly into Gods holiness. Then we open our hearts ears and our physical mouths and confess bluntly and completely. Not […]Read more "Radical repentance."
I’ve been some freaky and different churches. But as we sat in a large bus with a crew of less then ten aboriginal kids with the promise of Go-karting later I chuckled. The pastor/ bus driver began talking about ‘earnestly seeking God’, I had become almost the summariser of the trip, looking for ways to […]Read more "Earnest – GO-KART church."
Taking a sip of an amazing coffee I sit inside a cafe on the edges of the kingdom of God. This place has captured my heart through its innate friendliness and the ease of laughter. Never before had i heard of ‘hot nutri grain’ being a breakfast cereal. Never before had i heard ‘shame’ being […]Read more "Play dough and identity."