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"
I love dining rooms. I have spent large portions of my life in them. With people. By myself. Being loud. Playing guitar hero. Eating food. Making food. Doing work. Not doing anything. Learning. Praying. Doing speeches. Hugging, Sleeping, drinking teas. Occasionally cleaning, meeting new people, reuniting with old friends and family. Playing board games, doing […]Read more "Dining Rooms."
SARCASM FEATURES AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS POST. I hate black people. They smell really weird. and they like chicken too much. White people are the best, better then the jews. The jews are the worst. So are asians. And Beaners. East europeans…. no comment. Their dead to me. AAAAND if i EVER SEE AN […]Read more "Prejudice."
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"
Two nights ago I had the privilege of seeing one of my favourite bands live for the first time after 5 years of missing them. There was a moment during it where I stared at the crowd and realised, they are listening to this band for different reasons to me. The music that they are […]Read more "Shared experience."
Gods presence is sweet. So sweet that it clothed Adam and Eve, it heals the cripple, it convicts the sinner, it overwhelms the grieving with comfort, it redeems cultures and builds the kingdom of life. So what issues in the presence? Obedience – the simple saying yes to God, the walking where he wants, the […]Read more "worship Robots."
So lets rewind a little. You have Adam and Eve. Designed for worship and intimate love. Not designed with the capacity of God-hood, because they are neither omni-anything nor designed with the spiritual clout to form good judgment from their pez view of eternity. The only thing God seems to say to Adam and Eve […]Read more "The tower of Babel in my pocket"
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."
We walked into an old school, two story house in the middle of a neighbourhood a little bit out of the centre of Kyiv, Ukraine. Inside we sat down to an amazing soup lunch served by two ladies, both with Autistic children. We were slowly informed by our translator that this was one of the […]Read more "Ukraine and a fight for dignity."
‘Guy’ is friendly, and hilarious and very hospitable. Like a lot of teen skaters, he is fearless but he is set apart by his smile. It’s as if he’s your Dad and when smiles everything is made right. We met up and sat around for a bit just chatting about the week and some tricks […]Read more "Sk8 For Lyf"