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"
I love my Dad so much. He just emailed me this, and his simple way of explaining the epic depth of human community is awesome. “A child was not very connected in school and when they started a drawing exercise she got involved. The surprised teacher walked by. T “what are you drawing?” C “I […]Read more "My Dad."
The man sitting next to me has been an integral part of my life for three years. He is beautiful, strong, gentle, passionate, convicted and intelligent. I have never seen him get violent outside of wrestling his larger brother. I have never seen him raise his voice. But if he stood up in that church […]Read more "God learns."
There was a time in my life that I used to get up at 5:45, skate through the freezing cold of Richardson, start work at 6am, work till 12Pm, return home to eat dim sims, play a computer game for most of the day, hang out with my house mates and then continue to play […]Read more "God, I just pooped myself. A little help."
Truth colours everything. When we believe that truth doesn’t exist, it’s almost like letting a child colour your BMW with a pair of scissors. At first its cute. But then you realize how much it will cost you, a little too late. The child is almost ignorant to the damage it is doing. Especially if […]Read more "[Thoughts in fast food restaurants.]"
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."
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."
I remember sitting outside in the middle of the bush in north west Sydney. I was surrounded by people I loved who stood in a ring around a raging campfire. I was at a youth weekend. The same youth weekend I had attended since I was a teenager. We were singing loudly into the night, […]Read more "Standing in the way of worship – the Guitars Journey."
We live in a society that is obsessed with the concept of – if its bigger its better. We see this in our food serving sizes, our cars, our houses, our sexual organs, our corporations, our clubs, our muscles, our etc etc etc and even our churches. If we have 3000 people and 5 different […]Read more "Size Matters"