Although it sounds like the name of an ‘art rock’ act, this mug was the real deal.
Next stage completed. ‘I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind, got my paper, now I’m free’ was for college, for this, I spend a summer to find out how my mettle holds up…
That’s a long time, no matter how we explain it. While I define what forever looks like to me, you probably already have a picture of what ‘forever’ looks like: a presupposition that may cloud and end this chapter prematurely in your mind. Don’t do that. Right now, let’s flip a switch and bypass that […]
I once had someone call me up and while they were trying to make sense of life, asking me, of all people, a question that I had never heard before. Listen: Pink Floyd – Time It was one of the weirdest phone calls I had ever received…..“Hey, I really need some good doctrine. Do you, […]
In different situations, we use different tones of voice. We raise our voice to get someone’s attention of others within hearing distance and whisper to speak a delicate matter. In telling stories, different tones make characters sound and feel to have their own voices. Listening only to the voice, mellow storytellers like Garrison Keilor differ […]
One day while I was reading to my kids, I noticed that my daughter was biting her fingernails. Stopping mid-sentence, I told her, “Please, don’t bite your fingernails. ” giving no reason for her not to do it. Without a reason, she went on biting her nails. Not that I cause her to be nervous […]
This week is ridiculously busy as there’s a youth conference to plan for, kids to wrangle, and coffee to be drunk (drank?) with a new campus group that is forming just north of the city. It’s a blessing to have so many opportunities to share God with others. God Bless marsedit.
Legos are a passion of my children’s. Transcending time, Legos continue inspire people to pick them up and to put them together. They are an easy-to-use artistic medium that can interpret our mind’s ideas and sculpt them into existence. Listen: The Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock Kids don’t think it through like that, they just […]
Well, looky here. It turns out that twitter is a little bit of fun and much to connect with. My only rant, I would like to direct message people I follow, but because they don’t follow me, I am unable to. So, If you have a large follower base, you have the wonderful advantage of […]
I have made it no mystery in my language class that my family moved to begin a new ministry. In a room where my spiritual beliefs were dwarfed by the volume of people who were wither Muslims, Mandaean or free-thinkers, I could feel the contrast. Taking the front-right hand chair in the classroom, I was […]
Of the things that I enjoy a lot, and I do mean a lot, I really like to play guitar. When I don’t pick up and create music for awhile, I get bitten by the feeling that I’m missing something. A piece of my heart is not being utilized. Make no mistake, when I am […]
(pages for this chapter meant to be spread throughout the printed book as in the highly popular books (that I considered popular)) We all want to be told a story. Before Bedtime, I remember my mom reading to my sister and I. Whether the book was five or ten minutes long, the stories stuck with […]
Boring, cheap, and to the point.
Listen: Coldplay – Yellow // I used to say to myself that I have to, “Try and love others”. It didn’t feel like a privilege, more like an obligation. Read: John 15:13 Freedom came to me one day in the form of a phrase that helped me to define my struggle to show outwardly from […]
The road to switching locations for wordpress installations on my sole server it complete. For a short time, I thought that I hosed the databases ad the themes/plugins/installations altogether. Thank God for tutorials. “Hooray for promises” – Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, Erace/Replace Update: Even that caused problems with uploads…..now…NOW…it is done.
All I have to say about this combo is ….”perfect“.
After placing advertising in two spots: 1. on the side of the page to the right, and 2. placing it at the end of each post, I feel less like a thief in God’s house. That’s the truth.
Is there a place where all needs are met? Is there a country where all works together for the perfect, personal good? In some countries, social systems are very well connected. Food is distributed evenly to all, and even monetary support is given for children to have a solid upbringing includingclothes, and be able to […]
Listen: Emery – Walls // Sound gives us a medium to paint our lives by. I remember a friend of mine in middle school had a cousin, Andrew, who was deaf. That summer as we went camping together, I learned the American Sign Language alphabet in an afternoon spent with Andrew. Suddenly we were able […]
1. I would eat more meat 2. My children would have learned to defend themselves using a sword instead of a password 3. We would work a field 4. No iPod, or Cinnabons 5. Storytime would rock, every night
ELCA leaves gay clergy decision to local churches http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/39854042.html?elr=KArksUUUycaEacyU&elr=KArksUUUycaEacyU
How is it possible? I have no idea, but I threw my back out….wait for it….in a dentist’s chair. Of course I didn’t feel anything until after I left the office. Now, everyone else is playing gopher for me. I have never felt so helpless, but have found out what it feels like to be […]
Just throwing the link to an article in Relevant Magazine…
One day, my son and I were walking along the shore of a lake, watching the waves creep over the rocks. About every third or fourth wave, there would be a larger swell that would crash onto the beach. He said, “Look at the sound! I mean…waves!” At that moment, the motion of the waves […]