I've spent a lot of time over the last week indulging in my favourite holiday habit - DVD watching. I've watched two seasons of House and have wondered more than once if it's possible to be a youth pastor and be as sarcastic as house. The response when I said it out loud was something … Continue reading House & Home
Easter weekend means a few things - chocolate, an extra gathering with church family and a specific time to remember and celebrate Jesus' death on the cross and resurrection. I love all of those things, and not in a cheesy youth pastor way, but in the way that I woke up this morning and really, … Continue reading
New church, new town, new friends. Same me, right? I had a dream a few weeks ago that some old scars became fresh wounds and one of my new friends from church saw them and reacted badly. The dream stuck with me, and I couldn't shake the image of both the wounds and his stunned … Continue reading Let’s Talk.
God just doesn’t complete me like he used to. Someone I care about told me recently that God doesn’t complete her like he used to. My immediate response, at least in my mind, was a catch phrase used in a theology lecture about worship last year; “It’s not about you, stupid.” I didn’t verbalise this … Continue reading Is it about you?
What would you say if I told you that I was tired? …If I told you I was lonely? …If I told you I was scared? I am afraid that you would say nothing, or that you would tell me that you do not understand. I am afraid you would wring your hands awkwardly or … Continue reading Looking Back… (From Sep. ’09)
When you kick your toe, you have an automatic reaction. It might shouting an expletive, or it might be squealing. Mine is hopping around for a bit and squealing. There are a lot of things that we develop automatic reactions to, and sometimes it is hard to discern whether or not that reaction is a … Continue reading No Record of Wrongs
Katy Perry is marrying Russell Brand, and that isn't news I really care about, but something she said sent my mind wandering on a whole other tangent - she said that she's marrying him because she finally found a man who can lead her. Not only is this proof that she's still got some of … Continue reading Marriage (uh oh, you say)