I've Been Hip-natized

Owwwwwww….my hip hurts like heck! I've been hip-natized. Hurts to lay in bed. Hurts to sit on the couch. Hurts to drive. Hurts to walk. I can't move without limping. Can't put weight on that side at all. And it's extremely tender. I have to move really slow. Sara…

A Theology of Shiny New Things

We’ve been bashing consumerism in our church lately. I mean, really bashing it. A couple weeks ago I told our church, during a Sunday preach, that you wouldn't go to hell in hand-basket…quickly…for buying a new iPhone every two years. Key word: quickly. And I don’t…

Prophetic Prayers vs. Regular Prayers

I like praying for people. I’m talking live, on location, hand on the shoulder (or head), kind of praying-for-people. And I like it when the favour is returned. It's a beautiful thing and should be much, much more common in the life of the Christ-follower. A confession: I don't…

Postpone Christmas?!

For 23 years, Sara and I have shopped the day after big Holidays - Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Canada Day, and even Halloween. The obvious reason is that Lindt’s Chocolate, Hallmark Cards, and stupid little holiday trinkets dropped by 50%, at the least. By waiting 24 hours, that…

A Teeth Job and the Plight of Sameness

It's hot. 10:03 am. Los Algondes, Mexico. I'm sitting in the shade, and it must be 100+ already. Sweating like a dog! Just had my two front teeth pulled and two others filed down to small nubs, making room for the temporary bridge that should go in 60 minutes…

Thinking of home

Wrote this in 2011. Thinking of home and really looking forward to the conclusion of this sabbatical! The First Snow Has Put Me in a Nostalgic Mood I love Fort St. John.  We've lived here for over 8 years and it just doesn't get old.  Even as the first snow…