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…

Awkward Around Jesus

Sabbatical - DAY SIX Saw Jimmy and Tiana yesterday on our way home from a couple weeks down south. It was amazing to see family again! Wasn’t long into the conversation before they asked us what the most significant things of our Sabbatical were so far. For me it…

Like a Boob - A Metaphor

(excerpt from a book I'm writing called Things a Pastor Shouldn't Say) It was a great Sunday and I nailed it with the preach. Like, here-comes-the-boom nailed it. As I’m heading out after the service a guy comes up to me raving about how that’s exactly what he…