Friday, May 26, 2006



Working in a new community

I am having the pleasure of working with the deaf teen community. I am the stranger in the strange land. I have a hard time communitcating and I am the slowest one in the room. But the people that surround me in my learning are loving and generous in giving.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Reaching back...

I pulled the R. Mullins out of the cd shelf today. The World as Best as I Remember It, vol. 1 & 2. Man, some good stuff. If you are looking for some good story telling, you really can't beat it. Let us sit around this thought for a bit:

hello old friends
there's really nothing new to say
but the old old story bears repeating
and the plain old truth grows dearer every day
when you find something worth believing
that's a joy that nothin could take way


two full grown men in a huddle of kids
and they're trying to help them to believe
what is too good to be real
but is more real than the air they breath
and it's Wally and the Beaver, David and Johnathan
it's the Love of Jesus puttin on the flesh and bone

Monday, May 15, 2006

Centralia WA

Roy Gardner
Centralia Massacre
Santa Lucia

This is a small list of people we learned about and places we went to while exploring the town of Centralia WA. Amazing as it may seem it is not just a collection of outlet stores on the way to Portland. We didn't take any pictures, and if we had, I don't own a digital camera, so I wouldn't have shown them to you anyway. The hotel was boarding house style, and our room had a king size bed, and more importantly, no kids calling in the next room in the morning. All in all, a wonderful escape for a night.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Just a short trip...

Centralia is not always what I have thought of as a destination. There are some outlet stores, but when my parents are not spending the money, I am not all that interested in going. However there is a hotel/restaurant that has come highly recommended and we have baby-sitting. Yea!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Halo v. Jesus

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.

I am beginning to have a crisis of conscience.

Friday, May 05, 2006

This summer, next fall...

I am currently trying to decide what will happen in just a few months for the summer. Right now I am pretty sure that we will be going on a 1/2 day boating trip, a baseball game and a water ski day (this from a person who hasn't played a game of baseball since he was 10. And from a person who tries to avoid recreational water use at all costs.)

Next fall is coming so soon. Several months back I thought about going through the gospels as the guiding subject matter. I don't really have any other ideas.

Three...I have started to explore the posibilities of overseas work, including MCYM (Military Community Youth Ministry). But this last thought is a further away reality. Maybe a couple of years out. I wouldn't mind going just about anywhere in the world right now.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


King of the Hill

A true state

All this flashy rhetoric about loving you. I never had a selfless thought since I was born. I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through; I want God, you, all friends merely to serve my turn. Peace, reassurance, pleasure, are the goals I seek, I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin; I talk of love- a scholar's parrot may talk Greek- But self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.

cs lewis