Water my camels and I’ll water yours

Jul 16, 2009 in Personality

Last weekend I took my family on a trip to visit my friend Caleb who pastors a church in Port Alice, a village in North Vancouver Island. Along the drive up the coast I had a lot of time to think. My kids slept in the back seats, and my wife focused her eyes on the unexpected conditions of the road ahead as we joked about how dark it was. Then the thought hit me to pray for all my single friends, who drive this road alone or with friends, and don’t experience the unspeakable joy that comes with being (in my case) a husband and father.

I prayed for my friends that God would provide for them a suitable help-meet who would offer to water their camels. That picture stuck with me, and now I can’t get the idea out of my head. I shared my prayer with Caleb, who in turn brought the topic up when we went out for coffee with his friends. After explaining the idea to this group of young married couples, Caleb has taken off on the idea and I’m finding comments in his friends’ Facebook sites and everything. This is going viral!

If you’re really daring, please visit Caleb’s blog, The Almost Weekly Report and leave a comment that says that you are excited for the work he’s doing at Ocean View Church in Port Alice and that you prayed for him to find a wife who is willing to water his camels, and he willing to water hers.

Almost Weekly Report: that about sums it up

Almost Weekly Report: that about sums it up

In my next few posts I plan to expand on this idea in the hopes of eventually writing a book out out of it. I will provide links to different resources on marriage and family relationships that I have found especially helpful.

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Self exposed when the lights go out

Jul 15, 2008 in Personality, Philosophy, Technology

tonychung.ca went down for most of the afternoon on July 14. If you tried to visit my site, or received a message that an email you sent to my address bounced, I sincerely apologize. Since Wordpress 2.6 wasn’t announced until July 15, I can’t even blame the upgrade for the downtime. While I experienced only the mild inconvenience of losing my internet presence, it occurred to me that approximately 4500 people were unable to cook dinner, and hunting frantically for options to prevent their food from going bad inside their refrigerators and freezers.

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In adequacy

Jun 06, 2008 in Philosophy, Strategy

There are times when I feel inadequate, that I don’t measure up, pass muster, prove myself, or generally feel worthy. When I feel inadequate, I am really telling God that I don’t trust that He knows what He’s doing, and that He’s placed me in the wrong place. I forget that I am where I am for a reason, will be here for a season, and should He desire, at the right time He will move me somewhere else. His grace truly is sufficient for me. If it’s not, then I haven’t really grasped the concept of how much His grace really means to me.

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