The value of the writer-editor-publisher relationship

Jul 31, 2012 in Philosophy

Our church right now is small. We started holding services in April, and have deliberately not promoted ourselves widespread because we are still renovating the building to give it new life. At the same time, we are raising up a ministry team to be prepared serve the people once the floodgates open and the hungry […]

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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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Change approaching on the horizon. Ahoy!

Jun 30, 2009 in Philosophy

Funny how the next generation always finds ways to upset the apple cart for the one previous. Every new move of God is met with resistance. The introduction of new technology and methods disrupts the security of longtime employees. A new baby threatens its siblings’ desires for their parents’ attention.

This comic strip applies to so many areas of my life right now, and I’m sure you will find the concept familiar to you as well. Navigating change well is all a matter of managing relationships.

The Other Coast ~ June 30 2009 - Click to read more from Comics.com

The Other Coast ~ June 30 2009 – Click to read more from Comics.com

There’s so much more I could talk about, but a picture says a thousand words. What do you think?

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Peace in the midst of chaos

Jun 05, 2009 in Philosophy

I love being busy. The bad part is that too often busy-ness involves more than a little chaos. Fortunately my wife told me about a dream she had while we were surrounded with our boxes of stuff packed for us while our home was restored after a dishwasher flood. When God is in the centre everything is peaceful in the midst of chaos.

Chung Family on Mother's Day

Chung Family on Mother's Day

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A little Good Friday Resurrection

Apr 07, 2009 in Creativity

Hello! YouTube is an amazing place. Funny how, while searching for something else, something always finds a way to jump out and catch your attention.

Take this Umbrella acoustic performance video by an inspirational, talented, worship leader/performer named Cofféy Anderson. Just in time for Good Friday and Easter, or as we pentecostals like to say, Resurrection Sunday, yo.

Umbrella (Christ remix) by Cofféy Anderson

Visit Cofféy Anderson’s official home page to find other ways to connect with him. I was going to list all his sites here, but he already does that, with more pizazz!

“Holler at yer boy!”

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25 Not-so Random Things About Me

Mar 01, 2009 in Philosophy

I was tagged on Facebook with this meme by at least three people. Fortunately nobody sent it by email because I totally hate spam. Not one to follow the crowd, I chose to ignore it and just let it die. But then I got the inspired to turn this excessive waste of Internet bandwidth into something constructive and inspiring—something that I hope will start a world-changing revolution.

Here is my list of 25 things that you need to know about me, with thanks to Pastor David Koop, who, over ten years ago, first introduced me to “Who I Am”, scripture-based affirmations of our true identity.

The Bible predates me, so I can’t claim any any copyright to this list. Feel free to share this list with anyone, print a copy to read daily, or post it on your own blog. Better still, compile your own list of affirmations based on what God shows you about you. In my introduction I said this list is endless—after all, it’s eternal! For example, here’s a version of Who I Am from Joyce Meyers’ website, with links to confessions, prayers, and additional scripture references “for a sound mind”.

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And this is the great mystery

Feb 22, 2009 in Philosophy

I’m still recovering from the events of this past weekend. I spent all Friday at Northern Voice 2009, met some people and learned a whole lot more about Social Media than I ever thought possible. I took what I learned home with me, and dropped off the face of the planet on Saturday. This weekend I was challenged to decide between men’s meetings on Friday night and Saturday morning, blog camp on Saturday, and taking my family to Science World. When forced to choose between business development, spiritual growth, and family connection, family always wins. Every time.

Tonight, when I checked my email after my “sabbatical”, I was excited to see this video sent to me by my in-laws. I leave it with you as a start to the new week. Enjoy!

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