Emily and I just signed a new lease today and so for our fourth summer in a row we will be moving…sigh. It’s odd how much we dislike moving because we seem to do it so much! We are pretty excited about this move for many reasons: one is that we are staying in HighlandContinue reading “Moving Yet Again!”
So when it rains here I am not so surprised by this moist substance falling from the sky, though I am pretty sure that’s what would happen if it snowed here for many; no, there isn’t any surprise by the rain – but there is by the people…. I was walking my time card over the SIS office today when I realized that basically Fuller’s entire campus is outside – there is so little protection from the rain that it pretty much flows everywhere there’s an opening.
I have been reflecting back on the speed that life has taken on. All of life’s distractions, duties, and the pace at which it seems like we must get things done has been pulling me away from the simple and quiet life that one needs in order to maintain a peaceful and love-filled life.
I have taken a bit of a hiatus from the world of blogging, primarily beacuse I have been recovering from writing the Barclay Press entries. I was asked to review Ryan Bolger’s new book “Emerging Churches” for Barclay Press’s book review in February. I am really excited about this prospect, as I really respect Ryan’sContinue reading “getting back to things”
I rode my bike over to the train today – I made it there before it started raining, unfortunately I didn’t make it from the train to the bookstore before it rained – I may need to think about a rainjacket. But something happened today on the train…I had the opportunity to talk with aContinue reading “something is changing”
In another life – I would have gone to college to be a filmaker by night and a bike messenger by day. For now I just get my thrills rocking on my road bike to and from work, but tonight I found a website with some videos of messengers having fun. They are large videosContinue reading “bike messengers”
I must say that these conversations as of late have been very stimulating, all this talk about living and not living in places of perceived danger and felt danger. I have some last words to say before I head out on a two-week hiatus in a couple days. I am not trying to con-vice anyoneContinue reading “On the City – Reflections on the Poor and Skid Row”
I found, at least for myself, one of the best places to spend a fourth of July Church service at – an African-American Church located in the middle of the hopeless and Notorious Skid Row of Los Angeles. Emily and I went to Central City Community Church of the Nazarene (CCCN) this Sunday and experiencedContinue reading “Fourth of July in Skid Row”