Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
A couple weeks ago I took the Metrosexual Worship Leader Quiz and (depending on who you talk to) scored pretty high.
I may have some "metro" tendencies. I like to think of it as more of an artistic bent though.
When I sit down and think about what I want to do with my life, a lot of ideas come to mind. I'd love to get involved in video production. Not movies, but more documentary/real life kind of stuff. Do video work that inspires and moves people.
I'd love to work for a clothing company (here's the metro). Clothing is art, that people wear! It's amazing!
I'd like to grow a creative environment where musicians, artists, photographers and other creative types can come to seek refuge. A place where art is used to create a better future.
Maybe that's why Jedidiah is so close to my heart. They seem to encompass everything I could see myself doing in the future. I wonder if a company like that could make a go of it in Central Ontario?
Any other metro-guys want to join me? Ladies are welcome too.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Let me set the stage for what you are about to see.
Carlos ( or "Los" as he's known) is shooting some promotional material for his upcoming album. His next location is in a really sketchy end of town, he sets up for the shot and starts playing "God Of Second Chances."
Then Danny (a homeless guy) walks up to Los, kneels down on the pavement, starts crying, puts his hands up in the air and... well watch the video.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I knew it was coming.
They had signs posted all over the place the past couple of days. Something about replacing some valves.
Anyway, it totally bummed me out. I tried to brush my teeth - no water. I tried to wash my bowl after downing my morning mini-wheats - no water. I was going to shave and shower - no water.
Of course I could just walk across the parking lot into the health centre and shower and shave there. (Which is what I did). But as I was washing my hair (in the communal shower with the 2 hard-boiled senior citizens who had just enjoyed the hot tub) my mind wandered to Africa.
Here I am, upset that I had to walk across the parking lot and avoid making eye-contact with the saggy skinned man next to me in order to take a shower. Meanwhile there are MILLIONS of people that are DYING because they can't get clean water. And I think I've got it bad?
I don't want to over-spiritualize it, but God got my attention today. All it took was a tiny little inconvenience to reveal how selfish and petty I really am.
Check out THIS SITE. It's the story of one man who had it all, (money, power, respect) and knew that there was more. It's an amazing story, and you can be a part of it.
Maybe this Christmas you could take a couple minutes and maybe even drop a couple bucks to provide some clean water for someone who desperately needs it. CLICK HERE, save a life.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I heard a guy tell the story like this: 30 years ago Amtrak was faced with a decision, do they evolve with the changing times (air travel was gaining in popularity), or do they stick with what they've been doing all along (trains). They decided "We do trains. We're a railway company." This decision cost them HUGE! Had they looked at it a little differently and said "We're in the transportation business" they would own the airlines.
This can apply to everyone. The local tv stations that are asking for more money, are they in the tv business, or in the media communications business? (including youtube, blogs, twitter & facebook) Publishers, are they in the book business or in the education and entertainment business?
Sure PC's have taken a beating lately with Apple's resurgence, but IBM made the jump from business to personal computing and in the process managed to avoid irrelevance. Had they said "we're in the business of computers for corporate use, I'm not sure if we'd have the joy of using Windows 7.
Just something that has been on my mind lately. Are we embracing new technology and thinking big picture, or are we just a "train company?"
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I LOVE that quote. People ask me why I attend the church I do, (I'm not really sure why they ask that), and that's why. My heart is for the 90% of people in Central Ontario who attend Bedside Baptist (with Pastor Pillow & Sister Sheets) on Sunday morning. The people who have no interest in going to church. The people my church is trying to reach. Georgian College is just down the street from the studio here in Barrie, and of the 10,000 students that attend Georgian, how many of them are going to a church on Sunday? How many of them are going to the bar on Thursday or Friday night?
Is my church perfect? No. Far from it. Do they hit a homerun with everything they try? No. But that's not why I go on a weekly basis. I believe in their vision to reach people that no one else is trying to reach. I believe in taking risks and trying something new, even if it bombs. I believe in trying something that no one else is doing, in an effort to reach people no one else is reaching.
Why do I go to the church I do? That's why I go to the church I do.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
That means less shovelling.
Less pushing your car after it gets stuck in a ton of snow.
Less squinting through the windshield covered in road salt.
All good stuff right?
It also means less snow for the ski resorts.
Besides, Christmas decorations always look better in the snow.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
So the dude buys her a ring, asks her to marry him, and then they go pick out a(nother) ring for him to wear? I'm not digging it. Wedding rings I'm good with, but mangagement rings, not really a fan. That and promise rings.
What do you think?
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Do you have someone who challenges you to dream bigger and live more awake?
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I don't like to break rules, I just break rules that don't have a logical explanation behind them. I like to know "why," and if the explanation isn't good enough, then the rule isn't good enough. There is no "Because I said so" in my mind. I like to work with logic.For example: The cell phone law. I think it's dumb. The guy eating a Big Mac, driving with his knees and spilling special sauce all over his pants is more dangerous behind the wheel than I am on my phone. Conversely, smoking in the car with a baby in the back seat is not a good idea, no matter how you slice it. Some rules are good (no smoking with a baby in the car) and some rules are ridiculous (the new cellphone law).
Which one are you? A rule follower, or a rule breaker?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Bravo Switchfoot! Another great album!
Monday, November 9, 2009
It doesn't take much to notice there is some stiff competition going down between cell phone/tv/internet providers right now. You've got the 2 guys who keep running into each other and the poor dude on the blue network always get the raw end of the deal because a) he doesn't get service, or b) because his network is too slow. I'm not sure how much they paid for those ads, but this video has been making the rounds on the interweb and I don't think it has the same big marketing budget behind it.
Which is more effective? That's up to you to decide. But the balance of power has shifted. The consumer now has a voice, and you'd better be sure what they are saying is good. because what they say can spread much faster than a slick commercial campaign. You have been warned, the age of the consumer has arrived.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Over the last couple of years I have been to a TON of weddings. Some big, some small, all promising the same thing: Unconditional Love. It's like a fairy tale, from this point on the couple will ride off into the sunset, return to the castle and live happily ever after. I don't want to rain on any body's parade, but it seldom happens like this. Instead Prince Charming and Cinderella go home and fight over bills, the cost of Prince Charming's new chariot, Cinderella's outrageous bill from her spa day, etc.
I got an email from Crystal today saying that one of her friends (that got married less than 2 years ago) has left her husband. I think that runs the total of friends with failed marriages to 4 (at least since we tied the knot 3 years ago). To be honest, it sucks. I don't know why it happens, but everyone always says the same thing: "It's been like this for a while."
WELL THEN WHY DIDN'T YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?
It's not like you didn't see it coming.
Maybe I'm lucky. Crystal and I work opposite shifts and I work a lot of weekends, so we don't see enough of each other to fight. When we do get time together it's special. We're not together enough to get on each other's nerves.
I can't ever see myself leaving Crystal. She's the best thing that has ever happened to me. She makes me laugh even when I really don't want to. She makes me forget about whatever might be stressing me out or getting me down. She blows me away with how thoughtful she is. She makes me want to read my Bible and spend time in prayer. AND she is so incredibly talented that she brings home the biggest paycheck. (that's a shot to the male ego!)
I've heard the divorce rate is just as high among church-goers as it is among non-church-goers. Is that how it should be? Probably not, but we're all screwed up just the same. Doesn't matter if you go to church every Sunday or not, we're all messed up. You'd think that having God as the centre of the relationship would bode well for the success of the marriage, (and it probably does), but how many of us really have God at the centre? How many of us try to serve our spouse like Jesus would? Probably not many. I know that isn't case with my own marriage. Sure we try to put God first and serve each other, but sometimes selfish AJ comes out and he's not really into watching Extreme Home Makeover or taking the dog out to pee. Luckily I have a very patient wife, and we manage to work through problems when they come up.
I've been told to avoid using the word "never", but I can honestly say I am SO thankful for the gift I have been given in Crystal and I never want her to leave my side. She's the best thing that's happened to me, and I want her with me as I journey through life.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
P.S. - Dave and the Righteous Riderz are out of Mount St Louis just north of Barrie.
P.P.S. - To get you extra stoked, watch this!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I am going to university in London, living in rez, so I don't really come home on weekends. As a result I've started going to church here in London. It's great. I love the church and wanted to get involved. I'd served in Children's ministry for almost 10 years back home and I love it. So I figured it would be a good fit here in London. There's just one problem. You need to be a member of the church to serve. My previous experience in Children's ministry is totally ignored! What do I do? I really want to be involved, but don't have time to take membership classes.
So we asked you for advice. What should Kelly do? Stay and go through the membership classes? Go find another church where she can serve?
We were split pretty much down the middle. Some people talked about the importance of membership and making a commitment. Others said Church Membership is just red tape, go somewhere where you would be appreciated. I say... what's the point of church membership? I know you need to be a member to vote in business meetings, and it's a sign of commitment, but I don't see why you need it to serve in the church.
Criminal record check - yes
Professing Christian - yes
Letter of recommendation from old church (in this case) - sure
Membership - I don't think so
In this case I think the policy and red tape is impeding the progress of the ministry. But what do I know? I'm just a want-to-be church planter.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
It's a Saturday night, Crystal and I have nothing planned so we decide to head down the street to Blockbuster to rent a flick. We park the car, head in and start to grab movies we'd like to see. Usually we come back with very different movies. Crystal (like most ladies) likes chick flicks. I like more indie movies, the kind that have the film festival awards on the DVD cover. It's often a case of compromise on both ends to get a movie we'd both enjoy.
Kicking off next week is an event that it right in my wheel-house... the Barrie Film Festival! I went through the movie listings, and there are 3 movies I REALLY want to go see.
THE HURT LOCKER
I have a thing for war movies. Doesn't matter if it's World War 2, the Gulf War, the Vietnam War, I like them. Maybe it's because deep down inside I wish I could be a hero. I wish I had the courage to go fight for my country. Maybe it's because my mom never let us play with guns when we were kids? (Love ya mom!) Anyway you slice it, I think I'd enjoy it.
To go along with my love of war movies, is my love of documentaries. (Yeah my wife says I'm a loser.) About a year ago I watched a movie called Sharkwater. It was a moving film, and totally changed the way I viewed sharks. Well, I've always liked dolphins, so I doubt this film will make me like dolphins all of a sudden. BUT it will likely open my eyes to what is being done to them on the other side of the world. I believe that film has the power to do that. To open our eyes to injustice happening in the world, and impact us in way that we'll want to take action.
ART & COPY
Some people hate commercials. I am not one of those people. I think a creative, well-written commercial can be more entertaining than the tv/radio show you might be tuned into. So when I heard there was a documentary (another one?) about advertising, my ears immediately perked up. This looks like a winner for sure.
The Barrie Film Festival kicks off next weekend, maybe I'll see you at one of the shows.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I read the early manuscript a couple months ago, and after reading it felt challenged to look at my own story. Was I living a good story, or was I (as Don puts it) trying to buy a volvo. It was a sobering look at what I was working towards and the kind of story I was writing. Not exactly an epic tale. But it's not natural to write a page-turner with your life. It's freakin' scary. So I am in the process of trying to figure out what I can do to write a better story. A story that took a while to take off, but when it did it was a classic.
Get the book, read it, and ask yourself: "What kind of story am I writing?"
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
- The problem with "Out Of The Box" is that "The Box" is still our primary point of reference.
- Suffering forces us to imagine a new future, because the one we were planning is gone.
- If we aren't careful, our success and security and abundance can lead to a certain sort of boredom; a numbing predictability, a paralyzing indifference that comes from being too comfortable.
- Sometimes there is a truth just below the surface that is, in fact, the real issue. And to get it out in the open, we have to suffer. Pain has a way of making us honest.
- Great artists put into words what so many of us are thinking, feeling and wondering. They affirm that we aren't the only ones having this experience.
- It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, black or white, young or old - if you have the same disease as someone else, or if you both have a daughter with an eating disorder, or you were both recently fired... You have a bond that transcends whatever differences you have. That is what suffering does. It is the art of solidarity.
- The first Christians insisted that when Jesus died on the cross, this wasn't another execution by the Roman Empire, This was God in flesh and blood. Bloody, thirsty, suffering, A God who was not somewhere else, distant, aloof, detached - but a God who was among us, feeling what we feel, aching how we ache, suffering like us. The cross was God's way of saying "I know how you feel."
- Sculptors shape and form and rearrange, but at the most basic level they take away. And there is an extraordinary, beautiful art to knowing what to take away.
- There is greatness within you. Courage. Desire. Integrity. Compassion. It's in there somewhere and sometimes we need to suffer to get at it.
- It isn't just a failure, a mistake, a sin, a wrong. It's also an opportunity to grow, expand, evolve, and learn. It's the art of failure.
He went for almost 2 hours without any notes, holding the crowd's attention for the entire time. It was Rob's first time speaking in Toronto, hopefully not his last.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Interested in checking it out? Tickets are available HERE.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Before the truth will come to fill our eyes
The wool comes down in the form of fire
When the answers and the truth have cut their ties
Will you still find me
Will you still see me through smoke
I was born in a town just like your own
I was raised to believe in the power of the unknown
When the answers and the truth take different sides
Will you still find me
Will you still see me through smoke
When their whispers have faded pictures that
Make you doubt what you once believed and
They burn stories and hide the glory to
Keep us searching through smoke
Who do you believe when you can't get through
When everything you know seems so untrue
When I'm lost in a place that I thought I knew
Give me some way that I might find you
LOVE IT! [hear it here]
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I think I've gone skimboarding twice this summer. Haven't spent much time at the beach at all actually. I set a goal for myself earlier this year, paddle from Centennial beach to the edge of Big Bay Point. I haven't been out on a board at all this year. So what happened? It's been a stupid busy summer. Trying to get the condo ready to go on the market, trying to squeeze in beach tour stops, birthday party planning, and random errand running have taken up a chunk of my free time.
Is this just a season, or is this what happens as we "mature" and take on more responsibility? Maybe it's because I never sat down and planned out some time off? I just figured it would happen. Whatever the reason, I feel like I'm going crazy. I have this deep-seeded need to travel. To board a plane/train, to drive for an extremely long period of time, to discover places I have never been, to chase excitement and adventure.
Maybe this is why God instituted the sabbath? Not so that we'll be forced to head to church, sing pretty songs in unison with our neighbours and write a cheque to the church. But so that we can escape the daily grind and recharge. Maybe instead of working on Sunday after church I need to force myself to do nothing. No work at the office, no grocery shopping, no cleaning, no laundry. Maybe go for a hike, or go canoe the nottawasaga. Go take in some nature, and spend some time with the creator of this beautiful part of Ontario.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
One thing I have found odd about living in Central Ontario is how people wait FOREVER to get their drivers license. Seriously... what's the deal? The second I turned 16 I was taking my G1 test. Is this a geographical thing? People outside of Toronto will wait until they are 18 or even 20 to get their license? Maybe it's just a generational thing? When did you get your license?
On a semi-related note, wish I could parrallel park like this kid.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Last year Josh Hamilton made headlines as the feel-good, comeback story of the year. He had seemingly beaten his demons, and got his life back on track. He dazzled us with tape-measure shots in the homerun derby, he was a happy go-lucky guy who was making the most of his second chance in the big leagues. His story was almost unbelievable. Sports Illustrated did a feature story on him (read about it here) in which he talks about his Christianity and how it has helped him on this journey.
Fast forward to last weekend, where the story comes out that earlier this year Josh Hamilton relapsed while working out in Arizona. Even with all the safeguards in place, Josh managed to slip into old habits... the kind that never seem to fully go away. But after reading the article I wasn't upset with him. Sure it was disappointing, but I didn't think any less of him. In fact, I think I thought more highly of him. There's a line in the story that stuck with me: “I don’t feel like I’m a hypocrite,” Hamilton said. “I feel like I’m human.” Now this is a guy who understands
what it means to be a Jesus follower. We all screw up. From the drug addict, to the guy who cheats on his taxes, to Josh Hamilton who ended up licking whipped cream off the body of some random woman.
I think the part that caught me the most happens about halfway down. In the previous weeks, Hamilton, so focused on his preseason conditioning at Athletes’ Performance training facility in Tempe, scuttled his routine. He said God helped him stay sober, and when he cut out Bible study and prayer in favor of longer workouts, the devil pounced. I think we do this more often than we might realize. We settle for good instead of great. There's nothing wrong with working out more, in fact it's really good for you. But when you cut out the great in favor of good, you're missing out. Nothing wrong with putting in some extra time at work, but when it's cutting out family time you're heading into sketchy territory. There's nothing wrong with hanging out with the guys, but when it's replacing hanging out with your wife, that's a recipe for trouble.
How do you give up the great and settle for good?
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
It got me thinking (we're ditching the condo in favor of a house later this year) what kind of home I would like to have.
(I haven't really talked to Mrs Wonderdog about this, so I'm not sure if it will actually happen)
Ideally I'd like to have an open home. The kind of place where people feel welcome to stop in anytime. They kind of place where travelers can stay for a night or two while exploring Central Ontario. The kind of place where community exists. Where people feel welcome and loved, even if we've never met before. The kind of place where food and drink are plenty, and joy fills the air. The kind of home I think Jesus would have had.
I'm not sure how realistic this dream of mine is, but I like to think it's doable.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
a) I don't think it's God's desire that people go to hell. I don't think he takes pleasure in sentencing someone to eternal damnation.
b) I don't think God took pleasure in Jesus' crucifixion.
c) (at 2:17) He says "If multiplied all the physical things (Jesus) had gone through times a thousand, it still could not cover your one sin." Didn't Jesus' horrific crucifixtion cover ALL of our sins?
d) I don't think Jesus died just so we can punch our ticket to heaven. If I remember correctly Jesus said he came so that we can have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance.
What do you think? I'm no biblical scholar, so it is entirely possible I may be off as well.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I'd love to hear what you think about it.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
But this time I left the store empty-handed. Well, noty exactly empty-handed. I left with an even longer list of books I want to read. I think I'm around 20 now. There was no way I could pick just one. ARGH!
What's on your "To-Read" list?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
30 years ago a radio station's promotion ruined a baseball game. But it was a GREAT promotion. The local rock station decided to have a "Disco Demolition" night at the ball park. Listeners could bring their disco records and they'd be blown up between games. SOunds good right? It became so much more. Here's the video from that night in 1979.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
One of the things on my bucket list is to go back to Estonia, the land of my ancestors, and tour the country for a couple weeks. Ideally I'd like to do this with Crystal before we have kids, and once again once our kids are teenagers, and make sure we visit my family's homesteads.
I've been to Eesti a couple times on missions trips and fell in love with the country. I'd really like Crystal to fall in love with the country too.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
What hit me the most was how much I am like the main character, Carl. Yes, I can be a crotchety old man at times. But that's not what resonated with me the most.
The early part of the movie follows Carl and his wife, Ellie, through their marriage. From the day they met, to the day Ellie passes away. What initially drew them together was their mutual love for adventure and travel. In fact, they agree that one day they will travel the world, eventually ending up in Paradise Falls, where they will live from that point on. Despite all the talk and planning, they never actually do it. They get caught up in "life" and soon they are paying bills, working on a career and fixing up the house and can't find the time or (the money) to make their travel dream a reality.
That's me. I want to travel around the world. I want to experience Europe, Asia and Australia. I've always wanted to backpack through Europe. I've always wanted to go on safari in Africa. I've wanted to travel to India and China and experience life without the luxury of personal space. I want to see how the rest of the world lives, and come back to Canada with an entirely different view of the world. But it's all talk. I keep telling myself "one day I'll do it" or "one day when I have more money."
As I sat in the theatre watching Carl and Ellie's dream slip away I began to feel the same for myself. I've got a job, a house, a car and the responsibilities that come with it. I can't just push pause and take off for a couple months. As much as I would like it, the bank won't put my mortgage on hold, work won't say: "yeah go travel for a couple months, we're cool with that."
I've fallen victim to the "One Day Syndrome." Putting things off to be done "one day." It's a little depressing thinking that as a guy in his mid-twenties, my window of opportunity has passed me by, but that's how I feel.
Granted there is an easy remedy... Just go do it. But I've worked hard to get where I am. What would my parents think? Would I be throwing away the work I've done in the past 5 years? What do I do with my house? Where does the money come from?
I'm unsure what to do from this point, so if you have any sage advice I'll take it in the comments section below.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
As our wakeboarding session was wrapping up on Saturday I asked if there were any cliffs we could jump before heading back to Widjiitiwin. Our guide (Tim) said "oh yeah" and took us to this cliff in Port Sydney. From the boat it didn't seem so high so I climbed up and what I saw made my knees shake. It was HIGH! I was so scared to jump off this thing. I had jumped off a 25 foot cliff before, but this was twice that. It took a while but I sucked it up and threw myself off the edge. WHAT A RUSH! Seriously it was amazing. So good I climbed up and did it again.
Had I not sucked up my fear I would have missed out on something amazing. Now I'm glad I did it.
Have you ever been scared to do/try something, but once you faced that fear and did it you loved it?
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
What upset me is the way it was handled. We as Christians should be the most gracious people on earth, but once again we are the first to throw someone out with the trash when they screw up. I'm not saying that what he did was ok, or that Ted Haggard's actions were justified. What I'm saying is that we should extend some grace their way. How about a second chance?
What does it say about us as believers when people like Donald Trump is the shining example of grace and mercy?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
So I'm asking you in the blogosphere to help me out. What's on your must read list? What other publications (online or in print) should I be adding to my bathroom reader list?
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Started off the day with the first skim sesh of the year, and conditions were epic! Long, fast lines with no one around. It was awesome.
Seeing as it was the first outing of the year, my stamina was pretty weak. So after about an hour of running along the beach I packed my gear into the car and continued north to the cottage.
The sun was shining down on the palace on pennorth, welcoming me to my mini-retreat. I unloaded my gear and continued on my mission: Splitting firewood. I grabbed our chopping stump, moved it to higher (less mushy) ground and started to hack away.
It was so good for me. No tv, no radio, no noise. Just me, nature and some wood that was about to meet it's maker. What a great release!
I haven't been sleeping well lately, not sure why. Maybe it's because I have a brain that doesn't turn off. I'm always thinking, creating and wondering "what if we did it this way." Maybe I'm stressed about something. Maybe I've been ingesting too much caffeine? Anyway, today was a release day. From skimming to splitting firewood, it was so nice to be able to clear my mind and just be. To feel the sand between my toes. I feel the warmth of the sun on my face. Man, It's good to be alive!
What's your release?
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Anyone who knows me knows I love to travel. I love to experience new places, new cultures and push myself out of my comfort zone. Which may be why I love the show Departures on OLN. I would love to do a show like that. Maybe I'm unusual, but I think I'd rather sleep in a tent, or in a hammock than in a 4 or 5-star hotel. There's something about living a minimalist lifestyle that appeals to me. Being one with nature, no tv, no radio, no internet. It excites me!
Now I realize this is not very realistic given that I am married, have a house, have a job and have repsosibilities, but I'd like to think that one day I can take 6 or 8 (maybe even 12 months) and tour the globe. It's on my bucket list.
What's on your bucket list?
Friday, May 1, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I saw the this trailer a couple weeks ago and it got me so pumped! Now I can't wait for October. There are loads of movies coming out in the next couple months... Angels & Demons, Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, the list goes on. What are you stoked to see?
(Make sure you click HD.)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Good Friday is often one of the best church services I go to each year. The Easter story is not only the cornerstone of the Christian faith, but it is also part of the most amazing story ever told. A story that, in my opinion, is seldom communicated in a way that fully expresses it's power. Check out this video from Buckhead Church in the U.S. Pretty wild end to a Good Friday service.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Much love for Eric Greenberg. Eric joined me on the radio program tonight to talk about Generation We, a movement among millennials to impact and change the world for the better. I think it's an amazing thing to see "young people" trying to make the world a better place, and maybe forgo the luxuries in favor of helping out their fellow man.
What do you think? Is it just a fad, or does it have staying power?
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
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Monday, March 30, 2009
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Friday, March 20, 2009
Hello Kelly & To Tell
Mount Forest Victory Church, Mount Forest, ON
Tickets - $7 @ the door
Silverlane – An Accoustic Show
Accoustic Traditions Music Store In The Sobey’s Plaza, Orangeville, ON
Calvary Baptist Church, Oshawa, ON
6:00pm – www.calvary.on.ca for details
Tickets - $15 @ the door
Seventh Day Slumber with Manic Drive & Hello Kelly
Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, Toronto, ON
Tickets - $8
Details @ everyeye.ca
Newsboys with Decemberadio & VOTA
Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, Toronto, ON
Tickets - $15
Details @ everyeye.ca
Kaltrop, What If This Dream Is All We Have, To Tell
Calvary Church, Owen Sound, ON
Tickets - $7 @ the door
The End Poverty Concert
TFK, Pillar, Turn Off The Stars, Kiros & Late Night Sanity
Hershey Centre, Mississauga, ON
Tickets - $18 Advance, $20 @ the door
Details @ endpovertyconcert.com
Overflow – Jonezetta
Waterloo Memorial Rec Complex, Waterloo, ON
Details @ overflowyouth.com
Michael W. Smith
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON
Details @ ticketwindow.ca
The Glorious Unseen
Rexdale Alliance Church, Toronto, ON
Info @ gloriousinTO.com
Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
Tickets – $39.50 @ ticketmaster.ca or livenation.com
Christian Heritage Day
HillsongUnited, Bluetree, Group 1 Crew, This Beautiful Republic, Turn Off The Stars
Ontario Place, Toronto, ON
Details @ uniteinworship.com
Refuelfest – Skillet, Superchick, Third Day, Britt Nicole, Manafest, Article One
Delhi District Secondary, Delhi, ON
Details @ refuelfest.com
Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
Details @ livenation.com
Kool Haus, Toronto, ON
MercyMe, Relient K, TFK, Hawk Nelson & Hello Kelly
Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan, ON
Tickets – $45 @ Premierfestivals.com
Skillet, Hawk Nelson, Sanctus Real, Family Force 5
Darien Lake, NY
Details @ kingdombound.org
It'd be sweet if you could go to all of them, but you can't. So which ones are you going to make sure you get tickets to?