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.