Sunday, July 24, 2005
A Japan update: I sent off my visa application last week. A thought hit me as I sent the documents -even though everything is set and the tickets bought I might not actually make it. The people processing the app could reject it. It was a scary realisation, not sure what I would do if they say "no Japan for you". But if all goes well I’ll be flying out of Halifax August 10th (only 16 sleeps).
Friday, July 22, 2005
I had a chocolate craving. So in an adventurous moment I decided to try the new Caramilk Maple. I am a good Canadian, I like maple! Maple is great on pancakes and in leaf shaped cookies. But maple does not belong in a chocolate bar! Maybe it’s an acquired taste. But I just wasn't a fan, learn from my misfortune and stay away from maple chocolate.
Sunday, July 17, 2005
1 God in the Alley –Greg Paul
2 Last Juror –John Grisham
3 Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography
4 The Bad Beginning –Lemony Snicket
5 The Reptile Room –Lemony Snicket
6 The Wide Window –Lemony Snicket
7 The Miserable Mill –Lemony Snicket
8 The Austere Academy –Lemony Snicket
9 The Ersatz Elevator –Lemony Snicket
10 The Vile Village –Lemony Snicket
11 The Hostile Hospital –Lemony Snicket
12 The Carnivorous Carnival –Lemony Snicket
13 The Slippery Slope –Lemony Snicket
14 The Da Vinci Code –Dan Brown
15 Cracking Da Vinci’s Code –James L. Garlow and Peter Jones
16 What’s so amazing about Grace? –Phillip Yancey
17 Monster –Frank Peretti
Next on my list is something by CS Lewis, maybe Mere Christianity. After that I am not really sure. Do you have a good suggestion, something that you would recomment?
Monday, July 11, 2005
It wasn’t that my beliefs hadn’t changed. There was just no life or action to the belief. There was no need. I woke each day, made pizzas, and came home…to do stuff -very mundane life.
Then in enters the teens with their frustrating, soul searching, desiring deep real answer, truth-hunting, questions. Questions that can’t be just fluffed through; each question required me devout time and energy. As I sought out each answer I found myself praying for the upcoming lesson and the praying for other things. And I’ve been pouring over my bible again. Their questions have brought a renewed life and sense of adventure to my spiritual journey. They say that the mind goes if its not used…the same is true for spiritual vitality. So if any of the teens read this –thank you