pondering my role in a bigger story

Friday, November 30, 2007

advent eve eve

My heart was made happy by the arrival of this in the mail today. Glad to be able to start it tomorrow. Between this book and our Urban Skye Advent Guide, I hope to post some Advent thoughts throughout the season.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

kingdom people

I think this is what I aspire to...

"I hope you've met at least one Kingdom person in your life. They are surrendered people. You sense that life is OK at their core. They have given control to Another and are at peace. A Kingdom person lives for what matters, for life in its deepest sense. There's a kind of gentle absolutism about their life-style, a kind of calm freedom. Kingdom people feel like grounded yet spacious people. Whatever they are after, they already seem to be enjoying it - and seeing it in unlikely places. Kingdom people make you want to be like them.... Kingdom people are anchored by their awareness of God's love deep within."

Source: Jesus' Plan for a New World, Richard Rohr
(Daily thought from inward/outward)

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

saturday afternoon @ Fido

Friday, November 23, 2007

urban skye shared studio

What: Urban Skye Art & Design Shared Studio
When: Tuesday, December 11,2007, 7 pm.
Where: 2830 S. Harrison St., Denver.
Details: Got some last minute Christmas projects you need to finish? Bring those along! Bring a project you are working on, or something that inspires you, or something that sounds like fun to do around other people. Show & tell, asking for help, bringing friends are all highly encouraged. More info on the Urban Skye website.

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good mornin', captain

Did you ever wonder if Dancing Bear was really Mr. Green Jeans on Captain Kangaroo?

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Sunday, November 18, 2007


- Saw Into the Wild yesterday. Really enjoyed the book when I read it several years ago. But the movie was a bit disappointing. It does have some soul to it, and the music - which is by Eddie Vedder - was spot-on. Haunting, but it was a long 2:20.
- Still mired down in somewhat of a spiritual funk. Not sure what happened to get me here, or how to get out. I'm still "in", but things are awry. The words that jumped out at me in my lectio divina group this week say it best. Parched ground. Suck. What to do when you seem to have lost your passion and joy?
- Helped a friend facilitate a collage workshop today. Actually made a piece of my own, which I plan to finish this week.
- Looking forward to a bit of family time later this week, and a few days away from work. Not necessarily a restful time; but a nice change of pace.
- Hopefully I will get a chance to work on one of my favorite hobbies: sleep.
- Pulled out the Votivo Christmas Sage candle today. Because it makes me happy.
- Off to finish up a business review for work now.

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cartoon from www.weblogcartoons.com

Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

reading on a jet plane

Got any suggestions for a great, mindless airplane read?


Sunday, November 04, 2007

why do you stay in this thing called 'faith'?

Great response to this question from a friend:

i think the part that i am sure of is that underneath all the bullshit, underneath all the organization, underneath all of the weirdness, i really do believe that Jesus is the way and that the Holy Spirit is somehow alive and well. i am starting to see that even if i became a buddhist or left faith all together or created my own crazy theology i might still have my same friends, not necessarily the same job or the same routine in my week, but maybe the same people. so i am not anymore only going along because i am afraid that i will lose these people. and when i think of living my life and what i want to commit it to, i know it's the way of loving people, sacrificing, getting in the trenches with real life instead of just coping and making it through the day, living from my heart...

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