All tagged God

The Reward for Finishing

I finished a chapter the other day. I am actually cranking through chapters right now. It is pretty amazing seeing how quickly this thesis is coming together. I told Taryn that for the first time in this entire process I actually think I may finish. I have always said I would finish. I always thought it would happen, but I never actually believed it would. However, chapters are getting done and I am sending them off to my supervisor. I am quite excited about how it is all coming together.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

I hate making decisions. Honestly when I have two things in front of me, I can usually make a decisive decision. However, give it a couple days (or even a couple minutes) and I immediately start thinking about how that decision has changed the course of my entire life.

Hungry and Thirsty

I love food. I love eating food. I love reading about food. I love listening to podcasts about food. I love watching TV about food. I love food. I don’t just love the eating of food, but I love hearing about the science behind food. I love learning how to make something new. Even now as I think about certain foods my mouth starts to salivate. I can think about good BBQ is or an amazing Mexican meal, and I get hungry. Thinking about everything that goes into making that meal, makes me appreciate it even more. I love food.

I Believe in the Church

This last Sunday was communion Sunday at Christ Church (the church we attend in Edinburgh). Unlike Parish where I am the assistant pastor, Christ Church partakes in communion one week every month. At Parish we would take communion every week. However, at both churches before we come to the table we confess our faith together. That confession of faith usually takes the form of reciting the Apostles’ Creed.

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday. While the story that is taught in school is the one of starving Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down together for a meal, the holiday wasn't established as a national holiday that day. Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

Who are you?

Know thyself! This is the mantra, command, law of almost every person, philosophy, and religion. Everywhere you turn, you hear that the key to life is knowing yourself. Every person has a sense that human beings are in some way different from everything else. The questions ‘who am I and what I am here for?’ are central to so much of life. We are told, the most important question that you will ask in your life is: ‘Who am I?’ Know thyself!

What's in a Name?

What’s in a name? It is a profound question that Shakespeare poses in one of the most famous scenes in one of the most famous plays ever. I am sure we all know the scene either from school or the theatre.

Fathers and Sons

The past couple days I have had a bit of time to think about being a Father. Calvin is at this really cool age where he is learning how to do different things. He is getting independent and yet at the same time loves cuddling. He wakes up in the morning and wants to cuddle with mom. At bed time, he wants me to cuddle with him after having read a book or two, prayed, and sung a song. He just wants to cuddle. Yet, between waking up and going to bed he is very much on the go and active. He wants to do everything and he wants little to no help in doing it.