Friday, March 28, 2008

hamo is back in town

probably my favourite blogger is back in town, dunno how long he's been back on for, got plenty reading top do to catch up, but he's always a worthwhile read.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter holidays

Mine were awesome, yet another awesome weekend if fun and shenanigans at Point Nepean, saw some great music, plus got paid to work there, so all was great.

Read something very briefly the other day about the whole Easter holidays. Basically some minister from somewhere reckons we shouldn't celebrate it as a public holiday because we're not really a Christian nation these days, we're a secular multi-faith country, and he thinks we should have a Sorry Day holiday or similar.

I kind of see where he's coming from, but am not completely convinced.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What is prayer anyway?

Was chatting with a mate last night about a funny thing that had happened yesterday.

I'd been looking through the local paper, and i thought to myself 'Gee I'd really love some extra casual work, just something working with 'at-risk' kids in the area, something that's pretty flexible, but would give me some more experience in that area' and then, bang! I turn the page and there is a position advertised that is pretty much exactly that!

Am just sending off my application now, so will see how it goes.

I made a glib little comment about how if I had prayed about it, i would be up in churh telling it as a story of an amazing thing that God had done for me. But then i started to think a little more seriously about what exactly is my theology of prayer?

Do we have to start and finish our prayers with 'Dear Lord' and 'Amen' for God to hear it?
If God is all present and all hearing, then do I actually have to articulate something as a prayer for God to hear and acknowledge it?
Is me just thinking something in a sense communication with the God that is always in and around me?
Did God know I was looking for that before I did?

I've got a few ideas to the answers of some of those questions, but they provided me with a bit of food for thought either way.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Daily Devotions

A good friend of mine regularly updates this site, which is surprisingly enough-a daily devotional site.

It's quite uncheesy, which is fairly uncommon for sites like this, so that makes it a worthwhile visit in my opinion. They're often pretty short, and just something quick and easy to read.

Funny Anagrams

DORMITORY:When you rearrange the letters:DIRTY ROOM

PRESBYTERIAN:When you rearrange the letters:BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER:When you rearrange the letters:MOON STARER

DESPERATION: When you rearrange the letters:A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES: !When you rearrange the letters:THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH:When you rearrange the letters:HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE :When you rearrange the letters:HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES:When you rearrange the letters:CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:When you rearrange the letters:IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:When you rearrange the letters:LIES - LET'S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS:When you rearrange the letters:ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S

A DECIMAL POINT:When you rearrange the letters:IM A DOT IN PLACE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:When you rearrange the letters:TWELVE PLUS ONE


Friday, March 07, 2008

What impression do I leave people with?

Caught up with a really great friend/mentor/spiritual advisor yesterday, which was awesome, and left me with many things to think about.

One of them was the fact that after hanging with him, I am always left feeling inspired to spend more time on my spiritual life-prayer, meditation, reading Bible etc, which is always something I need encouraging in anyway.

It made me think about how people feel after they have hung out with me... A bit of a weird thought I know, but one I had nonetheless.

I remember a few years ago I tried to committ myself to helping other people feel better about themselves after whenever they hung out with me, but this is something I have been less and less aware of lately.

But I wonder what effect I have on people, without me having thought about. U.H. and F.B. this is prime time for you to leave a disparaging commnet, as I know you need little encouragement, but is just something I'm kicking around in my head.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Busy Times

Am flat out like a lizard drinking right now, so has been minimal to do anything, let alone blog.

In the last week i went and saw incubus, hung out with my mate Tazzie, played a bit of 20/20 cricket with the footy botys spoke at a couple events for a couple different churches, been on school camp, speaking with FRESH at a school, then going to another school with JCMA (which i will explain later) plus rehearsing a wedding I'm conducting next week, so busy times all round!

Got the weekend off though so that's all good!