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life has changed

I had a baby February 2nd. His name is Jude. I haven’t read. I haven’t blogged. I haven’t slept. But I hope to begin all of these things in the near future and I think they will come in the … Continue reading

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Hey Jude

Jude Russell Martin was born at 3:51pm on February 2nd, 2009; groundhog day I believe, and my life will never be the same. I am over tired, awe-struck, in love, scared, excited and confused all at once. Babies are one … Continue reading

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Chaos

P1040647 Originally uploaded by urbanplanter I love this picture. With less than 3 weeks until our little Pork’n Beans arrives, you can tell in the background that we are amongst renovations, and thus chaos. Chaos I think is good for … Continue reading

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a resolution thought

I don’t have any deep thoughts this morning (errr afternoon). So I am going to fight the urge to determine my resolutions on the first day of the year and take some time to really consider what areas I actually … Continue reading

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over anxious updater

Well, because I am quick to do things before reading instructions, I have ruined my wordpress theme for the next two weeks. Hopefully this doesn’t effect those of you reading along via RSS. I hope to post regularly throughout the … Continue reading

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Dave Eggers: 2008 TED Prize wish: Once Upon a School

After my last post I have had a few friends ask me about these “TED Talks” and I should say they have been quite inspirational in my life. In fact I have a dream of being invited to sit in … Continue reading

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Bruxy Cavey in Calgary

My buddy Nick did a good review of Bruxy Cavey from The Meeting House who came to Calgary to talk about his book The End of Religion. I really appreciated this quote from Nick, “The best thing he said, and … Continue reading

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toh retreat 2008

Group Shot Originally uploaded by urbanplanter Thanks to everyone for the great time at the retreat this weekend. I’m looking forward to our first “public” gathering October 4th. And, yes, the new location is still yet to be announced, but … Continue reading

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the worst half hour on television

OK I am convinced. 7:30pm-8pm is the worst half hour on television. I came back from work, and turned the TV on to find that there were 4 different televisions shows geared around gossip. Of course they call it “entertainment” … Continue reading

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Book 3/48: Everything Must Change by Brian McLaren

OK, so in the past month I have started a new job, almost finished a renovation on our basement, and tried to balance being a pastor…so I am a little behind on the book front. Will I get to 48 … Continue reading

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