Category Archives: life

journal of my struggles and successes unscripted and hopefully authentic

Family adventures with salmon, trees and mighty machines

It seems that going back to church is a little more of a challenge than first thought, which makes me wonder about the whole Sunday gathering, once a week deal. I realize that I once was involved in organizing such … Continue reading

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Waiting patiently to destroy or to not destroy

I did not come to destroy but to be a responsible version of myself. I may not have said those exact words but that was the sentiment that I was trying to get across to a church planter I met … Continue reading

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Is that you or me God?

As I attempt to re-engage with the institutional church, I sometimes wonder how I missed some of things I now see. And I am not sure if I will ever be able to go back to just accepting things they … Continue reading

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A church experience may be in our future

So it looks like the Martin clan is going to go to church today. I am not sure really what to expect except that it is set up physically like the open house was. It’s a brunch at a persons … Continue reading

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Did you just say circumcision?

So last night I decided to scrap my road trip dinner routine and get a quick dinner and go to a downtown Starbucks in Saskatoon to write and work a little. (I usually go to a sports bar and watch … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Saskatoon

The plan was to move to Victoria in order for me to not be away from the family as often. Well tonight I find myself in Saskatoon (been here since Sunday night), wondering what happened. And over the next 6 … Continue reading

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Something’s going on

It’s been about a month now that we have been in our new(est) place in Victoria and it’s been a challenge. I think what I did not foresee was how much we would miss our friends. We have been lucky … Continue reading

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my cup is half full

Yesterday I spent the morning with the boys, while Anna took some time off to write. For 4 hours we wrestled, made breakfast, built a tower with lego (also called a volcano), threw toys at each other, carved a pumpkin, … Continue reading

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the false self is a hoarder

Anna has been spending a good amount of time purging our house and garage. In fact she has been purging regularly for years now. The truth that keeps her going is that any thing we are holding on to because … Continue reading

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the false-self in skinny jeans

I am finding that the best way to identify the false-self is to “reverse-question” yourself. I know that sounds confusing, but let me use a personal example. Anna and I were talking about fashion, and likely about how I have … Continue reading

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