Category Archives: life

journal of my struggles and successes unscripted and hopefully authentic

pondering regret

I became a Christian when I was 18. A choice I will never regret. But there are some choices after that day that I sometimes do. I wonder what University would have been like if I didn’t spend most of … Continue reading

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transitioning members to friends

I live in Vancouver. It’s a beautiful city. I used to be a pastor in this city. I was the pastor of a church I started in a city in which I really knew no one before moving here. This … Continue reading

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steam shovels and re-inventing yourself

I read a book most nights with my son before bed called Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. The book is about a man and his steam shovel named Mary Anne who are losing work due to the new gasoline … Continue reading

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revisiting the blog, the life, the spiritual, the should, the shouldn’t and whatever else that comes to mind

To say it had been a while since I had last written on this blog is to be generous. I had become so tired of reading, writing or even thinking about the topics normally reserved for this blog (spirituality, church[planting], … Continue reading

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Sabbatical: back at it?

I suppose I alluded to it in my pervious post, but I am going to take things a little slower this time around (I actually don’t even like referring to it as “this time around” suggesting that this is a … Continue reading

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Sabbatical: a quick word

As of yesterday (November 1, 2010) my sabbatical officially came to a close from the open house. Most of you know that my sabbatical was a little different than most religious sabbaticals in that I kept working full-time in my … Continue reading

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Life after the GMAT

The title may be a little dramatic, but it perfectly depicts the feelings you go through during a test like this. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the drama of it all… Get a good mark and … Continue reading

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Trying to find a new identity

I watched a short video from CTV on Canada and our national identity in light of the current olympics in Vancouver and something hit a chord with me. Maybe living here in Vancouver is the reason for its connection, but … Continue reading

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Observe and Report

I was wondering when a church became a “Church” and no longer a “church plant?” I think I now know. Okay maybe I don’t but I have some good practical evidence to prove that I am on to something. That … Continue reading

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Powerful little church we have here…

I wanted to pass on a post my wife Anna posted to our churches email list this weekend after our church met at the salvation army due to little nest being occupied. I was really encouraged by it and I … Continue reading

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