There’s a scene in the first “Hobbit” movie – the scene where Bilbo Baggins realizes he needs to leave the Shire and go out on a proper adventure. That this adventure will lead to a universe being created from one end of a book to the end of a third isn’t what matters. What matters is that this little hobbit who enjoys his home and staying in it – and never leaving the comfortable confines of his community. He’s content.
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It’s been a rough few days here in Colorado. You could make the case we’ve had a few rough years. Between this spring’s flooding, Aurora’s shooting, Columbine and innumerable other tragedies our fair state’s become a place where people seem to think bad things happen. And bad things do happen here – just as they do everywhere. We seem to have played host to a fair share of the headline grabbing stories. On April 20th, 1999 I was a sophomore
I talk a big game. I had dreams this year. I was going to win National Novel Writing Month. I was going to self publish this son of a gun. And I would be able to say for once that I had won NaNoWriMo after seven long years of failure. It helped that I wasn’t working half of the month of November. And then I got a job. And that’s when the wheels fell right the hell off into the
There’s something unique about sitting down to talk with your young adults pastor and you’re absolutely convinced you should be leaving said young adults group…and then by the end of the breakfast with him you’re questioning every single idea you had in your head. No, it’s not as fun as it sounds but it’s absolutely necessary. The other part of the conversation that opened up a long rusting door in my mind was the idea of how a church can
I’m about to bloody my theological knuckles, so buckle up. Strap in. Brace yourself. And hold onto something. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. I figured I should put that warning there since there’s a chance I’ll be metaphorically and rhetorically crackin’ skulls with today’s post. And I can’t take credit for the inspiration of these words. I blame the twitter user ENT Monkey. Dude even has a website. It all started in the early morning hours today with
Here I am on the last day of National Blog Writing month. I made it! With a few days missed and a couple filled with content for National Novel Writing month – I made it! Looking back on the last thirty days much has happened. I left my five and a half year job for better pastures. I started doing my devotions on a daily bases more. And I began to understand how the last few years have affected me
Why, yes. I’m ahead of myself. And slightly proud of it. I’m putting one of my character sketches up – keep in mind this is a very rough draft. First up – Thomas Dahl! ***** History (35 years old) Thomas Dahl was born in 1978 in Brooklyn, NY. In 1998 at the age of 20 he joined the New York Police Department and rose to the rank of detective in 2003. He worked Homicide until 2005 when he was transferred
It’s Monday. Commence with the gnashing of teeth and tearing of ritual sackcloth! I’m back podcasting about church, Jesus and the future of it all. I’m a bit bonkers and wander with my ideas but it’s fifteen minutes worth of marinating on the future of The Church. Give it listen and tell me how wrong I am.
I spent the better part of a Saturday playing computer games on LAN with a bunch of like minded friends. The echoes of my middle school years were not lost on me. In middle school I was a full on nerd. I brought new meaning to the word geek. We had LAN parties, stayed up all hours of the day and night. And had more fun than any group of teenage boys probably should have. It was nice to have
Sometimes getting away from it all is the best medicine. Upon leaving my former employer I began to discover as I job searched that I had more time than I knew what to do with. I realized that I had allowed myself to get swallowed up in the job. It happens to the best of us. We turn into workaholics and while sometimes that is a good quality it is a very bad thing to run at full throttle all