Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Quote...

A major and too-little-remarked evil in our time is th systematic degradation of the imagination. The imagination is among the chief glories of the human. When it is healthy and energetic, it ushers us into adoration and wonder, into the mysteries of God. When it is neurotic and sluggish, it turns people, millions of them, into parasites, copycats, and couch potatoes. The American imagination today is distressingly sluggish. Most of what is served up to us as the fruits of imagination is, in fact, the debasing of it into soap opera and pornography.
-Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant

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Go HERE and read Jessica's take on the Calgary trip...

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Sunday...

This past Sunday we met as a church family and it was done right! We had an awesome time hearing peoples stories, of who they are, where they come from, what makes them tick. What an honor to hear their journeys. We then had baptism for three youth, with whom I have had the privilege of being on the journey with.

There is something special when you hear someones story, you become part of it, you are given an honor of being welcomed into their life. In hearing those journeys and being allowed and invited into them, there is something very special and unique in that. We all laughed, we fought back tears, we cheered. The vulnerability of the people sharing was real and true and we were drawn into it and we became vulnerable with them. People spoke back into their lives and we nodded and loved them, we are family...we experienced the greatest gift of love...