Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? - Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Well it seems that we survived a terrible flu, both boys and I were just knocked out, including sleeping 24 hours, chills, fever, body aching, horrible coughs, headaches so basically not being able to function what's so ever, luckily Jessica apparently the strongest in our family stayed healthy and managed to go to school and take care of us for 4 days. But we are better, on the mend and full of energy again. Here are bunch of pictures of stuff that has been happening with us before the flu (plague) hit us:
Sasha drew his own scary pumpkin
trick or treating
Watching halloween fireworks which are a huge deal here in Vancouver it was really fun
Learning to skateboard with pro-skater also known as uncle Karsten
Monday, November 02, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
"A monk in his travels once found a precious stone and kept it. One day he met a traveller, and when the monk opened his bag to share his provisions with him, the traveller saw the jewel and asked the monk to give it to him. The monk did so readily. The traveller departed, overjoyed with the unexpected gift of the precious stone that was enough to give him wealth and security for the rest of his life. However, a few days later he came back in search of the monk, found him, gave him back the stone, and entreated him, 'Now give me something much more precious than this stone, valuable as it is. Give me that which enabled you to give it to me' "
- Anthony De Mello
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Reading the Walrus magazine recently I came across an interesting small article on The Glad Scientist, this article interviews and talks to a Jesuit priest. It is a small article discussing the unity between faith and science, the article is to small to tackle any of the heavy questions and arguments that are out there, but rather focused on this man's work in the field of science as a man of faith. I liked his thoughts: “Seeing the universe as God’s creation means that getting to play in the universe - which is really what a scientist does — is a way of playing with the Creator,” he says. “It’s a religious act. And it’s a very joyous act.”
Give it a read: http://www.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2009.10-profile-the-glad-scientist/1/
Monday, September 28, 2009
Jessica the boys and I have just returned from the Regent College retreat. It was a great time to get away take some spectacular hikes through one of many Washington State mountains, meet some of Jessica's class mates, recognize and chat with old classmates from Briercrest, and listen to lectures, participate in the songs, and enjoy nature, it was all so fantastic. I have been really liking what I see in Regent over all, the diversity of Christian thought and practice is fascinating.
We are slowly finding rhythm to our life and some what of a schedule. I am probably going to take a class next semester, which I am very excited about. Biking, hiking, and drinking coffee are also becoming big loves of mine, and so that is very fun.
Here are some pics of the mountain hike which led us to the top of the mountain on which was a bowl with a lake in it:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Having just picked up Sasha from his full day of school on Monday, I ask:"How was school?"
me: "So what did you do in school?"
me (pause for a bit to think how to get this guy to talk): " Well did you have fun?"
me: "Great so what did you do?"
Sasha: "I don't know"
me: " What do you mean you don't know?"
Sasha: "I don't know"
me: "Well I missed you" (fishing for something)
Sasha: "I know"
Wow I can't believe its already starting, to find out how school was and what he did and whats going on in his life is becoming like pulling teeth. Good thing I am persistent.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
So Noah comes up to me with the above catalogue, points at the cover and says in a very serious and concerned voice: "This is not your school daddy, it is not Sasha's school and it is not my school. It is mommy's school. And it Blew up!" pointing at the lit up area on the bottom left of the catalogue. I am still laughing.