Friday, December 11, 2009

Quotable...

"The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys..."

-- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mere Christianity...

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

Sasha skating...

Yesterday we went skating with our church here in Vancouver, and I was wondering what it would look like for Sasha who has not skated for a year and when he did skate last he leaned so much on his hockey stick, so I was bracing my self for a night of holding him and consoling him if he couldn't do it, but to my surprise he went on the ice got his confidence and flew around on his own racing and pretending, well it really just brings joy to my heart! Here are a couple of video's:








As for Noah he was dragged around while screaming so all in all a fantastic night! :)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Life update...

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:
Carving Pumpkins

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

New Atheists...

Fantastic post on the new atheists by Kim Fabricius, its 2007 but I just stumbled on it and enjoyed the read: Give it a read HERE

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gift...

"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

Friday, October 16, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Trip to Whistler...

This thanksgiving weekend we went to Whistler BC, here we are enjoying the views:

Sasha
Noah

Jessica's Parents visiting us.
Sasha climbing anything and everything he can

Noah refusing to be told what to do.

Jessica and I :)

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The Glad Scientist...

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

Just a quick what is up...

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

This is happening already?

Having just picked up Sasha from his full day of school on Monday, I ask:"How was school?"
Sasha: "Fine"
me: "So what did you do in school?"
Sasha: "Nothing"
me (pause for a bit to think how to get this guy to talk): " Well did you have fun?"
Sasha: "Yeah"
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

Talking to Noah...


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.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

In Christ Alone...

In Christ Alone (click on the title to hear it)

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.


by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend