Perspective is a good thing. It’s provides space to expand our view. It’s staring at a piece of bark and hearing someone yell, “Hey, there’s a whole forest out here!” Gaining perspective almost always requires an outside catalyst: something or someone. We need this catalyst to help us take a step back and remember that … Continue reading Hearing Loss
I miss the beginning of a new semester. I loved getting the new syllabus for each course and looking through at all of the topics to be studied, books to be read, and assignments that would occupy my time for the next four months. Okay, I might be a bit of a nerd. Not all students … Continue reading Deadlines
We need good liturgy. I am a worship arts pastor at a pentecostal church. I went to a pentecostal college for my undergraduate degree. I grew up in the home of a pentecostal pastor (and not just any pentecostal pastor, but my favourite pentecostal pastor: my dad). I have a deep love and appreciation for … Continue reading Classical Jazz: A Pentecostal Liturgy
It was my day off. A Friday morning after a busy week of work. All I needed to do that day was get my car to my neighbourhood mechanic for what I believed would be a simple break repair. I got up early with Kirstyn, and once she left for downtown I dropped off my … Continue reading Side Streets And Highways
I never used to read. One summer, my mom tried to solicit a deal with me: she would give me a dollar for every book I read. I found the shortest book on my shelf (one that was certainly too young for me) and got my first dollar. I read the same book a second … Continue reading Reading Two Five
A few weeks ago our bathroom fan stopped working. After a couple weeks of it being broken, I finally had a day off with some time to devote to this project. I measured the current unit, went to the store to find one roughly the same size, and came home to replace it. I told … Continue reading Good Friday Reflection
Last year (2017) I ran 400 km. For me, that was a huge accomplishment. There are things in life that I pick up quickly. I pick up new musical instruments with ease. I once acquired an accordion and was writing ditties on it within a couple of days. Another time I was at a birthday party … Continue reading It took me 7 years to run 5km, and 7 years to write this blog post.