I hate having smirky kids. Oh, it’s not that they have bad attitudes (most of the time), they’re just smirky and confident. They got it from me but it doesn’t help when they’re using my tricks against me. Obviously something happened that made me think this and here’s the story: We started up our small groups for Venue across the City this week and have … Continue reading When Worlds Collide
Details details. I hate details. Even the word details is boring. Process. Policy. Procedure. Boring. Venue is just out of the church planting stage where everything is Idea! Adrenaline! Run! This is fairly normal in any successful startup where the leader has to be both the visionary and the main operator, in fact startups don’t last if there’s not a visionary in the drivers seat. … Continue reading Details
As soon as I wrote this title I really wanted to tell the story of when my brother in high school came into my parents house at eleven at night as white as a ghost and said “Corey. I just hit the neighbour’s tree with dad’s van!” Did he stop for the tree? Yes he did. But that’s not what I really wanted to write … Continue reading The Tree Stop
Most parents in the city are experiencing two warring emotions this week. Emotion one is straight up relief that our kids will now be annoying their teachers at school instead of each other at home. Emotion two is one that I’m not really allowed to admit because I’m a man… I’m a bit worried for them on their first day. School can be a harsh … Continue reading First Day of School
Our friend Angela made a horrible mistake. First, she decided friendship with me was a good idea. Second, she left her phone at a campfire unattended. I would like to take a moment to say that men can’t be trusted to be responsible when there are more than two of us together, especially when you remove the female influence. If you’ve ever watched The World’s … Continue reading Angela’s Phone
Each of my daughters have their little things that are adorable. My oldest Arwen has a quiet way of rolling with something ridiculous I’ve just said by poking a little fun at it. It’s our way of agreeing that it was ridiculous and funny, and should have been said by someone. When I’m in work mode Arwen can hear me give direction about something and … Continue reading Snuggles?
It’s hard to order if it’s not on the menu…. Ok. A decision needs to be made in your life. You’re a smart person so you’ll make the smart decision, right? …But that’s what you told yourself last time. How did that work out? Look, nobody gets every decision right, but some people get a higher percentage don’t they? I’ve watched how some of them … Continue reading The Menu