Rabbits reproduce. They were made to. So were humans. You don’t have to really understand how it all works to be able to do it. You don’t have to believe in it either. I spent a whole week wondering how to GET a Christ follower to reproduce him or herself before it hit me…. we reproduce ourselves no matter what anyways. I guess the real … Continue reading Grow 6. Reproduce.
My mom had a professor of English Literature who was a tough old bird. Mom wasn’t used to failing, but she did. Her prof wasn’t particularly interested in the comfort or feelings of her students, only in the material. In fact, she was probably trying to weed out those students not overly committed to her process so she came down hard on their first assignment. … Continue reading Grow 5. Fruit
Your dreams. Most of us can’t even remember what they were. Life just piles on “reality” in stressful doses, and over time they fade away. Granted some of our dreams shouldn’t come true. Like wishing you could marry a girl whose father owns a liquor store… A boy in our church told us he wished he could grow up to be a fire… wait for it… truck! Now that’s … Continue reading Grow 4 Dreams.
I was raised by the eyebrows of my father. Stage 1. Eyebrows From across the room my dad’s eyebrows would slowly ascend as my behaviour descended. I could escape this stage relatively unscathed. Meaning… the eyebrows were a warning that I would do well to heed. But normally I just continued to: Stage 2. Verbal Not as subtle as eyebrows but harder to ignore. It normally sounded like “Corey…” … Continue reading Grow 3. Pruning
I hate duplicity. Most people do. I hate even more that I’d find it in myself without looking too hard. Saying one thing and doing another. It’s what a world in desperate need of a Saviour can’t quite reconcile, when they see his church acting unbecomingly. I don’t really mean acting unholy. We’re all that and a bag of chips some days. There was only one perfect one and … Continue reading Grow 2. Sow the Seed
A similar atrocity happens to two somewhat similar people… One person becomes angry and bitter. The other somehow lets that experience produce a sort of softness of heart inside, where that awful thing actually gets broken down and becomes usable in their soil. It becomes usable fibre. There are many storms that come upon us that we cannot control. Other people have sown seed in … Continue reading Grow 1. Prepare the Soil