Stupid office engineers and stupid 109 pages of instructions and 47,000 included pieces sold to normal non-violent law-abiding citizens!!! “Should take two people four hours to put this together” This begs the question what kind of people and how many minutes are in this hour you speak of? Perhaps robots or the Flash, Bionic man or maybe just a futuristic movie where humans have been … Continue reading Greenhouse from Hell (Working with Dad part Dos)
My dad decided my wife needed a greenhouse so he bought her one. That’s the sort of thing dad does.. We had to level the base of a unit, and we only argued about most of it:) The base is the easy part, the rest has more pre made pieces than I ever like to see in anything, Working with my dad, or with anyone I know … Continue reading Working with my Dad
What has been dead and needs to come alive in you?
…Never do anything you wouldn’t want to have to explain to the paramedics when they come… Continue reading Valley of Dry Bones
We all think we know how but we don’t. And practice doesn’t make perfect if you’re practicing the wrong thing, it only makes permanent. I’ve spent a couple of decades working with my father, and lived in his home for a couple of decades before that. I know him. In the whole world I would say I only come in second to understanding how he … Continue reading How Do I Pray?
“Not my circus, not my monkeys” Polish Proverb “You grab a mad dog by the ears when you butt into a quarrel that’s none of your business.” Proverbs Proverb (Message Bible) My wife’s favourite saying these days is “not my monkeys!” and I love it. People approach us full of negative energy from a recent conflict between themselves and another person and tell us their … Continue reading Not My Monkeys
This is normally how it happens: We sit at a table in business, relationships, family or friendships and…. conflict happens. We never want it to, but it does. I’ve noticed a Canadian default that has been brought to my attention over the last 39 years of my life and I wonder if you’ve noticed the same thing? Firstly it should be noted that we love … Continue reading In Conflict, do you kick your Chair Back?
Can anything take sin away? You and I know that sin piles up. There’s something about it that fills up our lives and eventually drowns us. In any relationship you probably suspect that sin and wrong adds to previous sin and wrong don’t you? I know people who are very good at ignoring the build-up but you can only ignore them for so long before … Continue reading RED
Technology is cool, but are we losing the battle for our minds? There was a time when life was simple. You could start a job and finish it, you could start a conversation and finish it, and conversations were actually voice to voice or face to face. Even temptations were simpler for the most part. Our gluttony for information has certainly had its drawbacks. Unlimited … Continue reading System Failure
How’s your relationship with keeping the rules? Rules in general? You’ll probably have one of two natural bents: 1. You just want to know the rules so you can keep them or 2. You like to break the rules a little. You can imagine which of these I fall into. Ironically most people think that a pastor should want to keep the rules but I … Continue reading House Rules. Choice..
When I met my lovely wife Erin at the age of 23 I noticed her life was quite busy. When asked how life is, we normally respond with “Busy!”, I guess it makes us feel important or something. Erin was very busy but as I watched her for a period of a couple of weeks (to be clear we were hanging out but this makes … Continue reading The Fast and The Furious