Shell-shocked A blogs about first impressions of India A couple of days ago I landed in India. I've been here a few times, yet bringing people here for the first time is always eye opening. Landing at 4 am. Stumbling off the plane, you gather yourself, collect your bag, grab some local currency from the ATM, and head to the taxi stand. At this point we have dipped our toes into the reality of India. But it is not until you step foot out of the safety of the airport that India seems to … [Read more...] about Shell-shocked: A blog about first impressions of India
Seasons come and seasons go. Sometimes there is simply a time to wait. A time to not GO. A time to stop moving. This does not mean that it is a time to DIE, but simply to WAIT. To let time pass without sprinting, without wanting, without striving. The world moves so fast these days. I find myself clashing the pace of the busy coffee shop. I like the ones where the person behind the bar wants to simply chit chat, rather than feel the pressure of "speed of service" - why the hell is … [Read more...] about Life in the place of waiting
Friday morning. I shave my face, take a shower and make some coffee. Eat a little granola and water the lawn. It is pretty dry this time of year and the weeds seem to be winning, but hopefully with a little water and a little love, we will come out on top. I have not posted in some time. Computer issues is my excuse. But life goes on. Often at a pace faster than I am moving. I am making art and relating to people. This seams to be the rhythm of things as of late. The ART is more … [Read more...] about a “normal” day
I recently received this question from a friend of mine who lives in South America. She was wondering about all my recent stateside travel I have partaken in. Here is an expanded version of my response: Frequent Flier Miles: Honestly most of my recent travel has been on frequent flier miles. It is like God's gift to us all to freely partake in worldwide travel (Joseph Watson would love that line). It is not until recently that I have really figured out how this works a bit. When I 1st … [Read more...] about how do you travel all over the place & not go broke?
YES I am a procrastinator!!! But who said your year end recap needed to get out before the end of the year!? I was too busy celebrating with friends and family!! Anyway - ON WITH IT - here we GO!! I am one who travels and shares the love of Jesus with the world. I hope that I can simply love people and point them to Jesus along the journey. Whether it is in some foreign land like southern California or the far reaches of the earth where life is simply very "different" than the culture I … [Read more...] about 2010-a JANUARY look back at the year that is now good & gone
Sometimes it is good to go to big gatherings. Yet sometimes people just live from one big event to the next. This is not my desire - thus I can sometime be leery of the next big conference. But the last ten days I spend on da Big Island of Hawaii, mostly in Kona was REFRESHING. I have been doing my normal floating relational ministry / random project thing the last few months since the DTS I led finished in Israel in late August. I did not realize how refreshing it would be to be … [Read more...] about refreshed vision
I am officially back in San Diego. Every time I return "home", I tend to give myself a little time before "announcing" it, if you will. Not that anyone really cares, but rather it is my attempt to "rest" when I get home. Give myself a little time. So today I rested a bit. Got a good 8 hours of sleep. Had a slow morning hanging with my sis, nephew and pops. I love playing with my 16 month old nephew. I don't care what any of you say, mine is the cutest!! After a slow morning I finally … [Read more...] about miles & miles in AMERICA…land of the brave & free