prop 8 revisited

this is my response to a thread on facebook that got me fired up: “this issue is not about church and state – there are plenty of non-religious folk who are prejudice. rather the core issue here is a matter of governance – regardless of how you feel about this issue – the basis of…

los angeles does not care

this morning my wife asked me why we are getting the la times delivered to our house – i had purchased a subscription but decided to donate it to a local school – so the times is sending us and the school the paper every day – so okay.  i took the paper this morning…

gtd – the elson way

so on my quest to be personally more productive i have realized that the reason the gtd system (created by david allen) is meant to centralize a persons life via one in-box.  well for me an inbox literally means my email.  if something is not emailed to me it does not exist (i am still…

is

over the past few months i have struggled with the idea of perspective.  particularly about how to go about articulating and expressing a healthy world view.  i do not necessarily mean a paradigm, no something more basic and closer to ourselves.  maybe it is a throw back to maslow or a need to substantiate universals…

a pain in the …

a funny thing happened on the way to church this morning – or rather, once i got here. as i put my stuff down in the sanctuary getting ready to put the roman (check out the kindred page) in the nursery i felt my back give out and i was stuck sitting in my pew…

definition of a pastor

recently a good friend of mine posted a new entry into his blog (the details of which are not important to this entry, but it is a great read and he is a good guy so you can read it here: http://is.gd/dsA4t); what has prompted this entry was what came out in the ensuing discussion…

what in the world is God up to

every now and then i am reminded of the awesome power and majesty of God.  for me it is never a specific miracle or huge, mountian moving gesture that does it.  no, it is generally an amalgam of small things – a collection of minor occurances that align in just the right way at just…

a matter of health

recently i have gone through quite a bit of interesting things in my life. from issues of changing compensation, coming to grips with certain aspects of my personality that i had yet to fully deal with, to the health and financial future of my children, to certain physical changes in me. just a bevy of…

quick study; numbers | proverbs | john

Numbers 34; Proverb 25; John 7 highlights – Proverb 25:27; John 7:4; 7:8; 7:18 ever sit down to evaluate things in your life, feel frustrated with what you are doing and just want to scream for more? i find myself in that situation now. but after this mornings reading, something else began stirring in me.…