Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A cozzy haven

I went for a bike ride today to pick up some green tea because that is what faux hippies do. I on the way to get some tea I made a detour to see if the coffee shop/pastry hut by my house was open, which it was. Needless to say I never made it to get tea. Instead I sat around and had some delicious tea and some form of apple dessert... the name of the dessert doesn't matter because it was delicious. They also had some kick ass looking cheese cake. The type of cheese cake that
could take Chuck Norris in a fight it is so good.

So I encourage you all to check out the Pastry Castle

Then upon getting home I read some John Howard Yoder..... "To follow after Christ is not simply to learn from him, but also to share his destiny."

So wise Mr. Yoder.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I went to Starbucks today after picking up some lunch material for work (bread and oranges, you know the basics). The lady who served me was deaf which was no problem due to the paper where I was to write down my order. The problem occurred though when I got my drink as I wasn't sure of how to say thank you at all. I ended up giving her a smile, which now a days could probably be taken as some form of sexual harassment.


Helping the Rev. Pastor Erik Anderson, with this series at church on the outward disciplines has been a good time so far, I have to say. I think I have found a small groove that works with me in this point in life in regards to preparation.

It has so far been working to get to a certain place by Saturday night, then wake up Sunday morning 6:30ish and put the finishing touches on. It has been inspired by the great Edmund Neufeld and so far proven not to be Tom Foolery.

Right on.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Last Sunday in church a dude spoke to us on silence. I remember he talked about turning off the radio in his car and how that is a place where he is able to find time for silence. I find it hilarious that a few days after this someone broke into my car and took the faceplate off my stereo. Besides the initial shock of, "Who steals a faceplate? They must be really hard up for cash if that is all they took, for it is so valuable alone." (that is sarcastic).

I guess I will just role with this forced silence.

When in Rome.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Get off my back

So apparently I need to blog because a certain Rob H.... no wait, R Horsley is getting pissed. Don't worry Rob I am not dead

I have been reading a book called "The Politics of Jesus" by John Howard Yoder. I am not very far into it yet but it reminds me of how people are attracted to extremes. Jesus was either about spiritual renovation or Jesus was about some political movement. These two extremes have battled against and will continue to. Then this two extremes reminds me of what a prof once said. What he said was basically that there is tension in a lot of things as Christians, there are times when we cannot accept either extreme but that in faith we must rest in that place of tension.

Yes, Jesus taught and lived in a spiritual manner and yes, Jesus was political in a way. Jesus is complex and it is good to know that there is much to our Lord.