This Time With Feeling

For Lent this year I gave up using social media and the recreational internet during what would typically be nonwork or family times. It was incredibly hard. It was also incredibly rewarding. It has significantly shaped how I use these tools to extend relationship without being overly narcissistic and not isolating from being present in the situation. I’m going to …

Worship in Honduras

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Saturday we worked until noon and spent the afternoon shopping in Valle de Angeles. We’re starting to see real progress on our part of the building. Saturday we got most of the castles in place and mixed/poured concrete around them. Valle is certainly a tourist destination, the town consists mostly of shops that cater to visitors. We had about four …

Two Year Old Christmas

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Christmas this year with Josiah is a lot of fun. Last year he didn’t quite understand everything, but this year there is a lot of excitement about Christmas lights, Christmas trees, snowmen, Santa Claus and the train around the tree. Over the weekend I pulled the old train set out of the attic and got it running on the living …

My Quarterly Blog Post

It seems like lately I’ve been in a want to write, post a bit and do nothing long-term rut. Having felt the need to post on this site again we’ll see how it goes. Overall the fall has been really great. I’ve had a blast with all of the college ministry stuff, Josiah is growing and talking and doing crazy …

Science! Curiosity on Mars

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I stayed up too late to watch Curiosity land on Mars. I’ve always been a huge fan of space exploration and often lament the current state of affairs at NASA. I’m really hoping that Curiosity and MSL marks an amazing new era for space exploration. It excites me that there is real science and exploration happening rather than just being …

Simplifying

I’ve decided that in an effort to post more I’m going to shift more towards a tumblr style blog. While there may be some larger posts most likely they’ll be short, off the cuff and simple. I’m thinking that I’ll start using this to post things that are more detailed than twitter, most frequently. No plans, no goals, just a …

Play Time

Back in my days of web and software development I was always amazed by Grant Skinner’s ability to do seemingly impossible things with Flash. Yesterday he wrote a post about finding time to play and it explains a lot. I’ve got to say that I really agree with his assessment. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been intentionally making …

NT90: Are we still sleeping?

Matthew 26: 43 Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. In today’s NT90 reading we see Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane and the disciples who are supposed to be keeping watch and praying fall asleep. Not once, but three times Jesus discovers his followers sleeping contrary to his instructions.┬áThis passage makes me wonder …

Three Weeks

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IMG_1710Originally uploaded by kerner It’s crazy to think that it’s been three weeks since Josiah was born. Also a bit crazy to think this is the first thing I’ve posted about him on the blog. After three weeks as a new dad some things are becoming routine. I’ve come to the realization that I can swaddle anything. Josiah’s growing quite …

Visual Worship – PSU Edition

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Visual Worship 1Originally uploaded by kerner Sunday night we had a minimalist setup at The Green Room for worship. Part of the setup served as an object lesson, we didn't pay the PSU to set chairs and everything else had to fit in my car and be stuff I could put together on my own. We didn't bring any PA …