Preserving Lightning

Few inventions have changed the world so much as the microcomputer – certainly few have evolved as quickly, or have pushed forward as rapidly. These days, despite the incredible technology contained in them, computers have become something of an appliance. Granted its an appliance that the average home user faces with more frustration than most…

Ben's First Computer

Last week I decided it was time for Ben to have his first computer. He has his first game system, and his first pair of skates, but if he’s my son, he should start learning how to use a computer. I was pleased when he took right to it. *Geek Content Follows* In the late…

Asia 2010

When I was 6 years old, my family moved to Bangladesh for a year. Among other things, this left a very young version of myself with an incurable restlessness that my wife would eventually learn to understand, and even share – on occasion. Five years ago, we responded to a growing passion for missions by…

Birthday Cake

As I mentioned earlier, Ben was very specific that he would not agree to being 3 years old until he got a blue McQueen chocolate cake. So, Nicole very expertly made him this… …which we happily consumed with the help of Nic’s parent’s, the McLeods, and Ben’s little buddy Nathan. Pretty awesome, eh?

Love Like Rockets

A few days ago I tried to start putting down 2 years worth of scattered thoughts on how God seems to work in our lives — from my limited experience. And the conclusion I drew was that our planning role might not be as big (or shouldn’t be as big) as we like to think….

Tall Tales

So I sat down at a table at drop-in tonight, and asked the guys there what their hobbies were. The first guy, a 16-year old pastor’s son, answered that he was a heroin junkie who’d just spent the last 20 years in prison. The next kid said he worked in Toronto as Superman, but had…

Happy Birthday, Benjamin

We didn’t forget his birthday — it was December 27, and he turned 3. He’s adamant, though, that he’s not 3 until he gets a cake. And not just any cake. A blue Lightning McQueen chocolate cake. With the busy-ness of Christmas, and his insistence that he wasn’t ready to be 3 yet (“Soon, daddy….

Do Want

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ejh–_56ic&w=425&h=344] And ya, that’s an iPhone he’s controlling it with…

Jumping Rooftops

In the secular world, wise people will tell you how to run your life. They’ll tell you that in order to succeed you need a 1, 5 and 10 year plan. That you need to write that plan down, and that you need to work toward the goals you established when doing it. Very few…

Predictions for this decade: Digital Content

In my first year of college, over 10 years ago now, I got my first cell phone. I’m sure my parent’s thought I was crazy — why would a student need their own cell phone? But I was young and full of credit, and it seemed important to me to have one. I certainly felt…