In Defense of You

21 03 2011

Or “Why You Should Unleash Your Creative Side”

I’ve said it before and not infrequently, but I am a big advocate of the Creative inside each person I meet. We live in a culture where creativity is often looked at askance. Graffiti, street musicians, musical theatre, girls who tap dance around Seattle parks, the guy with the tri-coloured faux-hawk, all are viewed with vague distrust. Moreover, the people who never grow up (like me) and are therefore more inclined to Public Displays of Creativity (PDC) are at best whimsical and at worst strange.  Read the rest of this entry »

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My Moleskine

5 11 2007

I thought some of you might be interested in the kinds of things that go into my quotes/sketch journal. My dad gave me the best gift ever before I left in the form of a Moleskine.

I haven’t been able to draw or paint much in the past nine months. Recently I feel like I’ve been given back that ability so my journal is full of sketches and quotes. I thought I’d share with you some of the quotes from the past two or three days. I’m sorry that I can’t get any decent pictures of my drawings. You can just ask to see it when I come home. Read the rest of this entry »





Hymns

5 11 2007

“Great is Thy faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness

Morning by morning new mercies I see

Great is Thy faithfulness

Lord unto me” – Great is Thy Faithfulness

 

On the subject of hymns I have not a great deal to say. I was raised in charismatic churches and the first hymn I remember singing was when I was probably fifteen.

 

However, being in the house of prayer where we worship eight hours a day has introduced me to quite a few of these wonderful songs.

 

There’s a lot of hope in them and a great deal of beautiful language. A thanks to Stacie for getting me hooked up with a few good CD’s worth of hymns before I left. You rock, Stacie!

 

“This is my Father’s world

And to my listening ears

All nature sings and round me rings

The music of the spheres…

 

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.” –This is My Father’s World

 

Or one of my favorites:

 

“Teach me some melodious sonnet

Sung by flaming tongues above

Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it

Mount of Thy redeeming love”





The Pressure’s on

31 10 2007

Or so my father says. He says that I have quite a readership (is that a word?) and that when your writing is enjoyable people expect you to write more.

Ack! Read the rest of this entry »





Another apology

23 10 2007

Sorry guys but when the Holy Spirit is moving there isn’t always time for blogging. A short list of the past 24 hour’s events will have to suffice.

Last night- spent three and a half hours on the floor interceding for Israel, the Maori and my destiny (Ask me about the angels sometime)

This morning- Overslept then spent three hours caring for my flatmates as they lay on the floor interceding for Dennis’ family and the nations

This afternoon- Went to class and was wonderfully challenged and blessed

Later this afternoon- went for a long walk with my ipod and the Lord

Evening- Ate chips (fries) and broccoli and went to the hotpools

Slightly later- discovered hot pools were closed, got hit with the Holy Spirit and went home to shower and pray

Just now- Got prophecied over by one of my flatmates, wept copiously, sent and e-mail and am now typing this.

You will understand my lack of proper updates, then.





The Prophetic

18 10 2007

Today was a hard day, but a day chock full of blessings nevertheless.

For example, I asked God for the grace to wake up at 6 every morning and go running. But last night I set my alarm for 7.15, figuring that ‘I don’t feel too good and should sleep in’. What time did I wake up? 5.55am. Not only that but I actually got out of bed and went for a run!

By the time I got back I’d spent a half an hour arguing with myself about whether or not to stay home from the prayer room. I wasn’t feeling too hot and kind of felt the Lord urging me to stay home. Here is how the conversation went- “God, should I stay home?” You should. “But I have cute hair!” Yeah. You should stay home. Read the rest of this entry »