Monday, November 28, 2005

Tough Weekend for Martial Arts Film Fans

On the weekend that martial arts film fans are paying tribute to Bruce Lee, 30 years after his death Mr Miyagi from the Karate Kid dies. Wow. Thats tough sluggin.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Quote From Directing Class

"Is Poultry a worldview?"


In reference to the Lord's Prayer:

"And because Christ, the most obedient petitioner of all, did more than mouth this petition; because he truly bowed his heart before the Father's will, despite the indescribably horrors it cost him, we are saved. The Lord's (enacted) Prayer is the beginning of salvation in the world. Jesus not only prayed to teach us prayer; he became his prayer in order to become our prayer, the right and the power of our praying."

-from Walter Wangerin Jr.'s book "Whole Prayer"

Monday, November 21, 2005

a little free advice.

taking the lactaid out of the bottle and placing it beside your plate does not equal swallowing them before you actually started eating.


Sunday, November 20, 2005

No wonder he chose this place.

Christians between the age of 17-25 have a special niche in the Kingdom. Most people in this demographic are in some sort of transitory and prepatory stage of their lives. This means that when God calls with a task we are able to answer. Most of us do not have a house or small children. We are able to pick up and move when needed. We are also for the most part well trained, getting well trained or willing to be well trained. All of these things make us a special unit in the army of God. We are a highly mobile task force.

Now, while thinking about this task force think also about its training. There happens to be a training ground for such a task force right here in Hamilton. Most of the people who read my blog are likely familiar with Redeemer University College. Redeemer is a place where we can be trained in so many areas. We have the opportunity to be sharpened and refined along with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We can challenge each other and be changed by our Creator in order to be more like him. We can find out about what kind of gifts we have been given, we can develop them, we can use them and we can encourage others in that same task. Redeemer is a training ground for life in the Kingdom

So if Redeemer has this much potential is there any wonder why Satan would want to dwell there? And right now he is. He is sitting ass first on our light; thereby squashing it. He has covered the campus with a blanket of apathy. And the beautiful part for him is that we don't know he's done that. But even if we did, I'm highly doubtful that we'd do anything about it anyway. The apathy is that strong. Satan has taken over the training ground. By blanketing us with apathy he renders Redeemer useless.

Over the past year and a half I've had the opportunity to be on the Church in the Box prayer team. And it has felt like it has taken less and less time each month for Satan to overpower what is happening in the service. Oh how I remember the days when I couldn't feel his presence until the message. That would be a respite now. Today when we went into to pray at 3pm he was already there. He had claimed the auditorium space for himself and was just waiting for people to come in. We were praying till the point of perspiration to get him out of there and to claim that space in the of and for Jesus.

Satan is at Redeemer. But so is God. God is dancing around in front of us just longing to take up and build relationships with us. He's ready to kick Satan out and uncover the light Redeemer can shine upon the community and the world. Are you ready to shake off that blanket of apathy? Are you ready be changed? Are you ready to be anointed and commissioned? Then tell Him and lets go!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Could You?

Hey guys I'm going away for the weekend to help lead a retreat for a bunch of churches in the area that have been doing the Alpha course. I happen to be leading worship at this retreat to. I'm feeling a little stress about this due to school stuff, feeling unprepared, feeling inadequate and generally not wanting to screw things up. There will be lots of new believers, not yet believers and coming back to belivingers and I don't want them not to know Christ because of something that I did or did not do. So if when you're praying this weekend you could give a little shout out on my behalf I would appreciate it.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Validating Those Who Can Write Bigger Cheques

Time Out Says:

OPEN HOUSE: Redeemer will be hosting its 5th Annual Business Community Open House this Thursday, November 17 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in the Main Foyer. We expect to have over 100 people attend and we encourage you to make our guests feel welcome. The program will begin at 5:00 pm with Redeemer’s Choir performing, President Justin Cooper welcoming guests, greetings from Deputy Mayor Bill Kelly (City of Hamilton), and Student Scholarship and Award presentations. The program will conclude with the Opening of the Peter Turkstra Library, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and tours of the new South Wing and other campus points of interest.

The Email sent to the students says:

Many of you will have read about theOpening of the Peter Turkstra Library and a ribbon cutting ceremony” taking place as part of the Business Open House. This opening is ceremonial only, and does not signify the actual opening of the Library. You will also notice that the plywood wall outside the library is down. Again, the library is not open for business. Much work still remains to be done to get everything to the point where we are ready to open, and we ask that you not try to enter the library to look around. The plan is to open the library the week of November 28th. More details will be forthcoming. Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Trinity Explained.

Its like an egg. You have the yolk, the shell and the white. The three in one, the one in thee.

-source: Annette Fluit's Dad

Monday, November 14, 2005

I love these people.

(l-r) kevin, sarah, me, lorraine, ruth, anj, justin, james, john - 'tep is taking the picture

Sunday, November 13, 2005

My brother is coming to hamilton.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:51 PM
Subject: John just called...

...from the hockey game at Des Moines. Yes, the Yellow Jacket football team won. 30 something to 16. Yes, the goal posts ended up in the lake. Yes, John was helping to put them there. Yes, some kid fell from the said goal posts and broke his femur. Yes, there is a big party waiting for them when they get back to Lamoni.

Saturday, November 12, 2005


Do you ever wonder how many lost bobbipins are floating around in this world?

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

LStew has a male in her life...

This is something that has kind of overwhelmed me in the past few months. But I think its something that I just need to share. I am totally in love with God. Head over heals in love. I just can't help but hang out with him as often as I can. I get pouty if I don't see him. And romance me; wow! He essentially takes care of everything that I could possibly need and more! He just makes me smile.

There, now its out in the open.

Monday, November 07, 2005


You might remember that I got stung/bit on August 18th of this year and consequently had to miss about 2.5 weeks of work. I still have not recieved my WSIB payment. Sigh.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


  1. Tickets are onsale for the Fall mainstage and Concert Choir performance at Redeemer, come to both
  2. Do something nice for someone this week
  3. Pray
  4. You were supposed to set your clock back last weekend, if you've been confused for the past week - well now you know why
  5. I love you.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Something I'm Excited About

Ok, so on friday night I'm carpooling with some esteemed peeps to Lorraine's for a party weekend in Clinton. Guest list includes: Lorraine, her boyfriend Paul, Sarah Binks, her boyfriend Kevin, Stephanie Van Straten, Anj and Justin Colyn, Ruth and John Arthur and myself. If past get togethers are an indication there promises to be lots of bed fire, warped balderdash, ab building fun.

Just thought I'd share.