Midwinter 2011 in point form

Thursday, February 03, 2011

I nearly didn't come, but I am immensely grateful that I did. 

I enjoy being anonymous in a crowd. It balances the part of me that has to be front and centre in a fishbowl. 

I really enjoyed the freedom to attend things I wanted to, to sleep when I needed to, and to connect with others when the opportunity arose.  

We experienced the third worst blizzard in Chicago history that dumped over 20 inches of snow on the city. 

Lots of these people have and use iPads quite well. I wonder if pastors use technology more than other professions/jobs. 

The Spiritual Direction hour I took with a director was holy and powerful and maybe even just a bit life changing. 

Great helpful workshops. Stuff I can take with me into the future. 

It's been 13 years since I've lived in a city that has it's own TV Studios and programing.  I like that. It makes you feel a part of the city. 

There's a pastor here who is a double for Steve Jobs. 

The Field is a thousand miles and fifty years from here. 

I love taking pictures when I have great subjects. It connects with a part of my creative being that makes me feel complete. 

All sorts and all kinds are called to pastoral ministry. It's more about "the calling" than it is about the type of personality. 

Today all the Canadians are going out for authentic Mexican food for supper. Who says we are meek or quiet Canadians. 

Tomorrow afternoon I have a few free hours so I might try to get downtown yet. Take some more pictures.  Tomorrow night I head home, better off for having been here. 

1 comment

  1. I'm glad it's been good for you - hopefully batteries are recharged and imagination inspired as to what isn't yet that could be.

    There's an attitude I've come across with some US worship people that using Apple gear is righteous, and 'better' than using non-apple gear. They also seem to look for opportunities to use it, rather than thinking about whether it makes life better or more convenient. It's as though someone is throwing them free kit that they want to justify, rather than seeing a need and fulfilling it.
    An example of this it to provide music in electronic format on the iPad, where this device is very clearly not the best option for live performance use (screen too small, no way to change pages hands-free).


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