Monday, July 31, 2006

Woooooooooooooo!

Wooooooooooooooo!

Can you smell it?

Football is back!

Training camps have opened. Sunday is the first pre-season game.

Now, I'm a Seahawk fan no doubt, but mostly I love the game. I grew up a baseball fan in Seattle. Now I find it a bit dull. More action and excitement are needed. There is something about outdoor football you gotta love.

Aissa has had diarrhea for about a week now. Doc keeps trying different stuff. Hopefully it will calm down soon.

Over all I am still adjusting to the fact that we are parents.

I have this young/old thing going on. Relatively speaking I'm young. I'll be 28 in a week and yet I feel so much older. I'm well into my career and married and kid and all and I'm just feeling really old. Some days I feel like I'm 35 or 40 and other days seem like I'm still 20.

In a couple weeks we will celebrate our 3rd anniversary. I can't wait. I love my wife so much. She is the best thing to ever happen to me.

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You realize, of course, it's not REAL football Bill!! ;-))

By Blogger John, at 1:27 AM  

hey, found you on sally bloggers. NFL rocks. i'm more of a fan of the game/league as well. you can't be a team fan these days because the team changes every year. really, you're cheering for the clothes. i think seinfeld did a bit on that. keep up the great work.

By Blogger markbraye, at 6:21 PM  

Any chance of reviving your blog? I miss your voice!

By Blogger Mike Morrell, at 12:20 PM  

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Summer Heat

Well its hot here in LA. Too hot!

There is a lot going here and not much all at the same time. Aissa is two months old today and growing. I'm feeling very old.

School is going great. Last week we looked at leadership and ethics, next week we start looking at social justice. The readings and discussions really are outstanding. The process of school has me energized.

Summer means one thing, basketball is over!!!!!!!!! (unfortunately it will be back)
Baseball is here, I used to care a great deal, but now? So what.
Training camp is around the corner!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Football of types and shapes is commons!!!!!!!!!

Soon it will be nice SoCal again with USC and UCLA football running wild.

So all is going well.

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Life

Well its been a while since I updated. Mom has come and gone so has dad. No more family for a while.

Preached last Sunday on the Dream of God. This Sunday on the "Revolution of God" I'm doing a six week series on the kingdom. I guess I enjoy the idea that life can be different.

I ran into a former client who relapsed the other day. He had lost 20-30 lbs and was just tore up. God I hate it some days. I hate seeing it and not knowing what to say. I hate knowing their problems and not understanding why. I love seeing that he wants back, wants to stay clean.

I have started my Masters program in Nonprofit management. I actually am enjoying the online nature of the class. It is taking a fair bit of time but in the end it will be worth it all.

I'm jacked because football season is just around the corner. Go Seahawks.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

I Wish

I wish there was more time to sleep, to laugh, to play.
Life no longer my own,
Life so confusing and exhausting,
Life so beautiful, precious,
Life

I sit here waiting for bible study after a very long day.

I remember the days of being at Redondo where often there was little to do, no fires to be put out, a place for silence, for solitude. I remember going into the chapel to meditate in the dark.

The noise is ever present here. Always something, someone, issues, personalities, illness. Always going never stopping. I think I realize now why Jesus would escape, disappear, only to reappear after a while. I wonder what it is that causes us to do what we do, what dives me to work instead of laziness, problem solving instead of blindness.

I wish I had profound thoughts today. Nothing comes, nothing happens, everything is still the same. And so each day I live and do as acting to and for God. I have devotions to KROQ in the morning. So I guess all we can do is live life as Christ came to give us, life so free truly free. So rock on.

PS: "God Gave Rock and Roll to You"

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Kingdom

I have been thinking a great deal as of late about the Kingdom of God.

I teach primarily out of the sermon on the mount in my bible studies. I'm convinced that somewhere in there the reality of what Jesus was about comes through. I am also convinced that the kingdom is primarily about this life. Wesley understood it in his idea of holiness (perfect love). The Army understood it early on.

But I have a confession: I grew up in white middle class western us churches. Worse yet is that except for a brief stay with some good Presbyterian it was evangelical/Pentecostal to the core. So growing up a relationship with God (if there was one) was learning how to worship or act so you can be a good citizen of heaven since we are aliens on this planet.

I am just now coming to grips with the holdover I have from that once again.

I think here is the issue: for years I was given formulas that didn't work an there was always an answer to the how question.

I am now wondering if there is an answer to how can I enter the kingdom? I mean Jesus never answered it. It told parables and stories. Maybe that is where the beauty lies. It lies in the story. It lies in the lost, the uncommitted, those that think they have all the answers, I guess the answer lies within. No formulas, no easy science, no tests, just simple everyday life.

I guess the secret of the kingdom (McLaren uses six other metaphor's I will talk about later) is that it is here, now.

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Why have you not posted for a while?

I hope you are well

By Blogger Andrew Kenny, at 11:13 AM  

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Miracles

Today the Harbor Light celebrated the Miracle Club induction. Its a group of people who have completed the program and maintained sobriety for two years so it got me thinking: What exactly is a miracle. I mean rejecting the Pentecostal stuff (I'm being polite now) like Benny him and other "faith healers" left me jaded when it comes to miracles. I mean what do we expect God to do? Often I think we act as though God always heals immediately. Then there is COG (church of god in Christ) evangelist praising God that she was delivered from cocaine. Okay so God enabled you to get clean, so what, a number of people have the disease of addiction is still there. God can heal us but what does that mean. I've never heard of an alcoholic get healed who could go have a social drink. So I guess I'm saying miracles take time. In our drive thru society we want everything now. Tomorrow is too long.

I wonder some times why people turn to me. I'm supposed to offer encouraging words and I find myself just saying stick around it works. I quoting my mentor Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy I was asked the other day "how" I told him I have no Idea. At least it was not a garbage answer. I just said stick around until it happens. No formula no cute little prayer, just change.

So how do miracles happen, I'm open to any suggestions.

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

This and that

I got to the gym yesterday, no small feat.

Today I sit about to wrap up a 12 hour day. Had a guy I've worked with for about a year dump on me but that is what I am here for I guess. Its hard to see into lives so tore up thinking I could have been there. That sound like my family.

Commissioning has come and gone. I realized that wile seeing people is good, I can wait another year, or two, or twenty. But having a baby was good I avoided the most boring parts.

I guess its a time where you feel important, more important then you really are. Then work hits and you realize that you were "off in never never land"

Moves are upon us, people are packing the whole process does not seem conducive to building churches, but whatever. I'm not out to build a church anyway. I want to see people discover the beauty of God's kingdom.

So, in light of "Secret Message of Jesus" is the church as we know it (the institution in America called church) conducive, destructive, or irrelevant to the Kingdom?

I guess the answer could be yes to all but I'm thinking the answer more often then not is irrelevant. What you say?

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the grim reaper pointing at duncan rouleau and his family, like jonah weiland, michael hull, todd callender, ismail kadare, janetmck, arron shutt, george doran, elizabeth shea, andy shaw, tom beland, kenley darling, quinling harlequin, david shapiro, cecil pennyton, joe lalich, dave karlotski, justin daniels davis, john mark pool, jose alvarez, dee finney, antonia vladimirova, katie bazor, amanda dee, jeff dee, reverend jeremy taylor, d.min, christina marie sanford, jean patrick charrey got Fazile Zahir got Zespó³ Doradców Gospodarczych, "TOR", Spó³ka, greg titus, mike kenney, brian, bill of the massive bri, lawrence forman, micheru mathys, dana tillusz, George Tramountanas, nick field, Heuva, michael doran, Fazile Zahir, Konstantin Ternianov, janet mcknight, Laurie Behncke, Heuva, Zespó³ Doradców Gospodarczych, "TOR", Spóka, Fazile Zahir richard starkings, joe kelly, mike hull, daniel kaps, diana hughey, Richard E. Lauersdorf, brian hirt, bill hamon Zespó³ Doradców Gospodarczych, "TOR", Spó³ka, robert winer, paul dixon, rohn price, diana hughey, Mhada Oshiwara, Andheri West, dan kaps, larry clow, these are all duncan rouleaus children, he wrote a book, with the stolen name ministry of dreams, they, most, posted his article, or stole, the name ministry of dreams to make prophet fall, all release ruint, this is duncan rouleaus family, they want Gods servant to fall, 2-2008-and he saw, said casey, bill finley, show, credit card, witch, never saved like, bill carter, mike switzer, dewain galiher, ryan ralston, stacey holden, tim webb, darius templeton, michael touchton, doug webb, fred wynn, jim suits, aaron brock, tim rector, daniel taylor, gene huff, and bill finley show credit card, looky there, said Jesus, visions, shown, na, git outta here said tim hamon, witchs preaching ACTS 2:38, and he saw, said casey, no, said, hollie, bill finley, try to git it removed, he said, wont, embarrassed, hes lost, like, all these, saith GOd, and he saw, said, casey, bill show, comeon, dont, believe, that, but, knows, preaches, repent, but, dyes hair, witch, saith God, and he saw, said, casey, youll have to get uh bank account, on your own, said, tim rector, I made it said bill finley, cut off he showed, like dr. jeremy taylor, what did he do, said, casey, stole the name ministry of dreams, to make prophet fall, runs to remove, and he saw, said casey, jeremy d.min loose talks, jobs, runs, embarrassed,

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