Sunday, July 31, 2005

Clip from today's sermon

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The clip in question was from point four 'Why I love my bike computer, my digital camera' in my sermon today. The idea was that the camera and the bike computer help me to keep track of the bigger picture not just the here and now of biking. I find I need both. My bike computer is my motivation.

We had a small group, maybe about 30 people. Over all I think it went well, we had a fair bit of participation and I got possitive feedback. Mosty that the change in format really engaged people and kept their attention. Course as somone who fills in once a year or so they go easy on me.

- Peace

Preaching Half a Sermon Today

I'm filling in for Steve and I've decided that I'm only preaching half the a sermon. I'll be sharing ideas about biking and asking for interperation, but not providing any. This will take some discipline, my natural tendency is to explain things.

Here's my out line:
  1. I was given my first bike
  2. A bike is an invitation
  3. Great variety in the types of bikes
  4. Why I love my bike computer, my digital camera
  5. Biking is social
  6. Biking is counter cultural
  7. Everybody falls but we're called to ride
It's will be brilliant or totally crater. I'll let you know.

- Peace

Friday, July 29, 2005


listening to the boondogs, a Calgary Little Rock, Arkansas band that Reverend Joyleaf pointed me to. Liking it so far.

- Peace

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Warning Links Ahead!

IdeaJoy is Evil. Course you knew that, but the reasons may surprise you. From Tim, a blogger who prefers blogs without links:
it's often tough for me to venture onto other blogs. My reading addiction takes hold and I loose track of time. With Kiihnworld and IdeaJoy especially, I get hooked into linking and surfing farther than I should. They always provide such enticing links that I have to force myself to stick with blogs that donÂ?t link, lest I travel into the hinterlands of cyberspace. When I go to their sites, I start taking some quiz on what kind of 1960s TV show I am, then I'm looking at comic book characters, then I'm reading Augustine, and I get lost and never update my checkbook or send out the invoices that I originally sat down to do.
That's from a post where he's lamenting that his wife knew about google maps before he did, Thanks to IdeaJoy and Kiinworld.

Speaking of Google maps, they have a new feature: Hybrid Mode. It mixes road and location names with satellitelite images. Here a great example shot of 'Dog River'.

Dog River is the fictitious town from the Canadian sit com Corner Gas. Sarah and I passed the set on the way to Cornerstone and took a few shots, here are a couple of them.

You can view the individual shots here.

- Peace

Monday, July 25, 2005

Lance Armstrong's Victory Speach

Finally, the last thing I'll say for the people who don't believe in cycling - the cynics, the skeptics – I'm sorry for you, I'm sorry you can't dream big and I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. But this is one hell of a race. This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

1750 km down 1750 to go

I passed the 50% point on the way to this year's biking goal. I'm a bit behind, I need to do about 250 km in just over a week to reach 2000 km by the end of July. If this week is goes just perfectly then I'll make it. But perfection is rare.

- Peace

New Logo

The new version of the IdeaJoy logo is made up of small samples taken from my cornerstone pics.

- Peace

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Friends of Cornerstone

Posts here have been a bit light as I've been catching up on posts about Cornerstone over at the Friends of Cornerstone.

- Peace

Thursday, July 21, 2005

User Firendly Grenade Machine Gun


Scarry thing is I don't think it's a spoof. One of the images that ImageBurst brought up today.

- Peace

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

War of the Worlds

Saw War of the Worlds on Friday with my brother in law in Regina. Bullet point review
  • It's mostly about suspense, and it does that really well.
  • Cruise plays a rouge who can't make it in the domesticated world but does well in crisis.
  • quite faithful to the book, but an Americanized version of the story.
  • Spielburg draws on 9/11 to interpert how we'd react to an allien invation.
  • Spielburg is paying close attention to how we justify things. There is a great sceen where the main character uses a line that was just used against him in a previous sceen.
  • there are a couple of feel good 'hit back at the Alien' sceens towards the end, but this a very dark and depressing movie. Much more than Independace Day or V that both draw on the War of the Worlds concept.
  • well worth seeing, but not a date movie

- Peace

Friday, July 15, 2005


Kim's having a ladies night so I?m in Regina visiting my in law's wifi.


Festival, Funeral, Wedding

Heading to Moose Jaw for a Wedding. Back on Sunday.

- Peace

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Searching for the Joy - 22

2Sa 6:12 - "And they said to King David, The blessing of the Lord is on the family of Obed-edom and on all he has, because of the ark of God. And David went and took the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the town of David with joy."

David was taking the ark of the covenant back from Judah to David’s city but rather than having the priests carry it by hand they put it in a cart. Along the road the cart became unsteady and Uzzah touched it to stop it from falling and God burned Uzzah up on the spot. The procession stopped and the arc stayed there for three months and Obed-edom was greatly blessed during that time.

Where’s the Joy.
The people were celebrating because the arc signified God’s presence. Can you imagine it? People shouting, “The arc is here, now God will live among us.” I have had a few times in my life when I felt very close to God. They have been some of the most joyfull of my life.

Thank you!

I need to say thank to Roy (left) Tim and Suzi (right) for their hospitality.

It was great to meet Roy, he's soft spoken with a great sense of humor and he bought Sarah and I breakfast at Perkins in Fargo. The Halo effect is from the rain left on the lens after dashing into the restaurant. The back ground pick is shot through the element's windshield at 8 am in the morning. Roy and I agree Rook is evil!

Tim and Suzi are 'Friends of Cornerstone'. Suzi attended my blogging seminar at Cstone 2003 and has been blogging ever since. She's recruited Tim, her Sister and other friends into blogging. Not only did they have us over for a fantastic BBQ at Cornerstone but had us over to their house in Minneapolis for a wonderful evening of food and conversation. That Suzi would even consider having company after getting back from Cornerstone amazes me. We had a great time.

Thank you.

- Peace

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

More Cornerstone Pics!

I've posted more More Cornerstone Pics!

Monday, July 11, 2005

Sarah In a Helicopter At Cornerstone

Sarah took some fantastic shots from her Helicopter Ride at Cornestone. Will post more of out pictures this week.

- Peace

Friday, July 08, 2005

Searching for the Joy - 21

2Sa 1:20 - "Give no news of it in Gath, let it not be said in the streets of Ashkelon; or the daughters of the Philistines will be glad, the daughters of men without circumcision will be uplifted in joy."

David is grieving after the death of Saul. In the passage, that is part of the song he composed after Saul’s death, he is asking the listener not to tell their enemies that the king is dead or else they will have cause to rejoice.

Where’s the joy?
I’m just overwhelmed by David’s compassion. Saul had hunted David and tried on numerous occasions to kill him. David knew that he was next in line for the throne and yet he is deeply sorrowful at Saul’s death. In spite of everything it seems David truly loved Saul. Oh that I could learn to love like that.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Back, Heading out to Nova Scotia

Had a great time at Cornerstone 2005, just as I did with 2003. Also like 2003 I've returned to the news that someone close has died. In 2003 it was my friend John who died of brain cancer. Today it was my Grand Mother. She had been in good health but suffered a stroke about two weeks ago. When I spoke to my mother before leaving for CStone they were hopeful that my Grand Mother would recover.

My Grandmother was in her late 80s and lived her life well. Still it's a shock.

I have a 7 am flight to the east coast. Will be back on Sunday.

- Peace

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Searching for the Joy - 20

1Sa 25:36 - "And Abigail went back to Nabal; and he was feasting in his house like a king; and Nabal's heart was full of joy, for he had taken much wine; so she said nothing to him till dawn came."

I needed to look up the story again to get the context.
David’s men had protected Nabal’s wool cutters and after asked Nabal for his hospitality. Nabal, however, sent back a harsh reply and this infuriated David who swore to kill Nabal and every male in Nabal’s house. One of Nabal’s servants told Abigail, Nabal’s wife what had happened. She took it upon herself and prepared cakes of bread and wine and brought them to David. She pleaded for David’s mercy saying to him that he should not take revenge into his own hands. David listened and relented.

Abigail had to wait until the next morning to tell Nabal because he was drunk. When she did tell him his heart left him. The Lord sent a disease upon Nabal and 10 days later he died. David would then marry Abigail.

Where’s the joy
Abigail got out from under an evil and cruel man and got to marry a king. That’s the stuff of the brothers Grimm.

In Minneapolis

Had a great time at cornerstone 2005. Feels like we got a bonus night, Suzi and Tim had us over for supper and conversation. We talked music, books and culture. A cstone evening for sure.

Will be home on Thursday.