Courage

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I woke up one Sunday morning feeling pretty down. I was going through some difficult stuff and today was just one of those hard days. I couldn’t really face talking to people, let alone going to church. All I wanted to do was have a quiet morning, hibernating at home. However I knew from experience that when things are tough, there is no better place for me to be than among people who love God and love each other. So I pulled myself together and forced myself to go. Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving: A Short Introduction

One night I was heading to an ice rink with my youth group for a fun night of snowballs, skates and falling over. Half way to Paradice the young guys in the back said they hadn’t had dinner, so I smiled and told them cheekily I knew a place on the way where they could eat for free. I pointed it out to the youth leader who was driving, we pulled into a parking lot and I told them I’d be back for a couple of minutes. A couple of minutes past, and I came back with a black plastic bag full of donuts. “This isn’t super nutritious, but it will fill you up for sure,” I said.

“Where’d you get this?”

“From the rubbish bin behind Dunkin Donuts.” Continue reading

Discovering Podcasts

I know, podcasts are nothing new. And it’s not like I didn’t know what they were, I’d just never actually deliberately downloaded one. Until this week.

I study full time and work part time, both in the city, so I catch a lot of buses. For the past few years I have listened to music on these buses, the same songs and albums over and over again. The result is me spending the hour plus I spend doing nothing but sitting down withdrawn and dazed. Like a zombie.

I read a blogpost at the beginning of this year about small things you can do that maybe aid in your new years resolutions. One of these points was downloading podcasts to make the most of your daily commute. So I downloaded Serial. Continue reading