Oh, the places…

13 August, 2012, 11:31 am
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for the first time in a long time, I’m writing again. yet, this is not my own but a good-hearted friend’s work.

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I was hanging out with my friend Daniel and we had just eaten at Rasta Pasta (the tastiest Jamaican-inspired pasta I’ve ever had). Daniel had to cross the street to plug a quarter in the parking meter in front of his car. I was waiting on the other side of the street, when I noticed this guy crossing the street and shouting at me.

“Hey! Hey, man!”


“What’s up!”

“I need a harmonica, man!”

I’ve never had someone approach me asking for a harmonica. I was intrigued.

I shook his hand, “What’s your name, man?”


We went into a nearby toy store and bought a red harmonica (in the key of C) for the man named Donnie that we met on the street. Donnie was super pumped.

“Look at this colour! I didn’t even look at it before we got it! Look- it’s like a brand new coat!”

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2 October, 2011, 11:10 pm
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There is no shorter alternative way to your destiny. Be present. Set goals. Work hard. Be determined.

My eyes are open; and my heart is too. Tomorrow is a brand new day. -c

photo cred: photographer Eugene Tan.

Jesus, a little bit wild?
27 September, 2011, 11:52 pm
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Browsing through SheLoves Magazine online, I came across this post written by Kelly Johnson-Nikondeha (posted 15 Feb. 2011).

 Not too long ago my seven-year-old son approached me, saying: “I am scared of Jesus, Mom.”

My immediate response was, “Why?”

“Well, Jesus is a little bit wild,” he said.

The essence of Jesus. He didn’t see things (and does not) how we see them. Kelly wrote ‘He see importance where we see insignificance. , He names hypocrisy where we boast religiosity, He models non-violence when we would sanction violence to protect a beloved friend. Jesus upends so many of our long-held assumptions about the world and even His Kingdom, that it can be unsettling–like tables turned, coins scattered and bird feathers gone amuck like confetti cluttering the air.’

Kelly concluded that the more she thought about her son’s epiphany, the deeper truth she came was that Jesus is ‘a lot wild’. After confessing her view of Jesus as a pastel, domesticated type she then goes on to list some marks of wildness she has seen in Jesus: He challenges who I love, pushing me to the extreme of loving my enemies. He pushes me to extend the guest list at my partiesHe forces me to rethink my politics. He even confronts me with economic realities.  

‘…as one who lives in bright colors with a mischievous glint in His eyes. He is an untamed savior who knocks over our sacred cows and church bells as He demonstrates what God’s Kingdom is really all about. It is wild–and it is good. And, yes, it is a little bit scary, too.’

now, isn’t that somethin’…it is wild–and it is good. -c

To read Kelly’s full post, click the link. http://shelovesmagazine.com/2011/jesus-a-little-bit-wild/

psalmist beauty
21 September, 2011, 3:04 pm
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make our sons in their prime like sturdy oak trees ,our daughters as shapely and bright as fields of wildflowers. psalm 144:12 (bambi for muse magazine)


New York….
31 August, 2011, 9:04 pm
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i love you.

seriously. (photo taken from a tweet by Louie Giglio)

30 August, 2011, 11:33 pm
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i eat my cereal out of a cup and drink the milk with a squiggly straw. be a kid. have silly moments. -c

30 August, 2011, 11:24 pm
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today, my silly friend Shelby and i were cracking up at Carpe Diem (one of my fav local ‘friend’ shoppes—keep reading, you’ll get it later). We decided to replace the word ‘coffee’ with the word ‘friend’. basically, we were saying we spend so much time with coffee…preparing it, drinking it, enjoying its company…that is could be known as a close friend. so, here we are, left with this image AND off we go on a tangent, scrambling for every possibly statement we could laugh at.

some of the best phrases include:

“do you have sugar with your friend?”
“I’d like a tall, dark and extra-hot friend, please.”
“sometimes i like my friend in bed.”
“waking up with friends”
“meet me at the friend shoppe later.”
“I’d like a small friend”
“i need multiple friends a day”

yeah, you get it. HILARIOUS stuff.
any good ones you can think of? -c.