Artist Shout Out.. and free EP…

My friend Mike is a brilliant songwriter (which is a good thing because that’s his job) and threw an album out for grabs of a new project he is working on. It’s all him.. all the writing, vocals and instruments. Worth grabbing. Free EP. Worth putting a bit of cash down for.. but check it and decide.  Download here: She Loves Me  Elephant’s Memory  When two hearts find each other and time stands still and hope shoots up your spine like a fiery chill  and you find just to breath takes an act of the will and you can’t pull away … Continue reading Artist Shout Out.. and free EP…

Real Love, Valentines and all that ….

I don’t have a Valentine but like this song as a reminder of .. hope. Real love isn’t a feeling or a fairy tale. “When you find real love, you don’t have to hide anymore. All your scars turn into beauty marks when it’s the one you’ve been waiting for. When you find real love, you know it isn’t blind at all. It sees more than anyone else and still finds you beautiful.” – Mike SeminariI have a longer post or two in my head about Valentines day. (I mean holidays are an excuse to blog right?) but I have been … Continue reading Real Love, Valentines and all that ….

Porn Again Christian: 50 Shades of Grace

What are you doing on Thursday? Teresa was a porn star… and then had an encounter with Jesus Christ.. and nothing was the same again.  Come join us as we hear her story, talk about pornography, Jesus and grace.  Repeated at Newcastle University from 2-3 in the History room of the Union..  Student Life is open to anyone. We eat food. Talk about deep things, life and Jesus. We also bring in former porn stars to make you think.  Continue reading Porn Again Christian: 50 Shades of Grace

Love and Lust

This morning we had a conversation/learning session in our staff meeting about what the good news of Jesus says to the subjects of condemnation, lust and shame. I will be writing a little bit more about those subjects in the near future but for now I wanted to leave you with something that my team leader said that was so good I wrote it down. Love is a valuing of others that leads us to serve them sacrificially. Lust is a serving of self that leads us to sacrifice others…That leads us to shame and denial and slavery.. Continue reading Love and Lust

The Worst Expat Ever

It is Sunday night at 11:24. I am waiting for the popcorn to finish (on the stove.. it takes a bit longer but is definitely the way to go!) before I drive to my friend’s house, maybe the most knowledgeable Englishman I know at the great sport that is American Football. It is also nearly 11:30pm and the game has started and I don’t even know which teams are in the Superbowl tonight. I know. My cousins will be hating me. Brittney down in Somerset, my wonderful American friend who has kept more of her traditions than I have will … Continue reading The Worst Expat Ever

That moment when you think again.. my dad is just great.

I salsa dance and after a couple hours of high paced spinning and the clamor of the clave, it takes me a bit to unwind after I get home. I called my dad last night to help the process along before bed. It’s the one nice thing about having parents in a time zone five hours behind. It’s not a bad time to call them in the middle of your night! My mom had decided she missed her siblings and had gotten a rather last minute flight two days earlier for a week down south to visit them all so … Continue reading That moment when you think again.. my dad is just great.