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The Vision of an Un-Church

Post number two of this new blog and I find I’m having trouble getting my thoughts into words.  I have all this random friendship stuff floating around, yet it’s having trouble getting out of my head and onto paper in any intelligible fashion.  I also have pages and pages of notes filled with topic ideas, and yet they aren’t magically transforming into brilliant articles.

Instead of starting where I thought I’d be starting I’m going to talk about my vision.  In the last post I talked about my prophetic dream.  Today I want to talk about a vision for the future.  It’s not necessarily a vision for this blog, although that is a part of it.  This is a vision for something that doesn’t really exist yet.

I have a vision of creating a church that isn’t about religion.  That may sound strange at first, but read on and I hope it may make more sense. 

I’m a regular guy in my late thirties.  I have a wife and a seven year old daughter.  I often think about what it takes to raise a child today.  Not just the necessities of feeding, housing, and educating, but the more intangible items that will define her as a human being. 

How do I teach her to be kind, caring, and compassionate?  How do I teach her to treat others and interact with her peers and with those older and younger?  How do I prevent the selfishness that seems to appear in abundance in today’s society? 

A Lucid Dream

On Tynan

I had my first <tag>lucid dream</tag> since beginning this thing.

I had woken up naturally after about 15 minutes of sleep, and as I was drifting back into dreamland, I realized that I was sleeping right as I started to dream. I thought "wow... let's try out this lucid dream stuff" and leapt off some stairs. I hit the pavement and it felt like real pain, although it didn't last. Then I figured that I needed to think about flying, and as soon as I did, I could feel myself being yanked way into the air.

It was a strange experience. I could barely see what was happening in the dream... everything was really fuzzy. But I could feel it as if it was actually happening. I woke up after just a minute or so.

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