Tuesday, January 30, 2007

for my people

My braid is wooden,
my knot is old;
My bricks are red,
my pews won't fold.

We're squawking and writhing,
we're breathing and colliding;
We're changing and arranging
we're living and dying.


Friday, January 26, 2007

Party in KW this Saturday!

Drink milk instead of water.

ps. facebook is crazy!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Abortion in Ontario

Sigh.... Listened to Piper in one of his more recent messages on the subject in the States. Had an odd itch to check out Ontario's situation.

Warning. This site begins by showing a movie with graphic pictures.

WARNING! This site has an immediate display of abortion footage.

Abortion Organizations with Geographical Locations in Ontario:

Cabbagetown Women’s Abortion Clinic

302 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 323-0642

Canadian Abortion Rights Action League

P.O. Box 3134
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(807) 344-3660

Canadian Abortion Rights Action League

880 Wellington St, Ste 616
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(613) 789-9956
E-Mail Address:caral@caral.ca

Choice in Health Clinic

597 Parliament St, Suite 207
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 975-9300
E-Mail Address:choice.clinic@sympatico.ca

Hassle Free Clinic

556 Church St, 2nd Fl
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 922-0566
E-Mail Address:admin@hasslefreeclinic.org

Jessie's Centre for Teenagers

205 Parliament St
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 365-1888
E-Mail Address:mail@jessiescentre.org

London Crisis Pregnancy Centre (LCPC)

261 Piccadilly Street
London, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(519) 432-7098
E-Mail Address:londoncpc@webgate.net

Morgentaler Clinic

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 932-0446
E-Mail Address:skb@passport.ca

Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics

427 Bloor St W
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 969-8463

Planned Parenthood North Shore

15 Hudson St.
Blind River, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(705) 356-0113
E-Mail Address:ppns@bellnet.ca

Planned Parenthood Ottawa

701-331 Cooper St.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(613) 226-3234
E-Mail Address:ppottawa@ppottawa.ca

Planned Parenthood Society of Hamilton

611-20 Hughson St. South
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(905) 528-3009
E-Mail Address:plannedparenthood@hwcn.org

Planned Parenthood Toronto

36-B Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 961-0113
E-Mail Address:ppt@ppt.on.ca

Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region

151 Frederick St., Suite 500
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(519) 743-6461
E-Mail Address:director@ppwr.on.ca

Planned Parenthood Windsor/ Essex County

3735 King St.
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(519) 254-3807
E-Mail Address:info@ppwec.ca

Scott Clinic

157 Gerrard St E
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 962-4108

Women’s Care Abortion Clinic

960 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 501
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 256-7149

Women's Health in Women's Hands

2 Carlton St, Ste 500
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(416) 593-7655
E-Mail Address:whiwh@web.net

Women's Health Services

800 Commissioners Rd. E.
London, Ontario, Canada
Phone:(519) 685-8164
E-Mail Address:londoncpc@webgate.net

Closest one to me is about a 5 minute drive to Fredrick Street. I'll pass by it tonight on my way to pick up Heather. God is knitting in her womb at this exact moment. And we are so grateful for the privilege!

God bless friends, and listen to Piper when he says we need to befriend people, and care about them rather than be overly fervent and mouthy.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

O love that will not let me go

O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that foll’west all my way,
I yield my flick’ring torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

Fascinating song by George Mattheson.
-My list of things to write about is piling up, but I would like to comment on this one soon.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Blast from TO

Quick update

I am currently taking a course titled "History of the Bible" as part of a masters program I am inching into down in the big smoke of Toronto. For the week, I will be riding the ways/streetcars downtown, hoofing it across these enormously post-pocket-protected-people-packed blocks (that's a before-and-after for you jeopardy fans out there) in order to go to hear a prof from 9-4 discourse on the tiniest details which lead up to the creation, compilation, and transmission of Holy Scripture. Just for a taste of the intensity, it is day 2, and we are still discussing the types of materials used to actually write down the stuff. My dear wife and our baby to be (Lord willing) is in Waterloo, and I miss her dearly! I love you two!

On the side, I listened to Mark Driscoll discuss the Virgin Birth as part of a series they are doing, and as usual, he managed to make both my ribs and head hurt at the same time. I liked his idea for "daughter dates".

"The string that resounds longest was plucked hardest."


Friday, January 05, 2007


As my previous post indicated, I was pondering three major things.

1. God's transforming power (in the life of friends)

2. The King's birth

3. True Heroism.

Here goes. 1/3

1. Ponderings about the nature of God's transforming power with a view to the effects seen in the lives of close friends.

A. It is always breathtaking

When I say in common speech that "God moved in my heart" what I am referring to is quite a powerful statement, when analyzed closely. I am explaining that the Creator of the Universe, the sustainer of all life, the fountain of beauty, holiness, and joy is personal. This is breathtaking. The most breathtaking work which God does is to open the eyes of the human heart to see reality. He always does this with those who do not know him, and he is constantly doing it with those who do. By 'eyes of the human heart' I mean do draw an analogy between physical sight and what a person really loves. Before God moved, our perception of real things was whatever appetite was most self-oriented, and least God-oriented. It was whatever pleased self most while displeasing God most. For we thought that pleasure was something that was as far away from God as possible. Fun, happiness, joy, were only found when self was elevated to as high a position as possible. The breathtaking thing, is that when God moves, it restores the perception so that the appetite of the heart is God-centered, which increases joy. It is not as if God is continually pulling us away from something we think will be more satisfying then him. Or wilder, or more passionate, or more valuable, or more knowledgeable. When God shows the eyes what is real in life, that the blind appetites and desires of the heart in all of its self-elevation, the heart will always choose to run after God. And that is why it is breathtaking to watch God work in the hearts of humans.

B. It has eternal consequences and scope

This entry on a specific level, is focused on a mighty work of God in the life of a good friend, and sinner, Jerry Bolton. I can say sinner because I am right there with him, and because recently I have been given further cause to rejoice in his repentance and change. I pray that I will always be called to examine my sin by this dude, be it late night Google-Talk, a friendly chat after Christmas, whatever. Hit me friend, my sin is ugly, and I need your God-given gifts to help fight it off.

Rejoice with me folks, for Jerry has been refreshed in King Jesus of late. This has eternal consequences because it affects those who listen to him, those who know him, and those whom he comes into contact with. Moreover, it has an eternal scope, because the Lord uses this time not only for Jerry's life, but all as a part of his plan to redeem the Universe. God acting in this time, being a personal yet holy God, will cause His name to be loved, cherished, clung to, rejoiced in, sung about, and generally made a great deal of in ages to come.

I would encourage those of you who know Jerry to talk to him. Get some of the flames coming off of his fire at the moment. Soak in the Christ-exalting thoughts and words, and spread 'em around. I need this right now. I need to look at the life of this friend, and rejoice that God is a breathtaking God for doing what He has done. I need to repent of sin, and ask for a passion which refocuses every other passion to serve, honour, and love Jesus.

So talk to Jer.

part 1/3 complete.