Friday, April 18, 2008

I found Jesus!

Here He is! He was hiding all along under the front desk at my local DIY store. He really took my challenge to find an obscure hiding place seriously! Is there a message I should get from this???

Monday, April 14, 2008


Here's a post from a relatively new friend of mine from California named David Tosti. He writes here about a mutual friend that put us in touch a couple of years back. Do check out the site and get signed up for the cause - the Revolution!

"There are certain people that we all come across in our lives that inspire us, move us to be better humans, and explain love through the way they breathe and my friend Guido is that, for me. Guido and I met about 7 years ago, when I was singing and touring with my band, PAX217. We met in a mall in Nashville, TN and struck up a rich, deep, friendship. If I could only explain what he does and more importantly WHO he is, I would. I guess I will give it a try. He is a MAN, in the truest sense. A husband, father to 5 children of his own, and a father to many many more artists. He has invested himself for the past 25 years into the lives, families, and essentially the hearts, of many multi-platinum (and not multi-platinum, like myself) artists. He is an example of what it means to be a father and a fighter. He has given himself to extreme ends to speak life into artists through out the years. I’m so grateful to have crossed paths and built such an amazing a relationship. Last night, we connected at the spectrum on a whim. He is currently on a HUGE international tour, which I can’t mention, so I was quite lucky to be able to hang with him for a few hours. Here’s a shot I took of him in Nordstroms. Here’s to you Guido, you have made my life more powerful. Find what he does here, and if you’re on facebook, I invite you to add his “cause” and give to his work."

For previous posts on Guido

Friday, April 11, 2008

'No Man is an Island'

"My soul does not find itself unless it acts. Therefore it must act. Stagnation and inactivity bring spiritual death. But my soul must not project itself entirely into the outward effects of its activity. I do not need to see myself, I merely need to be myself. I must think and act like a living being, but I must not plunge my whole self into what I think and do, or seek always to find myself in the work I have done. The soul that projects itself entirely into activity, and seeks itself outside itself in the work of its own will is like a madman who sleeps on the sidewalk in front of his house instead of living inside where it is quiet and warm. The soul that throws itself outdoors in order to find itself in the effects of its own work is like a fire that has no desire to burn but seeks only to go up in smoke.

The reason why men are so anxious to see themselves, instead of being content to be themselves, is that they do not really believe in their own existence. And they do not fully believe that they exist because they do not believe in God. This is equally true of those who say they believe in God (without actually putting their faith into practice) and of those who do not even pretend to have any faith. "

- Thomas Merton, 'No Man is an Island'

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

the Pray Runner

Have you seen this one? It's both funny and insightful. I'm surprised that Diesel (but more generally those who watch and create culture - i.e. advertisers, artists, marketers) utilised this imagery and alluded to the reality that some young people do go / would go to church (if it suited their lifestyle more). What must we retain in Christianity to remain uniquely Christian? What must we lose (that's not central to relationship with Jesus) in order to make God more accessible or open doors for people as they seek God?

Sunday, April 06, 2008

P.Y.O.P. - Pull Your Own Pint

I was out a few weeks ago with a new friend - Matt Kingsley, who works with GEM and we headed out to two pubs on the South side of Dublin. The first one we went to was my favourite. It's called The Baggot Inn. It was very contemporary, decorated in a trendy fashion and the best feature . . . you could pull your own pints at the round tables where you were seated! The choices were slim though, either Guinness or Carlsberg, but sooo cooool! Here's a picture of Matt enjoying his perfectly poured pint of Guinness.

There was another col feature just across from our table. There was a large 'painting' of Arthur Guinness (creator of Guinness) on the wall which every fifteen minutes or so he came to life and did something completely different than before. The barman said that it would take someone sitting there and watching him two and a half days to see everything he does. What an ingenious idea. Loved it. Here's a photo a of him striking his pose.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Oozing Anam Cara

My most recent article, 'The Emerging Anam Cara' just went live today on The Ooze. Feels good to be working harder at writing and getting some feedback. Would love feedback from any of you here, there or anywhere if you take some time to reflect on it. Blessings on you wherever you are this day!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

"Aslan is on the move . ."

Urban Dictionary

1. 'Aslan is on the move'

1. exclam.
A popular line from one of them Narnia books, in which the presence of a big lion is announced.

2. exclam.
Something to say the day after a big curry, when your stomach emits a huge roar and you have to run to the crapper before your entire digestive system ends up in your underpants like a big steaming pile of wildebeast entrails.

example: "I'm sorry but, could you direct me to the lavatory, Aslan is on the move, you see."