So Baino challenged everyone with a meme, to get to know each other better. Not one to back down, and as I pretty much lay it out on here anyway, here it goes...
What is your favourite pastime/s?
First and foremost is my family. We live a pretty amazing life filled with zany adventures, which gives me plenty of material to post. I love to read and will read just about anything. I am a sucker for a good story, whether fact or fiction. Hopefully, this will translate into writing a book in the near future. Which ties into another, which is meeting people and hearing about their life. I also love the outdoors. I actually lived in the woods for a year just after college working with youth. I'll get around to telling some of that story one of these blogs.
What about the world around you saddens you?
Great question. Seeing children harmed or neglected rips my heart. Seeing people wasting away in jobs they hate, living a life of little meaning or purpose. So much potential goes to waste. That people still go hungry or can't receive proper medical attention. The people that are ignored or cast off, such as the homeless or sick. People not being loved, saddens me. People that have lost hope.
What about the world around you delights you?
The twinkle in a child's eye right before they do something silly. Sharing stories over a great cup of coffee. Seeing people make a difference in each others lives. Watching that moment when people actually get it. Wrestling and tickle fights with my fam. People loving people loving people... Making new friends. Seeing God move in amazing ways, that we would never consider. That this is only the beginning and it only gets better.
How important is the environment to you?
We have an obligation to steward the resources we have been given, unfortunately we tend to plunder and use recklessly. I love going hiking and camping, seeing animals in their natural habitat. Every day this shrinks as more land is cleared to put in the next "big thing". I remember spending hours in the woods growing up as they were all around us. Now they have disappeared to put in houses and distribution centers. There is a great tension there between innovation and conservation. Our fam doesn't do enough, but we are trying.
If you had a million dollars, what would you spend it on?
Creating a space for community. Maybe create a camp ground or retreat and utilize it to work with kids and students. Or where adults could retreat as well. Provide space for people to be real and get real. I guess the same could be done in a neighborhood as well. Any one want to offer the money?
So that's a little about me. No tagging anyone on this one, but if you'd like to play, I'd love to hear about you. Let me know in the comments and I'll hook you up with five questions, just for you.