Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pic from the Bell front: The one about the best BBQ of the summer.

Kids show the best emotions... what a great BBQ!

Location: The Salash's.

Friday, July 25, 2008

To be the Pastor is to love them...

So, internship ended and I'm starting to draw together some ideas of what it is to be pastor. It seems that to be the pastor is to love them...

A friend is supply preaching at my internship site right away and was asking me what the process would be like. Right away I could think of who was going to pay her, who would likely welcome her, and all these faces came into my head. It was really all about relationship in the end. All about a community of people that were all so different and all so amazing and challenging in all ways.

So all these years of seminary have loaded my brain with theology and new ideas and in the end... it would seem that the biggest challenge is going to be to love the people I'm called to serve. Not just the easy ones either... all the people.

I wonder who would be at seminary if you described the calling this way... just love your people. If you have not love, all the theology in the world isn't going to help. You just make noise.

Do I have the faith in the people? Am I willing to hope with them? Can I actually love them? This is the new challenge to ponder...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pic from the Bell front: The one I put up to gross out Dyanna

If you thought that Dragonfly was gross, check out this couple of crazy teenagers that landed on my window in the rain just the other day. I love macro!

Location: Back of carpark - Saskatoon

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pic from the Bell front: The one with Dad's home made recumbent.

Well, you all had a chance to see my recumbent bike from

But I wanted to share a picture today of the bike my Dad made. I don't know if even cares about recumbents, but he has listened to me yammer on for years now, and even build this prototype trike. It started as a regular short wheel base underseat stearing recumbent, and ended as a tadpole style trike. So... it's an interesting picture, and a chance for me to show off what my Dad made. I'm so proud of him sometimes!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pic from the Bell front: The one with the dragonfly closeup...

I wish that I could have the same sort of wonder that kids have when they find a bug like this...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pic from the Bell front: The one with the swingers.

Real swingers!

I used to make fun of parents who spent so much on these play structures... but totally worth it!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pic from the Bell front: The one with young Matt and Erik and Lindsay and Chris

This one is a blast from the past.

Contest: Name the year of this photo.

(I know... this isn't as cute as my normal pics :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Pic from the Bell front: The one with the Freerider

Ya know, I wanted one of these things for over 10 years and have finally got one and... I love everything about this bike.

Today's pic is a shamless plug for

Location: End of the trail Saskatoon

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pic from the Bell front: The one about Spiderman Elijah

Oh yes... that is the amazing spiderman... only with a little plastic hose and a dog collar instead of web slinging power. Almost just as scary really.

Face Paint: Fun Factory
Location: Saskatoon, House, Playroom.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pic from the Bell front: The one about India's intensity

Ahhh... my sweet little girl's true dark side comes out... look at the intensity in those eyes... look at the cunning... All of you who thought that she was such a sweet little girl can now see the truth of her power as she handles that duck better than any man I know could! (OK... she's a little cute too...)

Location: Kindersley Lions Park, SK.