I just read an Urban Army post which highlights some blogging dangers/sins, of which, I must admit, in my pocket-sized experience of blogging I may be guilty of too many- aren’t I the worlds worst!!
In an effort to combat one particular of these, recognising that many thoughts that go through my head are super critical, ranty and cynical I am going to begin the Tuesday Vestibule of Kudos. (Okay, okay, yes I did just enter “Hall” and “Fame” into thesaurus.com) It is quite self explanatory (if indeed you pay a visit to thesaurus.com yourself, or thou art a person with a behemothic* vocab). Basically, it’s a tribute to someone who inspires me, and part of the process is me googling there names and putting a link up. Hehe. I am a bit sad aren’t I.
I will try to make livingness a criteria to start with (and move on to dead heros when I run out). Hmm, wonder if I need to get consent or something from people...Shivers, might look into it. Anyway:
Tuesday Vestibule of Kudos
Majors Sandy and Daryl Crowden. My corps officers. Although I have only been at Mt Albert a wee while, as have they, I truly appreciate their energy, down to earthness, and passion for justice and culturally relevant Jesus journey. They are kind of from Ozzy where they began an aboriginal church, but also from Scotland and India (!) Last week Daryl emailed and said “Hey, Fair Trade fortnights coming up, we should do something at church about it” – I was so stoked, seeing as I was about to approach him about the same thing. It is so rad having C.O’s who are clicked on to the scene about them, and see church as a place for action. Amen and hallelujah. We also had a cool meeting on Sunday, interactive and creative, and I got to play with plasticine.
Easter is approaching so very fast (A bit like me on the bargain bike I just bought from Trade Me) and things are suddenly falling into place, but also out of place too, (i.e, finally found caterers, but have hardly any registered whom the caterers can feed) which is freaking Brenton and I out quite decidedly! But, we both feel so so strongly that God is good and faithful, and wants to challenge our young people towards action, wants to turn the focus of our corps outward, and we hope that God might move us in this stuff this next week. ARGH next week? ??!! wowza
*Word of the day: Behemothic = Huge