Tomorrow morning some time I’m heading up with Geoff and his sister Anita to Canberra for a wedding. I haven’t packed a thing and am going to a farewell party very shortly, so who knows when that will happen. I will be gone all weekend. I hope to return to a working car (Three cheers to Henry for working on Australia Day), minimal debt, my Dad a year older, a phone call on Tuesday about working back with MBO and some time to simply crash and sleep for extended periods – why I don’t use more of my holidays for this I don’t know.

I also need to redesign the Advoc8 site, teach myself the basics and extras of Adobe Illustrator and Indesign and possibly roam the web for some nice Photoshop tips.

As for my grand holiday plans of taking a few days off by myself, that hasn’t happened. There is however still time. Suggestions as to where I can go? Wow, thinking about it, it all depends on whether my car is operational.

There is also the plan to properly organise/assist something for the Youth Group Camp (coming up soon), think further about Youth this year, read all those books I haven’t gotten to yet, catch up for coffee with a list of people that have been floating in my head and perhaps one or two more who I’d like to suss out as a potential mentor or have them wind up as (novel idea of having) a non-peer friend. Prayer for that would be good. It’s been a long time coming. It needs to happen.

I might also get soon to talk about new things going on at Church and what I think about the emerging Church (as soon as I’m lent those books that will get me thinking).

But for now, I have a party to head to… sadly it’s back to the old, ‘being driven’.

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I’ve also linked to this article before, but have a read of The Master Humbler.

In answering the blogging questions, I acknowledged that the original reason why I started blogging was to challenge myself to be more vulnerable/open in an (at first) non confronting way. That of course has developed and evolved through my two years online and is probably now only partially the reason why I am still here.

I’ve also just been listening to a sermon on Psalm 139. Intimacy before God and others. Risking the ‘deeper’ conversations, confrontations and challenges.

If you don’t blog (or even if you do) what ways do you or should you challenge yourself in being more open? Do you even think it is necessary? What do you gain by being a little bit ‘out there’ with what’s really going on? What do you lose?

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