Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Sister

Lee-Ann went back to the hospital today to get a feeding tube. She and dad should be at the IWK for about four days while they learn how to care and clean for the tube. I talked to her on the phone tonight she said it hurt at first, and they made her take a yucky pill…but it doesn’t hurt now. She is a trooper.

Overall she is doing really well. For those who might not know she was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2004, a month later she was in remission. Thankful the cancer has remained in remission. She still in treatment and has a year and a half to go still. The phase she is in right now is an intensive…it’s been hard on her little body. She was sick almost twice a day for almost two weeks and she lost .8kg in four days. The chemo has also limited her desire to eat, which is why the feeding. Thank you everyone for your prayers

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Humbled

Life working at a pizza is similar to most fast food places; there are orders to take and make, floors to mop, tables to clear, dishes to wash…and of course customers that try your patience and grace. This week two ladies came in that fit this description. The way they talked to me was rude and snobby, it took everything in my powers to smile and be pleasant.

The next day was a rough; I messed up three order, I was slow, and my boss gave me a look that said “can you do anything right”. In the midst of this crazy day the same two ladies walked up to the cash…and I said nasty things in my head about them. I didn't take their orders but I did put the remains of their meal in a to-go box. As I helped them they thanked me and praised the meal…I was so humbled and felt put in my place. To top it they left me a two dollar tip, a very rare occurrence.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Anticipation

Saw a commercial for the new Doctor Who, CBC is will start airing the remake on April 5th. Their ad for it looks average. As a child my dad and I would regularly watch Doctor Who (most of my childhood nightmares were a direct result of the show, it was great). My love for sci-fi was birthed from episodes of the good doc and original Star Trek. For that reason alone I am looking forward to watching it, but somehow I think I am going to be disappointed.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Where's the grace?

A recent discussion has got me struggling. It was an average conversation with a self proclaimed “spiritual but anti-organised religious person”. She shared her frustrations and the problems as she sees with the church and Christians. Her thoughts were nothing new but they hit hard. It was issues like hypocrisy in the church; the pain Christians have called with gossip and slander.

It reminded me of listening to dc talk’s Jesus Freak as a teen, "The greatest cause of atheism today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, but walk out the door and deny him with their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world finds unbelievable"

Her accusations were hard to swallow because they are true. It is the reality that she has met those how claim the name of Christian but not met the grace of Christ.