Sunday, January 20, 2008

Brother John

a Biblical thought...
Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, 'Go jump in the lake'—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it's as good as done. That's why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. (Mark 11:22-23)

a Book thought...
We often do more damage than good when we just throw bible verses at people without explaining them. (p201 Kimball)

a Dave thought...
Last night was my brothers 40th birthday party in Torquay. As John is my only brother but also my closest sibling he has had a huge influence on my life. He inspired me to take up music more seriously and move to Melbourne and study at VCA, he also influenced my decision to join the Melbourne Staff Band. His friends became mine and after going to many Salvo camps together and travelling overseas playing in bands together, we have been very close along the way. He was also the first of us to work in youth ministry as he was DYS for a time in South Australia. We even ran a marathon together in 2000. Anyway the last 10 years we have had a lot less to do with each other as we live 90 minutes apart and both have children and careers that demand our attention. So even though we have gone down different roads, John is someone I will always value greatly in my life as a lot of the things I still do today have been inspired by him.

Just a thought.

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