I suck at blogging  

Posted by Stephen Lowe

I haven't posted anything here in months other than the constant stream of twitter updates that automatically appear on the left. I am not recommitting to update more frequently or anything like that, just letting you know, I'm still here. I have some ideas for some posts and will hopefully be regurgitating them into written form over the next few weeks. The truth is I suck at blogging and twitter really fits my mode of operation much better with it's short, quick and to the point 140 character bursts. I wish all conversations were that short and direct :) Follow me on Twitter here http://www.twitter.com/slowethinking and check back here over the next few weeks for my few and far between longer ramblings. Thanks for tuning in.

Mad Church Disease - requote  

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I am reading Mad Church Disease by Anne Jackson. This book is amazing, if you are involved in a church in any capacity I would highly recommend this book. A number of things stood out to me but this quote she included from another book is amazing.

"What the church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use - men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men - men of prayer."
- Preacher and Prayer, by E. M. Bounds

That pretty much sums it up doesn't it? Funny that I'm quoting a quote in a book quoted from another book, but yeah, it's that good.

Gadget twitch  

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So I disconnected from BES server on my blackberry a few weeks ago and have all my stuff syncing with google now. It's working great, no problems. I'm paying an extra $15 a month for BES server access on my phone plan and am thinking about dropping it back to the standard data service. If I'm doing that, do I really need a blackberry or just a phone that can do email and stuff seamlessly? This is not helping, I want it, bad. Will be released on sprint in the next few weeks, oh so sweet looking. Looks like Palm is back in the game.

Infectious Grooves  

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I need to get Tony a stethoscope.

8-bit Memories  

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Total Brilliance. I would say that anybody who's anybody in their mid 30's knows exactly what this is. I could put this code in so fast it was unbelievable. You had to be really quick on the Contra screen. Who's with me on this?

Visual DNA  

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Last night I got out the electric trimmers and gave Ethan and myself a haircut. My head feels liberated, I love a fresh cut. While I was cutting Ethan's hair it was so apparent to me that he was truly my son. He has a goofy cowlick on the front of his hairline on one side that makes it hard to cut his bangs straight, exactly like I do. He has a huge gap between his two front teeth that I can guarantee braces will not correct, because I have the same gap in my teeth that is somewhat hidden by building up ceramic to fill the gap. I'm a pretty laid back guy and E is the same way, unless you wake him up from a nap, then he turns into his mom. There are a bunch of other things but these are just a few of the things that are an outward indication that he is from me. This got me thinking about how God is our heavenly father and we were created in his image. I think sometimes it is hard for people to see that though, in themselves as well as others. We tend to cover and hide these things with what we want to be and not what He wants us to be.

We should take a look at ourselves in the mirror, with fresh eyes and ask the question. Is it obvious to anyone who looks who my Father really is?

I'll never grow up  

Posted by Stephen Lowe

I have a skateboard I keep at the office. I bought it for myself on a birthday a few years ago, maybe my 25th, I can't remember. I used to skate all the time when I was in middle and high school. I loved it. I broke my foot on a launch ramp and was back on the board the next day with a cast on my right leg. This week, while skateboarding at the office, I was able to ollie a 12 pack of coke and clear it by a full deck, land a few kick flips and am nailing pop shuvits like I was 13. My shins and upper ankles are beaten and bruised pretty badly but it was so worth it.

Tonight Ethan and I were playing in the basement and I remembered something me and my cousin used to do when we were little. It involves stairs, a cheap sleeping bag, a bruised rear end and a lot of laughter, but more than that it requires that you be young at heart.

Now that you are through laughing, what are you doing that keeps you young?

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My name is Stephen Lowe. I'm a Christ follower, Husband, Father, Technologophile and Metalhead. This is where I dump my observations and opinions on whatever strikes me as noteworthy. Enjoy, discuss, disagree, I'm cool with whatever.

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