Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcome Home Run On

I've been gone for a long time. Feels pretty good to be honest. I'm trying out a new format for the old blog. Curious for comments. The background is the view from my bedroom window at night. It's remarkable really, even though I do not quite enjoy the cement jungle. The new place, around Church and Carlton, is fantastic for hosting students and changes like no other neighbourhood I have ever lived in, depending on the time of day. I said hello to two prostitutes on my walk home last night. Working one minute from my doorstep. Saw another farther down Church St. It's a broken neighbourhood, and it does better hiding it during the day.

First it was Hamilton. Then camp. Then Toronto. Then the one country in the world I never wanted to visit. Now downtown Toronto.

There are so many places that the Spirit has invited me to go to, and never in my old life's wildest dreams did I want or think to go there. There was no desire. But I did, and I found life. My heart changed and I saw resurrection.

So now, in this moment, this is my calling's destination. This is my new home.


Elsie said...

dear dave's train of thoughts: i thought about blogging today, and i came to read yours. The last two paragraphs/lines could be lyrics to my next song - in that they speak sentiments that I resonate with. thanks :)

p.s. my verification word is "babaem"... "babaem!!" lol.

Mel said...

I like the new design of the blog, especially the background photo. It does remind me of the place you would never in your old life have wanted to live in, but because of the Kingdom, you are here.

Thank you Jesus for bringing Life into dead places.

Anonymous said...

Not to be an ass but I believe the word you were looking for was Sex Workers...
See you in a few weeks at the R & G wedding :)

Steve said...

Dave! As usual I'm blessed to get to watch God at work- it's a gift that you keep showing me this!

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