Wednesday, June 29, 2005

well its my birthday

Sorry I haven't written much recently. I have been busy, and just not inspired. I guess I am saving all of my inspiration for the FORGE national summit this weekend. Hope to see some of you there.

I am thirty nine today. My beard has a lot of grey in it. I groan whenever I move. I have taken to long periods of time in the toilet, which I now call the library. I complain about the "new music" and the "new looks". And I am grumpy a lot. I guess I am officially old.

But then again, I am actively trying to learn a new sport. I am possibly going to fight again. I have an insane hope that we can actually make this world a better place, and end much of our poverty, violence, and stupidity. I think the church of Jesus can rise up and become what it was in the book of Acts. And I get a crazy thrill when I see good art, an amazing catch, someone stepping beyond themeselves to do something great, or someone finding something inside of themeselves that they didn't know was there.

I am getting older, more cynical, maybe even a little wiser, but I am also exciteable, enthusiastic and hopeful. If this is my midlife crisis, I hope it lasts a long time.

Anyone know where I can buy a Harley, and find a cute twenty year old?


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Christop said...

Happy birthday John!

Cherrypicker said...

Happy birthday big guy.

kelgell said...

birthday happy dude! Ü [Thought I'd be different] Just reading your list of things that make you feel excited, makes me feel more excited about life. A lot depends on perspective. And the best perspective is having Jesus in clear view.

MOM said...

Happy Birthday John great to hear from you again and as always inspiring. John remember that old saying we're not getting older we're getting better. LOVE YA MOM

Kitty Cheng said...

happy belated birthday mate!

thepanhandler said...

Happy belated Birthday my brother.
39. Damn, you're old, which means I'm getting old too.
When ya gonna wrestle some crocs?

Brother Keith

Alan Hirsch said...

hey, did i say happy birthday? well consider it done you magnificent man.

much love and respect

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov