Monday, August 17, 2015

Creed by Steve Turner

Creed - Poem by Steve Turner
We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin.
We believe everything is OK
as long as you don't hurt anyone,
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.

We believe in sex before during
and after marriage.
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe that adultery is fun.
We believe that sodomy's OK
We believe that taboos are taboo.

We believe that everything's getting better
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated.
You can prove anything with evidence.

We believe there's something in horoscopes,
UFO's and bent spoons;
Jesus was a good man just like Buddha
Mohammed and ourselves.
He was a good moral teacher although we think
his good morals were bad.

We believe that all religions are basically the same,
at least the one that we read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of
creation sin heaven hell God and salvation.

We believe that after death comes The Nothing
because when you ask the dead what happens
they say Nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied,
then it's compulsory heaven for all
excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin and Genghis Khan.

We believe in Masters and Johnson.
What's selected is average.
What's average is normal.
What's normal is good.

We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between
warfare and bloodshed.
Americans should beat their guns into tractors
and the Russians would be sure to follow.

We believe that man is essentially good.
It's only his behaviour that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.

We believe that each man must find the truth
that is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly.
The universe will readjust. History will alter.
We believe that there is no absolute truth
excepting the truth that there is no absolute truth.

We believe in the rejection of creeds.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

cviceni

I love the baby clubs here in the Czech Republic.

There's one at the church here and Mathison and I have SO MUCH FUN.

We get to use our Czech, meet new people, exercise, sing, learn poems, do a craft.

It is such a great culture experience, I could go into that more, but it is so neat to see the things I'm learning at baby club that they use later on in life.

Last time we went, Aiden got to go with us too.

Here are some pics of us.


Aiden's Flower.


He REALLY enjoys the music time.


Mathison likes the instruments too.



Love his smile.



Yes, it's a selfie.


Drum was his favorite.


A few days later, MAC showed off his mad- somersault skills.


video

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Czech

Some of the fun, sometimes,  inexplicable pictures I have from the Czech.


Cups on the fence in the winter time.



A man-built tree, with a real tree-topped & colorful ribbons, of course.



These heart shaped flowers are always a favorite.



Monday, April 27, 2015

dokumenty

More papers, official stamps, special signature, even a special sticker or two, and BLUE ink

I feel this country is focused on keep official papers official.

After a confusing conversation in Czech and an unsuccessful trip to the post office, we thankfully found an office that is able to make verified copies, sign these papers, stick these stickers and stamp these stamps.

We are making preparations for some people to join us in the work over here in the Czech Republic.
Below is the Scroggins Family: Krys, Katie, Finney, Donald, Henry  &   Lisa Shockley



Let's be in prayer for these guys as they're wrapping up life in the US and about to start a new season in the Czech Republic.
Pray for wisdom, transition, visas, language, housing, finances, health, family they leave behind, and clarity about future work here in the Czech.


Also, please be praying with us about our visas as we are starting the process a new.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Czech Book



Always fun to dive into a new Czech book; here's Steve unwrapping it.

Our teacher gave us a compliment the other day. 
She mentioned that she sees us coming to class, making the effort, and she said it's like 
"we fight to learn Czech."
(ok, so she said this in Czech, so I am really hoping that I understood her...!
But she used the work "bojovat"

This is true in my heart..

Cviceni

The boys started going to exercise class recently .
It is a great tool for us to learn Czech- in a fun environment as well as the boys just get to have fun, be themselves and work on some cool skills they might need one day.







Last Sunday

Last week at church , during worship, after I had given a testimony of the weekend we spent ministering in Hlinska to a youth group, the Lord spoke to me .

Our Easter retreat was a sweet time of Steve reminding the students who their identity is in Christ and how to pour out what God gave them to other people - discipleship.

One young man gave his life to Christ and other hearts and doors were opened to what God had to say to these students as individuals.

Steve was thinking about what God had done at this retreat and the Lord spoke to him.

"I am not finished with the Czech Republic."

Simple and true, encouraging and a great reminder.