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Wow, so ive neglected this blog like a dead house plant.

I would blame a very busy season since January - but when marko and steve taylor and frank ritchie and all the rest of them manage to blog with way bigger fish to fry, I can only blame it on a "growing phase" - And so I am learning to work smarter not harder. Perhaps blaming the fact ive moved into town and we dont have internet at home... I dunno - ive got nothing...
Im carrying a lot more responsibility at church this year which has being really great for developing areas that have not being too stretched in the last couple of years. There is a great team and crew at blueprint.

Ive visited Auckland, Palmy and Christchurch in the last three weeks, sharing with pastors and youth workers as part of the Alpha Training days, and had some great yarns with crew around the place. Im off to Hamilton tomorrow to speak at the BYM Easter Camp at Mystery Creek. It should be a good weekend catching up with friends from around the northern part of the island. Im a little daunted by the thought of speaking to 3500 kids, but im sure its going to be a blast.

A bunch of work being done towards the first Soul Survivor Roadshow around the north island in two weeks. We are visiting Auckland, Rotorua, Feilding and Wellington. Info can be found at the Soul Survivor website.

Misc Music discoveries: Jon Foreman (lead singer from Switchfoot) has a great solo album out called fall and winter
Live Worship From Victory Fellowship features worship lead by Paul Meany of mutemath fame, as well as Darren King on drums. Mutemath meets worship, can it get any better?

Books read so far this year: "They like Jesus but not the church" by Dan Kimball - good book but it was preaching to the choir.
"Couragous Leadership" by Billy Hybels, a re-read that I have enjoyed but also critiqued a bit harder this time through it.
"Irreistable Revolution" by Shane Claibourne which I loved. A very challenging and uncomfortable read.
"Spiritual Leadership" by Oswald Chambers - a classic that has being great to get stuck into.

And then a whole bunch of zone out books. My current read in this vein is the autobiography of Slash, the guitarist from Guns and Roses... the tagline "It may seem excessive, but that doesnt mean it didnt happen". Entertaining and tragic at the same time.

Alright... would love your prayers overs the weekend if it pops into your head.

P.s. I havent giving up on blogging entirely, it just may be a bit more sparodic for a while!