Richard Rohr – The Spirit

Thought this daily devotional from Richard Rohr was great.  So I figured I’d post it.


A Christian is someone who’s animated by the spirit of Christ, a person in whom the spirit of Christ can work.  That doesn’t always mean that you consciously know what you are doing.

As it states in Matthew 25, “When have we seen you hungry?  When have we seen you thirsty?”  We may have no idea that we do what we do for Christ.  But Christ said: “Because you did it, you did it for me.”

It never depends upon whether we say the right words, but whether we live the right reality.

Adapted from Simplicity, p. 157

Starter Prayer:
     Lord, send out your spirit
and renew the face of the earth.





Happy New Year!

Happy new year, and happy 2011!

After a great week off for the Christmas holidays and  a great New Years celebration, its back to work.  The coming year has great potential for me.  I have grown into a more senior role in our office where I am now a leading technologist on several projects.  This brings new challenges but also new skills and rewarding adventures designing large buildings and dealing much more with the building code and consultants.

I am also looking forward to my small business, Brian Geertsema Designs (BG Designs), continuing to grow as we expanded our market by introducing our new website  I also registered myself in the province of Ontario as a Designer.  I am excited to see how this business grows and the possibilities it could have.

I know your all interested in my progress on the golf front, so I will let you know that I am stepping it up for 2011, which is also year 4 in my trial.  I will be joining a winter golf program at the Marshes that actually starts this coming Jan. 4.  I will be taking lessons as part of it so I will be shaping my swing before the season.  I am excited to see the difference this coming season.

On another note, I continue to be lucky and am still dating my lovely girlfriend.  And hopefully, I look forward to growing that relationship.

This year marks the end of my term as deacon at KCCRC.  It has been a great personal learning experience.  I know myself much better having been part of the Deaconhood.  I enjoyed serving with all the other deacons.  I may even miss going up front and talking about the collections, I enjoyed that.

I hope you have a great year with many blessings and you follow your dreams!

‘It’s a new day, its a new dawn, its a new life for me.’


Happy Christmas!

Yes, I’m wishing all my deacon duty fans out there an early Happy Christmas!

‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men.’


Just for fun, here is another pic of me from my Calgary trip this past spring.  Me playing Silvertip in the Rocky Mountains.  It was spectacular.


That’s right, I’ve decided to grow a mustache for the month of November.  And yes, I am doing all that fund raising for prostate cancer as well.  See below.  I plan on trying a few different styles throughout the month.  I’ll post some pics when I have them.  In the mean time, check out my MoSpace.


Here’s the stuff:

This Movember, the month formerly known as November I’ve decided to donate my face to raising awareness about prostate cancer.  My donation and commitment is the growth of a moustache for the entire month of Movember, which I know will generate conversation, controversy and laughter.

Click this link and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account

All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please visit:

Thank you in advance for helping me to support men’s health.