Mower Engined Formula H action

Quite a few people I’ve bumped into who nip in here for a splash of Youthblog wittering have commented on the story about H, my son, and the Go karting. Well, the story continues:
We went again to the track this weekend as H decided to blow his pocket money for the entire month on another 15 minutes of lawn mower engined racing. We’d chatted before hand about the goals for the session which included being on the track with other people, focussing on finding the best line through corners, less spinning off; and all this with greater pace. I’d said that if he knocked a second of his time and hit a 31:00 I’d be really happy, whereby he said he was up for a 29:00! I doubted this was possible BUT offered a Mars bar for a 29:00 or faster.
Needless to say we are talking about huge grins, only one spin, increased self esteem, A MARS Bar and a new personal best of 27:85. A faultless drive.
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It is so EXCITING for me to see H doing something where he is an equal and not in the “he did ‘really’ well for a disabled kid” category.
That’s my boy 🙂

Indwelling the story

“To indwell a story is to live so much within its framework that we are not so conscious of the story as of what the story allows us to see”
I’ve been reading and re-reading “Naming the Elephant” by James W Sire (from whom the above is quoted) and finding it a truly exceptional book on Worldviews and philospohical/cutural exploration of meaning. All attempts to write a useful review so far have failed …. but it will happen, oh yes!
Loving the quote though and am thinking about how Christianity exists so often still in the mindset of Modernity, where knowing the story/doctrine/facts are elevated to the point where the knowing the tennets of it outstrip the inhabiting of the story.
I happened to be in a Cafe recently near where two church leaders were discussing young people’s faith and how the young people were so involved with social action and justice that there was a danger of them bypassing important doctrinal distinctives of the Christian faith.
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Filed under: Thinking out loud
Further thinky bit: I think ‘indwelling the story’ is a great definition of discipleship