Browsing All posts tagged under »God«

I’m Not Thankful For…

November 25, 2010

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Dear Friends, Today is Thanksgiving and like many I have been thinking about all of the things that I am thankful for as I prepare to eat and fellowship with friends here in Portland. I am thankful for Portland, a city that has revived the soul in me, and taught me that the world is […]

Update: 10/14/10

October 14, 2010

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It’s been a long while since I posted a real blog, but I wanted to write and say it’s not because I’m being lazy again! I haven’t posted because I put a deadline on myself to finish my book by the end of the year, and over the past few weeks have written several chapters […]

A Cause Worth Donating To!

September 27, 2010

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It’s that time of year again! The AIDS walk is next Sunday and I will be walking with a few friends to help raise money for the cause. Any chance you’d be willing to donate? Please go to the link below and it’s as simple as clicking a button! You have no idea how much […]

Just Another Life Update…

September 20, 2010

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I must say that Portland’s weather suits me. I love the rain. I don’t think I loved the rain in other places because it wasn’t set against a backdrop of Pacific North-West foliage and the giant furs that seem to be everywhere. When it rains a steady cloud of mist ascends through the forests and […]

A Quick Question…

August 30, 2010

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(Cartoon By David Hayward aka The Naked Pastor) Ever decided that not only do you wish to avoid someone, but anyone that person associates with because of their unattractive faith-life? I only ask because there are certain Christians I just can’t connect to while they are friends with certain people I’ve had bad experiences with. […]

Questioning Christianity: Ep. 2- Does Size Really Matter?

August 25, 2010

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The longer I live in Portland, it seems, the more aware I am of the religious subculture developing back home. It’s an awkward thing to hear about, the same 5 pastors dominating the blogosphere and twitter, and doing little to nothing to actually impact their communities at large. So I’m sending a few questions out […]

Questioning Christianity I

August 25, 2010

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The longer I live in Portland, it seems, the more aware I am of the religious subculture developing back home. It’s an awkward thing to hear about, the same 5 pastors dominating the blogosphere and twitter, and doing little to nothing to actually impact their communities at large. So I’m sending a few questions out […]

Another Confession: I’m A Networking Narcissist

July 28, 2010

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(photo by David Hayward) I’ve kinda fallen off the twitter/blogging map for a while and I wanted to share a few thoughts about why… Just in case you were wondering. A few months ago my agent and I had a really honest talk. She told me that connecting with people was a great thing, and […]

Mere Churchianity…

July 19, 2010

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The best book I’ve read since Blue Like Jazz…. BUY IT! Click the Picture to Order!

The Church is on Fire…

July 13, 2010

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why it is that I feel the way I do about the church and Christianity as a whole. I don’t want to be that bitter guy, and have that “I hate church because the church hurt me” mentality. I feel quite the opposite actually. I love the church… […]

What I’m Reading Now…

June 12, 2010

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Wonder Boys–Michael Chabon 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland– Paul Gerald The Dharma Bums– Jack Kerouac Green Hills of Africa– Earnest Hemingway All of these books inspire me… Here’s why:  Wonder Boys speaks to the writer inside of me, and Kerouac’s, Dharma Bums, speaks to the side of me desiring an unorthodox brand of […]

My Birthday Wish!

June 6, 2010

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I’m working on a new project, and wanted to share it with you! If you feel so inclined, please subscribe via the RSS feed! (That’s my wish by the way)…. I’m really hoping you’ll help hold me accountable to this project, and that’s one of the ways you can! http://TimothyKurekHikes.wordpress.com

God Is the Needle & I’m the LP…

June 3, 2010

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Hawthorne Blvd, a street filled with coffee shops, bookstores, and the messenger-bag wearing Bohemians that consistently brave the never-ending Portland drizzle. Me, a transient, wearing a black raincoat– a birthday present from my girlfriend– and a golf hat that covers a newly buzzed haircut, listening to a man with wild, unkempt blond hair, playing a […]

I’m Beyond Lucky…

May 30, 2010

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I think I’m the luckiest guy on the planet… Just a thought.

“Smells Like Green”- Portland Soundtrack Vol. I

May 28, 2010

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Here’s what I’ve been listening to since moving to Portland! Any suggestions? Check out these songs if you haven’t heard them! Pax! “Falling Slowly”– The Frames “Minds Made Up”– The Frames “Come Pick Me Up”– Ryan Adams “It’ll All Work Out”– Tom Petty “Que’ Onda Guero”– Beck “Cathedrals”– Jump Little Children “Falling In Love At […]

Another 3am Confession…

May 20, 2010

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I’ve been in Portland now for two and a half weeks. It’s not quite home yet, but then again I didn’t expect it to feel like home for a while. Don’t get me wrong, I love it here, but I knew that the same things I struggled with in Nashville I would undoubtedly struggle with […]

My New Place: The Video Tour!

May 5, 2010

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I love my new place! It feels like home. This is a picture of Cathedral Park that I took the other day. It’s beautiful. Let me know what you think about the house!

Portland: Ep. 1

May 5, 2010

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Tim here. Haven’t blogged in a few days because I’m exhausted and am trying to let my body recover from the 2,700 mile, week-long trip. Not to mention that I’m getting used to the higher elevation, the weather, and once again living on the third floor at a place. Bigger boys don’t like stairs. It’s […]

Roadtrip Update: Two Days In Boise!

May 2, 2010

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So much has been happening that I’ve fallen a few days behind! I’m currently in Portland. I arrived safely and was thankful to be home. I’ll write more about Portland tomorrow. For now it’s time to tell you about Boise! Boise is a place I never thought I’d visit, but when I discovered that my […]

Concerning Salt Lake…

April 30, 2010

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I’d be willing to say that Tuesday was perhaps one of the most enjoyable days I’ve had this year. I toured Park city, Utah, and drove into Salt Lake, through a mountain pass that Robert Redford lives in. And upon arriving into the Lake of Salt, I instantly knew what it was I wanted to […]

Elk, X, and Wyoming…

April 28, 2010

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In my post earlier I neglected to write about some of the more eventful parts of my drive last night through Wyoming. So I thought I’d mention these few facts about last night so as to warn you if you are ever driving through Wyoming on your way to some better geographical location. 1. Beware […]

Driving Update From Park City, Utah

April 27, 2010

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What can I say about the open road? Well a lot actually, but I won’t waste your time. Suffice it to say that over the past 24 hours I’ve seen God all around me. From the tumbleweeds to the mountains, the prairie dogs to the Elk I saw in Wyoming, all have made me smile.  […]

Nashville to Portland: Day 2

April 26, 2010

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I’m in Kansas City, but barely made it here. On the way here I was caught in 4 straight hours of torrential downpours and tornado warnings. The good news is that I made it from Nashville to the other side of Saint Louis in 3 hours, so the downpour didn’t keep me from being on […]

Here I Go…

April 24, 2010

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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the Sun, The higher he's a-getting; The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. That age is best, which is the first, When youth […]

A New Beginning…

April 23, 2010

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7 Days Until I’m There… I Can’t Wait To See You!

Countdown: 14 hours

April 23, 2010

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It’s official. My car is completely packed, I’ve said goodbye to my brother and expecting sister-in-law, and have run my last two errands. Now I’m sitting at my house, and the emotions of leaving this place are intense. It’s a perfect day here. Blue skies and 86 degrees. And every where I look I see […]

Countdown: 2 Days

April 22, 2010

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The past two days have been memorable. Tuesday night I hung out with friends and went to my last Springwater Karaoke night– at least for the next six or so months. And I love that little dive-bar. The beer is cheap. $6.50 for a pitcher of good brew, and we aren’t talking the wimpy pitchers […]

Countdown: 4 Days (Continued)

April 20, 2010

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I spent the morning with my dad. It was a good time, and I got to tell him a lot that I felt I needed to before I leave. It’s amazing how forgiveness can foster healing within a relationship, and it’s nice to see that healing in a relationship that has been so strained over […]

Countdown: 4 Days

April 20, 2010

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Four days. I’m in disbelief. Last night I couldn’t sleep. I drove around Bellevue thinking and praying and memorizing details of the places I’ve been to a million times over the past 17 years. I’m so excited about this move. I’m excited to see what God has for me outside of my comfort zone. I […]

Countdown: 7 Days

April 17, 2010

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I woke up today feeling pretty restless. It was odd. Everyday that passes I feel as if I detach a little more from my home– which I’ve lived in off and on since I was 6– and from Nashville. Last night I got to hang out with one of my closest friends, Lindsey, and we […]

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