Becoming Chris Kamalski

"There's a Writer outside ourselves, plotting a better story for us" ~Don Miller

Tag: Pangani blog

Simplicity Is Not Simple.

It was my (long-overdue) turn to post on our community blog this past week. Enjoy a clip below of what I wrote regarding our community-wide engagement of the discipline of simplicity during the month of August, or head here (“Simplicity Is Not Simple”) for the full story and accompanying pictures.

To a person in our community, we realized that ’simplicity is definitely not simple.’ And yet our desire to strip ourselves of what truly mattered remained.  We banded together, sharing food and seeking to go without what we needed (and especially what we wanted) throughout this month.  We began to realize that even attempting the corporate practice of this discipline was powerful and shaping in our failed attempts at it.  Again, I came away with the understanding that engaging a shared practice with an openness of spirit is key towards a true allowing of the Spirit to transform our lives.

Meet the Apprentice Crew.

Thought I'd go with the artistic shot, as Melanie's blog shows faces! (Left to Right: Colletta Cole, Adrienne Mickler, Busi Ndlovu, Curtis Love, Tony Cermak, Johannes Manganye, Myself)

Thought I’d go with the artistic shot, as Melanie’s blog shows faces! (Left to Right: Colletta Cole, Adrienne Mickler, Busi Ndlovu, Curtis Love, Tony Cermak, Johannes Manganye, Myself, Melanie Lorenz) 

 I’ve been meaning to post this for weeks (Months? How long have I been here?), and in the gloriousness of my procrastination abilities, Melanie Lorenz beat me to the punch.  Why fight it, I reasoned to myself?  So, without further ado, I present the 2009 NieuCommunities Apprentice crew, introduced by Melanie herself over on our community blog, Pangani:

Click this link for the specific post: “Welcome Back and Welcome Here.”  And because Melanie is humble, she didn’t write about herself.  Click on her name to follow her thoughts…

P.S. This post and this post of mine have nice photos of the Apprentice crew AS WELL.