Tag: inspiration

  • In Memory of Madiba

    “It always seems impossible until it is done.” • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” • “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but […]


  • In Memory of…

    Right around the world, today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. Fifteen years ago, HIV/AIDS became relevant to my life. When I was just ten years old, and we had only just moved to Cambodia – my parents were asked by a mother, dying of complications from AIDS, to care for her two year old […]

  • The Time In Between

    “There is how we were before, and how we are now, and the time between is spent choosing which doors to open, and which to close.” -Karen White I’m in the time in between. I’m in the time in between, returning from Cambodia, having worked in youth ministry to resettling in Australia, preparing to work in media […]

  • In This Skin

    After twenty five years, you’d think I’d finally be comfortable in this skin…you’d think. And I am comfortable in this skin. Most days. Somedays. At least on good days. Most of the time. The older I get. The less I worry about the superficial things. But there are some things, I still can’t manage to […]

  • Seasons [Youth Prayer Stations]

    Seasons [Youth Prayer Stations]

    Seasons: Youth Prayer Stations Compiled and Edited by Chris Bowman & Christina Valenti Seasons are important. They provide a sense of rhythm and journey. Here in Cambodia the seasons are subtle, but still distinct. Maybe you come from a part of the world, like me, that has four distinct seasons. Winter. Spring. Summer. Autumn. Each […]

  • A Note to a Younger Self

    Hey younger self, First off, when did this Chris get so old? And when did you get to be so young? Not that it matters all that much. People still think this Chris looks about the same age as you, younger Chris. This is a good thing they say. That’s cool with me. Plus, all […]