children, Church planting, Family, Missionary, Parenting, Perspective, Prayer

The Blessing

Wherever you are as you read this, I pray your eyes be open to the least of those that surround you in your world. I don’t have long, drawn-out answers to explain away the pain of this world. This world we live in is waiting for its redemption from the grasp of sin, until that day God’s answer to suffering lies in the hands of us, His children.

Church planting, Courage, Goodbye, Hello

Suck It Up, Buttercup

“It’s time to shake it off, then, have a cup of coffee, and suck it up buttercup,” I say to myself. I’ve learned when it feels like I can’t take another step, I simply put my foot out and step again. That’s when life becomes truly powerful because there’s none of my power left.

Adoption, Church planting, Faith, Feeding, Kindness, Love, Ministry, Misfit, Missionary, Missions, Motives, Perspective, Tears

When Sparrows Fall

Sparrows are so common that they are often thought to be "disposable." If one falls, why bother? There are literally millions, if not billions, of them filling our skies. It may not matter in the grand scheme of things, if one sparrow falls, but it does matter to that one sparrow.

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Choices, Church planting, Covid19, Dream, Dreams, Faith, Misfit, Missionary, Missions, Test

It Felt Like…Losing The Dream

One of the most important things a dream does is not for us, but what it can do for others. God never puts a dream in our hearts that won't spill out and reach others with His love. When the dream God puts in you resurrects another's dream that has died, you have passed the test.

Church planting, Control, Destiny, Misfit, Missionary, Missions

Our Normal, A Road Less Traveled

Most young couples dream of building careers, buying property and weekend barbecues. Us? We were busy trying to book cheap flights, set up international vaccination appointments and get our passports.

Choices, Church planting, Destiny, Dreams, God's call, Missions, Obedience, The Call of God

No Fine Print

It seems that this life that we have chosen, that many have chosen before us, never comes with any "fine print" to read. There is no full disclosure, no rigid job description, nor is there any guarantee of what this world would consider to be success.

Church planting, Courage, Covid19, Destiny, Endurance, Faith, God's call, Goodbye, Missionary, Missions

Taking on the Giants

I’d rather not suffer. Who, in their right mind, would prefer living in the dark places of life over the good times? I much prefer times of dancing and celebration. Six months ago, just before Covid lockdown, were able to go Stateside and take part in our son’s wedding festivities. Those days were full of… Continue reading Taking on the Giants

Church planting, Missions

Consequences

This month in our newsletter from Africa & Beyond, we talk about consequences. They aren't all bad; in fact, some of them are good and those are what we are after. Click here to read more and to watch short video compilation of our 2019 conference in Bujumbura, Burundi. Also, here's a shameless plug for… Continue reading Consequences

Choices, Church planting, Comfort, Courage, Destiny, Familiarity, Family, Missions

Abnormally Normal

Psalm 11:1,4 LB "How dare you tell me, 'Flee to the mountains for safety,' when I am trusting in the Lord?...But the Lord is still in His holy temple; He still rules from heaven..."