Serving the Glory of God – November 2019

Two days ago I returned home from my most recent training trip to the Philippines. It was a trip filled with twists and turns, new and familiar storylines. I was so impressed again with the followers of Jesus I met along the way. I was reminded, the Lord has His people scattered in many places […]

Unity Cranks the Volume

It’s hard to believe it was just two weeks ago that I arrived home from our training in Northern Uganda. The route home took an add route through Johannesburg, South Africa and a fifteen hour flight to Atlanta. Three legs and twenty-one hours of flying time makes for a long commute home from work. It’s […]

Multiplying Leaders – India, July 2019

I returned from a training site in India last week that was such an encouragement! The focus of what the Lord was doing landed on my heart with great joy repeatedly throughout my time. I shouldn’t be more specific about the location simply because any attention on those believers could make life and ministry more […]

May 2019 Gulu Uganda and a Taste of Glory

Years ago someone posed this question… “If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you most want to do?” That question has pressed me to think differently about the days and seasons of my life. After I became a follower of Jesus, another seismic shift took place when I became convinced of two things: First, […]

Ready for Take-Off

Gulu, Uganda  January 2019 Romans 12:4-6. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us […]

The Challenge of Wise Sensitivity and Bold Advance

I tend toward full disclosure, which makes this post such a challenge. I can’t go there. Not because I don’t want to, it’s just not wise. I need to be more vague, general, veiled, in order to safeguard followers of Jesus in a more restrictive setting. In this particular case the trainers would probably not […]

To Haiti and Back

I had planned to write about the training in Haiti while I was there. That obviously didn’t happen. Now, almost a month has passed. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to write, I just wasn’t sure what I was going to write. Truthfully, I’m just not sure what I’ve seen. I learned a long time […]

May. Be. Crazy.

Some months are crazy, or maybe it’s just me. This month we moved (again), brought Moriah home from college, sold our pickup, bought a car, closed on the sale of our house in New Richmond, and a bunch of other stuff… that could make this story a couple months long.  I do want to share […]

Christ-Our Decoration

Wednesday of our training in Liberia was a national holiday known as Decoration Day. Decoration Day is set aside to honor those who have died. It is tempting to draw a parallel to Memorial Day, and there is a thread that exists. The tragic history of Liberia makes the enemy of death much more treacherous. […]

Liberia Liberty

It’s a unique experience, walking into a group of students (ranging in age from early twenties to older-than-me), knowing I will only have five days with them. At Grace College in Monrovia, Liberia, I began with my class of fourteen (thirteen men, and one Olivia) on Monday. A stranger, with one point of union, Jesus […]