You Then, My Child

Could there be a more beautiful phrase? Maybe. A phrase like “I love you” is pretty hard to top. Or, knowing the Lord of Glory has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you” brings more stability to life than even I can mess up! When the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy he openly […]

The Story of a Lifetime

Over the last few years I’ve read most books on my iPad. I love the library-in-my-pocket convenience. There are sacrifices, for sure. A significant part of the book-reading experience seems subtly connected to the simple act of turning the page. In the early chapters it often seems the story could drag. There are few things […]

Mamma Said There’d Be Days Like This

Really, I’m pretty sure Momma never envisioned anything close to this! We finished our training this morning with the final student giving one of the better messages. It was obvious through the week these guys worked hard, seriously, and made a lot of progress in dealing faithfully with the text. They were challenged for sure, […]

My Final Exam, Tomorrow

Tomorrow will conclude our week of teaching at the East Africa Christian College. This is a new school, started in just the last two years. There are twenty three students in two programs, on a certificate program, the other a diploma program. So, tomorrow is our final and I understand how well they do on […]

The Joy of Knowing and Learning

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead 4 and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. 5 You are being protected by […]

Journey Story

Sunday, November 5, 2017 It’s 7:50 pm Gulu time. We are closing the door on Sunday. It’s been a good day. I left our condo in Minneapolis, 6:30 am Wednesday morning for the first leg of the journey to Northern Uganda. I had to fly through Washington DC, to Amsterdam, Rwanda, then Entebbe Uganda. We […]

The Who

It is when I think about the “who” (and no, I don’t mean the British rock band), that the lump begins to form in my throat, and my eyes well up with tears. I am so glad I have been freed from getting all emotional and weepy (not). God is shaping a family and I […]

The Where

So, if the “why” is, to do all I can to train faithful leaders for Jesus’ church, the “where” needs to support that too. So, I say with a gulp, we are residents of Minneapolis, MN. In 1995, as we were asking God for direction in church planting, I think I laughed out loud when […]

The Why

It’s really a simple matter of stewardship. My intention is to maintain a blog, ok, maybe I should start it first… to communicate with those interested in what the King of the Universe is doing in this regular guy who loves God. My head has been swimming with thoughts about what should be included here. […]