The topic of genuine Biblical conversion has been on my mind lately. In transparency, sometimes in moments of frustration where we see people stuck in patterns of sin, brokenness and unfruitfulness. Sometimes the reason why is because maybe they never really never truly understood and submitted to Christ, and therefore they aren’t converted, regenerated, made […]Read More Book Review – Conversion: How God Creates a People
Yesterday, I ran a Spartan Sprint race with my daughter Morgan. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a Spartan race is…this is the “Intro” one called a “Sprint.” It was 5.2 miles with 20 obstacles…not the least of which were crawling under barbed wire in the dust and rocks for what seemed like […]Read More Lessons from the Spartan Race
For the last few years, idolatry has been a big buzz word in chruchy circles. As a Pastor, I have even thought to myself sometimes: “Oh boy, here I go again…beating on the same idolatry drum.” It is still true, that anything we hold higher than God in our affections and priority is an idol and […]Read More Ignoring God = Idolatry?
2016 is nearly upon us! With each new year, it is a great chance to start fresh – make positive changes. (For one, I resolve to be nicer to the cat.) One of the best things you can do is have a plan to read the Bible. Like…the WHOLE Bible in a year. You can […]Read More 2016 Is Here – What’s Your Reading Plan?
So. Yeah. Friday’s during Haiti VBS are nuts! Reason being…the kids all expect us to give them presents in the last day. We certainly has our share of soccer balls (about 50) and various other things…but when you have a couple hundred kids that doesn’t go very far. Chaos is a good word to describe […]Read More Haiti Day 5 = Chaos (and Bools)
One of the things I am liking the most is the chance that we have every night to sing together, be in God’s word together, and share what is going on in our hearts. Last night Alex challenged us from Matthew 19 that we desire most of the time to be first in yet Jesus […]Read More Haiti – Day 3 – It Begins
Welp, after a time of worship and a word last night from Psalm 1, most of us slept pretty well. It is H-O-T. Personally I don’t think I’ve ever sleep-sweated like that before, unless I was breaking a fever. (Oversharing?) Still, with 3.5 hrs of sleep on Friday, a sweaty 8hrs felt great! After breakfast […]Read More Haiti – Day 2: Orphanage, Churchnp, and…Oh yeah…the Citadel
This is the view from the veranda! It is a beautiful mission house and a beautiful breeze and keep things nice and cool! Praise God we had problem-free travel! Everything was so smooth. We are is settling in to the house here at Deep River Mission. We are looking forward to tomorrow where we will […]Read More Haiti – Day 1: We Made It!
All of the Bible tells one story – God’s Big Story of who He is, His creation, our sinful rebellion against His Lordship, and His tremendous love in pursuing us to be reconciled. It also points to a future hope – all of us know that this life with its cancer, personal conflicts, school closings, […]Read More Listen Up