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Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock

The following article came across my desk sometime while I was away.  So many times upon our return to the US I found myself ‘frozen’ in a decision-simple decisions like, what size diaper to purchase for Jille or even a flavor of gum.  On one such occasion I began to cry as I could not […]

Rediscovering the Church

Rediscovering the Church

First, this is my first attempt at a “trackback” or “pingback”. Second, Jeanni and I watched this video with tears streaming from our eyes.  It was beautiful in the best sense of the word. In the event this trackback does not work, here’s the link to watch this wonderful video listed under the title, “what […]

of another country

of another country

  In an attempt to prime my writing pump and feeling the desire to walk down memory lane due to some recent stress, I came across this letter I wrote over nine years ago to our support team.  It’s been tweaked a bit and I’ve added some recent history and it’s every bit as relevant […]

A Spiritual Friend

A Spiritual Friend

  In his book, The Mentored Life, Jim Houston gives four reasons why mentoring (or, life with life, Incarnational ministry) is becoming a cultural necessity today.   1.  Alienation in Modern Society:  We may have forgotten the long tradition of apprenticeship in our modern age but the move toward mentoring is certainly an indication of […]

Maybe…

Maybe…

  We are working our way through “Papa Prayer” by Larry Crabb with our House Church.  From the start I could tell this would be an interesting discussion. All agreed we needed work on our prayer life but the crowd was mixed as to whether this book could actually speak into the void. Besides, “we […]

Obligating God

Obligating God

In House Church this evening we did a comparative study between Jeremiah 15 and Jeremiah 20.  In chapter 15, Jeremiah rightly complains that his life had gotten complicated due to the message God had given him.  He even points out that he is not like those who don’t honor God but actually did everyting he […]

The Hope of our Calling

The Hope of our Calling

I’m experimenting with our pod casting capabilities on this site.  The reason I chose this particular “message” is that it stands alone and it speaks to me of late as I struggle with what God is up to in my life right now.