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Tears and the Resurrection

Tears and the Resurrection

I can’t get John’s story of Mary at the tomb out of my head.  (Check out John 20:10-17 in the Message)  Four times John references her crying.  Three times she is given an opportunity to “see”, which is the next key word in this short interchange.  Kneeling, she looked and saw two angels.  She turns […]

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 […]

High Calling…

High Calling…

  I’ve recently joined a blogging network called High Calling Blogs.  In my attempt to read more widely and even interact beyond my borders I came across this network through other friend’s blogs.  If, like me, you’ve used Google reader search to find others of like heart and mind out there reading and writing on […]

Don’t touch my cars!

Don’t touch my cars!

  I’ve been thinking lately about the lack of space in my day for necessary unimportant things like, reading, sitting, and playing games. There’s always something to do – whether it’s school related, work, home or yard related, something requires attention, NOW!   At a pause in my homework duties (I’m responsible for math and […]

Go into all the world…

Go into all the world…

  “Go into all the world…” and that’s what most missionaries get. They sell everything, raise support, pack up and go. But having gone, what now? We plant churches, of course. Using the latest method from the most recent church planting seminar and training piece, M’s begin the process of developing critical mass, establishing an […]

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 […]