Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Jewel of the Danube

image

Great first three days. Good conversations. Temporary crown installed, pain gone? I hope! Now off to preach in the mountains. See link to trip plan and know how to pray by scrolling down.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Departure

According to plan, I should be in the air. CLICK HERE to follow my journey and see how to pray.

I’m glad to go and serve, I’m sad to leave home. It’ll be great to be with our ministry partners, it’ll be hard to be away. Such is the life of this calling. I rejoice in it.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

next trip

In a couple of days, I head out for my next journey… CLICK HERE to see and pray for this journey!

There are only a few holes to be filled in, but it is time I asked folks to start praying. Of course pix and stories will be showing up here!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

do you need rescuing?

do you need rescuing? I saw this incredible video today and was moved by it. This story is full of honesty and vulnerability. These are two qualities that are essential in life. But so often we suffer alone, pushing through, thinking we have it all together, when in fact, we need rescuing. This leader and his wife did…

… what do we need to be rescued from…

being judgmental?

workaholism?

drugs?

perfectionism?

alcohol?

Jesus is ready to rescue us too.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

He executed 62 people…

This is the story of the man who executed 62 people in the Virginia State Penitentiary. Now his views have changed. No matter where you are on this issue, this is a thought provoking story from the Washington Post. CLICK HERE

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Life as mystery revealed

This article in “Relevant” magazine has several steps that most of us would profit from. But my favorite line in the article comes from the idea that “your life as a mystery to be revealed, not as a problem to be solved” from the first point. If you find yourself stressed out over all that there is TO DO, perhaps a careful, prayerful contemplation of this article and then asking God, “What do YOU want me to get from this?” would help. Of course, you may have to slow down long enough to read it and pray… not to mention being quiet enough to listen…

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Short-Term Missions or Life?

I just tweeted this, so it’s an unusual double post. But this article in “Christianity Today” is one of the most thoughtful articles I have ever read about short term mission. I have organized and lead my share of short term missions and this article puts forth a philosophy that I completely agree with. Indeed, at CEO, when we engage in short term missions this was the philosophy that guided me. But this writer articulates that philosophy better than I ever did. However I do not think that this article is just for short term mission. I think this article is about life. Give it a read and tell me if you agree. Here is the link again.

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized