Category Archives: Missions

The Merits of Journaling

I’ve learned over time, I need to pause, (regularly), reflect, and draw conclusions about the direction I’m going in life. My nature drives me to a kind of “helter-skelter” response to life and ministry. I could easily exist just reacting … Continue reading

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What Slogans Tell Us, (About Ourselves)

  What Slogans Tell Us, (About Ourselves)     I love a good phrase. A well-constructed thought, carefully but succinctly stated, is a beautiful thing. I try to do it a lot, but seldom ever come up with one of … Continue reading

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The Church Under (Re-)Construction

I sense the Holy Spirit is doing a new thing in the world in his church. Not unlike the first century church in Acts where Luke demonstrates the acts of the Holy Spirit to stir his church to go to … Continue reading

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Why Europe?

Why Europe? (written for CBSI Europe newsletter)  The question often comes up, “Why is Europe a mission field?”  After all, they have many churches and beautiful cathedrals. Pondering the question causes me to entertain several thoughts. Mission strategists have for … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name

Our name is important to us. When someone uses our name it means a lot to us, gets our attention, communicates to us certain value and worth. (I once was told some native American tribes would name their child for … Continue reading

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Our Creative God

As I sat on the back porch of our mountain cabin, observing little critters, bugs, birds, and a plethora of foliage, I pondered the infinite variety of creation…the wonders of God who created, who creates today and who will continue … Continue reading

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Life’s Meaning

Recently I began pondering the meaning conveyed by a bumper sticker I saw, “what if the hokey pokey IS what it’s all about?” At first I laughed. I love a good twist of a phrase, the subtle double entendre that … Continue reading

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