Category Archives: Missions

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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To lead or not to lead, that is the question

I’ve heard and used the saying many times, (although I don’t know it’s origin, so can’t give credit), “He who thinks he’s leading when no one is following, is only taking a walk.” I often ponder what leadership is all … Continue reading

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Life in the Rear View Mirror

We all know life viewed in the rear view mirror gives a 20/20 perspective. Looking to the past it’s easy to see clearly the issues that once clouded our view. We recognize sometimes we made good decisions and sometimes decisions … Continue reading

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The essence of ministry

Some time in the past, the phrase we often quote came in to our vernacular; “time is money”. This subtle hint is a comment on one of our American values. If you’re not using your time wisely it’s costing you … Continue reading

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