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Your Ripple Effect

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus  I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake … Continue reading

The King’s Family

Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. I Timothy 3:14-15 I once had a daydream/vision where … Continue reading

You’re In. But, How Far Will You Go?

“..we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all…… For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Hebrews 10:10, 13-14 My daughter loves gymnastics. She has class twice a week for an hour and a half. And, anytime she doesn’t … Continue reading

We Expected to Die

I led a short term youth missions team on a trip to China a few years back. While in-country, we took a short flight on one of the national airlines. This flight was like being on a roller coaster, except no one was having fun! Either the turbulence was out of control or the piloting was poor… but … Continue reading

A Feast and an Overflowing Cup

We recently had 7 days of 24-hour prayer leading up to a regional gathering for University Awakening called “The Send”. I believe the season of concentrated prayer and the event brought an incredible victory in the Spirit.  I think much work of the enemy was prevented and large amount of ground was taken for the … Continue reading

What I meant to say was . . .

Ugh.  Every pastor/speaker knows the feeling.  You’re excited about your message, you have in your heart what you want to say.  Then you share it . . . and it just doesn’t come out right — not the way you hoped, anyway.  And, you keep going over and over and over in your head things … Continue reading


I’m on a role with three-letter acronym titles (FYI, VOM, now IJM). 🙂  I feel kinda bad about this…. my last post was all about persecution and human rights violations, plus I’ve got another page totally dedicated to the nations, yet, in all of this, I haven’t mentioned the International Justice Mission (IJM) once.  This … Continue reading

Unity- Part 4

Really, I hoped to not be so “serious” and “spiritual” all the time on this blog . . . I’m just taken with this topic right now… someday soon (hopefully) I’ll have a “just for fun” blog… Part 4:  We go farther together.  This is one of the biggest hurdles for us in the Western … Continue reading

Unity- Part 2

If you have n’t read Part 1 of this series, to that first: click here.  After you’ve done that you might want to check out this interesting post about corporate times of praise/worship — funny, we all use different words to describe this time we share together glorifying God, singing songs, etc…. and there are … Continue reading

We’re All Connected

I love the nations!  As a child I was fascinated by different cultures and people that seemed exotic in some way.  I had a certain sense of pride in being friends with those who were “different” —  ethnically, or otherwise.   Today, that fascination has grown into a life focus.  I’m committed to not getting too caught … Continue reading