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Beauty in 103

God is so good. We’ve been loved well here in Texas. I’m utterly infatuated with Texans, particularly those dear folks who go to our church. We’ve been here nearly a week. People have watched our kids, taken us out to eat (thank you to all of you), invited us into their homes, and mostly they […]

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Under the Carpet, Part One

Peter looked around, squinted, and looked again. No one. He hoped his hearing aid detected every patter of Mildred’s feet. He couldn’t risk getting caught. Not now. He slipped his right hand into his pocket and pulled it out. Funny how a flat, rough square of paper meant so much. He pulled the small carpet […]

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Crazy is as Crazy does!

I feel a bit nutty these days, getting ready for our first public service this Saturday, writing under deadline, and being away from home far too many days. In the last 36 days, I’ve been gone 20 of them, all for church-planting related business. I just want to be home, and, thankfully, I will be […]

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Mary, I am not

Please forgive my yoda-speak. I’ve been thinking about that story where two women interact with Jesus–one named Mary, one named Martha. Mary sits at Jesus’ feet, adoring Him, listening to Him, being with Him while Martha bothers herself with tasks and weariness. Mary, I am not. And, therefore, merry, I am not. Martha, I have […]

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Good Isaiah Verses

I found this verse today and it blessed me. I pray it blesses you as well. Isaiah 58:8-12 “Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, […]

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French Riots Near Home

I discovered this bit of news this morning: “Late Tuesday, rioters looted and set fire to a furniture and electronics store and an adjacent carpet store in Arras, in the northern Pas-de-Calais region and set fire to the Nice-Matin newspaper’s office in Grasse, in the southeast the Alpes-Maritimes.” Grasse is just down the road from […]

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Pray for France

Pray for France

Please continue to pray for France. Violence has moved a little closer to us, but we are safe.

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A Circle of Prayer

A Circle of Prayer

We held hands and prayed tonight and I am moved. My former stepdad John and his wife Donna spent a few days with us, encouraging us, loving our children, and speaking into our lives. It’s only fitting we ended the visit with prayer. They prayed for our marriage, our ministry and our family. Oh that […]

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Reflections on the first year

I’m at field orientation in Amsterdam, a funny thing since I’ve been on the field for a year now. Last year, Patrick went and I stayed home, helping the kids get settled into school. Our group of missionaries, who represent many different countries in Western Europe, have been asked to reflect on our time on […]

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Oh the devastation…

I’m sitting here in France reading news on my computer and am utterly shocked by what I’m reading. Please pray for those in Katrina’s wake. If you’d like to donate to the relief effort, try here.

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