Fear · Kingdom · Missions

The Light in Darkness

Darkness encamps around us.  The earth is moaning full of destruction, disease, and death.  Hamas and Israel war and Palestinians and Israelis die, ISIS beheads children and buries people alive, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians barely survive in refugee camps, others journey through the desert or hole up on the top of a… Continue reading The Light in Darkness

Dominican Republic · Missions

All Hands On Deck

Unless the Lord builds the house,  the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city,     the guards stand watch in vain. 2  In vain you rise early     and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—     for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.  Psalm 127:1-2 This house, this church we are building in the Dominican Republic is… Continue reading All Hands On Deck

Dominican Republic · Kingdom · Missions

Building More Than

In a few days, I will be basking in the island life.  Well, not really.  I’ll be sweaty, dirty, and sore from helping to build a church in the Dominican Republic.  As I prepare to leave I am confronted with this verse, the same verse I studied along side my teammates who traveled with me… Continue reading Building More Than


Polish Pottery, A Memorial

I don’t know what to put in it, but I know that it holds memories of the past and dreams for the future.  Memories of sharing coffee and conversations with Tawnya in Prague while the now grown kids play in the background,  hospitality extended to me through the years, playing clue with Kristy in the… Continue reading Polish Pottery, A Memorial