I Saw God Today

Yep, I sure did! And it was when I least expected to run smack dab into God. I saw God in the beauty of His creation, a single majestic blooming purple iris. Get the picture if you will…I was rushing through my normal day trying to plan while putting out fires. I was on the move from one building to another crafting what seemed to be a very important email...

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A Glimpse of God

I was thinking as our bus lumbered out of Phnom Penh that the face of poverty and hopelessness looks the same all over the world. We were travelling from the city to a rural area a couple of hours north of the city where several inspiring young missionaries are working for Christ through community health and agricultural programs. The further we went the more desolate...

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Loving Accountability

I was struck by a statement that I came across yesterday from Dawson Troutman, “Whenever you find a Christian who is not leading men and women to Jesus Christ then something is wrong.” (Born to Reproduce, Navpress 2008) What struck me was the obvious assumption by the writer that we should be both aware of and at work at the sowing and harvesting of...

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Healing the Broken

That’s an incredible image, isn’t it? Ussuri Beach which was once an atrocious dumping ground for discarded glass bottles is now a beautiful restored tourist attraction. How? Well that is an amazing story of God healing the broken. I suspect that the local Russians somehow declare the miraculous healing power of God as they have seen with their own eyes how...

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Different

For what its worth, I thought it would be interesting to ponder aloud the possibilities of living differently. After all, 2017 is not 2016 and never will be. For some of us, that is a source of joy and relief and for others that may be a source of grief and despair. The reality is that we have entered a different time and space. The bigger question is, “Will we...

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A Future with Hope

A future with hope! Isn’t that the real motivation for our New Year’s resolutions? We make them thinking, somehow, we can make things better in at least one area of our life in the coming year and that gives us hope! God used the Apostle Paul greatly both in his earthly ministry planting churches all across Eurasia and in his divinely-inspired writings. 2...

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