Month: August 2012

Year One Scrapbook

Click here to see our photo scrapbook of our first year in Portugal. cooks in portugal year one [...]

Help for Those Who Don’t Pray Enough (part 3)

My second observation is this, Jesus says, “Ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you.”  (7, 16)  Why?  That is an extraordinary promise?  Why [...]

Help for Those Who Don’t Pray Enough (part 2)

Be sure to read John 15:1-8, 16   I want to make two observations from these verses.  Jesus says, “Without me you can do nothing.” (4-5) Why?  [...]

Help for Those Who Don’t Pray Enough

Nearly every Christian with whom I’ve spoken feels that he doesn't pray enough.  We all know we should pray more.  It’s what good Christians do.  Yet [...]

Where’s the Roof?

Last Sunday, when we arrived at the bookstore in Samora Correia for church, we noticed a blue sign in front of the building.  Mara said, "What's going on [...]

Re-defining Failure

I still do not speak Portuguese well, and recently, I realized that I tend to speak only when spoken to or if necessary. Knowing that this was a bad habit to [...]

I’ve Been Thinking

I was talking to my brother today. He told me about his new found happiness from God. I told him I lost sight of my purpose here. Jon told me to do my best to [...]

Free Fruit

Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. [...]