15 Year Old Helps with Birth of 5 Year Old

Two birthdays today - Becca and the church-plant in Samora Correia.  Becca turns 15 and the church turns 5.  Since Becca is helping to with the start of this [...]


"God has something else for you.  He wants to break you out of the tyranny of the familiar and take you into a life full of unpredictability and wonder. [...]

A By-Product, Not a Prize

“If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire; if you want to be wet you must get into the water.  If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life you [...]

Secrets of Happy People part 2

As a I shared last time, I'm a person who has had a battle with depression and I have a vested interest in discovering the secrets of happy people.    Here [...]

The Miracle of Accepted Forgiveness

Early one morning, Jesus stood before Pilate on the brink of making forgiveness available to all men for all crimes.  The cost would be enormous for such an [...]

Only Half Alive

"And that's why so many people are half alive.  They haven't died to self yet." - Mark [...]

Good Question

"When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things?" - Mark [...]

Hindered in the Apartment Hunt

Last week, we were shown an apartment by a realtor from a major realty company.  We were looking for an apartment with three bedrooms plus room for [...]

Don’t Hate Me

“The ‘loving’ of Jacob seems to mean the acceptance of Jacob for a high (and painful) vocation; the ‘hating’ of Esau, his rejection.”  CS Lewis in [...]

No One Wants This

I saw this flower and thought, "If plants could think, no plant would want to be planted here.  What a hard life this must be."  The plant is growing in [...]