Forgive me, for positivity is one of my top 5 strengths. I can't help but see the bright side of even the grimmest of things, and let's be real, 2016 was filled with them. I can't remember another year where I have waited so impatiently for winter with the hopes that the cold weather would … Continue reading perhaps there’s a silver lining to 2016
What if what the Bible says really is true? What if what's recorded in the pages of that book are actually what God wants us to know about humanity, heaven, salvation, redemption, reconciliation, peace, love, sacrifice, etc.? What if it's ALL true? In Isaiah 53, God tells Israel that even though they think they're doing … Continue reading What if it’s true?
This past weekend, I got to spend a day leading Messiah Lutheran Church's Church Council Retreat! As the 16 of us sat around a long table at the Elk Lake Heritage Preserve, you could hear hunters in the background taking shot at pheasants, watch plenty of snowmobilers enjoying a sunny day, and there was coffee to last … Continue reading New Perspectives in Rural America
These past few weeks have been so much fun and so busy! 🙂 There are so many things that go into setting up a cross-cultural church planting ministry’s office halfway around the world from where much of the on-ground action takes place. My time lately has been filled with countless conversations with supportive family and … Continue reading Development of an Office
Yes, what if for every 100 churches started in Europe, 95 of them were thriving and truly reaching their communities?! What if every European city had churches where people could feel a true sense of belonging and community, and find their value and eternal purpose in life? There’s just one missing link – resources. I … Continue reading My New Role