Wild At HeartΒ 

“We cannot escape the law that would persuade all things to remain wild or to return to a wild state after a period of cultivation. What is true of the field is true also of the soul if we are but wise enough to see it.” A.W. Tozer, “The Root of the Righteous” After a…

How I Experienced God During Lent

As a protestant/evangelical, one might be surprised that I would participate in Lent. I confess that I do not know much about the history of Lent, but what I understand it to be is an intentional time to make a sacrifice of something temporal to gain something eternal. When I think of fasting, I think…

A Different December

I have always loved December. All the decorations and music and excuses to eat, drink and be merry are enough to put me into a perpetual state of holiday frenzy. Most of my Decembers past flew by at break-neck speed leaving my head spinning on December 26… but not this December. Quite frankly, this entire…

Christmas at SURFCiTY

I stumbled on this video today when Jesus became my friend on Facebook. A church in Australia made this video and I am moved and inspired. I hope more churches will grab on to this type of vision. The body of Christ is global, it has no walls and no doors. We are all one…

Stories from SE Asia

Thank you so much for supporting our mission trip to SE Asia. As you know, we partnered with Compassion International children’s ministries to complete construction projects and teach English classes. A typical day began with prayer and devotion time with our Indonesian brother and sisters. Then we got to work. Repairs included building a motorcycle…

Thinking about travel, culture, and love

A few months ago, a friend handed me a book called: Eat, Pray, Love insisting I read it before I embarked on my upcoming journey overseas. I was hesitant at first, because there are definitely some things in that book that I do not agree with or believe in- however- if we never allow our…

Gut Feelings

(originally posted at http://frontlinepulse.blogspot.com) The BBC Australia today reports that the Anglican Church has completed a new bible translation in the Kriol language which is the most widely-spoken indigenous language of Australia 500,000 plus indigenous people groups. Of note for our communications efforts is this: “It sometimes sounds as if Kriol words are English words,…

You Have Been Set Apart…

[Author’s note:Β  I wrote this blog almost 3 years ago.Β  Today I read something profound that is relevant to this post that I will share with you now.Β  “They [The Jews] codified the Law, adding to it 613 statutes: 365 negative statutes and 248 positive ones. They felt adhering to these they would have kept…