Today we all arrived on schedule in San Diego, all 28 of us, and packed the cars and headed for In-n-Out Burger, Target, and then the boarder. The greetings at the airport were filled with greetings of old friends and making new ones. Once we were all gathered, fed, had last minute purchases, and made […]
Today I started my first official day of vacation. I’m on Hilton Head Island with extended family enjoying the beach and sun. Its an annual trip for us and amost always lands the week before my annual mission to Tecate. I started the Tecate trip 6 years ago. It’s hard to believe it has already […]
We all build altars to a god. Which one is your alter for?
And the Lord said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: You saw for yourselves that I spoke to you from heaven. Remember, you must not make any idols of silver or gold to rival me.
“Build for me an altar made of earth, and offer your sacrifices to me—your burnt offerings and peace offerings, your sheep and goats, and your cattle. Build my altar wherever I cause my name to be remembered, and I will come to you and bless you.
It was well after midnight. As I laid in bed, I just couldn’t calm my mind. Maybe it was the fact that I had 4 cups of coffee in the morning instead of my regular two. I should be tired after having stayed up until 2:30am the night before and driving home from our family […]
An alabaster jar was once used to hold expensive perfumes. The jars were made with a long neck and designed to be broken to use the contents and were ideal for perfume because they kept the contents from spoiling. There are a couple instances in the New Testament where a woman (or women) anointed Jesus with […]
There were a few moments during my mission trip to Guatemala that I would consider personal discovery moments. Even before the trip, God was weighing on my heart about some things in my life that needed to change. The first really core shaking moment was when one of my teammates was working on restoring the toilets […]
It was time for us to begin the VBS program with the children of El Zapatillo. Each of us was recognized by name and invited to come to the front .. stadium style. Then we had a time of music and they brought Rosa up to sing and lead the worship. Afterwards we did a […]
After completing our mission in El Zapatillo, we spent a day on the Rio Dulce and traveled to Livingston by boat. It was a grand trip. We had lunch in Livingston and then spent some time perusing the shops. As we were making our way back down the hill to the boat, I was walking […]
It was time for our Vacation Bible School and all the children gathered in their chairs. The small chairs in front, then the medium sized chairs and then the large chairs in the back of the room. Each child chose a chair that fit them. It was one of the most organized groups of children […]
One of the great ironies of life is that Beauty and Danger are best friends. I’ve never been one to shy from courting both Beauty and Danger and on this trip, it was par for the course. During my college years, I spent a summer working for my uncle and cousin in upstate New York. […]