Experiencing the seasons of life with young people.
This morning on the front porch I sat with my dog, Sami, coffee in hand, energized, contemplating the day and thinking about yesterday. The morning rush had begun and the cars swished by every few moments. The air was still and cleansed by the morning dew. The morning sunlight reflected off everything and everywhere, even [...]
If you've followed me for any length of time, you will know that I've done a lot of short mission trips. Most of those have been to Mexico which is where I am at today. It is my 7th trip here in 7 years. This summer I won't be coming back with the group I [...]
A friend of mine shared this on Facebook and since I am in Mexico working with the families and children here, in peace and harmony, I think everyone should hear what he said: While the rest of the country discusses and fights for rights, ill-treatment and family problems between two countries, we are in the [...]
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 [...]
On Sunday, Pastor Doug asked the question, "Why did Jesus wash Judas' feet?" Jesus knew himself. He knew he had all authority. Everything about what he did here on Earth was contrary to what our culture says we should do. Yet, he stepped down in humility into the role of the lowest servant and washed [...]
Every since I began to learn about computer networking I've been fascinated by the concept of connecting people together like we connect computers. Today's advancements in technology are bringing the reality of a world where we interconnect our minds with and using computers. What are the moral and spiritual implications of joining our minds to a computer integrated reality?
Sometimes it takes a lifetime to learn the value of love.
There are birthdays, baptisms, graduations, weddings, baby showers, parties, conferences and funerals. We all have events in our lives that are important. At each of these events we find people, some we know well and others we will come to know. We share time, memories, food, and drinks. A few Sundays ago was youth takeover [...]