The Fourth of July: 2020

Our first family fourthon American land(Excepting the ones with a newborn in hand.) Up beyond bedtime,we took a quick walk-but didn’t get morethan halfway round the block. When we saw the first sparkler set off in the street.We stopped for a whileand then took a seat. It was was better than most,this impromptu show.(We don’t have muchtoContinue reading “The Fourth of July: 2020”

“See you laters” and Sacred Space

This was my eighth time re-entering American culture for a short period of time, five of those occurring during the five years in which I have lived overseas – which means five of these trips I arrived on American soil recognizing that I would soon be leaving it again. Each time I have felt differently,Continue reading ““See you laters” and Sacred Space”

Why Malawi?

“When did you know you were called to missions?” I have often had people ask. Rather than share about a voice from above experience, I share about people that have influenced my understanding of Jesus over the years. Of a college education that left me convinced that because I follow Jesus, I want to beContinue reading “Why Malawi?”

Work: Alleviating poverty and the danger of false identity

Idleness is debilitating. Father, husband, shows up at a construction site, waiting for the day’s assignment. No work for the day, he wanders back into the streets, unable to provide for his family that day. What options does that leave? Targeting items of the wealthier, gang involvement, alcoholism and more. Of course, this is notContinue reading “Work: Alleviating poverty and the danger of false identity”