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Missions as a Family

Missions as a Family

One of the high values for Brooke and I is instilling the value to our boys that our lives don’t belong to us.  If we truly believe that we were bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:19) then we must give our lives to be used by the One who purchased us.  And then when ownership is properly established, the mission of God – to glorify Him by making disciples to the ends of the earth (Matthew 28:19-20) comes into…

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The Tension of Family and Ministry

The Tension of Family and Ministry

Life is full of difficult choices for sure.  We all face tension on a daily basis – whether large or small.  I face that tension on a daily basis in two main areas… family and ministry.  You would think the two would fit seamlessly together.  After all family is a ministry and ministry most certainly creates a family.  But more often than not, it can feel like these are both at odds with each other.  They both can compete for…

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The Medicine of Community

The Medicine of Community

In the big picture, we are still in the infantile stages of our journey.  Even when the cast comes off (hopefully in less than 6 weeks), Cole will still have a long road ahead as he will go through physical therapy to retrain and strengthen his muscles and figure out how to walk again – prayerfully without his infamous limp!  All the while, perthes will still be in process.  Our prayer is that in the final phase of perthes, his…

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Curves in the Road of Life

Curves in the Road of Life

We all want a journey that is safe and predictable.  A road that seems well travelled and easy to navigate.  No sheer cliffs or harrowing turns.  Sounds like Interstate 10 here in Florida, yet it is one of the most boring roads to travel.  The great missionary, David Livingstone said… “If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no…

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