23 January 2011

Have you ever played with mud?

It's a tricky thing that mud. You can climb a hill or dirt or sand and wind up with a little in your shoes, but mud. That's a whole other mess!

You may loose your shoe in it like happened to me this summer, or you may slide downhill on an effort to hike up. Mud is a tricky and messy thing.

19 January 2011


I've had a pretty productive last few days despite most of today spent working on my desk (bed) for over 5 hours. I've been reading The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis and have loved his talk of people unable to hold onto anything in this world to approach heaven. Nothing at all.

Last Friday my car battery died. But God allowed a teammate to come over with jumper cables after I took apart the majority of the battery only to find I didn't have a ratchet for one nut! Then, it happened to be the one day Alissa was home to be able to go to Sears Auto Center with me. My battery also has 4 months left under warranty so the replacement was completely free! And all of this happened the day before we were leaving for EDGE Preview. Imagine if it had happened a day later! I'd have a car-full of students ready to go with no working car! God is so good and His timing is perfect!

I just felt like I had to share this fun piece of God's providence! If you have any recent stories, please do share as well so we may glorify the Lord together!

01 January 2011

2011 wha?


One more year down for the record books!

Hard to believe and reflect on all the events of this past year. I don't do New Year's resolutions...I do a birthday evaluation, so I don't have a list to put up.

What I do have, is a deeper relationship with God as a result of a trialing year full of Disneyland-size roller coasters and surprises. Not too much, but just what God knows I can handle.

I'm looking forward to next year. Well, actually this year now! So come on Jesus, let's go! Guide me where you will and fill my heart with joy! Joy in the little things, the joy for Long Beach and the Middle East and Holland and Alicia.

Happy New Year!

May we all remember with Christ, the best days are always ahead!