730 Days and Counting

“Please tell your church that we thank them for letting you come and minister to us.”

The Ghanaian man who translated for me as I preached thanked me profusely for coming to his church while the congregation nodded their heads in agreement. It meant so much to them that my church in Minnesota would share me with them for a Sunday, one-third of the way around the globe. Read Full Post

Little People, Big Thoughts- Part 02

Girl in Class

Yesterday I shared about my recent method for teaching the kids in my church. Rather than just telling them more Bible stories, I have structured my lessons to be focused more on answering questions they have. The results have been quite favourable for a variety of reasons.

Today, I want to tell you about Sunday School this last week. I was given the reins to the 3rd-5th grade class, but I did not have much time to prepare something. My good friend Drew Baby (if you don’t know who that is, yeah, that’s his nickname) also joined me in class. Read Full Post

Little People, Big Thoughts- Part 01

Assumptions, assumptions. Why are humans so full of assumptions? We all have preconceived ideas that influence every piece of information that wiggles its way into our brains. Oh…gross…that probably wasn’t the best word usage. Now I have images of worms crawling into- okay, I’ll stop.

Anyway, for some reason, no matter what we see or hear, we usually already have an opinion about it. At least, that’s the way I am, and I’m assuming you are similar 😉 Read Full Post

A Year of Questions, Part 6: “Are You Back in Minnesota for Awhile?”

In 2015 I started getting into the habit of traveling a lot. While doing an internship in Omaha, I still had to take seminary classes in Ankeny, IA, so I estimate that I made about 40 of those 5-hour round trips that year. God also provided opportunities that year to go on a family vacation in Washington and Oregon, an orchestra tour in Minnesota, a short soccer tournament trip in Florida, and a ministry trip in the San Francisco Bay area. Read Full Post

A Year of Questions, Part 5: “Where Do You Live?”

Log Cabin Home

Ah yes, the popular question that has an ever-changing answer. In fact, sometimes the answer is simply, “Good question,” because I do not always know where I live.

Since January 2015, I have moved 8 times. Yep, you read that correctly. In the last 35 months, I have moved my “living” location 8 different times. I need to qualify that situation though by mentioning that I am also thankful for the generosity of 7 different individuals or families who have allowed me to live in their houses. Read Full Post