Second verse, same as the first
August 8th, 2022
If you have a little less hair now than you have had in the past, then you might be familiar withthe phrase that is the title of this newsletter. It’s a line from the Herman’s Hermits’ 1965 hit song“I...  Read More
Driver's Ed, but with Jesus
August 1st, 2022
Do you remember first learning how to drive? Dad or mom sitting in the passenger seatspouting directions, strenuously holding onto the emergency handle while they bite theirtongue. The anxious and ner...  Read More
Are You Excited
July 26th, 2022
As my family prepares to move to Mexico for a year, there are a lot of emotions as we pack, sayour good-byes, and plan to start teaching. Sarah has been scheduling all sorts of appointmentsfor us, to ...  Read More
July 19th, 2022
In an effort to find “a way forward” during these challenging and divisive days, I’ve beenreading a lot. I recently read a refreshing book by Brant Hansen titled Unoffendable. Hansenexplores the anger...  Read More
A Way Forward
July 13th, 2022
A motivating verse for me in my ministry is John 17:20-21, where Jesus says to His Father, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that al...  Read More
Thankful For You
July 6th, 2022
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us…” (Ephesians 3:20) I can’t think of a better verse to begin as I reflect upo...  Read More
Don't Do It
June 28th, 2022
Stuff happens. Things in life don’t always go as you had planned. There aredisappointments, heartache, and pain. And the truth is, when the going getstough, the tough don’t always get going. Sometimes...  Read More
The Mind Seems To Be Like A Monkey
June 20th, 2022
In last week’s newsletter, I referenced how there is a time to be busy and a time to rest. However, if we are honest with ourselves, rest can be really challenging for many of us. How well do you slow...  Read More
A Time To Be Busy, A Time To Rest
June 15th, 2022
These last few weeks at Hope have been a whirlwind. We’ve had many beautiful things take place, and it’s required a great amount of prayer, resources, and volunteers!Two weeks ago, thirty-three Hopest...  Read More
Baptism is the START of Something
June 6th, 2022
Baptism Is The Start Of SomethingThis past Sunday we had an epic church celebration as we saw 62 Hopesters make their public profession of faith through the act of baptism. It was a sacred and holy oc...  Read More
Unity Over Agreement
May 30th, 2022
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. One person’sfaith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.(Romans 14:1-2). L...  Read More
Beauty in the Rough Places
May 23rd, 2022
Recently, I participated in a very difficult bicycle race. There was rough gravel, steep and numerous climbs, single track riding between trees, pastures to traverse, and heat. Before the race, the or...  Read More