Are You a Chronological Snob?
August 29th, 2022
Many years ago, C.S. Lewis coined the term “chronological snobbery.” He defined it as “the uncritical acceptance of the intellectual climate of our own age and the assumption that whatever has gone ou...
He sees our heart
August 22nd, 2022
I say the word no a lot these days. With three middle schoolers running around ourhouse, I’m constantly on the watch to make sure they don’t break something or hurtsomeone.Every once in a while, I nee...
I want to be a loser
August 17th, 2022
I was recently reminded that I’m better off being a loser. Not long ago I was sitting with a missionary talking about what it takes to move yourfamily halfway across the world, away from family and al...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...