Dry Ground
June 19th, 2024
Part of my preparation for Ride 4 Refugees is to humbly ask the Lord to direct me to a helpful portion of Scripture for each year on which to focus. This year our event was designated as Border 2 Bord...  Read More
Where to Take Refuge
June 12th, 2024
Imagine when you get home from work this evening that you are forced to leave your house and you can only take possessions that would fit in a trash bag that you can carry. How would that make you fee...  Read More
Guns, Alcohol and Outlawed Books
June 5th, 2024
It has only been four months since I officially took over the Missions role here at Hope. It feels like so much longer! Trying to wrap my head around all we do here at Hope has been a fun and humbling...  Read More
Assumptions and Your Jesus Journey
May 29th, 2024
Our family had the pleasure of having an exchange student live with us this past school year. As I write this, my German “daughter,” Jil, is on a plane back to Germany and my house feels just a bit em...  Read More
Prioritizing Family
May 22nd, 2024
I have always found the following verse to be very challenging, direct, and instructional. Ready? “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied t...  Read More
The Sky Is Speaking
May 15th, 2024
There are things that words can’t describe. There are moments that make us feel really small, times when we look up and shake our heads in awe. Last weekend I just happened to be “in the middle of now...  Read More
Aches and Pains
May 8th, 2024
Do you ever get out of bed in the morning with a groan? Do you sense changing weatherpatterns with the aches and pains in your bones? Does your Achilles tendon that you toreplaying pickleball ever fee...  Read More
My Time Away-I'm Grateful
May 1st, 2024
Next week, I'll be heading out on a three-month sabbatical. I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago here. Please know that I am unbelievably grateful for this opportunity, and I understand that not eve...  Read More
The End Times??
April 24th, 2024
Rising tensions and conflict in the Middle East. Solar Eclipses. Red-heifers. Earthquakes. In the past few months, I’ve heard each of these topics linked to the return of Jesus in some form or fashion...  Read More
Sabbatical Countdown
April 17th, 2024
In just a few weeks, I will start my Sabbatical. Starting on May 6 th I’ll be heading out for some extended time to rest, pray, connect with our Heavenly Father; I’m also grateful for the opportunity ...  Read More
April 10th, 2024
Within the adoption world, “Gotcha Day” represents the day that a family brings an adoptedchild into their forever family. It’s a day of celebration and is something many adopted families celebrate on...  Read More
A Silent Transformation
April 3rd, 2024
In the Scriptures, we see Jesus use four different metaphors to describe how His movement, the Kingdom of God, advances in our world. Jesus said it advances like salt, like light, like yeast, and like...  Read More