Tagged with Gospel

Warrior Advent

I was reading in the Psalms this morning – just browsing, not “studying”. Psalm 46 is a familiar and significant passage for me. It has a depth of meaning that I enjoy immersing in from time to time. This morning, however, I was struck by the very last verse in this passage: The LORD of … Continue reading

Taboo: Happy, Except When I’m Not

Qualifier: Jesus Christ continues to graciously, and patiently, take me to the next level. These posts are my simple processing of that journey. Today at our church, Mission Point Community Church, our pastor, Kondo Simfukwe, started a new sermon series called, “Taboo: Happy, Except When I’m Not”. The series is on emotions. I realize that … Continue reading

She Wrote Her Name on My Hand: Haiti

I was the last of our group to enter the construction site. We were led there by the pastor’s wife, Esther, who felt Holy Spirit was telling her to visit this home. Although the owners of the property were not available, there were a couple of men mixing concrete by hand and fashioning them into … Continue reading

First Impressions: Haiti

The grit of Haiti’s landscape is still beneath my fingernails. The memories are vivid. Perhaps there will be a series of posts of what I think of Haiti, our trip and the work we’ve accomplished there, the people and various things I’ve learned (am learning) from this most recent trip. First Impressions: Senses: Having paid … Continue reading

Traveling to Haiti, January 2015

Mark is traveling to Canaan, Haiti January 2015: Would you prayerfully consider joining a team of financial supporters in enabling Mark to visit Haiti, January 28-February 3, 2015? Mark hopes to join a team from his church, Mission Point Community Church, in the journey to support Pastor Moise and his church in their evangelism efforts … Continue reading

Letting the Ink Speak for Itself

I have four tattoos. Two are related to my family and two are related to my faith. Both faith related tats are in foreign languages: Thai and Khmer. They have become conversation starters – primarily with other people who have ink, but not necessarily always so. Let me relate a story from today that demonstrates … Continue reading

Show Mercy, Not Sacrifices

A couple of days ago I was reading in Matthew 9 in one of my Lent devotionals. Matthew 9 that day just seemed jammed packed of lessons that leaped off the page at me. But it was this section I thought that I might blog about: (Matthew 9:9-13) NLT 9¬†As Jesus was walking along, he … Continue reading