Christmas at SURFCiTY

I stumbled on this video today when Jesus became my friend on Facebook. A church in Australia made this video and I am moved and inspired. I hope more churches will grab on to this type of vision. The body of Christ is global, it has no walls and no doors. We are all one…

Stories from SE Asia

Thank you so much for supporting our mission trip to SE Asia. As you know, we partnered with Compassion International children’s ministries to complete construction projects and teach English classes. A typical day began with prayer and devotion time with our Indonesian brother and sisters. Then we got to work. Repairs included building a motorcycle…

Thinking about travel, culture, and love

A few months ago, a friend handed me a book called: Eat, Pray, Love insisting I read it before I embarked on my upcoming journey overseas. I was hesitant at first, because there are definitely some things in that book that I do not agree with or believe in- however- if we never allow our…

Gut Feelings

(originally posted at http://frontlinepulse.blogspot.com) The BBC Australia today reports that the Anglican Church has completed a new bible translation in the Kriol language which is the most widely-spoken indigenous language of Australia 500,000 plus indigenous people groups. Of note for our communications efforts is this: “It sometimes sounds as if Kriol words are English words,…

You Have Been Set Apart…

[Author’s note:  I wrote this blog almost 3 years ago.  Today I read something profound that is relevant to this post that I will share with you now.  “They [The Jews] codified the Law, adding to it 613 statutes: 365 negative statutes and 248 positive ones. They felt adhering to these they would have kept…