Sifting Sand In Ecuador. A Lesson Learned.

Have you ever sifted sand? Sifting sand that will be used for building? In deep thought this morning reflecting on some of my own past and thinking about a friend who is struggling right now. The thought of sifting sand came into my mind. When we do things that make us feel shame and guilt, …

Mission Trips. What Are They and Who Are They For?

In 2015 my oldest son and I went on our first “Mission Trip”. I was hesitant and was convinced that this wasn’t my thing. The trip was to Guatemala to help do some work at an orphanage outside of a small town. I really had no idea what I was getting into or what to …

What Can Be Gained From Philosophical Discussions

For some time, now, I’ve been on this path to read from a list of authors who have taken that deep dive into Meaning, Thinking and Existence. It can be a bit sketchy for a Christian to do this. I believe the more you read, the more you have to think about. Not necessarily the …

Epiphany on the Amazon. Realizing Your Purpose.

I recently went on a mission trip to the Amazon Rain forest. We flew into Manaus, Brazil to stay the night then headed up the Rio Negro river the next day. Our boat ride was about 5 peaceful hours skimming along the water of that amazing place. We were there to build church number 95 …

The Matrix. Yep!! I Took The Pill.

Many who know me have seen quite a bit of change in me the past month. This morning as I was having some reflection time and reading I kind of chuckled to myself. I thought, “Dude, I’ve totally taken the pill and entered the Matrix”. Things look so differently to me know. I have been awakened and I see things differently. I have a new realization of things around me in my world. I know this sounds deep and a little hokey, but it’s real.

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