There are no humans to be found within arm’s-length or through the bounds of history, clothed in total-perfection or near-perfection. This applies among Christian role models. There is but Christ alone who is entirely without fault, in whom no stain of sin is found. However, there are those nearer to Christ than you and I. … Continue reading Role Models
This clear understanding remains at the front of our minds in all our meditations and prayers, through our learnings, servings, and ordinary doings. We cannot in anyway live and serve here in Brussels, or over in Uganda later this year, but for the grace of God. We cannot breathe–in this very moment–nor live, move, and … Continue reading Unparalleled Love
Below is a brief excerpt from a 92 page pamphlet from 1970. I have been reading this small booklet slowly. I would count it as a brief yet healthy read. There are times when you might find the writer placing his thoughts alongside Scripture, in a manner you disagree. I disagree with portions of most … Continue reading Repentance Forgotten
Many of you are aware that good friends helped us on the first leg of our journey from Salisbury, NC, all the way up to where my family lives in New Jersey on Friday! Our brother and sister in Christ brought us right to the doorstep where we needed to be–a major blessing. This post … Continue reading In transit.
Read? Perhaps the question of first priority here at the brink of 2020 AD is more basic: do we read at all? Do we sit still long enough to calm our clouded minds, which are vested in every different direction, for the purpose of turning those old-fashioned paper pages? Have you consistently grown as a … Continue reading Do we read Christianly?
09/05/19 Nine days from now my eyes will be facing the eyes of my bride. We will hold hands in a pasture and pour words out from our hearts, before family and friends. We are now in the single digits; has me thinking a lot. I’m praying over this day and all days following, that … Continue reading Marriage Meditations
Kilby and me have been on the run. Our goal is not to clutter our schedules as busybodies, but to have good full days. Our deep desire is that the time the Lord gives would be well spent. On a micro level, this includes our moments: our personal thoughts and our interactions with one another, … Continue reading Happenings
It was two summers back that I was preparing to head south to Mexico for the second time, by car. I had visited friends south of the border the year prior, seen their coffee shop ministry, and desired to partner with them for more than a few weeks. So, I was set to serve at … Continue reading Goose
Today was the last day of classes (LDOC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). I graduated from the college of engineering just a few years back, May of 2015. I can remember the combined joy-stress that would normally accompany the final day of regular class. There is excitement for summer plans, both … Continue reading UNCC Shooting
This is a long story, much abridged: I’m engaged. A few summers back I was working at a Gospel-driven summer camp up in the North Carolina mountains. At that camp I was up in a tree most afternoons working a pendulum swing, where people climb up high to get hooked into a couple cables, which … Continue reading I’m engaged.