Running Out of Time?

July 24th 2007 No comments yet  

How many times have each of you been talking with someone and used the phrase “I wish I had more time” or “we’re just so busy”? These are two common phrases that identify most of us in our daily lives. We live in a culture where we seek counseling for time management and over schedule our commitments with work, family, and church and inevitably something falls through the cracks. The question now becomes, when is it not about me and my time but about serving others?

Others Needs

A few years ago, I came to the realization that I needed to begin …

Leaving Africa

July 1st 2007 1 comment so far  

In leaving Tunisia for London, our African adventure truly did come to an end. We’ve seen the southernmost and the northernmost countries of this vastly complex, even inscrutable, continent where different histories, geographies, and climates, form an intricately chaotic mosaic of cultures, tongues, and peoples.

You can quickly fall in love with wanting to understand Africa through broad sweeping generalizations. Our minds crave the simplicity of such overstatement. Our hearts tell us a different story. Africa, per se, defies explanation. Life here requires the humility to live with unanswered questions, the courage to live with the uncertainty, and the …

Multi-cultural Worship

June 18th 2007 2 comments so far  

I thought you might enjoy my wife, Priscilla’s, reflections on the worship service we attended this morning in the country of Mozambique as part of a Missions trip. Here are her thoughts:

This morning we worshiped at the Malhangalene Baptist Church where our friend Isaias Uaene is the pastor. The church building is small, holding about 60, so there are two services. You talk about a “blended” worship experience, we had it this morning. The first service was at 7:30 and every bench was filled. The worshippers were Mozambican, Brazilian, American (us), Austrian, old and young. We began with …

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