The Celebrity Of It All

Jesus didn’t stick around and try to build huge celebrity status and the gospels are full of examples of Jesus sharing His message and either walking or hiding away.  He just didn’t stick around to see it. There are several reasons for this, but most importantly was that if he did, man thinking would turn […]

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Defining Moments

Recently, with all the hunting for the season completed out  on the farm, I have been doing a bit more reading and a bit more catching up on correspondence.  Coinciding with these responsibilities has been a bit of thinking about why I decided to get into missions work. The crux of why, as I have […]

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“Any thought that does not inspire hope is rooted in a lie.” Bill Johnson

“Any thought that does not inspire hope is rooted in a lie.” Bill Johnson Talking to yourself is a good thing.  It’s been shown that what psychologist call “good self-talk,” as opposed to “bad self-talk” improves self-esteem, memory, and general quality of life. Bad self-talk is well, just bad. I think anybody can agree with […]

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Relationships

Paul, on his journey before leaving for Jerusalem (Acts 21) says a lot about friendship, fellowship and the importance of relationships. In Acts 20 Paul informs the Ephesian elders that he has been called to go to Jerusalem. He leaves them with many encouraging messages, as well as warnings of things to come. This chapter […]

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Onward

When seeds fail to grow it is often at the fault of the sower. Common mistakes in planting seeds are planting depth, cold soil, over watering and improper soil preparation. The idea of seeds and their growth in reference to the bible is often represented by the parable of the sower (Matt 13). The concept […]

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It’s not about us

It’s not about you and it’s not about me. From the words of Bono, It’s a beautiful day.  Made it back to the farm a couple of weeks ago and the guys and I have been preparing for our next hunters to arrive. Getting ready for the next hunt is always busy, but enjoyable. Being […]

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Our Mission

I was inspired this week by someone I love and greatly admire. After sending an encouraging message to keep the fight he wished me well with my mission. It made me think, everyone was commanded to take on the Great Commission and make disciples of all the nations. This means we all have a part […]

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

We’ve all probably heard this at one time or another, but just think for a moment if you can teach this man to fish and farm in the confines of a small space and allow him to do it on any property or in any setting. You could feed a village and provide a community […]

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