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 […]Read more "The Celebrity Of It All"
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 […]Read more "Defining Moments"
“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 […]Read more "“Any thought that does not inspire hope is rooted in a lie.” Bill Johnson"
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 […]Read more "Relationships"
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 […]Read more "Onward"
On July 2nd I boarded a bus in Port Elizabeth and headed for Cape Town. After an eventful 14-hour ride I was parked in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Southern Peninsula in Cape Town. Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope are located at the bottom of this peninsula and […]Read more "Bringing Hope, Breaking Despair"
For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage. Gal 5:1 Dozens of ideas, but so many snares. This is the yoke around my neck. In the beginning of chapter five in Galatians, Paul is discussing the rigorous demands of the OT law and […]Read more "Freedom struggle, an Independence Day post."
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 […]Read more "It’s not about us"
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 […]Read more "Our Mission"
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 […]Read more "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."