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Jesus Said: More Jesus, Less You

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” (Matthew 5:3, The Message) The bus’ tires left the smooth pavement and hit dirt and rocks…. Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Foreign. While foreign (rightly so) often brings up images of things outside of your own nation, it can also apply to things outside of or different from your normal environment, or even something which is out of place in… Read More

Share the Bread

A sermon preached on John 6:35, 41-51 on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Peakland United Methodist Church. Dust was flying through the air as the children ran back and forth kicking a soccer ball.  Spanish and English floated… Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

The Challenge:  Down. We spend a lot of time looking ahead, looking from left to right before we cross the street, looking into the sky for Superman, but not a lot of time looking down. What do you… Read More

Be Blessed, Be a Blessing

“I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” (Genesis 12:2, NRSV) A commission is given along with a threefold blessing.  A… Read More

Jesus, the Light of the World

In our recent mission trip to Costa Rica, our mission team adopted a theme of walking in the Light.  One of the songs we sang as a team was the gospel song “Jesus, the Light of the World.”… Read More

An Equal Opportunity God

A  sermon preached January 1, 2012 at Lebanon United Methodist Church on Matthew 2:1-12 and Ephesians 3:1-12. This week our church will be a part of the 7th mission trip to Los Diques, Costa Rica.  I have had… Read More

Walking the Roads of Los Diques

This afternoon our mission team split up into two groups to walk through Los Diques. Maruja – the pastor’s wife, a leader of the church – walked with the group I was in. As we walked along the… Read More

Walking in the Streets of Costa Rica

As we were walking through downtown San Jose, Costa Rica today I noticed an old man I have seen often. In the seven years or so that I’ve been coming to Costa Rica this man has sat in… Read More

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