IN ALL ERNESTNESS


Just call me foolish…

Some have said there is a fine line between faith and foolishness…

What do you think?

  • It would be foolish to believe a 99 yr old woman could conceive and give birth but Sarah did.
  • It would be foolish to believe a slave could rise to 2nd in command and save a nation but Joseph did.
  • It would be foolish to believe a child could defeat a well trained warrior giant but David did.
  • It would be foolish to believe 3 men could be thrown into a furnace and walk away unharmed but “Rack”, “Shack”, and “Benny” did.
  • It would be foolish to believe that a group of slaves could escape Egypt and cross a sea on dry land but the Isrealites led by Moses did.
  • It would be foolish to think a virgin could give birth but Mary did.
  • It would be foolish to think a man could raise the dead but Jesus did (on numerous occasions…including himself).

Shall I go on?

Jeremiah 32:17, “Nothing is too difficult for you (God)”

Mathew 19:26, “with God all things are possible”

Luke 1:37, “For nothing is impossible with God”

Ephesians 3:20, “to Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we ask or think”

Maybe I am foolish; but for me, I would rather be foolish for believing too much than not enough!

My God is a big god and I choose to trust Him for big things!



Daring to Dream

I have deep within a passion to be a part of something bigger than myself. To be a part of change; to make a difference. One of my greatest fears is to slip into the rut of complacency and live the life of the mundane. I am more interested in living life than making a living. I want to do more than just exist. I have a burning passion to travel the world and touch, and love, and feed, and clothe, and give drink, and minister, and be ministered to by the least of these. I want to help out churches, missionaries, and brothers and sisters all around as they strive to do the same. I yearn to be a part of that kind of life. This is the thing that when I think about it or talk about it my heart begins to beat faster, and my palms begin to sweat, and mind begins to travel in a million directions.

I also want to help others to be able to do the same. I am tired of just telling people about faith and about what it looks like, and examples of it in the Bible. I want to go beyond that and mobilize people to be able to live faith, to experience faith, to own their own faith and then to go out share it with others. Don’t just tell people they need to love God and love people but show them what it looks like and give them opportunities to do it.

What is your dream; your passion?



Here I am! And here we are to stay…
April 8, 2008, 2:43 pm
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It has been a while. I really don’t know why but I have taken a sabbatical from blogging. Not only have I not blogged in a while but I also haven’t even read any blogs lately. I apologize if you had something really important and/or interesting to say that I missed.

Anyway, I am here and so are we…to stay. In Houston that is. We recently found out that we will be staying in the Houston area and we are very excited about it. We really love Houston. There’s family, a beautiful downtown, an amazing church, friends, the Astros…who could ask for more? (we won’t mention the heat or humidity of the summers)

We are joining the team of AIM (Adventures In Missions). They are based out of Georgia but I will work from home here in Houston as the Texas/ Southwest rep. We will be working with youth pastors and pastors from different churches who want to be a part of change by mobilizing students to reach the “least of these” around the world. Today’s generation of students is the largest and wealthiest in American history, therefore giving it the potential to make the greatest impact (for the good or bad). Our belief is that by connecting today’s students with the “least of these” here in America and around the world the hearts and lives of both will be forever changed creating the opportunity for a real difference to be made.

We truly are excited for this opportunity and new direction God has led us in.

We will now be in search of a place to live. With me traveling as much as I will be it is important to us to find a place that is safe, family-friendly, has a lot of kids, and has friends close by. That is why we are looking to move to the Cy-Fair area. Pray that we will find just the right house for us. We will begin raising support soon. Pray for favor in that area and pray that we will raise the needed support as quickly as possible. Pray for wisdom and favor as I begin talking to churches and youth pastors about mission trips. And pray for another piece of the puzzle to come together that I am unable to mention right now but hopefully soon will be able to. I can’t thank you enough for your prayers and support!

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If you are a pastor, youth pastor, student, etc. who is interested in mobilizing students to make a difference feel free to contact me about mission opportunities.