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What's Your View of God?

Published by Rob on Apr 23, 2018
"What come into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us" - A.W. Tozer When you think about God, who do you picture? God is. God has never changed. God will never change. Our view of God, however, is a different story.

Slowed Down to Shift Gears

Published by Rob on Apr 3, 2018
You might remember that at the beginning of our family vision trip last summer, I was laid off of my corporate job of nearly 5 years. It was a surprise, but we felt like it was God opening two doors for us: the safe one leading back to another full-time job and a comfortable "normal" live, or the way of faith that would lead us into the unknown but that could also lead us on a great adventure for Christ. Obviously, we chose the way of faith and the journey this past year has been one surprise after another. A couple months ago, we hit another of those surprises.

Living Outside of the Box

Published by Rob on Mar 20, 2018
By nature, humans like to categorize things and organize things. It's pretty normal for us to be handed a group of things and find ways to separate and label them to make sense of them. We do that with skin colors, cultures, jobs, activities, everything you can think of. But what do you do when something doesn't fit into what you think it should? What about those people who seem to cut across categories, labels, and expectations?

What Works Best For The Culture

Published by Rob on Mar 13, 2018

It's easy for people to get so used to the way we do things here in the USA that we forget that other places in the world do it differently. We even might know that things are done differently elsewhere but, because of our past experiences and preconceptions, we think that certain things are a given across everywhere.

The Now and the Not Yet

Published by Rob on Feb 27, 2018
Have you ever wondered what life is like for us as we are preparing to go to France? I believe it’s a real picture of how the Bible talks about the Kingdom of God on earth. We call it “the now and the not yet.”

Worshiping in Another Language

Published by Rob on Feb 20, 2018
What's it like worshiping in another language? I read a while back that a study found that worshiping in a language other than your native tongue didn't have the same neurological connection as when you worship in your native language. While I understand the conclusion, I also don't completely agree with this. Over the past more than 3 years that we've been on this journey, one of the things that has most deeply connected me with France and the French has actually been the worship music.

Accepted to Language School!

Published by Rob on Feb 13, 2018
To be effective in ministry in France one of the most important things we need to do is to learn the language. There are many other cultures and countries where you can be very effective without learning the local language. Unfortunately, France is one place where that doesn't work. To help us ensure that we will be effective in the work we will be doing, we found a Christian intensive language school in France that we will be attending to achieve the proper level of language competency prior to beginning our ministry work.