Friday, February 5, 2010

Writing again

I'm back baby!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Caption Please

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Year Six In the Books

Here's a quick list of everything that's happened in this year of our marriage:

- Claire Kate was born
- Began working with e3 Partners
- Quit working at Concord
- Trey turned two
- Mr. Mugsy went to doggy heaven

These are some pretty major life altering events! Having babies, massive career changes, gains and losses. Walking through these things with Holly was a God-given blessing. No other woman would put up with me. No other woman would be so giving or understanding. No other hand would fit so perfectly in mine down this road of life. She's a terrific mother, and even better wife. My ministry would be impossible without her participation and support. Few wives would be real excited about her husband quitting a stable job with benefits to raise support and work in the most dangerous and volatile region on the planet. Mine encouraged me along the path to follow God regardless of where it lead, and consistently lifts me up on the days I want to throw in the towel. I'm grateful that when things are spinning out of control she's spinning with me. God has taught us a lot about faith and the failure of self-reliance. He's also showing us the magnitude of His Faithfulness, Protection, and Love.

Holly, you're more than I could have ever dreamed up. You inspire me to continue my pursuit of our Savior all the while forgetting my shortcomings. You amaze me with your strength, and support. I appreciate all that you do. I can't imagine a better mom, friend, helper, or lover. I'm yours! Here's to the next year and all that it might bring. I stand unafraid to face what comes knowing our Leader never fails, and our bond never falters. Baby, I love you!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Friends The Harper's

Hey blog friends. I want to introduce you to some friends of mine. There names are Greg, Lisa, and Jackman Harper. They are awesome! Jackman is a new arrival, who showed up exactly like God planned for him to, but it caught the rest of us a little off guard. I don't want to spoil any of it, so go read it for yourself. Plan to be encouraged by the faith of a young family. You're likely gonna laugh and cry as Holly and I have, but more than anything, I think you'll see the majesty and glory of a God and King that loves us as His children. Pray for this family in the days to come, and be an encouragement to them. Here's their blog

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sister is a Copycat!

Me and Claire Kate's new game. You may have to watch it in Youtube because the size is off on the blog (sorry). Just click the video and it should take you to the site. Tomorrow I'll start posting some Israel stuff. Hope you enjoy this!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Few Peru pics

Kids that live on the street.
The only road out of the city. It's 100 km long, and this is km 56.
Houses on the Amazon.
Evening learning group.
A cool sunset and loving people.
The Catholic Church at night.

I haven't had an opportunity to do any post production on these photos. The church and the road pictures gave me an opportunity to play around with some long exposure times (shutter speed on the road was about 30 seconds). Anyway, I'd appreciate any of my photographer friends giving me some constructive criticism on these pics, so as to make me better on the next go round.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Dad

I had a good dad growing up. He made time for us, taught us right from wrong, and loved us. He still is a great dad, and loving Grandfather to my kids.

If I could pick one attribute of my father to display to my kids, it would be the love he showed to us through the time he spent with us. It taught me a lot about the love God has for us, and I would guess that much of what I believe about my heavenly father came as a result of my relationship with my dad. 

Every now and then my pops makes his way over here to read these posts, and I want to say a public "Thank You" for the security you provided, the display of Godly manhood, and the things you continue to teach me about loving my own children. I love you Dad, you were and are a blessing from God!

What about your father do you want to mimic to your own children?