Divided Focus and the Kingdom of God

It was a great weekend of playing basketball. Our dorm floor had rented a basketball court in a nearby gym where we could lower the rims to 8 1/2 feet. It was a dunk fest followed by some good 5 on 5 basketball dunking on each other, throwing alley-oops. It was a blast. We were back … Continue reading Divided Focus and the Kingdom of God

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Made for the Extraordinary

There are many people we meet in our lives that have encouraged us, inspired us and shaped us. For me, it was a man who was a missionary in India for over 40 years. He heart, passion, and dedication for the people of India and for Jesus were unlike anything I had ever seen before. … Continue reading Made for the Extraordinary

Your Short-Term Mission Trip Isn’t Over

This summer is almost over and there are many who have traveled the nation and the world on short-term mission trips. We have had incredible experiences partnering with other ministries, churches, and organizations. We've made new friends, new prayer partners, and hopefully, everyone including those who hosted groups has changed and grown closer to what God … Continue reading Your Short-Term Mission Trip Isn’t Over

“God Said it, I Believe it, and…Wait, it’s Not Settled.”

Over the course of the last few months, there has been some “high profile” Christians who have stated that they are walking away from Christianity. Their list of reasons are different, but yet have similar reasons why. Josh Harris said, “By all measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christians.” The … Continue reading “God Said it, I Believe it, and…Wait, it’s Not Settled.”

Proximity “You will always have the poor among you.” (Part 2)


Proximity means,” nearness in space, time, or relationship.” I was there when a student I was mentoring received a phone call about his grandfather’s passing. I could hear the pain in his voice as he talked on the phone with his parents. I could see the tears rolling down his face. I could feel the … Continue reading Proximity “You will always have the poor among you.” (Part 2)