Sitting in the student center at grad school I was getting to know a new friend. We drank coffee and talked about our families. He slid a picture of his wife across the table. “She is lovely,” I said. He must have sensed that required an explanation. “Here is how I see it,” he said. […]
Red Jeep Journal
April 3, 2017
George is getting ready to go on the road—George is the name of my Red Jeep, but that is a story for another day. He got an oil-change and we checked his fluids and aired his tires. I even spent some time in prayer over him, asking God to extend his life and bless the miles he will carry me to bless people. While I pray these days two things in particular preoccupy my mind. Where will I speak—and who will be on the team?
He never has failed me yet…
But for a while the place was thin. We live Coram Deo—In the presence of God. All places are thin. We just aren’t always aware of it. In lively conversation with strangers over breakfast we can sometimes thin the distance between heaven and earth.
We served at Evangel from 2007 to 2017 accomplished much and made some wonderful life-long friends. Now it is time for a new chapter in our lives. We will be prayerfully seeking our next place of ministry. It’s an exciting adventure. We are now in full-time itinerant preaching, storytelling, evangelism and writing while seeking another […]
In the busyness of life and the continual distraction of daily responsibilities it is easy to allow vital relationships to go unattended. That error is as common as it is tragic. The last word left ringing through the silence of four centuries before the voice of Christ’s forerunner began to cry out in the wilderness […]
When Charles Kenneth Pierpont, who likes to be called Chuk, was a teen I gave him my guitar. He went into his room and closed the door and for many months all we could hear were muffled tones behind the door. One day I stood at the door and heard beautiful music. I thought it […]
We are in Oregon visiting Jesse and Holly and Aiden Redemption! He’s a sweet little bean of a human being. Adorable. I hold him up next to my heart and ask God to help him sense how deeply I love him and how grateful I am to God for him. After spending a little time […]
This week I am speaking to teens at the Kentucky Mountain Mission near Beattyville, Kentucky. The camp is on a mountain only a few miles from where Lois was born. (Folk from these parts have an endearing way of saying the name of their county when they are asked where they are from). The camp […]
Last spring I was asked to speak at a conference in Texas. I did two plenary sessions, a youth session, and a session for pastors. The pastor’s session was held in a home on a lake. It was a beautiful morning. April in Michigan is often still winter-like but April in Texas was warm and […]