History belongs to the intercessors who believe the future into being. – Walter Wink   I was listening to a missions podcast recently where the host was interviewing a seasoned missionary about his life and work overseas.  What struck me about the interview was not the content of the show, but rather the interruption that took place … More 9:38


I fell out of my family’s green Ford Maverick when I was about 4 years old.  I remember it vividly.  My dad was driving my sister and I to a Lawson’s convenience store and somehow my foot got wedged in the door handle. As we were approaching an intersection…whoosh…plop.  I fell out. The incident left me no bodily scars, … More LET GO


I like surprises.  I know some hate them, but deep down do they really?  Jane Austen wrote, “Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.”  I disagree. I remember one surprise in particular that was especially shocking.  The last summer before Erin and I were to marry I … More SURPRISES


(DISCLAIMER:  The following are unedited entries from my ministry journal.  Please forgive the poor grammar and excessive use of ellipses.) MASIKORO EVANGELISM CONFERENCE Day 1 – Travel Day: I spent the majority of my time Saturday picking up each of the students from their perspective villages. got a call from Pastor Jonoro letting me know … More JOURNAL ENTRIES: EVANGELISM CONFERENCE


Language learning – Learning a language is a lot like solving the following quantum mechanics equation that I stole from the internet (if you are a quantum mechanics major, I apologize for insulting your intelligence with the use of such a “simple” equation): 

The deuteron is a nucleus of “heavy hydrogen” consisting of one proton … More HIGHLIGHTS FROM MADA


I woke up on Friday with an overwhelming passion for the day.  Friday was going to be different.  Friday, I could sense, was going to be special. We had spent our first week in Antsaribe researching the differences in Malagasy culture.  I was intrigued by the similarities.  To my surprise what people do in Madagascar … More FRIDAY MORNING