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been a while

Posted: 2011/07/16 in Uncategorized

I know that no one reads my blogs, mainly because it’s been a year and a half since I’ve posted last, but I think it’s time to start posting again.  I romanticize about having a place to write down my thoughts and ask questions.  Not really looking for answers necessarily, just a safe place to put down what in my head.  My mind tends to be a black whole at times.  I always feel I am wrestling withs some great questions and every now and then I have something profound pop in my brain.  But as quick as they come, they tend to go.  I pray that in my longing to love Jesus, in my struggle to be the best husband that I can, and in my desire to lead my kids to the cross, I pray this is a place that I can wrestle openly – safely (even though it’s open to the world wide web).

I’m not looking to gain readers or followers.  Its actually preferred if no one reads.  Jesus I pray that you use it to lead me to Yourself and glorify Yourself through it.

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Check out this story from Haiti.

– keeping out hearts connected!!!!

Forgotten Haiti…again?

Posted: 2010/01/24 in Uncategorized

I am breaking blogging silence.  It’s been since…dang…i don’t know…since last April?  A lot has been going on these past 2 weeks.  I want to start off and ask a simple question to the believers of Jesus…how are you reconciling what’s going on in Haiti in light of a loving God?  Read this.

Now…onto the purpose of my post.  The Media attention in Haiti is starting to die off.  Please do not confuse this fact with the rumor that things are starting to level off there.  If anything, things are just getting started.  If you have been frozen in these past weeks and never had the opportunity to give financially to the efforts that are going on in Haiti…it is far from too late.

I know that “giving” to this cause is not new news.  NBC alone raised 57 million dollars Friday night.  Wow..amazing…but this is not the end.  Haiti is not back to normal…I don’t know if it ever will.  Please, don’t forget this beautiful country again.

Here is a bit of our joy:

My wife and I support an organization called Haiti Foundation of Hope (this is who she went to Haiti with last March).  Our Haitian friend, pastor, and partner in this organization has been working diligently to pass out food and everyday supplies to haitians living in Port-au-Prince.  We had the privilege to give to HFH.  I am so thankful that our resources (God’s resources) that we entrusted to HFH were being used immediately and not sitting on the tarmac of PAP airport.  To give credit to this article and not be dramatic, it was written 4 days ago and the reports that Stacy and I read about are that these supplies are being released…but slowly.  It has to be diplomatic process.  But people are dying in this process.  Death is not a recent past for Haiti…it’s todays realization.  People are still dying.  It is a horrific site…with small joys and victory stories are emerging though (link was written last night).

If you still want to give to the cause in Haiti and want the relief funds to go directly to use please give at the trusted locations:

HFH, Heartline Ministries (Haitian ministry), World Wide Village, and Real Hope for Haiti Rescue Center (a long-time clinic in Haiti)

I know these funds are being directly put to use and they are in need.  Heartline has expressed recently that their funds are dwindling fast…so PRAY…GIVE…and ACT.

for mom

Posted: 2009/03/12 in Uncategorized

these are for you mom:

good morning to all of you who are following this blog update for Stacy.  i got a text at 8am this morning from my wife saying:

Please pray for us all.  Very hard morning.  Lots of tears.  I feel a very heavy pressing spirit of us.  Pray that we fell hope as we try to give hope.  

i can only imagine what would spark this kind of send.  please pray for this team today…now!  

i must confess to some of you that i have gotten lazy in my praying for this team.  i think it’s easily done when all you are hearing is good news.  gosh forgive me God and forgive me team.  i am thankful that God has protected them up to this point.  i am very thankful that i have gotten to talk to Stacy every day that she has been at the clinic.  join me in praying hard for these next 4 days.  pray that God would bring this team hope, that God would be their peace, that through suffering God would draw this team to Himself.    

 

i beg you God to weigh heavy on my heart this team that i would be drawn to pray for them hard these next few days.  i have no clue what they are facing today but they are begging for us to pray for hope.  we are so thankful that our hope lies in Jesus Christ and through Him we have perseverance no matter the circumstances.  remind this team that everything they are seeing or witnessing or encountering has been brought by You for You.  God you tell us in your Word to “put Christ to the test.”  you continue to encourage us and promise that “no temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.  God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”   i pray that through suffering and mental anguish that You make Yourself known.  i pray you make Yourself known to this team as well as the Haitians around them.  as the tears flow, let sadness and brokenhearted-ness flow, and i pray that in the depths of their being they are trusting you.  

 

*** i got a text from the teams twitter that says: “sad morning at clinic.  1 aids diagnosis, 1 infant whose mom died at home tuesday 10 hours post birth. The child is malnourished.  please pray.”

 

pray, pray pray!!!

politicians

Posted: 2009/03/08 in Uncategorized

i think ever politician and journalist should be required to take a ‘mission’ trip to a third world country a minimum of one time every 5 years they are on duty…and start their serving in office/job with it.  the crap going on in our country is ridic.

trusting You

Posted: 2009/03/07 in Uncategorized

dear God,

i am finding myself ending every prayer these days with the words “trusting You” and  questioning myself on what i really mean.  You are teaching my so much about this little phrase.  when i say these words, this is what my heart is crying.  i trust You that You will bring glory to Yourself what ever the cost.  do not let me say these words with the connotation of my expectation bleeding through.  i realize that trusting You does not alway hold my wants and desires.  i am not trusting that you WILL bring my wife home safely though that is what my heart clings to.  as these words roll off my lips with the dream of my bride returning home safely to me do not let that be my emphasis.  i cry from the depths of my being that You be glorified through the service of my wife; that lives would be changed by her sacrifice (what ever that be).  our lives hold no consequence on the outcome of this trip except for the fact that when we surrendered our lives to You and place our total trust in You, that what ever You decide is praise worthy, we surrender to.  Stacy and i have counted the cost of being Your disciple and for that we say, “we trust You.”

Luke 14:25-35:

25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.  34 “Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35 It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”