Things I said I wasn’t going to do. . .

Well, I think we all have those things in life that we say we “aren’t going to do.”  They may be things that are detrimental to our physical, spiritual, emotional health … they may be things that we just would never consider.  For some people they are the adrenaline pumping things like skydiving, bungee jumping, … Continue reading

… update … Marathon … and an Africa question

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated, so I thought it was about time.  Thanks for the thoughts and conversations on repentance.  Still something I’ll continue to think about study … try to do.  I mean really, I think/convinced myself that I’ve repented … but repentance means turning away from and never going back … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 14 – January 9, 2009

From my journal: ” … this was my last morning to wake up in the bush.  I pray  that You would give me a broken heart for the lost in the world.  Continue to bring to my mind the people in Seboccoro and Bangassi as well as the new believers in Marena … God there … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 13 – January 8, 2009

From my journal: ” … it’s our final full day of ministry in Mali … tomorrow morning we pack up and head back to Bamako.  God, You’ve done amazing things this week, continue today … Habakkuk 3:2-4 ‘Lord, I have heard of Your fame, I stand in awe of Your deeds, O Lord.  Renew them … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 12 – January 7, 2009

From my journal: ” … we’re on the back end of this trip, and it is a weird feeling … not wanting to leave this place, these beautiful people, but getting tired and worn out from the drastic change in culture and speed of life here.  I met with my prayer partners today and shared … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 11 – January 6, 2009

From my journal: *note … one of these excerpts is from my quiet time in the morning, and one is from a writing a did during the showing of the Jesus Film* “…I’m led to pray for healing today.  Father, should there be someone with an illness or disease that needs healing Lord, do not … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 10 – January 5, 2009

From my journal: “We’ve driven out of the village a small distance this morning to have some retreat from the hustle and bustle of  Bangassi, for some team time, but most importantly for some quiet time with the Lord I’m reading/meditating on Romans 8:36-39 today and the thing that seems to come up to me … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 9 – January 4, 2009

From my journal: “On the road to Bangassi.  Left Sebekoro today, but before we did we received the blessing from the chief … we were ‘given the road’ (meaning we were free to leave).  Also, the chief gave us all African names before we left.  Mine is Sidi Fofana.  I was actually named after the … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 8 – January 3, 2009

From my journal: “… since being here, I’ve thought a lot about culture and languages, and I am very interested in these aspects of our ministry.  This causes me to wonder and think ‘why did God give me those thoughts, likes, etc.’?  Could it be that I am supposed to engage a culture?  Learn the … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 6 – January 1, 2009

* Sorry for my brief hiatus, I’ve been in Columbus, Georgia since Thursday leading at a youth Disciple Now for a great church and a great friend there, and had no time to sit and write a new post, so I’ll start back up where I left off … hope everyone’s weekend was great!* From … Continue reading