One of the more interesting things I’ve learned about Biblical interpretation while preparing Hermeneutics notes is how we bring pre-conceived notions to a passage. Scott Duvall and Daniel Hays in their book Grasping God’s Word describe this as preunderstanding Preunderstanding refers to all of our preconceived notions and understandings that weRead More →

Because of ministry with children in Barrouallie I’ve become an avid collector and reader of children’s bible-story books.  There are a number on the market but the Lord has helped me find a few that really minister to the hearts of kids….I share them with the prayer that they wouldRead More →

February 23, 2017 Dearest Friends, You know one of my biggest prayer requests since coming to SVG full time has been gaining a more permanent visa.  Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion about how to start this process, so I continued renewing a visitors visa every three months. Each time there was an extension I askedRead More →

A little over three weeks ago I started getting up at 5:30 then at 6:00 walking to a nearby community called Kearton and back.  Initially this was done to lose my dreaded “American Weight” but by day three I noticed a significant but unexpected change. God in His Infinite wisdom has createdRead More →

Here’s the problem, though. Niceness and kindness aren’t interchangeable. Nice is cheap. It costs you nothing. Nice avoids tension and always strokes your ego, even if Ray Charles could see you’re wrong. Kindness, however, tells you what you need to hear. It won’t stroke your ego because you’re awesome. KindnessRead More →

For Missionaries and others serving the Lord lots of ministry involves dealing with drama.  Because of this we often find ourselves as “firefighters” putting out fires caused by relationship issues, miscommunication, and stress. My initial attempts to put out these fires were disastrous…but then the Lord helped me learn twoRead More →