There is a very popular children's song that I believe is sung in churches all across North America. While the underlying purpose of the song can be encouraging, it is essentially not true. The song itself tries to encourage children to share the Gospel with anyone and everyone they know, even as young children, but it does so with words that are misleading. The popular song of choice? "Be A Missionary"Read More
One night a group of men decided to go fishing. They jumped into their trawler and pushed out of the shallows. When they were just far enough from shore to do their best fishing, they began to lower and draw their nets back in over and over again. The low hiss of the night breeze, the waves lapping the sides of the trawler, and their hungry stomachs were the only sounds heard besides their sighs of growing frustration. After working tirelessly for several hours, the men began to feel both hopeless and tired. Still they continued to work.Read More
Fear. A common emotion initiated by a vast number of stimuli. As humans, we fear many things. A simple google search can produce many of those fears easily.
Perfection. Ever since I was young, I have been meticulous. When working on projects, I would describe myself as a perfectionist. While I would not go as far as to say that perfectionism is an obsessive behavior, it can and sometimes does alter how I operate. As a perfectionist, I fear imperfection - that is to say, I fear to fail. Quick analyses show all the potential obstacles that I could run into during the process. In an attempt to work them out before I start (so as to avoid said problems), the task may take much longer than anticipated or in extreme cases it may never even start.Read More
Fall is here. With fall comes the changing of many things; the colors of the leaves, the temperatures of the days and nights, the hours of sunlight. But one of the things I love about fall is that it is homecoming season! What an opportunity to see how old friends have changed since they were last seen. October 7 and 8 was homecoming at Clarks Summit University. In hopes of reconnecting with those that I attended college with and professors that taught me, I also hoped to run into those that I had built relationships with when I was coaching. And as it was homecoming weekend, I hoped to build new relationships with other alumni and guests at CSU.Read More
Togo. West Africa. 2 weeks. There and back again. What a trip!
On July 21, I left for Togo, West Africa via AirFrance. Landing on July 22, I was exhausted but excited. I absolutely love Africa so I was very excited to be back on the continent. My first week was a survey trip, designed to allow me to meet missionaries, see ministries, and get a "lay of the land" so to speak. This week would be influential in helping me to formulate ideas for what is to come in my new ministry in Africa as a media specialist.Read More