When God Burns Down Your House

Tragedy is a part of living in a broken world. More than a part, it’s inevitable. When tragedy strikes, our first question is, Why? Whether or not we get an answer, we quickly must ask a second, and perhaps even more important question, How do I deal with this? Think of a tragedy in your life recently. How…

Five Reasons We Want to Be Foster Parents

My wife wrote earlier this week that we are starting the process to become foster parents. She said, “We are both well aware of the children out there who are abused and neglected, and in need of good, loving homes who can teach them about Jesus as well as care for and protect their little…

6 Ways to Be Middle Class and Mission-Minded

Here are six straightforward ideas to challenge middle (and upper) class Americans to reject opulence and excess while building the kingdom of God: Keep your high paying job and give the majority of your income away by living in a small house (not every kid deserves their own room) and driving modest cars (Chevy gets…

Back Home

I’m back home from South Africa.  I’m trying to get acquainted with life in the States and adjust after the holiday.  Hopefully, blogging will be back up soon amidst looking for jobs, getting ready for my wedding, and trying to see people I’ve missed for the past year.

Happy Holiday, I’ll be Back in a Few Weeks

For the next three weeks I’ll be on holiday (as my South African friends would say).  Later tonight, I’ll start a 36-hour journey back to Nebraska. Carly and I will get to spend some much-desired time together.  I’m super pumped about this, if you couldn’t guess.  We haven’t seen each other since January 6.  It…