“Marco!” my son called out. “Polo!” replied all the others around him in the pool. With his eyes closed, he tried to walk and swim around the pool trying to reach out and tag someone. Every now and then he’d call out, “Marco” again, hoping to hear the answer, “Polo” nearby so that he could lunge […]
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll hear in Episode 25: Update: Questions on how to track communication preferences for churches and missionaries. Encouragement: Hear the conclusion of Sean Coffey’s story, telling how God brought him from a life of fear and violence to service through pastoring and enabling church missions trips. Tech. Tip: Learn […]
The Josh Duggar and Ashley Madison scandals have - so far - stayed off of Edify Hub. Even now, I don't intend to write about them, but the buzz they stirred up has made it impossible to escape a very important point.
The doorbell rang. I sighed heavily after my kids peeked through the blinds and announced who was at the door. “Kristen” (not her real name) is a neighbor girl who, for the past 3 years, has come to our door asking for a ride to school whenever she misses the school bus. The first year […]
I regularly remember counsel from my friend Andy Bonikowsky, a missionary in Spain. More than once he has cautioned that I should not get too enamored with whatever ideas hit me first, but that I should be prepared for my plans to change over time.
That feels like good advice. But when you’re ready for an activity or an investment to end, how do you know when you’re making a wise choice and when you’re being a quitter?
I suppose I can imagine why some people enjoy jigsaw puzzles. There is that tiny thrill in discovering a match for a single puzzle piece. I get it. Sort of. But for me, a puzzle is just a nagging, unfinished project. A giant to-do list, with each puzzle piece its own line item. Not my […]
I’ve tried to manufacture my own “divine appointments” before. Yes, I’ve been “that guy” who gives Christianity a bad name, caring more about checking “spiritual conversation” off my to-do list than I care about the person I’m talking to. I’m really trying now not to be “that guy.” So when a real divine appointment shows up, it seems I still have […]
Pastor Shawn Kook shares how God overcame uncertainty in his life to reveal a clear call out of business and finance into ministry. This is part one of a two-part conversation with Shawn. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll hear in Episode 6: Update: Progress on the free website builder for missionaries at http://edifyhub.com/2014pilot. Encouragement: Part one […]
I've been sitting for over an hour trying to explain how to respond to the six reasons for institutional standards. I finally have a perfect answer for each one of them.
Just a few months ago, my mom informed me that my grandma’s Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) was rapidly advancing, and Mom didn’t think Grandma would be with us much longer. Because I had seen how greatly the ALS was affecting Grandma just a few months before at Christmas, I knew that that phone call would […]