Called to be Oaks of Righteousness #MensMinistry

we have a small group of men with the opportunity to become the beating heart of a new spiritual purposefulness for men in their home church. We all understand we must stand for something; maybe these men are being called to stand as something: “oaks of righteousness, planted by the Lord that he may be honored.” Continue reading Called to be Oaks of Righteousness #MensMinistry

Bermuda Part Four – wrapping up the Maul cruise….

As promised I’m wrapping the Bermuda cruise with one more post. This report covers some of the time we spent relaxing on board the ship. While I enjoy the shore excursions, and especially the opportunity to learn about the history and the culture of new places, the key element of cruising for me is the long day at sea, with no obligation other than making … Continue reading Bermuda Part Four – wrapping up the Maul cruise….

another grateful day in the (vacation) neighborhood…

Do not remember the former things,     or consider the things of old.  I am about to do a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness     and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18-19 Probably the best moments of this family gathering have been the spontaneous, unplanned, serendipitous, seemingly incidental encounters – like: When … Continue reading another grateful day in the (vacation) neighborhood…

shooting – bullets and golf balls…

God will judge between the nations, and settle disputes of mighty nations. Then they will beat their swords into iron plows and their spears into pruning tools. Nation will not take up sword against nation; they will no longer learn how to make war. – Isaiah 2:3-5 My first ever expedition to a shooting range (Tuesday) was both extremely interesting, and powerfully instructional. We were … Continue reading shooting – bullets and golf balls…

Sunday on vacation – no reason to skip worship

To be honest, it’s always mystified me why church attendance goes down in the summer. Sure, when you’re on a boat it’s impossible to show up at church building; but the majority of the time, no matter where we are, there’s pretty much nothing that can stop us from gathering with some community of faith, some church, some body of believers.

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The Bermuda cruise – part 1

The heavens tell about the glory of God.     The skies show that his hands created them.  Day after day they speak about it.     Night after night they make it known.  But they don’t speak or use words.     No sound is heard from them.  Yet their voice goes out into the whole earth.     Their words go out from one end of the world to the other. … Continue reading The Bermuda cruise – part 1