Two things I have never done before in my life – participate in a service mission trip in a foreign country, and post¬†anything on a blog. Today I am doing both simultaneously… I read a definition this morning – “Availability is being willing to adjust our own schedule, agenda, and plans to fit the right desires of God and others.” […]

Are You Available?

I am the proud owner of a flip phone, sort of like the communicator Captain Kirk used in the 1970s iteration of Start Trek. With my phone I can make phone calls and, if I have the time and patience, compose brief text messages. That’s it. My wife, on the other hand, has a phone that can do just about […]

Know who to follow

Many of you know that when our Serving Slovakia experience ended Kent and I took a train to Rome, where we met up with our wives, who had flown to Rome from Portland. I had been looking forward to our tour of Italy for a couple of reasons – I relished the opportunity to reconnect with my wife after two […]

Judge not…