Yep, the kids wanted to come here first. Published via Pressgram
Aren't we what we repeatedly love? My wife, being GeekDad to the 4 superkids, United Methodist pastoring, Texas, science fiction and other nerdy pursuits, words (speaking, listening, writing, reading), Britain, music, camping, tech, baseball, practicing theology. Jesus. Coffee.
Mission Bend has been converted into the Workshop of Wonders this week! These youth shared the story of Esther with the kids & had a great time doing it. So much fun! Published via Pressgram
“I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.” Wherever you find yourself today, may God be close at hand. Published via Pressgram
It was a bit strange to have welcomed folks into worship at Mission Bend this Sunday when we were the first-timers: it really ought to have been the other way around! But Christie and I had a wonderful Sunday of meeting the people of MBUMC, getting to share at least a little bit of our […]
What a privilege to be a pastor at Mission Bend UMC! Not done with my first day and it already feels like home. Published via Pressgram
When I was a kid, being in the middle was just the worst. Riding in a car? Worst seat is riding on that awkward hump in the middle. Playing with a ball soon becomes “keep away!” Not enough room on the couch, but a grownup would still insist “You can just squeeze in the middle […]
Well, I’ve officially moved over to the dark side with my first actually Apple computer since the IIe we had as a kid. Can’t wait to get to work burning up the information superhighway with this Retina MacBook Pro! Published via Pressgram
What a wonderful 3 years we’ve spent among the people of Perritte & Nacogdoches! We couldn’t have asked for a better, more blessed community. Thanks to you all. Published via Pressgram
Moving Day, Part 2 2nd verse, same as the first: a little bit louder & a little bit worse! Published via Pressgram
"By virtue of the Creation, and, still more, the Incarnation, nothing is profane for those who have eyes to see." -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Here you'll find dispatches on things, trust, and serving the living God. These reflections from an outside perspective some might call alien. Hopefully, it means we're more than a little uncomfortable in our own world. That just means we are looking forward to something more...
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The Expatriate Minister
Husband, dad of the 4 most epic kids ever, pastor, Texan, baseball fan, avid reader, scifi nerd, music lover, practicing theologian, blogger, Anglophile, backpacker