About expatminister

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.

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Because @christiehale couldn’t come to @houstonzoo with us :)

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Yep, the kids wanted to come here first. Published via Pressgram

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VBS selfie with the Persian court (aka youth drama crew)

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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

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I will sing, sing a new song…

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“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

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The Kingdom on God’s Terms: Begin

Bearing a Heavy Weight Together. Sculpture in Komarno, Slovakia.

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 […]

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Fire trucks on parade! @youngesthale

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Hard to tell how excited he is Happy 4th of July, y’all. Published via Pressgram

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New Beginnings @MBUMC

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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

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Back in the Middle Again

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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 […]

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The proud new owner of a baby bouncing #MBP

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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

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Farewell & Godspeed from the #halefam

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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

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#HaleFam Moving Day, Pt 2

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Moving Day, Part 2 2nd verse, same as the first: a little bit louder & a little bit worse! Published via Pressgram

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