Month: September 2011

About me? Uummm…

When El Chupacabra gave my nifty little blogaroo a facelift, he added all these cool tabs at the top of the page for junk like contact info, and how to support us, and all that. In the last week or so, I’ve managed to get them all filled in. Except for the “about” page. I…

Using your poor kid to teach my rich kid a lesson.

I know it’s been a while since I opened the “Are short-term teams a good idea?” can of worms. And I know I said I’d post my opinions on this list of 4 reasons people gave for why short-term missions are super awesome and shouldn’t be changed. And I know that was two months ago…

Missionary Positions: How a Barista does it.

Today’s contribution to Missionary Positions comes from Bruce Collins, who (in my opinion) has the best avatar on Twitter. No formulas here. Sharing Jesus isn’t always easy. Other times it’s just plain hard. When you’re a pastor, though, it’s all in a day’s work; especially on Sundays (sometimes twice). Pastors talk about Jesus all the…

Things are good…. for now.

Things are good. Ministry stuff is going strong. Marriage is in a happy place. My teenagers aren’t crying themselves to sleep at night (as far as I know). And, though we were barelyable to come up with the funds to pay for our most recent round of car repairs, it worked out, and we can…

Missionary Positions: Oh crap, it’s Sunday!

Oh, Hi. So….uh… How was your weekend? Mine was kind of awesome in a “wow that was a great weekend but I can’t really say why, it just was” kind of way. It was Independence Day here in Costa Rica so we enjoyed a four day weekend – Woot!  And two of our kids participated…

Hella 36.

It’s my birthday. I gave myself a pep talk when I woke up. It went like this: You know what?  There’s nothing you can do about birthdays.  Nothing.  September 16th is just gonna keep come around, making you older and older… until you die.  Get over it. Stop wrinkling up your face to see how…

Because I want to wear a fancy dress.

Um.I don’t know how to say this without sounding like a tool who brags about all their stupid accomplishy crap on the interwebz – but I have to say something because ~Crap on a Cracker!~ somebody has mistaken me for a leader… Apparently, I’ve been nominated for a 2011 Epoch Missions award, in the category of “Current…

Missionary Positions: How an Undertaker does it.

Today we hear from Caleb Wilde, an actual, for real Undertaker.  Like, the kind who buries dead people. No. I’m not kidding….  And I love his perspective.  Caleb the Undercover, Undertaking Missionary I’m a funeral director.  And, I’m also a missionary. I love Jesus.  Jesus calls Death his last enemy.   And Death pays me cause I work for…

Just your average WTF run to the hardware store.

 I  went to the hardware store with El Chupacabra, and some random guy showed me his wiener.   Naturally, I immediately posted it to Twitter and Facebook.  In this stunning, editorial image, you can see the dude with his hands shoved down the front of his pants. What the hell?! Anyway. The whole thing was…

Missionary Positions: How a writer does it.

Kindred spirit is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of my blog friend, Tamara Lunardo.  I’m so excited to kick off Missionary Positions with her beautiful words and general awesomeness. When you read this, you’ll immediately see why I like her so much. Enjoy! I’m a Writer, Not a Quilt I’ve…

About me? Uummm…

When El Chupacabra gave my nifty little blogaroo a facelift, he added all these cool tabs at the top of the page for junk like contact info, and how to support us, and all that. In the last week or so, I’ve managed to get them all filled in. Except for the “about” page. I…

Using your poor kid to teach my rich kid a lesson.

I know it’s been a while since I opened the “Are short-term teams a good idea?” can of worms. And I know I said I’d post my opinions on this list of 4 reasons people gave for why short-term missions are super awesome and shouldn’t be changed. And I know that was two months ago…

Missionary Positions: How a Barista does it.

Today’s contribution to Missionary Positions comes from Bruce Collins, who (in my opinion) has the best avatar on Twitter. No formulas here. Sharing Jesus isn’t always easy. Other times it’s just plain hard. When you’re a pastor, though, it’s all in a day’s work; especially on Sundays (sometimes twice). Pastors talk about Jesus all the…

Things are good…. for now.

Things are good. Ministry stuff is going strong. Marriage is in a happy place. My teenagers aren’t crying themselves to sleep at night (as far as I know). And, though we were barelyable to come up with the funds to pay for our most recent round of car repairs, it worked out, and we can…

Missionary Positions: Oh crap, it’s Sunday!

Oh, Hi. So….uh… How was your weekend? Mine was kind of awesome in a “wow that was a great weekend but I can’t really say why, it just was” kind of way. It was Independence Day here in Costa Rica so we enjoyed a four day weekend – Woot!  And two of our kids participated…

Hella 36.

It’s my birthday. I gave myself a pep talk when I woke up. It went like this: You know what?  There’s nothing you can do about birthdays.  Nothing.  September 16th is just gonna keep come around, making you older and older… until you die.  Get over it. Stop wrinkling up your face to see how…

Because I want to wear a fancy dress.

Um.I don’t know how to say this without sounding like a tool who brags about all their stupid accomplishy crap on the interwebz – but I have to say something because ~Crap on a Cracker!~ somebody has mistaken me for a leader… Apparently, I’ve been nominated for a 2011 Epoch Missions award, in the category of “Current…

Missionary Positions: How an Undertaker does it.

Today we hear from Caleb Wilde, an actual, for real Undertaker.  Like, the kind who buries dead people. No. I’m not kidding….  And I love his perspective.  Caleb the Undercover, Undertaking Missionary I’m a funeral director.  And, I’m also a missionary. I love Jesus.  Jesus calls Death his last enemy.   And Death pays me cause I work for…

Just your average WTF run to the hardware store.

 I  went to the hardware store with El Chupacabra, and some random guy showed me his wiener.   Naturally, I immediately posted it to Twitter and Facebook.  In this stunning, editorial image, you can see the dude with his hands shoved down the front of his pants. What the hell?! Anyway. The whole thing was…

Missionary Positions: How a writer does it.

Kindred spirit is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of my blog friend, Tamara Lunardo.  I’m so excited to kick off Missionary Positions with her beautiful words and general awesomeness. When you read this, you’ll immediately see why I like her so much. Enjoy! I’m a Writer, Not a Quilt I’ve…