Got-Your-Back Tracker

I was having a terrible time keeping myself on the straight-and-narrow. I had worked my way all the way up to the green Newbie Number Tag. I was close to being considered a real Christian but I was sinning all the time. I needed help. I tried changing my habits. I tried changing my heart.... Continue Reading →

Photo Friday

IT. IS. Photo Fridaaaaaaaaaaaaay! That's right, boys and girls. For more than 40 Fridays I have been loading up the virtual van and toting you guys around Paraguay via my cellphone camera, and today is no different. Single-file line please. Grab a bag lunch off the make-believe table as you pass it and ALL ABOARD!!!! Don't forget... Continue Reading →

Domingo

We met Domingo the first time we crawled through the hole in the barbed wire fence. We wanted to meet some of the people we saw shuffling down that dusty foot path behind our house day after day. We had only lived in Paraguay for a few months, so we grabbed a local friend who... Continue Reading →

Newbie Number Tags

Thank you so much, Jesus Junk International. We were having trouble separating the "sheep from the goats," so-to-speak. We installed the turnstiles in the parking lots to get a more accurate count of attendance, but the newbies were sneaking through.We really needed a way to avoid another Twitter-gate. Ya' know, social media halts for no... Continue Reading →

Here We Go Again

  So, uh, it's been, uh, a while since we met like this. I mean as reader and blogger. Ya' know, I never meant to be gone this long. I wanted to take a break from the writing. I wanted to re-wrinkle my gray matter; smart brains are more wrinkly and mine was getting a... Continue Reading →

Prove It!!

  Today's post is a podcast. Today I'm talking about the end of Matthew chapter 3 and the beginning of chapter 4. Take a look. 3:17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” 4:3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of... Continue Reading →

The Shell Game

Have you ever heard the old saying "The good is the enemy of the great"? Much of what I write is, at least in part, influenced by the concept in this proverb. This is a warning. These words are trying to keep us from settling for satisfactory, mediocre. If we aren't careful, we will be... Continue Reading →

Requiem for the Struggle

I have been having a terrible time getting back into the rhythm of writing this blog since returning from our furlough. Life tends to cycle. It is a breathing organism. It is a struggle to continue to thrive while fighting off the ever-present process of dying that started at birth. Mortality. We have ups and... Continue Reading →

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