March 2011

Asia Update #5 – 3.2011

Here are some final thoughts and reflections from my 8 days out here in Asia. The journey started in Hong Kong and ended in Jakarta with an incredible stop in between to Singapore. God is definitely doing some extraordinary things out here. God is on the move and He is challenging us to follow Him with wholehearted devotion and faith. It is hard to believe that everything out here has happened for us in the...

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Asia Update #4 – 3.2011

  As I am concluding my trip to Indonesia, there are a flurry of thoughts running through my mind. I was in Karawaci for only a day and a half and in Yogjakarta for another 1.5 days. Though my trip out to Indonesia was very short, I was able to see many things that reaffirmed everything that God was doing in this part of the world. It is always a blessing to see Pastor Andrew...

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Asia Update #3 – 3.2011

    Right now, it is hard to describe everything that I am feeling and to put it in words. All I know is that my trip to Singapore this time around has been probably one of the best trips for me in the last 4-5 years. There was something about this trip that was different from all the other trips out to Singapore. Therefore, I spent some time reflecting on my plane trip from...

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Asia Update #2 – 3.2011

  I just finished off my time in Hong Kong and I am now in Singapore. As I have been reflecting on the last several days here in Asia, my heart is just overwhelmed with thankfulness. Not only do I have the privilege of seeing first-hand all that God is doing in this region, but I am able to connect (and reconnect) with people that God has Sovereignly brought into my life. The more I...

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Asia Update #1 – 3.2011

  I arrived in Hong Kong safely on late Tuesday night. Even though it was late, I had dinner with an HMCC alum and I had the opportunity to meet someone who is making a difference for Christ in the music industry. They are the real deal. There is definitely a shift that is happening with more people coming to Christ in various spheres that we would have never imagined. I’m excited to meet up...

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Marks of Spiritual Health

  Photo on garagefly.com       Recently, I had to get my car fixed. In fact, I probably should have fixed it awhile ago because it was making a lot of noise. But you know how it goes – I didn’t have the time and I didn’t have the necessary funds. When I finally brought my car in to the service center, I was hit with an enormous repair bill. At first, I thought...

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Five Lessons from the Fab Five

  Photo by nytimes.com       On Sunday night, ESPN did a special on the 1991-1993 University of Michigan basketball team known as the Fab Five. The team was made up of five starting freshmen, who were all top 100 high school prospects (4 of them were in the top 10). They stormed on the NCAA scene by their signature long shorts, black shoes, black socks, and their swagger. They were the only team...

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Jesus Loves the Church

  Photo on unicef.org       Whenever I have an opportunity to talk about the Church, Christ’s Bride, I always get very passionate. Even with all its flaws and weaknesses, I still believe the Church is the only organization that can really transform the world. It was God’s plan from the beginning that through the church, His eternal purposes in Christ would be accomplished (Eph 3:10-11). This is why I was so excited when...

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To A Code of Honor

  Photo from Flickr       I don’t know if you have heard about the “big news” that came out of Brigham Young University (BYU) recently, but it has definitely made a lot of people raise their eyebrows. To bring you up to speed if you haven’t heard the news, BYU dismissed Brandon Davies, a starting sophomore basketball player due to a violation of the school’s honor code. The school made the announcement of...

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More Than I Deserve

        So far, this week has been very interesting. Christina went away for three days with a few of her good college friends, so I was given the lone responsibility of watching our kids. This time away for Christina took months of planning. I realized that trying to coordinate everyone’s schedule is not the easiest thing to do. But by God’s grace, we were able to lock down these few days so...

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