The NBA playoffs are one of my favorite sporting events to follow. Unfortunately for me most of the teams I follow are from the west coast and therefore play much later at night. This means that I'm either very tired each morning for nearly two months, or (as is almost always the case) I go … Continue reading If I’m honest…
Hidden in places people tend to avoid are people and smaller spaces that will change your life for the better. Places and people who would leave us incomplete had we never seen or met them. I wrote this originally in my note book while sitting in Uncommon Grounds Cafe in Aliquippa, PA. Paintings hang … Continue reading Hidden Spaces
My role with Envision Atlanta provides me with a lot of opportunities to meet and interact with people from all over the world without even leaving the metro Atlanta area. I get to meet Asians and Africans, Middle Easterners and Europeans, North and South Americans and the occasional Australian. Atlanta has such a wonderful mix … Continue reading Yes you have to love the racist too
For much of my life, I didn't care what people thought of me. At least that's what I told myself. I hid behind the "I don't care what people think" mantra. One day I woke up and realized that I did in fact care. I looked around me and saw people my age who had … Continue reading Proud to be a window cleaner
This basement may not look like much, but it may be the future home of Envision Atlanta. It's the basement of an apartment complex in Clarkston, GA. You may see water damage and a mess. I see a bunkhouse and classrooms, a staging ground for future work and a metaphor of the kingdom of Heaven. … Continue reading What new beginnings look like.
Like many Christians, I lived nominally for many years, never sharing my faith for fear of offending someone. I rarely opened my Bible and prayed only when I needed something. God felt distant, far away, and uninterested in the everyday happenings of my life. Things began to change back in 2012. My wife and I … Continue reading Why I joined Envision
I was sitting next to an experienced missionary named Steve. We were waiting for the program to start and I couldn't help myself. I had to ask, "What is one piece of advice you would give a new missionary?" I hate to waste learning opportunities where there are people who have gone before me and have … Continue reading Don’t get lost in the business
"Look at the nations and watch- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told." -Habakkuk 1:5 A few years ago I was reading my Bible at a rate I don't think I will ever be able to reach again. … Continue reading “Look at the nations and watch…”
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