June 10th, 2022 Thoughts from today’s reading of Genesis 1-5 “In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth”. Over the course of six (literal or figurative) days, he both made it to support life and filled it with life. Incredible. The grass was grown, the trees had fruit, and the light from faraway … Continue reading Creative Creation
Proud to be a window cleaner
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
What new beginnings look like.
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.
Why I joined Envision
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
Don’t get lost in the business
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