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The Fight of My Life

I wrote this short article for our G42 newsletter, the topic of the issue this quarter was “Trust” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 These past 12 months have been the toughest of my life. After the highs of moving to a new country, […]

Passing on a Legacy

Priest, Prophet, Warrior

King David was being the classic dad: not communicating, not taking charge of the situation, and leaving things until they were almost too late.

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Making Christianity Cool

We’ve hit the ground running here in England: establishing Global Adventure, a furniture restoration and decorating hobby/business, and most recently, meeting together with some neighbors (neighbours?) with the intent to “Get Real”. Get Real is the name of our little group of Christ-followers, family, friends, seekers, and curious onlookers. We basically call it that because […]

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In the Heat of Battle… With a Family

I’m often asked what it’s like to take your family into the unknown, into risky and uncertain and possibly unsafe situations. Well, I’m not going to sugarcoat it: it’s hard. It would be one thing going on my own, into dangerous situations, or places where I don’t know the language or where the nearest hospital is. But to take my wife, and small children? Sometimes, it really does seem like I am leading a patrol, bullets flying, with my family alongside me. The fact of the matter is that there will be casualties.

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Losing Home Field Advantage

For the past five years, Bec and I have had the advantage of being on our own turf. We’ve been able to establish a culture, a set of norms, and young people have come to us to learn and be trained. But now we find ourselves in a different environment, where we don’t get to […]

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Top 5 Posts of 2013

Just a quick capstone for my blog this year… It’s been a busy year for me, my family, and the non-profits I work with, G42 and Global Adventure. It’s seen us pass on our roles in Spain to friends, and begin a new adventure in England. It’s been a huge risk to move and I’m […]

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To the “Green and Pleasant Land”

I blame Monty Python. I was introduced to this craziness in high school, with the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and first learned the basic vocabulary and humour of our allies across the Atlantic. My love for history and legend would draw me further in, to learn everything from King Arthur and his […]

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Why I Love Spain… and Why I Have to Leave

We moved here in 2009, and since then, we’ve trained and led over 120 young adults who were looking to launch into new lives on the mission field, in the business realm, in creative media, and across a wide range of fields.