It’s Father’s Day! My father and my sons are 1,263 miles away, in Ohio, and my daughter had to work today, with the Housekeeping Department of the YMCA of the Rockies. But this didn’t actually make me all that sad. … Continue reading
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It’s that time of the year for retrospection. After posting my Top Ten Songs of 2018 and Top Ten Books of 2018, I decided to turn my attention to hikes that I’ve been privileged to enjoy in the past year. Hiking … Continue reading
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”(Isaiah 6:8) Greetings from Kent! This is such a beautiful time of the year … Continue reading
I can understand how some people would feel a sense of pity when looking at a freshly-shorn sheep — maybe even sympathetic shame at the animal’s sudden sense of nakedness. But putting myself in the place of that sheep, I … Continue reading
Early morning worship at the Amsterdam50 Fall Retreat Eric with the Pastors-in-Training: Marc La Porte and Michaël Belgraver Springtime outdoor baptism Beautiful faces of Amsterdam50 Asp Family in August 2011 Original post blogged on b2evolution.
I was a witness. The temperature hovered just above the freezing point. The wind whipped across the harbor. Still, a young Iraqi refugee wanted to be baptized, to proclaim his newfound faith in Jesus. So we went to the Steenhoofd, … Continue reading
Our family had the privilege of bringing in the New Year in a very old place: Rome. These are some of my favorite pictures from the time in Italy. After three lovely days in Pescara for GCE’s Awaken conference, we … Continue reading
As we approach the end of 2011, I’ve been trolling through the last year’s worth of entries in this space. It’s fun, and I feel like it brings genuine insight too. I appreciate the sense of perspective afforded by such … Continue reading
Our family has experienced a lot of wonderful things this Christmas season: magnificent meals, treasured traditions, generous gifts, and meaningful moments. But I think today may have been the best day of the whole season. It was the best because … Continue reading
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