Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Praise report

I wanted to mention that my wife feels that she has finally 'turned a corner' in regards to her post-surgery recovery. She is getting around better and is feeling good in that respect.

Thanks to all who have prayed for her, even if you didn't know who she is.

Monday, January 29, 2007


"The greater the extent that you go to fulfill the Great Commission in your life, the greater extent you will see God at work in your life." - Thom Wolf

Monday, January 22, 2007

Don't make me think....

"Don't make me think; just entertain me!" - John Q. Public

This kind of attitude is much too prevalent in the world today.

It keeps people out of the Word and into TV. It keeps boys out of RA's and into soccer practice. It makes little girls throw up after they eat. It makes men turn to porn instead of paying attention to their wives. It makes women read romance novels instead of romancing their husbands.

The lack of correct thinking leads to things like militias, fanatic fundamentalist terrorists, welfare, bankruptcy, and frivolous lawsuits. You end up with movements/trends like PETA, Greenpeace, rap, and modern art. It lets actors run for public office. It lets wives of politicians enter the political arena and even run for president (!?!). It allows people to incorporate things like the Mormon church, the church of Scientology, Jehovah Witnesses, and Christian Scientists into mainstream Christianity. It makes people/organizations act on feelings or sentiment rather than counting the costs.

Then when someone who thinks challenges the thing in question, they are labeled as not being politically correct or insensitive, or stupid. Some of us who aren't eloquent and only vomit our thoughts instead of making them pretty (or logical) are dismissed as "only a blogger" or if we don't have a string of letters behind our name aren't considered legitimate because our thoughts swirl instead of flow.

What is the point of this post? I'm not real sure. I think I just needed to express my frustration of things that bug me: Hillary, Mormonism, terrorists, tort reform, and modern art.

Some of you who are better thinkers than I, go ahead and fill in the gaps in the comment section, if this resonates with you, too.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Weekly Feature: MQotW

I would like to make a new weekly feature called "Missions Quote of the Week" spotlighting quotes from previous missionaries or contemporary quotes regarding missions.

I'd like to kick this off with my all time favorite quote from Jim Elliott:

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose."

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Language Test Update

Thank you so much for joining me in this with your prayers. I am very pleased to inform you that I took my test this afternoon and passed it!

Language study is an important part of the missionary life as we learn to communicate in the host language with the goal of sharing the Gospel. This is one step onwards towards that goal.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Prayer Request

Will you take a moment right now and pray for me? Sometime on Wednesday (my time) I will take a language exam. It is just a first level test, but is important nonetheless. I don't know if it will be morning or afternoon, but by the time you have Wednesday night prayer meeting at church, my test will already be over with, so go ahead and pray right now. Being that the board has now paid for, well let's just say "more than 3" language schools for me, I am interested in doing my best. But I must say, I am getting to old to have to learn very many more languages. They all start to mix in together. (Oh for the gift of tongues!)

Thank you in advance for your prayers. I'll update tomorrow with the results of my test.

Monday, January 01, 2007

New Nomad

In honor of a new year, Nomad 4 God now has a new, improved look and layout.

I hope you enjoy!

Happy New Year!