The Stories We Tell of our Past and how they Shape our Present

The below newsletter was sent out a few weeks ago to my partners in ministry; I just neglected to post it here. You can read the whole thing here: https://mailchi.mp/3d253e141eff/csfberksmay2019-4753858 When Buzz Gifted me a Manual A few years ago my boss, Buzz, CSFPA’s Executive Director, assigned the task of new staff training to me. … Continue reading The Stories We Tell of our Past and how they Shape our Present

Praying the Psalm And Questioning it At the Same Time (Psalm 26 – Weekly Word)

After last week's detour to Psalm 55, we are back on track with where we left off - Psalm 26!  As I read this Psalm two thoughts ran through my mind: This is beautiful!  I want to have this sort of confidence and pray like this. This is so different once we bring Jesus, the … Continue reading Praying the Psalm And Questioning it At the Same Time (Psalm 26 – Weekly Word)

Reflections on a Decade of Short Term Mission trips

When I moved to University Park, the "main" campus of Penn State, for my junior year I got involved in Christian Student Fellowship (CSF).  Later that year I went on my first short term mission trip, rebuilding houses in North Carolina.  The next year we went to Miami and worked with Habbitat for Humanity.  Then … Continue reading Reflections on a Decade of Short Term Mission trips