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

Weekly Word – Job’s Suffering, Dialogue and General Awesomeness

I love the book of Job.  It is forty-two chapters of brilliant dialogue around the problem of evil and suffering that never really provides any solid answers.  People argue and debate, lose their temper and scream at each other.  Its great! I did not always like it.  I remember hearing people say, in regards to … Continue reading Weekly Word – Job’s Suffering, Dialogue and General Awesomeness