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Holy Ambition

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NoPlaceLeft Summit 2020 – Established Churches in the Work

I appreciated the stories and background from these pastors talking about how their churches started down the path of working toward a NoPlaceLeft vision. Here is a quick Table of Contents for the video: Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Don Waybright – 00:25 Ross Ramsey – 7:44 Brian King – 16:35 JT Timblin – 23:30 What’s […]

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The Spread of Coronavirus in Italy

Found this time-lapse visualization today over at La Repubblica, showing the spread of the coronavirus over time in Italy. It is terrible how the virus has ravaged Italy, but we are thankful that there has been less of an effect here in Sicily.

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Good Listens – April 11 2020

I’ve been enjoying various podcasts recently. Here are a few that I would recommend based on some of my recent listening: How Do I Know if the Holy Spirit is Within Me? – Desiring God Stronger in the Fire with Chris and Rebekah – Antioch Resiliency Part 1 Part 2 Radical Effects of the Resurrection […]

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The Silence of Rome

Such a strange time to be living to see a place with such life brought low so that everything is now completely empty.

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The Work Goes On

This week, living under quarantine in Italy, we had a meeting with our leader’s team over Skype. We read the book of Philemon where the Apostle Paul sends a letter to Philemon, asking him to welcome back Onesimus as a brother in Christ. It is a great story of Paul’s attempt to reconcile these two […]

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Jesus Came Not to Give Bread but to Be Bread

For whatever reason, I frequently wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning. Not wanting to actually get up, but instead continue to rest and sleep, I will put a headphone in one of my ears, listen for a minute to whatever podcast is next in line on Spotify, and head back to sleep. […]

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Underwater World

I can’t say that I’m very interested in free diving, but I accidentally came across this video while looking for something else yesterday. I found it mesmerizing to watch this diver hold his breath and move through this amazing underwater world. Worth a few minutes to watch. Beautiful job, National Geographic!

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From 12 People to 2300 Churches

Our church in Colorado recently sent out a newsletter that included a link to a conference called the Multiply Vineyard Summit. I particularly enjoyed two of the sessions that I saw given by Ralph Moore. His message was directly aligned with the work that we’re doing here in Italy. Ralph starts with some recounting of […]

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Praying for Grandchildren – Pt. 3

So as I wrapped up my session talking about birthing spiritual grandchildren (see the previous posts on part 1 and part 2), we moved to Matthew 13.  We read verses 1-9: That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got […]