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The Son of Man

Writing my last post on doing your research, combined with our family’s recent reading and study in the book of Revelation, and connected with my day-to-day work where I am routinely sharing my faith with non-believers, I was thinking about a particular subject that I wanted to write about here. This subject is related to […]

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Life Lessons

Do Your Research

This last Thursday, our Life Lessons evening focused on doing your research, getting the facts and understanding, and knowing what you are talking about before forming opinions and making comments about particular subjects. What led me to this topic as a Life Lesson was frequent questions conversation at our house with our kids about capitalism […]

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Life Lessons

Extreme Ownership

A few months ago, I watched a TedX video by a guy named Jocko Willink, a former Navy Seal who commanded a unit of Seals in Iraq. He spoke about a particular experience in Ramadi where they experienced one of the worst things imaginable. In the confusion of war, two units who were on the […]

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Life Lessons

Make a Budget

The next lesson in the Life Lessons series is that we need to learn to make a budget. In this time with our kids, we started with a simple budget using, as an example, an estimated starting school teacher’s salary in the US. From there, we then considered taxes, tithes, living expenses, and other ways […]

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Life Lessons

The kingdoms of this world vs the Kingdom of God

This is the first of the Life Lessons that we have started with our kids. I’m posting this here for future reference for my family as well as for anyone else that may be interested in reading or using them! First, as a family, we watched this YouTube video about the Capitol Hill riots in […]

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Life Lessons

Life Lessons

As a family, we don’t always get to spend as much time together as we would like. With kid activities, work, and other things infringing, we frequently are on the run. At the same time, when we do have some downtime and can be together, we are often pretty tired, so we default to the […]

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General

Reading the Creation Story

Today, as I mentioned in my previous post, I started reading through the Bible with my friend who has been a believer for only about 6 months. We’ve read the Bible a lot over the last several years, although most of what we have done previously has been reading through the Gospels as well as […]

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New Regions for Phase 2 Training

This morning, I was able to work through two additional regions for the Phase 2 Training: North Africa East Africa South Asia As I noted in my last post, the intent is to continue to develop the list of these countries so that we can be praying through them, having some basic information to work […]

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January 8 2021

West Africa for Phase 2 Course I’ve been working on the Phase 2 Training course, specifically trying to think about how to introduce the complexity of all of the different nationalities, tribes, languages, and backgrounds that we work with here in Catania. My initial plan was to try to work through it by region – […]

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Dancing Robots

I’m generally pretty fascinated by advances in technology. I love seeing how sciences and technology advance to do things and create a world of new opportunities and help people and economies in new ways. I do also think that there is reason to be concerned. As you think about advances in robotics and Artificial Intelligence, […]