Annually, Village Chapel Mennonite Church has an October Renewal Gathering; and this year they have invited me to be present with them for this time. I am excited to be part of this special event. Their Renewal Gathering will take place from October 1 to October 3, 2017. There will be a total of four sessions… Continue reading Renewal Meetings at Village Chapel Mennonite Church
For five-weeks at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we were in our series Untold. That series came to an end last week, and next Sunday we will be away on our Day of Retreat. So this past Sunday, we took time to count the costs of following Jesus, by exploring through the three short stories from… Continue reading Company of the Committed: Counting the Costs of Following Jesus.
On Monday morning, I enjoyed a conversation with Lancaster Newspapers' Staff Writer Earle Cornelius inside the lobby at East Petersburg Mennonite Church. I deeply enjoyed my time with Earle Cornelius - it was certainly one of the best times and interviews that I have ever had with a reporter. As we met and talked - I was presented… Continue reading Lancaster Newspapers’ “A Good Neighbor Policy,” and My Own Thoughts on Neighboring with a Purposeful Plan, Place and Presence.
No matter where I have lived, and I have lived many places, I have loved learning to be really intentional and invested in the neighborhood, or area, that I call home. Some of you may have heard me say this before, but I love to intentionally; live, breathe, play, invest, work, eat, shop and worship as much… Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Series Exploring Intentional and Invested Presence in Our Neighborhoods
I have always been an impromptu individual. Prior to having kids, it wasn't uncommon for Katie McLain and I to just go somewhere on the whim, when we could afford it. Prior to be married, I lived more out of a suitcase and by my thumb them any other way. There are times when life… Continue reading Photographs from An Impromptu Trip of Rest to Assateague Island and Ocean City Maryland
On Sunday mornings at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we've been in a series called Shipwrecked. Shipwrecked follows Paul’s seafaring journey as a sentenced prisoner in chains. I believe that Paul’s seafaring journey teaches us to faithfully depend on God and stay-the-mission, even in the moments we feel bound by our circumstances. This has been a… Continue reading Shipwrecked: Following Paul’s Seafaring Journey
In 2004, I was traveling the country with just about thirty dollars in my pocket and was steadily eating food out of dumpsters. As a distracted side note, it is really amazing how many states you can see with a thumb, a few bucks and a willingness to experience life. This is especially true if… Continue reading Hundreds of Collisions by Mending Point, Releases 10 Years Later.