Not So Great Expectations

One of the best parts of doing a Home Missions Assignment is connecting and reconnecting with friends who were part of ministries you’ve been involved with over the years. We have been blown away and humbled as we’ve heard stories of how the early years at the...

Guess What My Job Is In A Parallel Universe

I’m coming to grips with the fact that I am a writer. (I desperately want to clarify that statement in so many ways, but as hard as it is for me, I’m going to let it sit there as it is.) When I was in middle school, my parents and I had a meeting with my guidance...

Networking for Introverts

Last week Elizabeth and I drove to Newbridge in Co. Kildare for an event sponsored by ARC Ireland which drew pastors and church planters from the North and the Republic. It was a great time. And although we would not have the same perspective, we heard one pastor...

A Picture is Worth…

About a week ago, I walked into a relatively new church plant in the west of Ireland with Erin and Méabh.  It was a little bit embarrassing…being with Erin & Méabh that is (it’s okay…Erin was a bit embarrassed too). Since we were a bit late (we...

Covenant and Kingdom

Back in 1997 when we first got connected with the Vineyard, it felt like I was learning about the Kingdom of God for the first time. It was, without question life changing. I had a similar experience earlier this month. As I mentioned last week, I’ve joined a...

lesson learned

On Sunday morning we talked about faith & sacrifice. We looked at the story from 1 Kings 17 where a widow is asked to give the last of her food to Elijah & then God will provide for her. Now, most of us are not dealing with drought or famine anytime soon, but...