the Capacity to Love
I think it was Bill Gaither who wrote the song - "I am loved, you are loved, I can risk loving you, for the One Who knows me best loves me most"
The love of God the Father for us, for ME, motivated Him to send His son Jesus - and in love for t... Read more
Ruth and other Daughters too
While I seem to have an especial lot of sons, I do have a few spiritual daughters as well, and I have to say my favorite is Ruth, the pastors' daughter. She is so sweet and sincere, loves the Lord so much...and at least THREE of my boys have con... Read more
I met Elvis briefly in Lima in 04, but got to know him better and bond with him when we went by boat to visit churches along the Puinahua river in the rain forest region of Peru in June 06. Nothing like sharing experiences to get closer! He is a... Read more
Foreman, el hijo mas caro
When his mother Marleni and I started our correspondence in 1992, her kids joined in - Foreman being the eldest. I learned that his father deserted the family soon after Marleni committed herself to Christ, leaving Foreman at 14 to help provide ... Read more
My number one Peruvian Son, Foreman
He's featured in the photos right now. I gotta go to work, so I'll add more later about how we met and how he came to be my number one (and most expensive) son!... Read more
we battle not against flesh and blood
Although it seems like it sometimes!
But having recently finished a mission trip to Peru to do some spiritual warfare at Machu Picchu, when I perused today's spotlighted Spark Page, I was disturbed to read the blog about Mayans "spiritually cl... Read more
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son Jhon
Yes, it's spelled JHon, and I think that's to indicate that it has the English pronunciation of the J as opposed to the Latino, soft or fricative H.
I met Jhon the first time when I was in Lima with Pastor Hugo in 2004 for a week. He was frien... Read more
featured son Cesar
The first time I met Cesar was in Lima in 2004. He was very quiet, looked very serious. We were reunited, along with others from Lima, in 2006 when I went to Iquitos. There's nothing like shared experiences to bond people together. Cesar was wit... Read more
a note about Abel
For a time I'm featuring pix in my gallery of one of my many spiritual sons in Peru. Abel Amaņe and I met in 04 at his church where he played keyboard. But we developed our relationship over the chatline, as he shared his story with me. His moth... Read more
the continuing struggle
It has been difficult to get "caught up" in sleep, and so lacking it I have skimped on the exercise. However, this morning I got up at 5:30 even though I didn't bed down till midnight and had much on my mind in prayer.After breakfast and Bible (... Read more
Getting back into a different routine
Well, I've resumed my exercise regimen,but the eating will be a little more difficult. So often in Peru we wouldn't have dinner until very late, after a night of ministry. And of course the fare was different. I missed the copious veggies and fr... Read more
The advantages of snow
I'm enjoying another paid day off from school, and will use it to fine-tune my packing...Yesterday it gave me some extra cardio. Last week I was terribly behind - this week I may actuall manage to exceed, as I'll probably have to shovel again be... Read more
"At this time next week..."
I am so excited about the trip, I have to pray, "Lord, keep me in the present" - don't want to get ahead of Him. BUT, I don't think it hurts to imagine what I'll be doing a week from now...let's see, we may be en route to Santa Teresa near Machu... Read more
Despite not doing my strength and not getting in all my cardio, I managed to get back down to 195 by the end of the week! Maybe the cold has me burning more calories to maintain body heat, I dunno...and it helped that for a few days I was fairly... Read more
One of THOSE days
This morning I just couldn't get my engine started. My body, not the car! So I didn't work out. I'm still getting used to change in work schedule - had to take on some more hours at the evening job in order to make 20 hour minimum (to get paid t... Read more
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