Monthly Archives: July 2015

When Overwhelmed

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There have been a few situations and happenings in our world today that have the ability to overwhelm me. When I think about the number of abortions that happen every year, I feel overwhelmed. When I consider the number of people who live on this planet who don’t know Jesus as Lord, I feel overwhelmed. Shucks, when I think about the responsibility God has given Jessica and I to raise our three precious children, I feel overwhelmed. You know, I don’t think there is anything wrong with feeling overwhelmed. However, the crux of the issue is what we do with those situations and overwhelming ideas.  Continue reading When Overwhelmed

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A Deeper Love

DSC_0054 Hello Awesome Friends!  Jess here! We have lots of really cool things to share with you about what God is doing in our part of the world.  But first, we want to tell you just how grateful and increasingly grateful, we are to be here in Indonesia.  Little by little we’ve come to understand more of what it really means to be here and to love these precious people.  Our love for them grows deeper all the time.  We’ve asked Father God to give us a heart for Indonesians and for that to really truly happen it takes time, experiences, and relationships.  It takes going over and sitting at our neighbor’s house making conversation even when we feel too “busy” with the stuff of life.  It takes hearing stories and seeing sights and smelling smells that are, frankly, uncomfortable at times.  And yet, when the love of God fills our hearts and when Holy Spirit imparts compassion, everything becomes beautiful.  I’m not being flowery or poetic.  It’s true.   Continue reading A Deeper Love