Fear Not

Fear Not

I love it when you read something that kind of stops you dead in your tracks. It happens a lot. How often do you see a meme or a quote come across your Instagram or Facebook feeds and you have that impression.

As far as social media goes, it happens to me more via Instagram than Facebook. I’m present on FB but it’s not my go-to… Today though, I was stopped up from someplace else, but first… let me recap the week, which had some pretty cool moments.

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Fields are Ripe!

Fields are Ripe!

If you were to judge solely from the mornings, there would be no doubt that fall is here. This morning at around 9am it was a chilly 11 degrees celcius (52 fahrenheit). That doesn’t mean, though, that the weather is entirely predictable, we’ve had afternoons in the low 30s (mid-high 80s)… try to dress for the day with those variances!

Still though… the cornfields and vineyards don’t lie. It’s harvest-time.

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The “LIFE” in “Missions Life”

The “LIFE” in “Missions Life” Have you ever heard people talk about “Missions Life”? Out of those two words, Missions carries the most semantic weight, because we all have a pretty good idea about what life entails. “Missions” defines what kind of life we are referring to… and we tend to think of is as being exciting, exotic and highly rewarding. It is definitely all of these things… but just like people in our passport country or home culture… there are mundane, daily things that need to be tended to as well. It feels like this week was a concentration of those kinds of rare joys!  😉 Continue reading

Finding Messiah in the Psalms… IBF

Finding Messiah in the Psalms… IBF

One of the things that’s always part of IBF, in the week-long summer block week, is that students lead the mid-week service at the church in Melun. They are involved in all aspects of the service from leading worship to prayer and announcements to preaching. This young lady was one of the two students that preached in this week’s service.

I got back to Châtellerault late last night so let me give you a quick run-down of the week…

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Vessels of Honour…

Vessels of Honour…

Do you remember going over to your grandmother’s house for Christmas or Thanksgiving and she’d pull out the special dishes… perhaps china, accompanied by crystal stemware? For those occasions, the Corelle stayed in the cupboard… those were the everyday dishes. That’s exactly the idea behind today’s blog title.

There are a couple of reasons to talk about vessels of honour today – one positive and one negative – and I’ll get to them both, but first…

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