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Crucial Conversations

This week I spent 3 days with my core staff members from Faith Lutheran Church on a retreat.  We were trying to get ready for the busy fall schedule ahead.  To do this, we spent lots of time in prayer and devotion around God’s Word.  We had a lot of great conversations together about our shared mission and vision. We also looked at a book titled Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph...

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Our trip to Peru was wonderful … filled with blessings from the Lord.  The new relationships will surely last a lifetime. The gifts left behind will certainly continue to bear the fruit of new and stronger relationships in God’s way.  The sites and sounds are committed to pleasant places in my memory.  The time with Heather was fantastic.  Still … it’s good to be home. Home is where we daily draw on the sustaining...

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Peru R&R

It’s now Tuesday 8-11-2015 and all our official work in Peru is through.  However, we continue to have great opportunities to teach about life in God’s way. Yesterday we took a train to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu. We had nice conversations that showed our love in life. Then, at Machu Picchu, with our guide and other bus riders, we had great conversations about family life in God’s way. They were eager to ask...

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Lima Seminar

It’s Sunday morning in Lima, Peru.   We slept great in the home of Rev. Herb Burch, who’s actually in the States now.  We were exhausted last night from our seminar.  The seminar went great with eight eager couples and a few other single people attending. They were so receptive and eager to interact. They had many great questions that showed they were absorbing the material we were sharing with them. We also had many good one on...

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In Lima Peru

We made it safely to Lima yesterday and were picked up by our hosts, “the 2 Daniels” from the Lutheran mission here. We enjoyed some great traditional food at a local restaurant called Tanta (“bread” in the old native language). We then took a tour of the San Francisco Cathedral and monastery. It was very interesting but kind of creepy to walk among all the bones in the catacombs. Enjoy working among the living much...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview