Category Archives: Gospel Living

The Labor and Benefits of Language Learning

Our family has lived in Japan now for 6 months. After spending our first month adjusting and getting our house and life set up, for the past several months I’ve been ensconced in Japanese language school, studying what has been … Continue reading

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Learning to put doubt where it belongs

In my last post I mentioned that we were at 50% of our monthly budget, and I reflected on some of the things I’ve learned during the first half of support raising. The first thing I listed there was how … Continue reading

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How Time Flies – Make it Count

Last week Lydia began preschool. For several years before we had children, Caroline was a teacher, so she has attended plenty of “Meet the Teacher Nights.” But this most recent one was her first time attending as a parent. Afterward … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Support Missionaries When Your Budget is Maxed Out

Missionaries have to raise support (at least most of us do!). As I connect with folks, share about the work that God is doing in Japan, and invite them to participate through prayer and financial support, sometimes the answer comes … Continue reading

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Anniversaries and the Gospel

Last week was our 9th wedding anniversary, so we celebrated by going out lunch. Since Caroline has been pregnant for the better part of the last two years, we haven’t had a lot of opportunity to enjoy sushi together, so … Continue reading

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The Struggle to Sacrifice

One of the aspects of Christian living that I find hardest to live out is self-sacrifice. Specifically, it’s difficult for me – and I’d wager to say for all of us – to be willing to sacrifice things that I … Continue reading

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Obstacles for the Church’s Mission

If you have 26 minutes, I highly recommend watching this sermon by Richard Pratt. Richard was my most influential professor in seminary and the instrument God used to call me to the mission field. Enjoy!

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