Rhythms of Prayer

Rhythms of Prayer

Ruth Haley Barton says, “You would be surprised what your soul wants to say to God. You would be surprised what God wants to say to your soul.” It is this type of freedom in prayer we must dedicate ourselves to exploring. Prayer is well understood as “being present to...
Prayer & Action for South Sudan

Prayer & Action for South Sudan

I have been spending quite some time praying over South Sudan and the ways forward for peace. In this pursuit, I am continually coming back to Isaiah 58. Please take time to see the deep practicality this passage gives. See all the ways in which you can apply this to...
Living the Smile of God

Living the Smile of God

My God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Ps. 67:1-2 It is this passage Amber and I had as the vision for our family when we got married nearly 15 years ago. I...
Update from South Sudan

Update from South Sudan

  I just recently got back from South Sudan with my great friend and colleague, Stan Fikes. We have been traveling to this beautiful place for over 15 years. We have seen brilliance and devastation, restoration and destruction, peace and war. It has been a mixture of...
The Root of War

The Root of War

  Last week we talked about three areas that needed understanding in order to help get a better grasp of what was happening in South Sudan. This week we will chat a bit about the “root of war” as understood through the lens of Jesus. Jesus says the two greatest...