Category: Thoughts

  • Staff Conference 2010

    Every year, Power to Change puts on a 4-day conference for all our staff near the end of July. It was in Whistler, BC again this year, which is a beautiful location. Shannon and I always look forward to the conference, because we know it will be a great time to reconnect with some of…

  • Rewarding what matters

    Shannon and I were talking the other day about parenting. We were talking about what kinds of things we want to try to train into our son, and what kinds of values we would want him to have. We were wondering for the ump-teenth time what he will be like, and what his interests will…

  • Our Visionary Leader

    I’ve been thinking about God this evening. I’ve seen God in a number of ways before – as a Father, as my Rescuer, as the Almighty Creator, and more. And,¬†as I think about those things, it reminds me of how great our God. But, my heart was thrilled in a new way tonight. Have you…

  • Perspectives on Missions

    Shannon and I have been in classes all this week. We’re taking a course called “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” (www.perspectives.org) which is taught all over the place. It gives biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic perspectives on missions, and it’s fantastic. The course started for us about a month ago when we signed up.…

  • Trip to Comox

    Oh, how I enjoy time to get away from the regular routine, to relax, reflect, and hang out with people! Shannon and I needed some time like that, so we planned a trip over to Vancouver Island from Feb 29 to March 3rd. We stayed with Chris and Judy Gytenbeek and their 4 kids, who…

  • The Working World

    So I’ve graduated- how adult-like. Working full time, benefits and all. But is working all it’s cracked up to be? Some days, yes. Some days I love nursing. I love the chaos and the different kinds of people you help and work with. I love the ability to help but then the days, like yesterday…