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The unexpected journey to simple church

The unexpected journey

I have always thought that I was special; different from everyone else. I got that from my mom. When she was pregnant with me, the doctor told her that she her body would not carry a child to birth. You can imagine how that might impact a newly married 18-year old who...

The unexpected journey: the journey is about to take a new path

Several things have happened this week that have created hope in our situation. None of them have any shred of proof or evidence that it is true. This means that both trust and faith have to be employed in order to embrace the hope. Let me start with the outward and...

The unexpected journey: emotions are real

I thought it important to let you in on some emotional struggles that I wrestle with as a result of this current phase of our unexpected journey. I have endeavored to be honest about what takes place without whining or coming off as some poor helpless victim. Emotions...

The unexpected journey: The journey gets difficult

A journey is defined as the act of traveling from one point to another point. Back in the day this meant finding the right map for the location you were intending on journeying to; then plotting out a course to get you there. Today you simply type in the starting...

The unexpected journey: the journey gets difficult

I have been silent for the past couple of weeks simply because the pressure of this part of the journey has been too intense to bear. I recently read a portion of scripture out of The Message bible from Deuteronomy where Moses is speaking to the people of Israel...