Being Missional

Jody Janz has worked faithfully alongside me in ministry for the past several years. She and her family are good friends of ours and they understand the concept of relational discipleship like few others. Jody’s heart for missions and her gift for writing will bless you as they have blessed me.  –Brandon My family and I were missionaries in South Africa for eight years. I had many opportunities to see God do amazing things in the lives of the Tswana people. I remember one day I brought a big bag of […]

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Finding Silence

Silence. Absolute silence surrounded me. Sitting on a log, I contemplated the walk through the snow back to my truck. I had spent the morning deer hunting and found myself less interested in the hunt and more wanting to hear from God. So I took a break and found the closest thing that would serve as a good chair. Amber and I had been seeking God’s direction for us. We sensed God was shaking our nest and would be calling us to venture out from our safety in North Idaho. […]

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Barley or Gold

“Why do you ask for barley when gold is available?” I was recently discussing the promises of God with my dear friends from Ethiopia, Desalegn and his wife, Tigist, when she asked that question. It landed in the middle of the room like a brick falling from the ceiling. I sat for a moment in silence allowing the weight of her question to impact me. She went on to challenge us with the notion that Christians are blinded by their own needs and lose sight of how big the ONE […]

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