“…the greater the danger in battle, the greater the joy in triumph.” -Augustine Veiled in otherworldly shadows, Lucis, the heavenly scribe, stood with his young apprentice, Maowr, waiting for the prompting of the Spirit. Lucis had recorded the coming of the Light into the realm of mankind. Earth, once under enemy rule, had been shaken by the resurrected Son of God. And now the Spirit was raising an army of Lightbearers to push back the…

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Growing Up Fast in San Francisco

August 13, 2014

I was 14. It was a tradition in my family that my “Gram” would fly each of the kids in my family out to California on the celebration of our Confirmation. It would be my first flight by myself. This was the first I had experienced life outside the boarders of my sheltered life in Texas. It was my first big adventure. My Gram and Grandfather had traveled the world. I soon realized that this…

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Where is Jina (The RU DVD)

August 11, 2014

The number one question we hear after a screening of RU is: ‘Where is Jina?’  This video was taken a year ago, before the current South Sudan conflict.  As of now, Jina is safe in a orphanage near the Uganda border but life is tough in South Sudan.  Please pray for her safety and the protection of thousands of South Sudanese children who are suffering in this war torn nation.

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The Shaking (The Via Lucis)

July 25, 2014

“I am your portion and your inheritance among the people of Israel.” -Numbers 18: 20 As the spirit of God shook the gathering, Joseph cast off his hidden burden like a waterlogged dog shaking itself free of its rain-soaked coat. “Yes, Lord. I know what to do now.” When God shakes His people, there are certainly curious side effects. … Like thousands of other faithful Jews, Joseph had come to Jerusalem for the Feast of…

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Do We NEED the Poor?

July 23, 2014

My moment of wonder happened on the streets of New York City serving the homeless. I learned how much need I have, and from a very surprising people group. Question: “Do we NEED the poor?” The question almost sounds offensive. Many might say the poor need us, but that we have no real need for them. Let’s think about that… How many people count on you each day? Family, friends, boss, coworkers, clients, customers? How…

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60 Meters in 60 Seconds (The Ru DVD)

July 21, 2014

For a week we watched as the Water is Basic crew drilled the bore hole deeper into the earth.  Somewhere, deep under the crust, was an aquifer that had the potential to bring fresh water to the whole of South Sudan.  But getting to that underground lake is virtually impossible without the  correct equipment. Every day we tracked how far down the drill pierced the earth.  Each layer was marked by a different strata of soil….

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Wildfire (The Via Lucis)

July 18, 2014

“When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”  –Matthew 10:19 – 20   “And by what power or what name did you do this?” The accusation in Caiaphas’ question came across with acrid contempt. Standing under the…