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Hey Whiners: SHUT UP!

September 1, 2014

Do you know a whiner? I am talking about a person that has perfected the art of “the glass is perpetually half empty.” There is no doubt that skilled whiners know how to take the shine off of the brightest moments. They drain the life out of a conversation the same way Dracula drains blood from a victim. They flourish when they can prove that the circumstances of their life are worse than yours. SNL…

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Unshakable (The Via Lucis)

August 29, 2014

“Who clings to God in constant trust As Zion’s mount he stands full just, And who moves not, nor yet does reel, But stands forever strong as steel.” Old Scottish Version of Psalm 125:1   “Then it is agreed upon.” Peter spoke to the twelve apostles gathered round on the rooftop terrace just as the sun was sinking below Jerusalem’s hazy horizon. “We will choose seven worthy and respected men to manage the funds for…

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Big Foot and the Shift Key

August 27, 2014

In the words of the late Rich Mullins… “Surrender don’t come natural to me. I’d rather fight You for something I don’t really want than to take what You give that I need.” As an engineer I work in reality – things that I can see and touch. Things that have hard evidence. Comprehending an invisible God has always been a challenge so the idea of hearing God give a person direction was laughable. I knew folks…

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Lightbearers (The Via Lucis)

August 15, 2014

“…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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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….