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A Life Outside the Box

Rest during the holidays

Thou Shalt have Down Time this Holiday Season

Churches all over the world are preparing Christmas carols and special services. Volunteers are running around like headless chickens – organizing, practicing, sorting…and this is where…if I may interject…I’ll mention one of the Ten Commandments “Remember the Sabbath day.”


December 7, 2016 0
Life outside the box

A Change in Perspective

6 ½ months later our epic journey has come to an end.  The trip was outstanding but hard to relate.  I could write about the pile of majestic snow covered mountains we saw (so many that it nearly became common) – the crystal blue lakes – the monstrous Redwoods, but just like the pictures, words…
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October 23, 2016 2
Map

Waking Up From a Dream Come True

Over 12,000 miles, 22 states, 3 countries, numerous National Parks…that’s what the end of our journey looks like. Our plans seemed to change as often as our road, but that’s life. This last month has held an unexpected trip back to the east coast to spend a few more weeks with my parents (and gave…
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September 12, 2016 4
Perspective

Update Number 3

I had grand ideas of writing extraordinary stories of our journey.  I imagined having hours spent perfecting a fascinating travelogue…I don’t know where I thought those hours would come from and instead I’m covering a lot of ground really fast…but for those who are really interested…here is part 3 of our journey. We’v passed 10,000…
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August 9, 2016 4
Road Trip

Another Update

Coming up on 10,000 miles traveled I thought it was time for another update… I left off last time in the Badlands and record high temperatures and storms.  The plan was to head for Grand Tetons National Park, but we had a quick trip through Mount Rushmore on the way to have a look at…
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July 25, 2016 2
Water pump

A Long Overdue Update

Before I begin, I want to take a minute to remember the life of my Uncle Don.  He passed away suddenly while we’ve been traveling but we were lucky enough to spend a little time with him (via Skype) while we were in NY.  He knew Jesus and served Him through missions work for many…
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July 4, 2016 4
One Step at a Time

Going West

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” Soren Kierkegaard Another ‘season’ has begun for our trip…we’ve headed west into a great deal of unknown – a strong contrast to the first half of our trip on the east coast which has been full of my past. It has felt surreal…
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June 8, 2016 0
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Tripping up the East Coast

We’ve just ticked over 1000 miles on our new car…and when I say new, I mean a 1994 Ford Explorer with 58,000 miles on it.  Our aptly named ‘Explorer’ we chose – instead of the original idea of buying a big van to fit out – simply because we couldn’t find a van…we are adapting,…
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May 6, 2016 0
Causeway church

How do you Build a Church that cannot be Hidden?

In the small town of Mangawhai, New Zealand God is using the ordinary to do the extraordinary


April 25, 2016 1

Mangawhai New Zealand

There is nothing like a 3 year old with a stomach bug to make you suddenly miss home. After cleaning up a car seat with socks (because that’s all we had)…then cleaning up someone else’s bed… I was reminded how much easier it is to deal with sick when you are in your own home…
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April 13, 2016 1