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Thank you Scott for taking the time to express your thoughts through this post. Amen! In His grip, John
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2012 on The Death of a Friend at Pastor Scott's Thoughts
I remember Alice peering over the large mushroom as she looked at the caterpillar smoking his hookah. Upon introduction, he asked the simple question, “who are you?” Now for most, that would solicit a simple response even in the world... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2011 at Live It Out Blog
In the book Don't Waist Your Life, John Piper says, "You can steal to have. Or you can work to have. Or you can work to have to give. When the third option comes from joy in God's goodness, it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Live It Out Blog
I have not posted a blog in over a month. The holidays in combination with added preparation for our upcoming Live It out Tour to East Africa and the UK have been swallowing-up every extra moment. And yes, I still... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Live It Out Blog
Regardless of your political posture or musical taste, you can't help but respect the work done by these men and the citizens of America to help the helpless over the past decade in Africa. Millions of lives have been saved... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Live It Out Blog
Several months ago I read a book called Radical: Taking back you Faith from the American Dream by David Platt. Since that time I have given many copies to friends and encouraged them to read and be challenged by his... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at Live It Out Blog
Click it, watch it and live it out!... From Oregon City | 5 minute video. Need some peace in the midst of the storms of life? You came to the right place! Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Live It Out Blog
Jeff (and Tim and Branden), What a great job on updating the blog and for sharing your journey with me and others. In regards to your subject matter... keep the faith bro! You are not the only one that is trying to "reconcile" the vast differences that we are seeing Christ do around the world in contrast to the "Western Church". I have read both those books (and the Bible... which is more radical than both those books :)). I actually brought 10 copies of Radical with me to give away to Christian leaders. Although it was written to the "American Church", I think it has a lot to say to many "non-western" Christians who tend to emulate what is broken. :) Let's talk over a java when I get home... lots to discover together about following Jesus! Until then, keep fixed on Him! From Gulu, Uganda, -jg
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2010 on Nepal - Deep Thoughts with Jeff 14 at The Berean Way
Thanks Lance! Everyone is asking about you and of course all send their greetings! You should have come with me. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2010 on 'Yes', 'No' and Eye Crusties at Live It Out Blog
Thanks Juli! We miss you a ton. I trust your doing fantastic!
I leave in a few hour for the airport to head to Uganda, but I wanted to get a quick update on how you guys are doing. I am praying for you as you venture forth with the Gospel! Praying also for your families! Keep your eyes fixed on the Master and trust that the Holy Spirit will lead you moment by moment. God will continue to use you to engage the spiritually unaware and to bring Glory to the Father. I look forward to read more from the other side of the world. :) Blessings to yawl! -jg
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2010 on Nepal Gorkha 5 at The Berean Way
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Oct 18, 2010
I trust you experience the Heavenly Fathers love in a very special way during this time of challenge! i pray for you and your family today! It is a privilege to be your friend!
Seth, I just realized that your comment was stuck in my inbox. It has been there for a long time! I am so sorry I did not respond to yo sooner. Outside the walls... for sure! The Body of Christ is beautiful, diverse and God's chosen method to take the Good News of the gospel to the world. But often our local fellowships can become myopic--causing us to only see the church as where we meet on Sundays. The church should in many ways be a "holy huddle", but no team stays in the huddle. We must actively get into the game and that game (mission) is played outside the walls of the church where the spiritually unaware reside and the neighbors God called us to love are as vast as the nations. I hope your trip to Rwanda went well. I would love to hear an update! Blessings, -jg
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2010 on I Love to Break Bread! at Live It Out Blog
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Mar 15, 2010
Mark, I miss you too! Why don't you move to Portland and we can be neighbors! :) Or come and mentor young men in women on their journey as "heirs of the promise" through Immersion? HMMM... sounds fun! I love ya bro!
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2009 on Hugged by British Airlines! at Live It Out Blog
Tiffany, Glad to be home! thanks for following the blog. - jg
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2009 on Hugged by British Airlines! at Live It Out Blog
Jeanine, You are a special lady! Thanks for taking the time to comment. We all have different experiences and predispositions in life based upon our experiences and our varied encounters with the authentic and the counterfeit (I am afraid I have been both in my lifetime). The world is made up of beautiful people, but we all carry with us different battle scars that alter our interaction with each other. Christ has given us not only a model to pattern our life, but a person to interact. We have all been "dippy" (OK, I often still am :)), but the important thing is to keep focused on the Creator and His plan for us--ultimately made clear through Jesus Christ and his love letter to humankind. Thanks for being on the journey with me and I pray that you have many genuine encounters with our loving Christ and His followers in days ahead. You are special! I hope this doesn't sound rushed, but I have 3 beautiful kids reminding me that we have a date to go see "A Christmas Carol" in 5 minutes. :) Where faith and life converge, John
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2009 on Hugged by British Airlines! at Live It Out Blog