This Old (*Renewed) Blog
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Inextricably, I notice this very day that it was been nearly two years since I’ve posted anything on this old blog, and it has also been quite some time since I’ve led a sentence with the word, “inextricably.” It’s time … Continue reading → .. read more..

Contacts Around the World and in our own Neighborhood!
Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021 – On any given evening I sometimes engage in an activity to see how many countries, states, and continents I can chat with on messenger. As I scroll to see who is on I am amazed at... .. read more..

J Is For Jesus
Monday, April 12, 2021

J is for Jesus Well it be rude not to given that we've just celebrated Easter and I am a pastor. So Easter has just been and gone and I had the joy of speaking to our church on Easter Sunday about the evidence for the resurrection and picked it up again this Sunday just gone, but looking more at ... .. read more..

It’s NOT Black & White
Sunday, April 11, 2021

When I take my daily walk for an hour, I usually take my ear buds so that I can listen to three or four daily Bible readings from my read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan. Sometimes I know I won’t have enough time to … Continue reading → .. read more..

Retro: Everyone Thinks They Know…
Thursday, April 8, 2021

10 years ago today – a closing program at the community centre in the community of Jesús María. Along with various other classes (including Shari’s baking class), I had a presentation for my keyboard class. For the keyboard class, we had a game show – Todo el Mundo Cree Que Sabe... .. read more..

Anniversary Memories
Thursday, April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021 – On April 20 we celebrated our 15th year here in the Balkans. We arrived to begin a new work for God and began serving and helping where we could. Within the last 24 months we have... .. read more..

P Is For Philip
Monday, April 19, 2021

P is for Philip Anyone who knows me well will probably be a bit surprised by this post given how anti-royal I am.  I'm not going to rant about my feelings on the matter here (there's a time and a place for that and this isn't it), but rather doff my cap to someone I actually have a bit of re... .. read more..

F Is For Farts
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

We get some real crackpots associating themselves with the church here in South Africa and the competition to see who can push the limits the furthest appears quite intense at times. One recent crackpot was labelled the " Prophet of Doom " because he sprayed his congregants with Doom (a local fly... .. read more..

Splendid spring ride
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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My journey with Covid 19 and grief
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Picking up the Covid 19 bug does not seem like an unusual experience these days. I tested Covid positive last month. Exactly about one year after the first cases in China appeared and then gradually cascaded around the world.  When I tested positive, I did not know what to expect. Stories of... .. read more..

Late frosts...
Thursday, April 8, 2021

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My Protector
Thursday, April 15, 2021

You may know that I take a daily walk that takes me about an hour to complete. It’s a great idea for everyone to do this, but in addition to it being a generally healthy thing to do, it is … Continue reading → .. read more..

December 2020 Update
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Merry Christmas  We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone. Psalms 33:20-22 Contrast- a state of being strikingly different from somet... .. read more..

This Is A Church
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Sounds of a Mexican Forest (video)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Last week we took a long journey, although we ended up in the same state we started in (our home state), and took a few days off. Not much to say about that at the moment, except that it was a nice change. However, I did want to share this video with you. While we […] .. read more..

Holiday snaps
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Spring Update 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Ready or not Here We Come! What's in this update: -What have we been up to these last few months? -When are we coming home? -Please pray for us. -Family update/highlights in pictures. As a family we are doing good and are healthy. Praise the Lord for that. The Philippines is seeing a high spike o... .. read more..

Just shows how wrong you can be
Thursday, April 8, 2021

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K Is For Kilograms
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

K is for Kilograms Actually, that would be 6000 of them as The Gathering took delivery of six pallets of the peanut pastes we've been busy giving out lately. Once again it was a total blessing to be able to receive such a huge food delivery and it's an even greater blessing knowing that we have a... .. read more..

Biblical Justice vs Social Justice
Monday, April 12, 2021

A friend shared this video clip with me as a result of the clip I shared in my previous post regarding CRT. This is well worth the time to watch and consider. The implications for the future are alarming to … Continue reading → .. read more..

Happy Birthday to Pedro
Saturday, April 10, 2021

To my dear husband - These were my words on Facebook the morning of your birthday: Wishing my wonderful husband Pedro Garcia III a happy birthday today!  This man cares generously for our family in so many ways.  He brings us laughter, order, awesome meals, encouragement, and strength.&... .. read more..

I Is For Indecision
Saturday, April 10, 2021

I is for Indecision though arguably it should be for Déjà vu. I couldn't come up with anything for I so I'll go away and hope that J might come along to rescue me. I is also for I'm a few days behind and trying to catch up. LOL! A B C D E F G H I JKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ This post is part of a series in... .. read more..

Treasuring and Pondering, Life Breaking Through
Friday, April 23, 2021

 Today we sent out a prayer letter, so if you're on that list thanks for reading and praying. (If you're not, you can message your email address in a comment which I'll add to the mailchimp and delete here as soon as I see it.) Short story is: we are in West Virginia after a week with my fam... .. read more..

R Is For Resources
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

R is for Resources Or rather the lack of them.  Jesus told his disciples in Luke 10:2 that: "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few". In our experience it's not just the workers but resources in general that are scarce and this is particularly the case for The Gathering . There is... .. read more..

Updates to our Ministry Schedule
Saturday, April 17, 2021

April 17, 2021 New Location Update A few weeks back we share with you about needing to relocate our Lansing Store by May 1st. That has been moved back and we will now be moving the store the week following... .. read more..

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