All About the Benjamins

This month without television has been incredibly productive and incredibly quiet. I organized my filing cabinet, polished my dining room table and cleared out the cobwebs on my back porch all on that first Saturday morning without television. I read I Don’t Wait Anymore by Grace Thornton (incredible! highly recommended!), re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and am about … More All About the Benjamins

Just Pray

Today marks six months since I left South Africa and the kids from Ratang Bana have been on my mind more than ever this week. Would you join me in praying for these precious kids by name?  Downloadable PDF: Ratang Bana Prayer Guide __________________________________________ Four years ago this month I was returning from my very first trip to … More Just Pray

The Cost.

21 days left in Africa, people. Twenty. One. I can’t even figure out what that means for me. Questions swarm my mind as I wonder what comes next and I remember the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire. “The Lord went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar … More The Cost.

Isaiah 55:11

Driving to the mall to pick up Story Bibles for some kids in Alexandra, we noticed that the car would not exceed about 40k. After making a quick decision to go on to Alex before the car died on us, we were dropped off with our fingers crossed that the car would be fixed and … More Isaiah 55:11

Back in the RSA

Well, I’m back in South Africa after two months in the States! Thanks to my US government tax return, I was able to visit friends and family in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Nevada, and a large portion of California’s coast this summer. I worshiped (and did a little work) at Sherwood, saw Celine Dion in … More Back in the RSA

There & Back Again

“This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected.” – The Hobbit I have been back in the States for two weeks and, thankfully, it feels like much longer. The Lord is stretching my days here with my family and friends so that it … More There & Back Again

Ratang Bana

The streets of Alexandra township are littered with dirt, garbage, street vendors, and goats. Car horns honk as taxis fly past. Women carry babies on their back and umbrellas over their heads to shield the sun. Children run through the streets. The busyness is overpowering. But Ratang Bana is a quiet oasis in the midst of … More Ratang Bana

Cape Town

Last week we went on a short holiday to Cape Town. The views from Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope were overwhelmingly beautiful. I’ve never seen anything so stunning as the deep blue waves crashing onto that rocky shore at the bottom of the world. The entire trip felt like a profound exhale. … More Cape Town