Oct 23, 2014

The Start of Fall... kinda

When in Mexico

Biblical theology - Tracing themes to see the storyline of the Bible unfold

Glorious Mexico food

Josh teaching in Mexico

Nati in Mexico

Some of our favorite people in Mexico
Nora and Nati time
Records galore in Harlingen

Antique date

Lard: Your common Walmart item

Stick bug

"Nacho's with Nacho" night

Like I said, "Nachos with Nacho"

Beard bed-head... it happens

Thanks Borton family!


We'll do anything to make it FEEL like Fall down here

Faces of the Nations; First installment

Children ministry: learning about the Gospel and the Gospel's martyrs

Nati and I have been married "this" long (beard length)

The kids found this fella outside


Just a... shelf

Free coffee date for a limited time at McDonalds last month

I know it doesn't look like a cheesecake, but... it was

Nati's such an awesome help with translation- translating a sermon


On our way to another marriage celebration; thanks to everyone at To Every Tribe and River Church

Late night slushy run


All of our kids 
Matt got to share a devotional at a local children school

Doing a puzzle with Nora

Nati got to help lead a woman's study in the book of Ruth this month

Sep 10, 2014

Burial Forms

"And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
Revelation 12:11

Missionary Trainees with To Every Tribe sign their burial forms every year. I'm grateful to be united in Christ with these like-minded brothers and sisters. Singles, couples, families of large and small sizes unite to sign away their lives for the work of Christ, looking forward to the possible dangerous situations they will face this year, and accept the fact that their lives are literally in the hands of Christ, whether they live or die. The pages of the New Testament are littered with this kind of paradigm and I'm thankful that this attitude can still be found today. We can wear cool bracelets that say "Jesus is worth it," but signing a burial form sobers you.

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Summer Life in Texas

Some limited high quality prints of my drawing of David Sitton's new book cover

Sneak peek at the next Ekballo Magazine cover

Playing games with the HOLLOWAY family :)

Neon Green Grasshopper

We've been working hard getting out our Prayer / Thank You Cards

Cotton is a common product grown down here

The Flea Market near our home is flooded every weekend with people

Nati record shopping at the Flea Market

There's the strange phenomena that I've come to learn about since being married, it's called COOKING.
This is a Peruvian dish called Arroz Verde

Lizards are everywhere in this region of Texas

Nati and I enjoy Denny's value menu and playing games like Phase 10

I got to preach this month at Chapel for To Every Tribe from Colossians 2
I'm catching up to Nati with my Spanish learning

Aug 20, 2014

The Difference in Joys

"This is... the difference between the joy of the hypocrite, and the joy of the true saint. The [hypocrite] rejoices in himself; self is the first foundation of his joy; the [true saint] rejoices in God... True saints have their minds, in the first place, inexpressibly pleased and delighted with the sweet ideas of the glorious and amiable [i.e., pleasant, admirable] nature of the things of God. And this is the spring of all their delights, and the cream of all their pleasures.... But the dependence of the affections of hypocrites is in contrary order: they first rejoice... that they are made so much of by God; and then on that ground, he seems in a sort, lovely to them."

Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections, quoted by John Piper, God's Passion for His Glory, p. 110