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

Aug 13, 2014

Newlyweds back in Texas

Here are some photos of our settling in back in South Texas.

Our front porch

Entrance into our new apartment

Enjoying our wedding gifts!

New neighbor

Back at work

"We'll try this one out first." ~ Nati (I swear, it was her!)

My mom fermented vanilla with sugar as favors for our engagement party back in March. Thanks mom!

Home made ice cream, mmm

Editing a photo of my awesome wife :)