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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Leap Frog & Launching Pads

There are a lot of short-term mission trip critics in the world. I’m one of them, probably. Part of my criticism of short-term mission trips as we know them to be in the Western culture actually stems from my first short-term trip to Juarez, Mexico:

I think I came back more changed, more impacted, more transformed than any one kid we loved and served over our week at the home.

But wait…

We’re going down there to change…impact…transform them, right?

And so the folly begins…

I read a good article from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary the other day. (She gave herself that name, not me.) Taking a

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Leap Frog & Launching Pads

There are a lot of short-term mission trip critics in the world. I’m one of them, probably. Part of my criticism of short-term mission trips as we know them to be in the Western culture actually stems from my first short-term trip to Juarez, Mexico:

I think I came back more changed, more impacted, more transformed than any one kid we loved and served over our week at the home.

But wait…

We’re going down there to change…impact…transform them, right?

And so the folly begins…

I read a good article from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary the other day. (She gave herself that name, not me.) Taking a

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[Almost] Grown-Up

I’m almost grown up. Or so I think so anyway. And these feelings have only been validated from recent events like the basketball growing from my wife’s tummy (it’s actually a boy!), signing up for parent/teacher conferences, and finding myself eating Honey Bunches of Oats in the morning.

May be a kid at heart–hopefully always will be–but I woke up this morning with some heavy and adult things on my heart.

What do I want my kid to know?

What kind of father do I want to be?

If I knew that my time here on this earth was limited, what would I do?

And so I did something very manl

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