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One Christian fad you should pickup: Bible Reading

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Blog, Devotional | Comments Off on One Christian fad you should pickup: Bible Reading

One Christian fad you should pickup:  Bible Reading

Fads Come and Go… Although I have only existed for a mere 35 years, I have seen my share of Christian fads.  Let me name a few:  Experiencing God, Velvet Elvis, The Prayer of Jabez, the Shack, and of course The Purpose Driven Life.  Sometimes the fad is biblically sound and theologically clear.  Other times, the teaching will focus too pointedly on a single attribute of God, that the fullness of his attributes are missed.  Sometimes… the fad is heresy.  One thing we can always count on is that there are more “fads” on the horizon and that is not going to change...

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Visiting with a dear friend: Joey Tartaglia

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Visiting with a dear friend: Joey Tartaglia

Visiting with a dear friend:  Joey Tartaglia

There’s just something refreshing about breaks in regular patterns of life.  It’s even sweeter when that break in life is a sweet friend from the States!  Joey Tartaglia came to PNG to give the Canns their third language check in nDo.  What’s great is that we had the opportunity to visit with him for a few days before he flew into Mareroro, and we have several days with him before he departs this Friday. Joey is a director of Finisterre Vision.  He is also the one who trained us for PNG.  This always makes for easy conversations, recalling fond memories and a lot of...

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Freedom from Traditionalism

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Freedom from Traditionalism

Freedom from Traditionalism

Meet Jon and James.  Jon is the handsome beardy fellow on my right, James is on my left.  Jon is a deacon at our Madang EBC Church body.  James, is the Associate Pastor.  I love these men, and find myself continually thankful for their ministry in Madang.  God saved Jon out of traditionalism and he recently shared his testimony with me. This last Sunday, Jon was sharing his testimony with the congregation.  He is already a soft spoken guy.  Add in the fact that there were fans running, a poor PA system and puppies running around the pews.  It was a perfect storm to make it even harder to...

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Saying good-bye to Matt Dodd, for a time.

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Saying good-bye to Matt Dodd, for a time.

Saying good-bye to Matt Dodd, for a time.

Matt Dodd is at his heavenly home, but it has been a weighty week. For those that did not hear, our beloved friend and bother in Christ, Matt Dodd passed away on Tuesday, July 18th.  He left behind his wife Cameron and their four children:  Susanna, Benaiah, Onesimus & Mary. The emotions have been mixed for us:  Joy coupled with sorrow and hope with sadness.  I know how we are feeling is same as some of you who are reading.  With seasons of trial it is always wise to remind ourselves of what is TRUE!  I wanted to share some truths we have been dwelling on in light of this sobering news....

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A Portrait of Humility: Matt Dodd

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

A Portrait of Humility:  Matt Dodd

Matt Dodd… Just hearing his name makes me think of a Christ following, joyful, happy, energetic, spontaneous, mildly crazy individual.  Maybe it’s because of that time we finished hiking out from a survey and he randomly ran into the ocean to play in the waves.  Maybe it was the time he went back to Madang on a ship to get more supplies after I had thrown up around 20 times.  Maybe it was his smile when we all endured the crazy flights to PNG.  Regardless, there are plenty of memories that solidify those traits into the name Matt Dodd. I have known Matt for around 7 years.  When...

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Things that provoke to temptation

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Devotional | 1 comment

Things that provoke to temptation

Information is not experience There is always a difference between information, and knowledge gained through experience.  A mother reading about giving birth does not have the same perspective as the mother, who is holding her newborn daughter.  Knowing if you studied enough for an exam is always made clear when it is complete.  In life, we continually experience this truth:  Information is not experience. Before we came to Papua New Guinea we had read about it, talked about it and met with people who had lived there.  We cooked food that was different.  We shopped at grocery stores that...

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