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Embracing A New Opportunity

Every day is a new opportunity, another chance, a new beginning. I have found this to be true in my life over and over again. When we choose to follow Jesus, life becomes an exciting adventure! He is the One who knows the future and the One who holds the future. He is the One who loves us so much that He can’t keep His eyes off of us. He always has our best interest in mind and desires to walk with us in a very personal way on our life’s  ...

Adventure, Faith, Inspiration

Seeing Beneath The Surface

Growing up in the country, one of my favorite summer pastimes was spending hot summer afternoons hiking through the woods. A creek flowed through the middle of our farm.  One of my favorite pastimes was to gaze into the water searching for what lingered beneath the surface, while our horses took a much needed rest from the heat. So much was happening under the surface. So when I read the illustration given by L Grand Hutton in his book “In  ...

Adventure, LifeQuest Church, Ministry

Living Life on Purpose

Someone once said you can get all A’s and still flunk at life.  Why is that?  Because deep inside of every person is the desire to know that they are fulfilling the purpose for which they have been placed on this earth.  If that desire is not satisfied, Henry Thoreau said we are all prone to ‘live lives of quiet desperation.‘  The trouble in our world today is that we have too much to live with and too little to live for.  Only a bigger  ...

Adventure, Uncategorized

A Little Uncomfortable

The boat picked up speed, the parachute picked up air and I began my ascent.  Dangling 400 feet above open water and clutching the straps of my harness, a 1,000 foot cord kept me tethered to the speedboat racing through the coastal waters of the Bahamas. My grip tightened as I floated through the air and thought for a brief moment what would happen if I fell into the waters below with a 100 pound parachute attached to my back.  As I looked  ...

Adventure, Faith, Life

Visit to a Philippine Jungle Village

As we were flying over the tropical jungle on the island of Mindanao, Philippines,  I carefully watched the missionary pilot.  Flying an airplane in the jungle can be risky business.  At only a moment’s notice weather conditions could seriously threaten the safety of the airplane, the passengers and the cargo.  The pilot concentrated on terrain features, strip conditions and wind patterns as he held the plane steady at an altitude of 5,000  ...