1 11, 2017

COMING HOME WITH GRATITUDE

2020-01-19T19:55:45-06:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: BrookLink News, China, China Partner, Middle East|Tags: , , , |

I had departed Wisconsin on a lingering summer day in early October, and returned to a blustery fall day just a handful of weeks later.  The usually long transition, from a summer to a fall mentality, happened this year in a matter of moments.  As I drew in a few breaths of crisp air and admired the changing color of the leaves on the trees, my posture turned to one of gratitude.

4 10, 2017

FULL SAIL

2020-01-19T20:22:43-06:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: BrookLink News, China, China Partner, Ethiopia, Middle East|Tags: , , , , |

My father taught all of us three basic principles of sailing. The first was: sailing is all about dependency. All the training, effort and experience will do little good if there is no wind. Likewise, spiritual growth is not guaranteed through following techniques or gimmicks, but through daily and conscious reliance and dependence upon the ‘wind’ of God’s Spirit.