Business as Missions: Schools of Thought

From what I’ve learned, there are an array of views of what Business As Missions (BAM) really means. On one end of the spectrum, BAM is seen simply as Christian business people, living their professional lives attempting to reflect Christ, and if given the opportunity, willing to share the gospel with the people they come…

Individual Results Report FY10

Today was bonus day. I was up at 5 in the morning, unable to sleep with excitement… and then with frustration and consternation. With my new job, my pay is exactly the same as my last job, but I get a bonus annually based on performance. I performed well last year, was promoted, and told…

School

Ben started pre-school on Wednesday! He was excited to wear his back-pack (“packpack”) from Grandma — until it occured to him that he might have to wear it the whole time he was there. Fortunately he had his very own hook to hang it on, so that made it OK. He calls his teacher “the…

Mission to the World

When I was in ninth grade, my family lived in Kandern, Germany. If you Bing for pictures of it online, I think you’ll find that its a most picturesque little European village, nestled in the Black Forest. Its the home of a missionary boarding school, where my parents served for a year. Adjusting to high…

Changes in Plans

The VUE is paid off, and it turns out we really like not having a car payment. Yes, we dislike driving our creaking old tank of a vehicle, but not as much as we dislike being slaves to the bank. So we’re going to keep it. Its still road worthy, and when my bonus gets…