The Flavorless Burger of Death

The Flavorless Burger of Death

Did you know that Seattle is seen as a foodie city? I’m not a foodie, so I can’t tell you exactly how “foodie” it is. But, people who seem to be more of a foodie than me talk about it a lot. One thing is for sure; some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, I’ve eaten while here in Seattle. Right outside of our apartment there's this little burger shop. Apparently, it's one of those "must go to" places when visiting the city. Everything I thought I knew about a burger I've joyfully allowed this shop to redefine. After being exposed to really good food for a while, your palate tends to change. For us, that change was painfully clear when we were taken out of Seattle. A couple months back Danielle and I took a trip to Redding, CA. Now, you can't live in California without being exposed to In-N-Out. Since we don't have them here in Seattle, we made it a priority to...
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A new year and the politics of Jesus

A new year and the politics of Jesus

Hey, friends! It has been quite the start to a New Year and Danielle and I have many things to share about. Most significantly, our two week trip to Japan where we visited and ministered together with our great friends, Erich & Emi. The trip deserves a post of its own and will get one soon, but if you want quick details you can read about it here on their blog. Additionally, I've been chatting with the Lord on a variety of topics, which I hope to write about soon. Some of those topics to look forward to: Responding to "Jesus healed them, not you" Putting on the armor Kingdom Authority Fruit out of season Though I really want to share stories about some of the amazing things we saw the Lord do in Japan... I've had something different on my mind lately. Residing in downtown Seattle, we've had front row seats to the unrest the city has been experiencing. For those of you...
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To Marry and Bury

To Marry and Bury

It's with great excitement that Danielle and I get to announce that we have officially been ordained!     We're big proponents of each member of the body being a part of the royal priesthood (see 1 Peter 2:9 and In Christ, In Ministry), each individual being called to minister the gospel of Jesus. Because of that, we have never thought to seek out ordination. Until recently, that is... Though we've been in ministry, as a married couple, for over eight years, we, for the first time, both felt the Lord leading us to get ordained. Shortly after the idea came, the Lord showed me the time, location, and with whom we would be ordained. With the passing of a few months, it happened exactly as I had seen it! We feel so tremendously honored to have had Danielle's Aunt and Uncle, Drs. Heidi and Rolland Baker, Will Hart, Shara Pradhan and the entire Iris Global team in Redding, CA ordain us! "Why? What does ordination mean to...
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