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Stories & Updates Newsletter

Updates from Birmingham and Deltona

by Jonathan

Here are a couple updates we sent out in our first newsletter. We’ve been traveling quite a bit as we start this process and we’re excited to share about our two most recent trips to Alabama and Florida. District Conference We are honored to be a part of the Southern District, and we were privileged […]

One year later…

by Jonathan

Just over a year ago we shared a post to announce that we were officially starting the application process with Marketplace Ministries and the C&MA. One year and ten days later, through God’s grace, provision and leading, we walked into the C&MA National Office for our pre-appointment interview. A few hours later, we left appointed […]

Baby Steps, Leaps of Faith

by Jonathan

If you’ve never seen What About Bob? then let me introduce you to Bob Wiley (played by Bill Murray). Bob is an obsessive-compulsive, dependant, neurotic, psychiatric patient with an unending number of phobias including germs, tight spaces, drowning, etc, etc. The movie begins with Bob visiting a new psychiatrist named Dr. Leo Marvin (played by […]

An Undeserved Gift

by Jonathan

I collect Vinylmations. For most reading this, the immediate question is, “What’s a Vinylmation?” They are vinyl collectables made and sold by Disney. They almost always have the same shape (of Mickey Mouse) and most commonly are 3″ in height. Each vinyl is painted differently to look like a different character, Disney ride, park, or […]

Going For a Run

by Jonathan

I always want to write even though I feel I’m not good at it and rarely have anything worth saying. Last week one of my favorite bloggers (Tim Challies) put out an article, “On Writing Well,” which inspired me to try to get back into it – or at least write this one post. Over […]