Leap of Faith or Common Sense – My Story.

“I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” – C.S. Lewis   It’s been a long time since I sat down to write a blog. I’ve turned over […]

All We Need Is One

There is an undeniable darkness growing in our world today. You would have to live in a very remote place or have your head buried in the sand 24/7 in order not to see what is happening all around us. More than ever, we need people of faith to stand up, not shrink back. These […]

The Paralyzing Effect of Orphan Care

We all know that orphan care is extremely complex. It is often so complex that it becomes paralyzing. We may even end up doing nothing. For that very reason, we need great resources to help us navigate this challenging space. We have to equip the Global Church if we are going to turn the tide […]

10 Inspiring Quotes for Church Leaders

1. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyon 2. “In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” –Mother Teresa 3. “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who […]

Presence and Priority

I learned a hard lesson this week. My wife signed our kids up for swim lessons, the traditional summer activity that most kids really embrace. We knew it was much needed since we now live in Florida and love to frequent the pool and the ocean. There is water everywhere here, including the canal with […]

#CAFO 2014

If there is one orphan care conference that you should consider attending this year, it is this one. It’s called the Summit Conference,  hosted by the Christian Alliance for Orphans. This year, the conference will take place at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, IL on May 1-2, 2014. Patch Our Planet will have a […]

Rachel’s Drawing

My daughter, Rachel, is 6 years old. She has a real heart for orphans. Like many children, she longs to help orphans in some way, but she finds it difficult to know how to help them. This past weekend, we had the privilege of sharing at the Awakening conference in Venice, FL.  We decided, at […]

Calling all Shepherds

Who will look after this ONE? One child, among so many….. There is a large flock that sits in an open field surrounded on all sides by an enemy. There are over 153 million in this flock. The enemy is a wolf and he comes in many different forms. There is only one way to […]

Christian Alliance for Orphans

This week, Patch Our Planet  joined the Christian Alliance for Orphans. Click here and then scroll down the list to see Patch Our Planet. Let me tell you why I am so excited to be a part of this great movement. They are a non-denominational organization. So are we.   They are gospel-driven. So are […]

re·sist·ance – noun 1. the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding. Does this picture represent you?  When you look at the meaning of resistance, do you think about someone at work?  Or your relationship? Something inside of you that longs to do something else?  How about exercise? Resistance can have negative consequences. But, it can also bear great fruit. You have a great opportunity […]