.Purse Strings and Heartstrings.

Jesus had this incredible way of cutting straight to the point. He would say just a few words, maybe a little story, and cut straight through our excuses, and philosophies, our distractions, and get right to the point He was striving to make. It is a quality I am fascinated by. In Matthew 6, Jesus […]

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.God of the Details.

It is amazing to see God bring details together – details of our past colliding with our present preparing us for our future. There is no doubt that for years God has been intricately writing our story preparing to join it with the stories of others for the purpose of glorifying Him and advancing His […]

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.Embracing the New Year.

The calendar has once again flipped to another year. It stands before us as a blank canvas, offering new mercies, new challenges, and new adventures. It’s a fresh start just waiting for us to ink it up with our one, beautiful life. We are expectant as we gaze out over 2014. God-willing this will be […]

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.Where is the Church in all this?.

This is a question that has been asked of us from time to time. As we meet with various people and explain to them what our heart and passion is concerning Mercy Branch, as we attempt to help people understand our two-fold mission (Guest House and Street Kids), the question is raised: Where is the […]

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.My Village.

I don’t know when I first realized how badly I needed it, or how intensely my soul longed for it. But I know when I realized I did not have it. My story is not one in which I turned from shocking sin to intense, unrelenting devotion to God. No, my story is one of […]

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.Let It Burn.

This has been a tough week. We went through all our possessions, moved them out of the house that we had made a home, and sent them off to be sold. Sometime around day two, I was struck by the reality that Jesus’ words about selling your stuff was more than just about cashing the […]

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.The Scandal of the Kingdom.

Today Tiffany wrote about Doing It Scared. It is something that really resonates with how I am feeling. It has been such an encouragement to see God move people to come around and support our journey. We did a little promotional video to try and explain what we are doing or maybe why we are […]

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.Open Letter to Anonymous.

Thank you for believing in us. It is crazy at times to sit back and realize how many people really do believe in us. We are working really hard to do everything ethically, transparently, and legally. We are trying to maximize our experience, grow from our mistakes, and make the most of our successes. And […]

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.Here We Go.

The what and where of God’s calling has been laid out so vividly for our family – Addis Ababa Ethiopia, serving street children’s spiritual, emotional, and physical needs through the mercy of Jesus. Part of the how has been made known as well; we will run and manage a guest home that will eventually be […]

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.I Can’t Do It, But We Can.

We have been working hard the past month trying to get things in place to ensure that we are doing everything properly and ethically. One of the biggest challenges has been and continues to be setting a budget. My natural instinct is to name a number, cut it into pieces, and run with it… That, […]

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