travel

Europe or Bust

Jenny and I are off to Switzerland for the annual Discerning the Times Conference in Yverdon, about an hour outside of Geneva. We’re excited to see dear friends again, and honored by yet another opportunity to pour into the nations. I recently told a close friend, “As long as God Read more…

culture

Marked

I’m somewhat obsessed with taking pictures of random stuff. Particularly markings, stickers, and signs. I might as well have my iPhone glued to my eye ball and wear a sign that says: Caution: this person makes unexpected stops in front of obscure items. From fire extinguisher housings to dog pooping Read more…

culture

Amongst the Mountain People

Traveling through Switzerland is quite an experience. Essentially, everywhere you go you’re surrounded by mountains. It’s spectacular. To make it even more scenic, ancient ruins summit countless peaks and centuries old villages cling precariously to the sides of mountains – some reachable only by geared train cars. It takes a Read more…

production

God Spaces

Last night Jennifer and I had the privilege of taking this stage in the mountain-ensconced city of Martigny. Christians from all over the region gathered together for their monthly night of worship, and we were so honored to serve them with our team. Jennifer in particular had some powerful things Read more…

travel

Fait du Bruit

Our first three meetings here in Switzerland have been joy-filled and boisterous. Or maybe I’ve just been boisterous. Either way, as the Swiss say, I like to “Fait du bruit,” or make noise. This shot, care of Fredo Bovigny, is from last night’s worship event in Escale. As expected I Read more…

culture

Almost Home

I’m writing this in Syracuse airport, having covered more than 5,000 miles in the last 12 hours, and less than 70 miles from home. I’m full of wonderful tales for my children, chocolate for my wife, and an added inheritance for the legacy I’m leaving and the reward I’m headed Read more…

culture

Geneva to Ambilly

Yesterday Joseph and I drove from Clarens into the historic and always beautiful city of Geneva, Switzerland. So much to see, so little time. Ancient walkways, famed monuments, and landmarks of religious and political highlights of history. We were treated to a fabulous real-Italian meal at The Spaghetti Factory (merci Read more…

music

The Bird Has Landed

UPDATE FROM SWITZERLAND: After a quick round of sushi in Dulles’ A-Terminal, Joseph and I boarded our non-stop flight to Geneva. Surprisingly (and refreshingly) empty, I was able to stretch out in the middle section and sleep for 5 hours – always a plus when traveling East and trying to Read more…