The best thing that’s happened recently is fall. The towering beeches, maples, and oaks are clothed in color. Orange and yellow are too bland as descriptors. Reach into your metal-themed colors and call them copper, gold, bronze, and rust. (All
It has been good to be fruitfully busy again. Though it had bright spots, the summer was brutal. We bounced rootless from place to place, waiting for our visa to come through. We grieved, we worried, we argued. Here in
When I applied for the position as pastor at Antwerp International Protestant Church, I sent in my Curriculum Vitae, which is like an expanded resume. It had all my strong points on it, of course. In my inaugural sermon here
* I have been corrected on my Dutch grammar. You say “welkom op” (meaning “up” or “on”) to an institution, such as a school, but “welkom in” to a city. So “Welkom in Antwerpen.” We arrived in Antwerp five days
Our visa has been approved. Here we go to Belgium. If all goes according to plan (but it hasn’t in a long time!) we will leave in just over a week. Here is the important bit for those who are
Jesus went to his death calmly, “like a lamb to the slaughter” (Isaiah 53:7). Peter also faced death with an amazing calmness. I recorded a sermon on John 10 for my church in Antwerp last week (the assistant pastor needed
I wrote some of this from Iceland, where we unexpectedly spent a couple days after I passed out on a plane. More on that later. I started writing this in the USA. I am now finishing it in Antwerp, Belgium.
First, here is the link to a higher quality video of the memorial service for Peter. The slideshow is also visible on this video, unlike the video on facebook. https://vimeo.com/217748027. Yes, you may share it. We don’t want our son’s death
A conversation from Monday, May 8: “Peter, are you ready to see God face to face?” “Yes.” “Are you ready to meet Jesus?” “Yes.” Peter Irenaeus Nelson was unafraid to the end, which came at 6:15pm on Tuesday, May 9.
Things are difficult. How could it be any different? Suffering and death are things to be endured, not embraced. Instead of expounding on the specifics of what exactly we are facing at the moment, I will just share some verses