(Today I’m featuring the first ever guest post on missionsmusings.com, written by Josh Heyward. You can also check out his blog or look him up on twitter. If you want to write a guest post for missionsmusings, here’s how.)
Missions. Many different things come to mind with this one word—a straw hut overseas, a spring break mission trip, inner city ministry, caring for the poor, etc. The fact of the matter is that the word “missions” means something different to each individual. Some relate very well to this term being that they are totally comfortable with being in an unfamiliar environment in order to serve other people, yet others run from the idea being that they fear being called to live in that straw hut overseas. Whatever the case, each individual’s understanding is different. I would, however like to discuss two key elements of missions to hopefully clear the muddy waters of such a diverse and crucial idea.
*drumroll please* It’s the return of Free Form Fridays! I honestly have no idea if this is even remotely interesting to anyone else, but I have to admit that I like doing them anyways. And since it is my blog, I think this is here to stay for the forseeable future. At least, until I get bored with it, or something along those lines. 😉
So, on that note…who the heck is this Jeff Goins guy anyway, and how did he wreck my weekend?
Hi All! Sorry for my online absence for the past week and a half. I’ve been on vacation and haven’t had much access to the internet. Regular blogging will return next week. 🙂
Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is having a fun and restful weekend, wherever you may be. 🙂
For something completely different, I’m posting a few of my old journal covers here. I hope they can be an encouragement to you, and perhaps a challenge as well. Hope you enjoy!
Welcome to the very first installment of Free Form Friday!
While I intend to keep this blog primarily focused on missions, and other topics as they intersect with it, I’ve decided to make Friday my “fun day.” My “write whatever the heck I feel like writing” day. I hope you enjoy it, and as always, feel free to leave comments on the randomness that is about to ensue. 😉
“From the top of the world / to the bottom rung / ’til the work is done / I’m gonna send you. From the ends of the earth / to the nearest gap / all over the map / I’m gonna send you.” (From the song “Go” by the Newsboys)
Here is chapter two of the fiction book I’ve been working on. As I said in the previous post, any thoughts or feedback would be very welcomed.
If Count Robert de Brant had any passion greater than the hunt for animals, it was the hunt for royal favor and a higher rank than he now possessed. His current goal was to gain the earldom of the Northern March, which would provide not only a higher title, but richer lands and a wider stage for his ambitions.
De Brant expected an immediate answer, or someone was going to get hurt. The spear men pulled back a bit, leaving more than ample room for a scout with a bandage-swathed head to take what was coming to him.
In answer to the 15 day writer’s challenge I’ve been participating in, I’m posting a very rough draft of chapter one of a fiction book I’ve been working on. I would love to hear any comments or feedback my readers have. Chapter Two will be posted shortly Thanks for reading!
“He hadn’t always lived like this. Once life had been good. Once he had a beautiful wife, a small homestead, the respect every man should have, and a chance at a family. All of that had been swept away in one brief, bitter moment, with the thunder of hooves and the flash of a spear cutting all light and joy out of Stephen’s life forever.