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As several have asked about a recent event in our lives based on a tweet I posted on The Twitters, an update seemed in order. For readers that don’t know, during my recent travels our house was burglarized. No one was home and every one is safe though the pooch was a little shaken up. While the hoodlums didn’t make off with loads of valuables, they did disrupt our lives.

We are continuing to address the logistical issues which come from a forced entry break in. But on the bright side, we were able to have a meet up with a number of our neighbors to talk about what it would look like for us to act as neighbors rather than just as people who live in close proximity to each other. I do not believe that God has for us to live in strife with our neighbors. At the same time I do not believe that He desires us to have a state of apathy for those that live close to us. It is in our community–where one plants his family–that we are the incarnation of the gospel.

Our neighbors were skeptical about getting together the first time, but they decided for another get together much sooner than I would have proposed.

Off topic, I had a piece posted this week on the Upstream site on the Sent and Sending church. Well that was the published title. I originally sent it as “A Church Brouhaha.”

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  1. Tim says:

    I must have missed that tweet– so sorry to hear about the burglary. It sounds like some encouraging things are coming from it though, which is exciting. We’ll be praying for the events and meet-ups that follow!

  2. almost says:

    Thanks Tim!!!

  3. kyle says:

    yikes sorry to hear about the burglary, but thank you for showing us a proactive model and not moving somewhere safer. thanks for coming to the balkans it was a super encouraging time for me


  4. almost says:

    Kyle – thanks for the note and the encouragement. Also, thanks for the time together in your part of the world. It’s always good to be together. Let me know if I can help in any way in the months ahead.

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