Oh so sad.

This little place use to get so much attention, and now it’s just an archive to thoughts of yesteryear. With the death of Google Reader ahead, and people apparently only able to read 140 characters at a time, I’m not sure what I’ll be doing here. I plan on keeping it, and one day I think (LOL) I’ll have time again to write. We shall see.

Testing feed

This is a test of my new feed settings. Thanks for the patience. I am finally going to bed, I’ve been a bit obsessive over this whole thing. The next big questions, to have ads, or not to have ads… I’ve already committed that all proceeds from the ads go to our mission trips, so that’s a good cause… any thoughts?

Good news – it looks like most people won’t need to update their feeds, unless they want to, which makes me happy, because most people are too lazy to make changes.  🙂

Welcome to my new home

Welcome, to “Living as a foreigner”, formally “food for fish”. I am still trying to get everything online. Not too many gadgets and widgets yet.. and I hope to keep it mostly that way.

I had a few casualties along the way, there’s a 4 post discrepancy between blogger and this site, and all my recent comments (12 of them) are gone.  Other than that everything seems good.

Remember to check your RSS subscriptions for the proper address (if using the feed burner address there is no difference).

It starts now

Okay, so as of right now I am beginning the task of moving this blog over to my own hosted site, travis.reachpolska.info, the address has been changed for a while but the content is still here at blogger. So over this weekend things may get a bit bumpy, I think I have a way of keeping the feed address the same, so everyone who is subscribed in a news reader, or via email, shouldn’t need to make any changes.

On another note, the big family things that went down on Thursday is, while very hard to walk out, is probably in the end a good thing. Romans 8:28 is what everyone invovled in (who are Christians) is hanging onto.

Thanks for your prayers!

Major changes coming….

Okay so with our new Poland focused website pretty much up… I’ve fallen in love with using Word Press, and have decided to re-launch, re-brand, and re-focus food for fish… I’m kinda sad to see the name change… I might incorporate it somehow.. But I will converting this blog into my own personal blog, called “Living as a foreigner” for now, while I import, design, and tweak, you can see a test version here (right now, it’s absolutely nothing but the default install of Word Press).

And sometime in the not to distant future you’ll magically be transported to there when visiting this site… and hopefully the feed subscriptions as well.

Stay tuned….

Things are moving forward

So, we’ve gone ahead and purchased our own domain name now: reachpolska.info

You’ll notice (if you visit my blog) it now redirects to travis.reachpolska.info. I’ll be slowly updating everything to reflect this change, for now everything should be pretty transparent. Eventually we’ll have information on our missions on the main page of http://www.reachpolska.info/.

Stay tuned!

Can we ever see the "both" in Christ?

I just read an article that made me sick, sick because it contains both truths and extreams… It also is down right un-graceful, last I checked, Jesus was full of grace. It is true that our God is both vulnerable and has authority. I’m sure that the quote from Mark Driscoll (Mars Hill Church – Seattle) was not meant to be what the article makes it out to be. The gospel makes it clear that Jesus wants us to be both weak and strong, to allow him to fill our weaknesses in faith, and to allow kill our pride (false strength) in order to love him and people.

In my observation most people in the Church have true points to make, but they get stuck on one facet, they see one side to the whole picture. We serve the infinite God, his ways are far beyond our ways, and personally I would rather keep my sights on serving him where I feel passionate instead of being critical of one another. I believe in correction, but overall I believe in pointing people to a more full picture. Let’s make our picture of Jesus bigger than ourselves, He’s vulnerable (weak in some people’s eyes) and strong, beyond our understanding.

Stay moderate, keep a healthy open view, while listening to the extremes, and gracefully speak truth to the areas that bring a more holistic picture of the true God we know.

bing, ding, buzz, ring…

Caller tunes, ring tones, jingles, earworms…

And oh yeah, beeps.

Sometimes I think my auditory circuits could explode. So I finally dived into the twitter thing, still trying to figure out what the heck the point is, but I think I might get into it… maybe. Right now I guess something is broken so my Facebook status and twitter aren’t talking, which was one of the reasons I even tried out another social app… But I did find a nifty app for my windows mobile phone so I can “tweet” from my today screen easily. Hmmm maybe there is a windows vista tweet gadget… off to look. I found one, neato. And goodnight.

Blogging community

Recently I’ve been intrigued by a few posts on other blogs, one recently got me right where God is working on me. As I see where God has placed me (and my wife) I realize that it is nearly a miracle to be invovled in such an amazing group of people in the real world, and that it appears that the many Christian’s mind sets are very boxed in. It all brings me to John 17.