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Wednesday
Jul222015

The Traveling Vagabond

I write this sitting on the west coast.  Yesterday I spent they day strolling Laguna Beach with Michael Bischof, a dear friend and wise beyond words.  He is the founder of Soulleader, a holistic leader coaching network.

Today I am at Fuller theological seminary.  Why?  I really don’t know.  Sure I had some books to return, but I could have mailed them.  I just wanted to sit in the place that changed my life so much.  Earlier I found myself in the library thumbing through my dissertation.  I then spent time reading though my Uncle Thom’s dissertation as well as his and his wife Marcia’s books. Currently I write this from the prayer garden. 

Over the next month I will drive across country and will eventually standing on the shores of Virginia Beach.  I will have the privilege of making this cross country journey by car with my son Levi.  Terri and Caleb will spend the bulk of that time in the Dominican Republic with Pastor Esdras Ellen and their family.  Santa Rosa / Bani is in the heart of the island and where we have done mission work for over 10 years.  We love them dearly.  When we first went to the DR, we were serving a mission trip.  Now it is just like visiting family

We are closing up our time in Las Vegas.  I have nothing but positive things to say about our time here.  The Crossing has been wonderfully supportive as we have been in search of where God has us next.  We are moving out of our home in a week and at that point we will become Vagabonds.  We have lots of family and friends that love us, God is using them to help us in this transition.  

I have decided to blog during this season.  I have asked the following things of God:

  • Transform the desires of my heart, then give me the desires of my heart
  • For God and I to be in active dialogue throughout the day, listening and to be in regular conversation.
  • That each day He will guide my steps, as I am highly dependent upon Him
  • Each day He would give me nuggets of wisdom
  • For peace that surpasses all understanding because of a rooted confidence that God is in control

As much as I can, I will share those nuggets of wisdom I gain with anyone who cares to read.

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Reader Comments (4)

I can't help but feel that God has some incredible steps before you. I am keeping you and your family in prayer over the coming months. I will watch your journey with interest. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It will be fascinating for you to look back on in the coming months and years. A truly special time
July 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
If you had left 30 days earlier, I would have flown out and driven one of the cars back with you. Of course, Bruce's Ramblings would have gone in an entirely different direction! I'm looking forward to following your nuggets of wisdom! Safe travels to all the Hoplers!
July 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJim
We are studying Revelation and the Laodiceans had a great life but Jesus chastised them for being too comfortable. Uncertainty and troubles brings strength in character, but I am glad it is not me struggling with the unknown.
July 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul
Michelle - Thanks! We are believing for the same, so we are really working hard on believing in Mathew 6:19-34!

Jim - that would have been a blast!

Paul - agreed - although next time I will take a pass on the character building ;-)
July 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBruce

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