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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer 2016 Update

Hi friends and family,

We have a ton to update you about as we enter into an exciting summer (summer starts a little later here...)! So I will break it up into digestible sections and keep it brief so you don’t get a stomach ache.

In case you forgot what Clark is like - here is a short reminder. This was on our way to church service last week. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Happy New Year from The Blooms

Hi Everyone! Suzanna and I just wanted to send out a quick update. 

First off, we have gotten a slight dusting of snow here (insert sarcasm) 

The Green Machine sitting under a couple feet of snow

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

From Control to Cultivate

In October I had the privilege to share a brief session at the "Multiply" conference in Colorado Springs. It was a conference with pastors, church-planters, missionaries, baristas and all sorts of people living on mission where God has placed them. I thought I would share my transcript with you from my talk during "paradigm sessions" which are 5 minute talks about how God has shifted our thinking in ministry. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bloom Update: WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!

Hi everyone!

We write to you in the midst of preparation for a long winter in the mountains. Our wood chopping operation is in full swing (pun most definitely intended) and the snow is starting to fly. We are putting the snow tires on the car and recently our landlord swapped out our lawn mower for a snow blower, solidifying the reality that while it has been a wonderful summer and fall, winter is now knocking on our door. There is something refreshing about the rhythm of the seasons in our rural way of life.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Maybe we Need a Different Kind of Wisdom

As Christians the Gospel and God’s word shapes our worldview. It provides perspective on purpose, morality and daily life – or at least that is the hope, right? With that there is bound to moments in which we butt heads with shifting cultural perspective, whether it is a moral, philosophical, theological or political difference. So, the question is, how do we respond to a culture that seems to undermine some of our most deeply held beliefs?