Pastor John Merritt

A modern~day adventurer trapped in a pastor's body


24-7 Inebriation

24-7 Inebriation


Posted By on Apr 8, 2016 | 2 comments

The message I’ll be giving at CrossWinds Church this Sunday is titled 24-7 Inebriation. No, I will not be advocating drunkenness! But I will be talking about how to drink in more of Jesus’ life so that we become more inebriated with him—and so affecting how we walk, talk, act and carry on (much like alcohol does).

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FORCES OF NATURE

FORCES OF NATURE


Posted By on Mar 11, 2016 | 2 comments

There is a smile on my face as me and my buddies ascend a mountain in the middle of a snow storm. As the chair lift dumps us off at the 11,000 foot level the wind increases in velocity and visibility decreases considerably. We’re headed to the legendary back bowls of Vail and I’m hoping my Colorado friends can remember how to get there with familiar landmarks hidden in a virtual white-out.

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BUENOS AIRES to MENDOZA

BUENOS AIRES to MENDOZA


Posted By on Feb 25, 2016 | 2 comments

How is it possible to be a vegetarian in Argentina? This question arose repeatedly as the “carne asado” (red meat on the grill) was served up night after night. I’ve never in my life eaten more filet mignon, rib-eye, tenderloin, tri-tip and short ribs inside of ten days. Needless to say, the Argentineans take pride in their beef. And so my traveling partner Chris and I lived by the motto, When in Rome!

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Back to Argentina

Back to Argentina


Posted By on Feb 11, 2016 | 2 comments

Before kids, married two years, half way through seminary, only 24 years old, and wondering what God wanted me to do with the rest of my life—an opportunity crossed my path to spend a year in Argentina to work with a group of missionaries in the NW part of the country. I was sensing that God might be calling us to serve on the mission field, but Debbie was not sure about that notion at all. This short term commitment seemed the perfect way to see if we were cut out for work in the third world.

We made a very important discovery—that we were better suited for doing missionary work in our own culture and country. While our year in the Southern Hemisphere was valuable, it was also difficult for two misfits trying to make a contribution while knowing this work was not in our futures. Never did I think I’d return to that part of the world…

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