The Blue Box Blog
Bob Kinzel

Embracing Exile

We often hear the question, “When will things return to normal?”

It’s a good question, and one the Jews in Babylon were asking after they had been taken there as captives of Nebuchadnezzar and his cruel army. Many of their prophets were predicting a quick turnaround, and that they soon would be back in their own land, enjoying life as it had been a few short months ago.



We are good at many things, but we are not good at waiting.
We think waiting is wasting time, a non-productive time.
We think waiting is being lazy, the opposite of working.
We think waiting is what we do while nothing is getting done.
We think waiting is, at best, annoying and inconvenient.


Virtual Gatherings

Tomorrow we will again gather online. Does that sound awkward? How can we gather if we are apart? How can people “get together” while “social distancing”? 

Turns out, it’s not as strange as it sounds, because of God’s Spirit. Long before Pentecost and the official “coming of the Spirit” predicted by Jesus in The Upper Room, David (Psalm 139) sang these words to the Lord:


Life Gone Viral!

“Strange,” “Zombie,” “Twilight Zone,” “Bizarre” are words we hear often today. Clearly, most of us are experiencing things we’ve never seen before. Empty streets, shortages of common supplies, and closed businesses leave our neighborhoods with a “ghost town” feel, don’t they?


The Blue Box

Hello! Pastor Bob here. I’m back from Sierra Leone, thanks to your prayers, and am catching up on all that’s happened while I was gone. It is like I left one country, and returned to a different one!

Your leaders are in touch with one another daily and we keep searching for ways to stay in contact with you. All of our elders will be making calls, and I will be doing that, too.