p_turp PonceTown || Once the financial district for the Spanish colony, Ponce, Puerto Rico now exudes history within it's Centro. If you look closely you may even find #Churumba.
#InstaSize #vsco #vscocam #instavsco #churumbavive #ponceesponce
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p_turp Poppa Turp || I snapped this shot of my Dad while we were in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For his entire life he has been a rock for everyone he's cared about. I've seen him succeed privately and publicly. I've seen him handle brokenness and imperfection. He's generous and kind. He's full of information, but his heart for those dear to him is even bigger. The more time I spend with him watching and learning, the less I realize I truly know about life. He has taught me many timeless truths with his words, but it is his legacy that subtly grows on me. I'm proud to call him my Dad and I'm forever thankful for his imperfect, but God fearing and honoring example. Love you, Dad!#InstaSize #vscocam #vsco #igpuertorico #family 1w

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p_turp El Morro || Originally constructed in the 16th century, the remains of fortress were used as recently as WWII. The past few months have been difficult. In the midst of it all, I can take refuge and find strength in my God. "God's name is a place of protection (or a fortified tower) — good people can run there and be safe." Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭10‬ || #InstaSize #vsco #vscocam #igpuertorico 1w

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p_turp Las Puertas de la Isla || In 1898, the US captured Puerto Rico because it was perceived as the door to controlling the Caribbean. Still rich in Hispanic culture, it is now a door to experience many things you would not in the continental US. Travel has been one of the biggest catalysts for growth in my life. Everyone should get outside of their bubble and routine to learn about how much bigger God is than we may assume. Grateful for many opened doors to see and learn from many other cultures. We're smaller than we often think, but God is bigger than we often assume. #InstaSize #vscocam #igpuertorico #caribbean 1w

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p_turp Ammunition || El Morro - San Juan, Puerto Rico. #vscocam #igpuertorico #sanjuan 2w

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p_turp Love || Thanks padres. Your love [continually] inspires me. #vscocam #family #igpuertorico 2w

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p_turp Take moments to [re]focus. It's needed in the web of life we weave in order to maintain vision and purpose. It's God's design that we develop a rhythm of rest, reflect, and [re]engage. #vscocam #igpuertorico 2w

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p_turp A night shot from an Italian park in Imola. It's often in darkness that the subtleties of light are most magnified. #vscocam #scoops14 #igitalia #igitaly 2w

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p_turp Knee surgery kept me back from going to Mestre with the push The Rock team, but it was encouraging to watch more people identify with Jesus, making their faith public through baptism. A father baptizing his daughter is priceless to see and the first baptisms at Chiesa La Rocca in Imola, Italy. Honored to celebrate!! 4w
  •   kathycook5 Hope your knee heals quickly! Praying for you! 4w

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p_turp The squad enjoying a pasta lunch in Imola. Pray for these guys as they're in Mestre this week using basketball as an international language to share the gospel. 4w

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p_turp An overseas surgery was not in my plans but it wasn't a surprise to my God who never leaves me. Thankful for @joshuadwhitman and his family (& the countless others) who have made this possible. Here's to getting to watch plenty of the World Cup moving forward! 4w

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p_turp [Italian] pizza & friends. Great first week of camp capped off by way too much pizza and way too much love for these guys! #scoops14 4w
  •   _asso_45 Great pizza and great friends!!! 4w

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p_turp En route to Italy. Snapped this from #BritishAirways. #fromthesky #scoops14 1mon
  •   megannorcross Hey I'll be close by! I'm flying to Spain today for a backpacking trip...and we're hoping to make it to Italy! 1mon

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p_turp Imola, Italy || Four years ago I went on a trip to Italy that changed my life. The game of basketball became a vehicle to connect with athletes and kids that respect your abilities. The influence gained was used to speak truth about Jesus. I get the opportunity to go back and couldn't be more excited. Please pray for Chris, Matt, Luke, Paul, Jack, & Colin as we lead basketball clinics and share the gospel of Jesus with them. I know first hand this trip will change our outlook as well. God bless! #Imola #Italy #pushtherock #scoops14 1mon
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p_turp What's up DC? 1mon

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p_turp Home || In so many ways, I'm blessed to have a place to call home. My parents built this house 30 years ago. However, it is their unconditional love and support that have made it home. A home is a whole lot like the church. In many ways it's associated with the physical structure, but it's really about those who dwell within it. My father champions love, models what it means to be committed and faithful, and embraces humility in ways that I know I have a lot to live up to. Instead of reminding me of when I fall short, he encourages me to know he's rooting for me and believes in me. In this same way, our Heavenly Father does the same thing. God is not against us, he is FOR us. His love is contagious and something I must share with those around me. Here's how another man described God's love for you: "So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture...None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us." (Romans 8:31-39 MSG) 1mon

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  •   _covergrl_ I'm so jealous 1mon
  •   mguensch Dang me and drew are driving to PA now so we just missed ya but I can't wait to see you Thursday. 1mon
  •   kelseybaker256 You're in town?? 1mon
  •   racholiv Memories. Ha I'll be in town tomorrow @p_turp 1mon
  •   rrdavisjr Miss that place 1mon

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p_turp Morning #SolaCoffee goodness. 2mon

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p_turp A Church is not the building, but the people who dwell in it. One of the many creative expressions of the church is to meet in a movie theater. Thankful for @lifecityrdu and they're friendship over the past 1.5 years! #churchplanting #igraleigh #igersraleigh 2mon

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