Maturity In MInistry

I know that you don't read this expecting me to copy other people's blogs, but Micah's blog today was so good that I HAD to copy it.  I really took a lot to heart as I read his entry, and I think you will learn from it also: wow!  When being in ministry and interacting…

PMT Planning Week

The management team has started work today on the 2009 plans.  Great things in store!  We have such a great management team in place, and they are all praying and working diligently to determine the direction of the ministry next year.  Please pray for us this week: That we have heard clearly the direction we…

Murphy lesson

Murphy, Connie's Yorkie, loves the trash.  It's a little hard to figure out as she sits by the kitchen trash while you're preparing a meal, with that look on her face that says, "Why are you throwing all of that good stuff away?  Why can't I have it?"  She will get up on her hind legs without…

Great Letter

Jennifer Tobler wrote this open letter to President Elect Obama, and posted it on her blog.  I thought it was so good that I would share it with you here.  If, of course, you voted for President Obama, this won't apply to you necessarily, but I think you will appreciate it anyway: Dear President Obama,…

Spreading The Wealth

Recently, there's been a lot of talk about 'spreading the wealth around".  I must confess that I am not a big fan of taking money from people who have earned it, and giving it to people who didn't.  Don't get me wrong, anyone who knows me knows that I am a generous person and believe…

What Now?

The national election for president is over.  Many people are excited about the results, and many are not…and many are just glad that it's over, no matter who won.  This has certainly been an exciting few weeks leading up to Nov. 4th.  The bad news:  we did not elect a pro-life candidate.  Protecting the life…

Wave Conference

Connie and I, and 15 Living Word leaders are at Wave Conference in Virginia Beach, which begins tonight.  The Summit for pastors, which was last night and this morning, was really good…hearing from Steve Kelly, Scott Wilson, and Judah Smith.  Judah had a Word for us last night that was life changing, about how the Pastor's…

Pastor Appreciation Month

  This past weekend, you honored Connie and I with literally hundreds of cards and letters for Pastor Appreciation Month.  Many of you shared your stories with us…how you found the Church, how you came to Christ, or how our ministries have impacted your lives.  This really touched Connie and I deeply, and we have read…

Popeye

Micah has taught a great series the last two weekends called, Popeye, Living Life Strong.  What a great series!  Micah is one of the best communicators ever, and was so creative with this!  I must admit, Connie and I are really proud of Micah, as a Pastor, husband, father, and (our) son!

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Rider’s Edge Course

Thanks to the staff for getting me a gift card for the "Rider's Edge" motorcycle safety course for my birthday last year.  I took the course this week…hence no time to blog!  GREAT CLASS!  Everyone who rides or wants to ride should take this class!  Although I've been riding for a while now, I learned…