As the work at the Helen Wright Center progresses, I want to be sure that everyone knows about the blog… http://growingourcommunity.blogspot.com/   Here Jamie Tobler is keeping up with the progress on an almost daily basis, with pictures.  BTW, Jamie is doing a great job co-ordinating this large project!  Jamie, you’re doing such a great job…

I love pastoring a GREAT CHURCH!!!  When I was told the final count of the offering for the fire fighters from Sunday, well, would it be a lack of faith to say I almost couldn’t believe it?  How much, you ask?  I’ll tell everyone this weekend!  Suffice it to say, it was a heap! Connie…

Again I find myself apologizing for neglecting to blog.  It’s not that I don’t have anything to blog, but this is a busy time of year for me, and I’m sure all of us!  The management team and Exec team are finishing up the 2008 plans…what a great year ahead!  Thanks to all of you…

While preparing for this weekend’s message, I am almost constantly reflecting on the awesome opportunities before us…to bless the firefighters and the women at the Helen Wright Center.  I reviewed again today a pretty edgy video we are showing Sunday to illustrate the point of what people really think about "church", (and it’s not good). …

Pastors  Eddie and Debbie Crabtree were here this weekend to speak into the life of Living Word, and we were so inspired by what they had to say!  Pastor Eddie broke Mark 11:23 down for us in a way I had never heard before, and I have taught on this…how many times??  After he finished,…

We have such a great opportunity to make a difference at the Helen Wright Center for Women.  Tonight is the first service we will be signing people up to help.  We have such a great opportunity to change the perceptions of how people view "Church" by what we do there, and also the way we…

The team is back from Venezuela.  We really need to pray for that country.  Whether or not we are going to be able to make a significant impact in that country next year (by going in there…we can always pray!) will depend on what happens in the elections there on Dec. 3rd.  There is much…

Scandal in the Body Of Christ always bothers me, just like it does everyone else…except that it almost always starts at the top of an organization.  When I see what has happened over the years in different organizations and Churches, some scandals are caused from within the Body Of Christ, but most are started because…

Just talked with Jamie a few minues ago.  The team is doing great.  They were having breakfast…empanadas, avacados as big as grapefruits, and great coffee.  (when’s the next flight?!!!)  They’re meeting with pastors in Venezuela, looking for the next place God is leading us in missions next year.  Pray for Jamie, Bruce, and Lucia as…

Ordaining Jody Mitchell, Bruce Dial, and Alan Young brought great joy to me this past Sunday.  I appreciate everyone who pulls together with us in the ministry, and I appreciate those who are willing to step up to the plate and lead, in any capacity.  These Pastors, however, have been through a lot, and have…