Back from vacation!

Yes, the Pacific Ocean was beautiful, but it’s good to be back.  In fact, there must be something wrong with me…I was ready to come back on Wednesday.  I know, everybody needs time off, away from everything to "recharge", but…I LOVE what I do so much!  What’s even more interesting, Connie felt the same way. …

My Favorite Poem

I really did study literature and poetry in college, lest you perceive me to be a "lightweight" when it comes to cultured writing…however this poem is still the best!  Since I read this poem in service 2 weeks ago, I have had several people ask me for it…so here goes! One night I had a…

Ants!

I miss the Ants series already!  The ant farms will be coming down in the hallways soon, to make way for the new foyer decor…but how couuld we top that???!!!  Just kidding!  You will love the new decor. But did you know that: When combined, all ants in the world weigh about as much as…

Church Growth

I just got the numbers this morning…Living Word has grown to 1400!  That’s pretty amazing to me considering that we started with116 twelve years ago.  All of you know that it’s not just about numbers with me, that each number represents a person valuable to God! I hope everyone at Living Word will get involved…

Costa Rica Part 2

Connie and I just got back from Costa Rica, what an awesome time!  The Church we began working with 6 months ago, which was VERY small, is now, I was told, the largest pentecostal holiness Church in Costa Rica!  Many are commiting their lives to Christ there. During the Crusade held at the Church, Jamie…

Costa Rica!

Our last team left for Costa Rica today.  They’ll be there through next Friday, holding crusades in a town outside of San Jose.  Jamie Tobler and Vickie Griffin are going to "tag team" preaching the services, and Mario Patrick is going to lead worship.  Many others have gone with them to lend support, pray, and…

Stepping up!

I have been ministering to our leaders this week on moving up to the "next level".  I really don’t like using that term, because it has been so overused, and even misused.  However, as the "Church we see" unfolds, it becomes so important that we as leaders (from team leaders and connect group leaders all…

The Ants Are Coming!!!

The ant farms for the new "Ants" series are going up in the hallways today!  I am so excited about this series!  I love ants and ant farms.  I actually have two in my office…but now it’s time to expose the rest of the Church to the power and wisdom of ants.  We will have…

Casey and Wendy Treat

Connie and I just returned from spending a day at Christian Faith Center in Seattle.  Pastors Casey and Wendy Treat are amazing leaders that inspire us every time we hear them.  We toured their new facility, still under construction, due to open the first Sunday in September.  5000 seats total when the sanctuary is finished,…

Greg Laurie

Wow!  The Greg Laurie crusade was this past weekend.  What an amazing time for the Church in the Triangle!  Thousands of people giving their lives to Christ would certainly be the big news.  Running a close second would certainly be the fact that 225 churches all worked together toward a common goal. Amazing! I like…