"Greater love has no man, than to give up his life for others".  John 15:13 Sometimes we do the craziest things for the people we love.  As is demonstrated in the attached picture.  I love my wife Connie, probably more than any human could love anyone else.  Christmas before last I got this bright idea…

Sorry guys, the numbers I referred to in my last blog were wrong…a miscalculation.  Our weekend attendance was 951.  As you know by now, numbers are important to us.  They represent people, and people matter to God!  Numbers tell us if we’re on target, if we’re growing, if we’re doing what God told us to…

Just got throuugh with Sunday night service, which was off the hook!  Attendance was high, worship was high, and God moved powerfully in the lives of people!  We prayed for several people and needs, but mostly for the Church itself, that we would stay focused on His vision and purpose for us.  Of particular concern…

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind"- 2 Tim. 1:7.  The following entry was forwarded to me, and I thought it was powerful enough to share here.  Never let fear get a grip in your life! Unknown Fear I know you’re…

I’m sitting here in my office finalizing the weekend message, but I can’t stop staring at the new image that the architect submitted last week for our new building front.  It really is amazing!  There are a few changes that will be made to make it even better, and we’re still waiting on the final…

I have had the honor of being asked to preview Tim Steven’s new book Pop Goes The Church, and to offer editing suggestions.  You will remember Tim from Simply Strategic Volunteers that we use with all of our leaders here at Living Word.  Pop Goes The Church, while controversial in some circles, is going to…

Last week I was honored to be a part of Pastor Clyde Oliver’s "Faith For 2008" meetings in Melbourne, FL.  Although we didn’t exactly have "Florida weather", Connie and I had a great time there.  Clyde’s Church, Maranatha Christian Center was very warm, friendly, and hospitable.  Clyde’s wife Marion was very gracious to us.  Connie…

Hey guys!  I apologize for the delay in posting, I have been ministering at a conference in FL with Clyde Oliver at Maranatha Christian Center in Melbourne.  Thought for sure that I’d have internet access in the hotel room, but never could get the connection to work.  Anyhow, I’m back in town now, preparing for…

Tonight is the monthly leadership advance.  At 7pm, 130 leaders plus potential leaders at LWFC will gather for Vision casting and training.  I love working with leaders, especially volunteer leaders, and REALLY especially Church Volunteer leaders!  They are the most special people in the world.  People of faith.  Church volunteer leaders understand what "’eternal rewards"…

Last night during Sun. night service, Connie taught a really powerful teaching on communion, the bread, the Blood, and the salt.  She made the most interesting statement:" The Blood is not a spot cleaner".  The reason we have to forgive others in order to be forgiven, is that His Blood cleanses all of the sin…