It’s my prayer that all of you are having a VERY Merry Christmas season.  Remember, we’re Unscrooged this year!  That means that Christmas is first of all about Jesus, then about others.  Don’t lose sight of that just because the series is over.  Did you do anything in your family, or in relating to your…

It’s Christmas morning, and Connie, Murphy, and I are about to drive the 5 hrs to visit our parents for a couple of days.  I’m listening to WCPE in the background playing classical Christmas music.  Has God been good to Living Word this year?  Yes, He has!!!  I’m excited about the "One" series in January. …

Yesterday the support staff had their  Christmas lunch, and invited the ministry staff, including Connie and I.  Special guests included the office volunteers.  We are so thankful for all of our volunteers, and those who work in the office are so great!  God asks for our time and energy, not just our money, and our…

Every month, usually the 3rd Thursday, the staff at Living Word buys Starbucks Lattes and Coffees for about 25 surrounding businesses.  We go to the businesses, take their orders, buy the drinks at Starbucks, and deliver them.  There is no "hard sell" as far as getting people to come to Church, we just want the…

Pastor Jamie Tobler looked sort of relieved, yet sort of sad as he talked with me yesterday about today being our last day to work at the Helen Wright Center.  Tomorrow (Thursday), Wake County Commissioner Lindy Brown is going to the Center with Jamie to look at the work we have done there.  Also, I…

This past weekend’s services were off the hook!  We had 50 firefighters at our services, and an added surprise was the women from the Helen Wright Center!  We certainly didn’t request that they come, because we wanted them to know that what we were doing for them was entirely to be a blessing to them,…

New Development:  Connie and I have been invited to the Firefighter’s Christmas Banquet tonight after our service.  We are going to talk about 2 Chronicles 31, the heaps, why these men and women are our heros, and then be there when they give the checks to them!  The rank and file fire fighters still don’t…

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…