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…

God-thoughts

Ps.40:17 in the Message translation states that "the world is a huge stockpile of God-wonders and God-thoughts".  That’s really a profound thought to me.  If the same principles that the Bible outlines about our thoughts also apply to God’s thoughts…I mean, can you even try to imagine the thoughts that God would have? Ps. 33:11…

1013!

After years of believing that one day we would have over a thousand in attendance, we did this past Weekend.  I know that this doesn’t really excite some people, but it excites me!  Numbers represent people!  Every one of those 1013 people has a name, a story, and a destiny.  This past weekend, 1013 people…

in Texas

Connie and I are in Kerrville, Texas today for John Avanzini’s annual board meeting.  We are serving this year with Robb and Linda Thompson and Brad and Sheila Spencer.  Connie is going shopping with Pat and the girls while the guys meet…I think Connie may be getting the best end of the deal here!   We’ll…