It’s Conference time!

It happens every year.  It doesn’t sink in that the conference is actually here until lunch with John Avanzini on Saturday.  John has been opening our conference for 7 years straight, so he is the guest I connect with first, and it’s always lunch on Saturday.  And the same thing always happens:  John is such…

It's Conference time!

It happens every year.  It doesn’t sink in that the conference is actually here until lunch with John Avanzini on Saturday.  John has been opening our conference for 7 years straight, so he is the guest I connect with first, and it’s always lunch on Saturday.  And the same thing always happens:  John is such…

Dominion Conference!

ok folks…3 days until the conference!  The ministry is always a flurry of activity the week before this yearly event.  I love it!  (as long as nobody stresses!)  The anticipation is so thick in the air you can feel it.  The church always moves up a notch spiritually every year because of this.  This week…

The Harvest

During the "ants" series, I talked about harvest, and how ants work hard for their harvest, and save some of the harvest for the winter.  I drew the comparison of how we are to do the same with our material resources.  One type of harvest that I didn’t get a chance to talk about, (maybe…

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…