As the long awaited chill greeting us in the mornings this week reminds us how seasons change, I am reminded of how God leads us through seasons in life. Some seem happy-go-lucky and pain free. Others, we brace ourselves, fix our eyes and hearts on Him and His promises and keep walking faithfully through trying […]Read more "How are YOU making a difference post Florence?"
I met some sailors today who literally spend weeks, if not months at sea. That makes experiences on land pretty few and far between. As the young crewman led my friend and me on a tour of their ship today, he was so excited to show off the bridge, the galley and his cabin. My […]Read more "A Home Port"
I’ve spent the better part of a week processing what our team of Americans and Romanians experienced while hosting a camp for 35 Roma Orphan children. Suffice it to say, we are changed. Most believers would agree that we are to respond with action to the simple Biblical command to, “love others as ourselves.” How […]Read more "It’s all about love."
As we prepare to celebrate the single event which changed everything and by which we even count our days, I am blown away by the overwhelming love, grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To think that He saw us in our need and took action never ceases to amaze me. How […]Read more "The power of an empty tomb"
Can you believe Easter is just a few days away? The first quarter of 2017 has just been amazing and I don’t see it leveling off anytime soon. I know you sense the same. As we live on mission for Christ, we will have greater opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ right […]Read more "We won’t do missions anymore"
We have had a fantastic mission and fact finding trip to Eastern Europe. Thursday afternoon of last week Mike and I arrived in Chisinau, Moldova and headed directly for the hotel to recoup from the travel over. Ghena picked us up at 11:30 a.m. Friday and we started our journey North to Larga picking up […]Read more "Moldova-Romania Mission Update"
As I sit in the cold waiting area of a favorite tire store run by an Hispanic family of believers, I am reminded of second chances and fresh starts. This morning as we celebrated 23 years of marriage Kim and I had the honor of reading a lengthy letter by a friend asking those who […]Read more "New year, new chance to live"
As I sit at the table eating a ham sandwich, I am reminded again of the many blessings which surround me. From the sound of two Littles playing in the yard to the Labrador begging at my heel, I am truly a blessed man. My bride is toiling away in the kitchen, folding laundry (it […]Read more "Grateful"
In case you’ve been on Mars for the past three months, life has been a bit of a whirlwind for River Church and the McIntyre family. In February River signed her very first lease on a gracious space in the Leland Industrial Park. From that point things started moving quickly forward and then the totally […]Read more "Pretty Awesome Three Months"
Yesterday was Valentines’ Day. I had a romantic evening planned too. We were going to drop the kiddos off at a play center then have a nice, relaxed dinner to celebrate 22 Valentines’ days together. About 10:30 a.m. the plan started to change. Kim called while I was working at a coffee shop to ask […]Read more "Romance"