Grateful

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 […]

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Pretty Awesome Three Months

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 […]

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Romance

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 […]

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How Surreal

My morning is almost surreal as I sit amidst a crowd of people on laptops, smart phones, tablets and bubbling conversations.  The cars are wrapped around the building waiting for long awaited Starbucks nectar.  Cars are racing by headed to work, play, and who knows what else.  I see at least three friends of mine […]

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What a difference a year makes

One year ago as I boarded the plane for Moldova, my mind was clouded and full of questions all at one time.  That trip marked what I would consider the absolute lowest point in my ministry.  Suffice it to say, that is saying A LOT.  River was experiencing negative growth, close friends I never thought […]

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Sold!

Last night I posted a link on Facebook of Mia sharing her story of adoption by the Bulgari family.  These kids, especially Mia have my undivided attention right now!  In the Youtube video, Mia shares a gut wrenching plea as in closing she begs for anyone with a heart for children and an empty bed […]

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A Cold, Rainy Day

I’ve always loved rain.  Guess it takes me back to days on the farm.  Dad, a farmer and my hero, both loved and dreaded it.  Crops wouldn’t grow with out it, and he couldn’t get them out of the field in it. My favorite days on the farm as a boy were spent walking through […]

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