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 […]Read more "Sold!"
I have been processing my thoughts and boy have they had my head spinning. From the very start, we have seen God’s hand at work and have simply had to stand back and watch with wonder. We hit the airport prepared to pay as much as $100.00 each for all of the extra bags we […]Read more "$8.00 a day!"
Twenty years ago Kim and I celebrated our first Easter together. I was stoked – mind ablaze with visions of what future Christmases and Easters would hold. You see, in my family Christmas and Easter were a big deal. I have great memories of Christmas tinsel, garland and green plastic grass in baskets from a […]Read more "Best. Easter. Ever."
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Have you found yourself at a point where you lean back and realize, “I talk too much”? That’s kind of where I am in life and ministry right now. Don’t get me wrong, my mind and heart are still ablaze with thoughts, opinions, dreams and visions, but I am finding a deeper desire to simply […]Read more "I Listen More"
About a year and a half ago I shared how we took our iPhone 4’s to StraightTalk while knocking $100 a month off of our bill for the exact same service. In fact, Straight talk only used AT&T for GSM phones at the time. That move saved us about $1400 last year and yet we […]Read more "Straight Talk for me again"
I’m learning much about life from our toddlers. Who would have thought that two and three year olds would be such amazing real life examples? Kim is taking a little time off from mommie duty this am, so I’m watching the munchkins. I’ve always known that silence isn’t always good. This morning proved to be […]Read more "Hard to Focus?"
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 […]Read more "A Cold, Rainy Day"
As we leave 2012 in the rear view mirror, I’d like to share a few highlights from a great year serving with you River. Live, Serve, Broadcast Jesus! In January, we launched RiverStreamLive. Our first year has been a great success. In 2013 we will take River to rural communities surrounding Leland. God led us to buy […]Read more "2012 Was a Great Year"
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to move forward. Not just as pastor of a young church still searching for footing, but also as a man, husband and brand new dad (albeit foster dad). What does it even mean to move forward? Webster lists a crowd of synonyms for the word […]Read more "When backwards means forward"