In the mountains of Brevard, NC, camping out at a school, we have sketchy cell phone signals and limited internet access. It’s Thursday, but I need to update things since my last entry on Monday.
On Tuesday, the highlight for me was to participate in baptizing Kandice. I am sure it is a day she will [...]
God has been dealing with me on some very personal and important issues.
Some of this began yesterday. Pastor Mike Rogers asked anyone who was lost to signify that with a raised hand. One person did so, but did not publicly come forward. At the end of the service, I remarked that if that person, or [...]
We arrived safely yesterday in Brevard, NC for our Church-Wide Mission. We will partner with Dunns Creek Baptist Church here to worship together and do some construction, neighborhood evangelism, and a sports camp for children. I have to say that the trip seemed surprisingly short. That’s probably because it’s less than a quarter of last [...]
One of the most powerful memories of my trip to Uganda occurred near the end of the trip. I had been taken 8.8 kilometers (5.5 miles) through Kyenjojo into the countryside, onto dirt roads through a tea plantation, that became a walking path through the jungle. There I saw the mud house built by Gene, [...]
On my return trip from the SC Renewal Project’s Pastors’ Policy Forum, I spoke to a reporter for Politico. She used a couple of my quotes: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/59429.html#comments
I joked with Debi that I was having flashbacks to 2008, driving down the road, talking to a reporter, trying not to say anything to embarrass myself.
I have to say that I was surprised at the SC Renewal Project Pastors’ Policy Briefing. That surprise came courtesy of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
I’ve had doubts about Gingrich’s electability, and I think they are legitimate concerns. He has some personal baggage, especially in regard to his three marriages. I think he was out-maneuvered [...]
Debi and I are in Columbia attending the South Carolina Renewal Project. It is a gathering of conservative evangelical pastors and their wives to encourage political involvement. Voting records indicate that the highest voting rate among this bloc is about 50%, and in the last presidential election was around 25%. The general idea is to [...]
Yesterday we broke work early to go off on various adventures. I went with ten others to Niagara Falls. It is so stunningly beautiful that even though I’ve seen it several times, I wanted to see it again. Previously I have seen the falls from Canada but I did not bring my [...]
Today was another amazing day, one that reminded me of the beauty of the body of Christ. I saw so many people doing so much for others.
It began at 4:30 a.m. I had a restful night, but woke up at that early hour. I got up and walked out of the main [...]
Today we experienced the quiet power of God. As we worshipped Him, as we rested in Him, His Spirit was among us, the Spirit of wisdom and power.
It began this morning as we joined with the people of Bellewood Baptist Church. Our Praise Teams merged and we all made a joyful noise to [...]