Prayer is the Key 

We are only a few days away from our ministry project to Ghana, West Africa and everyone is really excited about what the days ahead hold.    So many people have told me that they were worried about my going, but I want to assure you that I have been cleared...

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When Tragedy Strikes

I awoke on Tuesday morning, 02 October to the sights and sounds of the tragedy of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The sober sight of the organized, mobilized, and demonized murder of at least 58 and injuring more than 500 people attending a 3-day concert event in the city...

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The Fervor and the Flag

Over the weekend the media in our country covered ad nauseam the owners and players in the NFL decision to “take a knee, stay in the locker room, or lock arms” in defiance of traditional respect for and allegiance to the National Anthem of the United States of America. I...

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Is It True?

Don’t believe something is true just because you want it to be true. One of the flaws of modern society is our determined desire to believe what we want to believe in order to prove a point. We’ve all seen and heard this in action. Think about these: “Vitamin C...

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What do the storms mean?

Early this morning I received a phone call from Ghana. Local Ministry Director, Rev. Samuel (Sammy) Lartey started the conversation by saying, “I have seen on ‘the net’ that the horrific hurricane has reached America. Are you still safe?” After explaining to him that here in North Carolina is nearly...

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When The Storms Come (and Go)

Most of America has its mind focused on the recent events in the Greater Houston area of Texas. Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall on 25 August 2017 has caused greater damage than had first been realized. There are literally millions of people in this area that have been disturbed, displayed,...

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The Responsibility of Graciousness

Since my injury on 28 July, God has been teaching me a great lesson that I have not previously learned. For years I have been teaching the basics of the 3G’s of Christian living, i.e. Grateful, Gracious, and Generous. These lessons have been received well by so many people for...

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The Opportunity of Patience

On Friday last (28 July 2017) after I had grilled dinner for our family, I made a quick trip out to the deck to gather the remaining utensils from dinner to bring inside. Barefooted and unafraid I picked up the tongs and spatula and turned on the wet deck and...

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The Reality of Relationships

A dear friend of mine reminded me recently that there are three words (and actions) that are most likely impacting the implementation and realization of our priorities. Most often we need to think in terms of simplifying, having fun, or being more interested in order to accomplish these goals. I...

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Back in the USA

[27 March 2017, Cornelius, NC] Another ministry project is now behind us. Our American team arrived safely home on Saturday night and after a busy Sunday we are all back in the saddle of a normal work week. I received a phone call from our Ghanaian director, Sammy Lartey this...

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