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Masters Moments

A couple of weeks ago Mary and I were able to check one more item off our “bucket list” by attending The Masters tournament in Augusta. Having the opportunity to walk the hallowed grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club with my best friend was exciting and enlightening. We sat at the famed “Amen corner” on Saturday and watched every golfer in the field on holes 11, 12, and 13. On Sunday we were front row on holes 15 & 16 and had the thrill of soaking in all grandeur and majesty of what is The Masters. We are both...

Our Conduct Reveals our Character

The first quarter of 2018 is in our rearview mirror. For some it was an incredible way to start the year while for others it was less than they had hoped for. Regardless, it is in the past. There is absolutely nothing you can do to change it. It is my prayer that your mind stays in the right place in this regard. Remember these words of the Apostle Paul: “I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly...

Follow-Up in Ghana

  Rev. Dr. Samuel Lartey, National Director in Ghana, provides an update on the Ghana project.

The Secret of the Second Mile

A few years back I was reading “The Joshua Code” and one of the things that stuck into my mine were the authors reflections on Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5.  The writers’ insight on this verse is the theme for much of this blog. In many arenas of life, we hear the phrase, “Going the second mile” and all of us have our own concept of what this means.  For some it implies working twice as hard, twice as long, or twice as smart as the others around us. While all of these might have a place in our life,...

It’s Over … but it’s Not

“God causes all things to work together for good … –Romans 8:28 [Friday, 02 March 2018-- Accra, Ghana] The American’s have finished our immediate work on this project on Friday morning.  Our caravan departed Awudome before 0830 and began our journey back to Accra.  The route was slow, dusty, and deliberate. We stopped in Kpong to visit the office of our Ghanaian director, Rev. Sammy Lartey, who has done an outstanding job in teaching and training his leadership team here in Ghana.  As always, the measure of the success of a genuine leader is seen in the lives and leadership...

There Are No Defeats

“God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” –Romans 8:28 [Thursday, 01 March 2018-- Ho West General Area, Ghana] Our morning began with high anticipations of all that was going to be accomplished. The national teams arrived early (which is a rarity indeed) to collect us for our various school ministries.  We all left our hotel and headed in different directions with excitement and a sense of wonder. Mark’s team traveled to their scheduled school to discover that all of the students had traveled to...