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After the Storm

In my last blog I wrote, Right now some of us are facing times of adversity in many areas of our lives. You’ve heard me remind you before that each of us are always in one of three places in all the areas of life: Headed into a storm In the middle of a storm Coming out of a storm Little did I know that many of us in the eastern part of our country would be facing Hurricane Florence, but we were. Now, a week removed from the actual storm itself much of eastern part of North Carolina and...

When Challenges Come … Be Persistent

For some time now I have been reading Andy Andrews book, “The Seven Decisions” which has proven both challenging and helpful. The final chapter in the book talks about the Persistent Decision which states, “I will Persist without Exception.” We each find ourselves facing the challenges and changes of life. As surely as these current scorching days of Summer will fade into the cooler days of Fall then Winter, so our personal and professional seasons constantly changing. Right now some of us are facing times of adversity in many areas of our lives. You’ve heard me remind you before that...

Harvest Ghana 2018.2 is coming

The countdown to our next Ghana trip has begun. On Friday, 21 September 2018 our team of 4 departs the USA for Africa. Joining me on this project will be Jeff Andler, Craig Barker, and Mark Chase. These seasoned evangelists, pastors, and leaders are ready for God’s work in incredible ways and I am personally grateful to and for each of these dear brothers. I spoke with our retiring director Rev. Dr. Sammy Lartey yesterday and he assured me that all the preparation plans for this upcoming project is going well. He reiterated the need for continued prayers for the...

The Forgiveness Equation

Forgiveness is one of the greatest, yet misunderstood, words in our language. There is not a single person who has not found ourselves on both sides of the Forgiveness Equation. Think about it right now: To whom do you need to offer forgiveness? From whom do you need to ask for forgiveness? Remember that at the very heart of the Gospel is a message of forgiveness. The Apostle Paul wrote the summary fact of the Christian faith in Romans 5:8: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. In...

Monday Motivation: First World Problems

How what we deal with on a day-to-day basis isn't that bad! Watch the video! https://vimeo.com/284715249

I Choose Joy

“Don’t Worry … Be Happy by choosing JOY." One of the most overlooked truths of life is that we are constantly a product of our decisions.  Our choices are never in a vacuum, but are open to others. Recently Mary and I traveled to Ghana to honor the 70th birthday of our ministry director, Rev. Dr. Sammy Lartey. Although we have been planning this event for nearly one year, Sammy (nor his family) had any idea that Mary and I would be attending.  When the two of us walked in to Sammy’s office there was an absolute display of two...