A Global Impact

As I’m writing this, I’m coming back from Peru after a seven-day mission trip. Compassion International flew me down to Peru to join their team and see what they are doing in regards to church planting and reaching children in the deepest levels of extreme poverty.

Worship Pastor Search Update

The purpose of this communication and future communications will be to keep you informed, and hopefully answer some questions you have, about the process of searching for, and hiring, our next Worship Pastor. We hope this will remind you to pray for us as we serve our church in this important moment.

That One Kid

As I’ve probably mentioned, I had the fine opportunity of going to the CentriKid children’s camp this summer at Southwest Baptist University. On the first day, one of the boys--I’ll call him JD--a young man who had absolutely driven me nuts for a year on Sunday mornings, walked up to me.

The Biggest Fan in the Stadium

A few minutes ago, the Kansas City Chiefs won their third game of the season, downing the Chargers in Los Angeles. As the TV crew showed shots of the crowds there in the Chargers’ temporary stadium, we noticed the large number of Kansas City fans (or people inexplicably wearing red and gold) in the stands.

Too Busy to Feel Alone

I have to confess to not being a newlywed, married for 35 years, but at times lately I have had some of those first-married insecurities. You see, over the first 32 or so years that Penny and I have spent together, we did most of our ministry together.

My Diet Plan

A week ago in this space, I confessed to my gluttonous ways. Over the past three weeks, I’ve succeeded in behaving myself, losing in excess of two pounds each week. I’m perfectly happy with weight loss at that pace, which will get me into an acceptable range before the year’s end and right where I want to be before the winter is well advanced.

Stand Out Among the Crowd

The first nine chapters of 1 Chronicles are not the most thrilling chapters in the Bible. The pages are filled with what we often refer to as the “begats” – so and so begat so-and-so who begat so-and-so and so on and so forth.