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An Ocean Baptism

It never ceases to amaze me when I visit countries around the world and observe how they live out their every day lives as Christ followers. Several years ago Dan and I visited several churches as a part of a team looking for churches to partner with in ministry. One Sunday afternoon as we were driving around the city, our attention turned to a large group of people gathered by the beach. Dressed in their Sunday best, they were watching new  ...

Blog, Faith


I love reading works by Oswald Chambers and one of my favorites is My Utmost for His Highest. He asks the question, “Has God trusted you with His silence?” When I pray but feel like answers don’t come, my first thought is that the answer must be ‘no’ or that maybe prayer doesn’t really matter. I don’t know about you, but I really like visible responses…an answer I can check off on my prayer  ...

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The Bigger Picture

This week I am privileged to be a part of a church planter assessment in North Carolina. The Discovery Center, sponsored by Growing Healthy Churches, is led by seasoned church planters who have a passion to further God’s Kingdom through planting new churches. This passion is so strong that they give up an entire week from their already full schedules to help men and women who desire to be church planters realize their strengths and  ...

Blog, Faith


I don’t know about you, but I love it when things are going great! Especially in my relationship with Jesus. Life is good, prayers are being answered, and it’s easy for me to see things from God’s perspective. It’s like being at the crest of a roller coaster ride experiencing the thrill of God taking my breath away with all He is doing in my life and in the lives of those around me. But that isn’t what being a  ...

Blog, Faith


Sometimes really amazing things happen that are much too coincidental for explanation! For example, back in July my car broke down about 20 miles from home. It had to be towed back to our mechanic only to find out it was the alternator and battery. We were able to fix it, but when I picked up my car I noticed the radio, clock and CD player didn’t work. At the time, I was busy preparing for our mission trip to Haiti and didn’t  ...