Aloha to Hawaii

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It’s hard to leave a place so beautiful and new friendships so meaningful, but we have to say “Aloha” to Hawaii. Robin and I have had a wonderful experience and we’re returning supercharged for ministry in Wilson, NC! We are looking forward to see what beautiful things God does through us as we put into… Read more »

Worship at New Hope Oahu

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Robin and I attended two of the five services at New Hope over the weekend. Their “Levites” come in on Friday night and set up the whole high school campus for the two Saturday night and three Sunday morning services. The stage set is so beautiful that it’s hard to believe that they set up… Read more »

People finding peace in the Pacific

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Sunday was an amazing day! Pastor Wayne Cordeiro invited the visiting pastors to his church conference in Hawaii to join him in baptizing new believers. So, we joined together with the New Hope church family at Ala Moana Park near Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu as they baptized over 150 candidates. Their church… Read more »

Warm drink and an even warmer conversation

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They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts feel strangely warm as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32 (NLT) “How can I hear God speak? When I read the Bible it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.” Said my new friend as we sat… Read more »

Some problems are good

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"We’ve got a problem." Said my daughter-in-law, Nicole, as we sat down at the dinner table. "Yeah? What is it?" I asked. "Well, you know how we gave out free water and helped students move in at Barton?" She said. "Yeah?" I wondered while gesturing her to continue. "And you know how we had a… Read more »

Loving one another a test of spiritual paternity

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Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. (1 John 5:1 NLT) How can we know we belong to God? How can we know He is our Father? Simple. Take a spiritual paternity test. The apostle John offers one in… Read more »

Jonathan starts at Southeastern

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It’s hard to believe, but my son, Jonathan has started his first semester at Southeastern, the seminary I graduated from only 13 years ago. This past week I drove over to Wake Forest to attend chapel with Jonathan. He had let me know that a former classmate of mine, Dr. Stephen Rummage, was the guest… Read more »

The future is so bright I have to wear…

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…shades! It’s September 1st and we just had the coolest evening that Wilson has seen in a while. We even had dinner outside on the deck. And except for the occasional mosquito bite (life’s never perfect) it was a great evening. After a very hot summer (105 degrees!!!) it looks like things are finally cooling… Read more »