Do You Love Your Church?

Years ago I participated in a one-day medical clinic in a slum near Rio, Brazil that remains nameless, because the government has yet to name it. It is literally built on the side of a steep mountain. Simply walking to the clinic was a huge task. My job was to evangelize the crowd waiting to see the doctors. My translator and I had several decisions to accept Christ, but remarkably we also encountered a good number of professing believers. When I told them that the desire was to eventually start a church in the slum, they were ecstatic. One lady began to jump up and down with excitement. They wanted a local church! [...] Continue Reading…

How Are You on Facebook so Much? (And What is Twitter?)

The number one most repeated comment I receive each day is: I see you on Facebook all the time. Well, that’s partly true, but not exactly. I’m really rarely on Facebook, except to respond to emails and process friend requests, etc. I don’t look at pictures much and really don’t read a lot of status reports. I update Facebook via Twitter. Twitter is a mini-blog of 140 characters sent from my phone basically as a text message. (I actually use the Twitter application for Blackberry.) I send the Twitter in a brief 10-second thought and it updates my Facebook automatically. [...] Continue Reading…

Join Us At Rivers and Spires in Clarksville

Rivers and Spires is an award winning festival that attracts a large regional audience and is fast becoming one of the greatest events in Tennessee. Grace is a corporate sponsor of the event and we supply volunteers to work the teen area. We will have our own shirts and interact with the crowds of individuals and families having a good time.
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Susan Boyle Video Continues to Inspire

I love it though. I actually read her story today. She had a dream, she worked for it, and she achieved it. This is a true picture of what determination and motivation can do for someone. What I probably love more than anything was what I read recently, that Susan’s real dream was to show her mother that she could do something with her life. Love it! [...] Continue Reading…

The Best Comment I Ever Received (So Far)

I always said that I wanted to be a father deserving of those corny plaques displayed at the Christian bookstores. If my boys ever gave me one of them, and I deserved it, then I would feel I had accomplished what God called me to do as a dad. I’m thinking now that I may need to contextualize that standard with the culture of the day. [...] Continue Reading…

Marriage Help From Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family has a broadcast over the next few days that I would strongly encourage all women to listen to. Men should listen also, but it is primarily geared to a female audience. Author Shaunti Feldhahn talks about the differences between men and women, and how understanding these differences can improve a couple’s relationship. If I had one piece of marriage advice I would give to a couple, this would be the advice I would give to the female. [...] Continue Reading…

Are You Ready For The Economy To Improve?

There are signs of encouragement and life returning to the economy. The unemployment rate is a factor that usually lags behind other indicators, so that’s still very discouraging, but there are hints of better days to come. How should we react during the waiting times like this? Let me offer a few suggestions:
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What Does The Obama Girls New Dog Have To Do With Easter?

The Obama’s have a new dog. The dog is a six-month-old Portuguese water dog, named Bo, given to Malia and Sasha Obama by the Edward Kennedy family. Apparently the dog wasn’t working out at the previous owner’s home, so they thought to give it to the Obama family. I’m happy for them, knowing the joy an animal can bring a household. [...] Continue Reading…