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Next stop...Nepal!

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One of the greatest things about being a Christ-Follower is the humbling opportunity to serve him in a foreign context.  This year, we will have a chance to participate in vision trip to Nepal. The focus of the trip is prayer-walking and evangelism to unreached people groups in the foothills of the Himalaya's.  Our team value each and every prayer.  We will try to provide updates along the way.




I am so humbled by this experience and for every person who has poured into me through the years!  God has used you to shape and mold me!  One of greatest gifts is the core fundamental beliefs about the Bible.   I don't take the question lightly nor attempt to minimize it's importance.  For me, the question comes down to what I believe about the Bible.  If I believe the Bible to be true then what does that mean?  

Risk it all for the sake of the gospel!






To My Mom and Dad

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A lifetime of memories A heart filled with endless love A forever thankful little boy A heart full of thankfulness
Our family story is unique However, it’s our story
I’m forever thankful To my Mom Dad
A lifetime of memories filled with endless love A forever thankful young man A heart full of thankfulness
Memories of a home on Cottage Street In a special little town filled with love and amazing people A single light in a church Pointing the way Grandparents love never ceasing
I’m forever thankful To my Mom Dad
Memories of a Kentucky Farm Hills filled with adventure Surrounded by family Forever laughter with forever love Grandparents love never ending
A lifetime of memories A heart filled with endless love A forever thankful father A heart full of thankfulness For modeling love For me to pass on to my family
I’m forever thankful
Love, Rob 

When life get's hard...

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The life of a true Christ follower can be challenging and difficult.Sometimes, the struggles of the battle can pull us into difficult places.This is an excellent six-part series by Andy Stanley, who is the past of Northpoint Church outside of Atlanta. What do we do when our circumstances are so challenging there’s no way forward and no way out? We have problems for which there seem to be no solutions. We have questions without answers. During times like these, we’re tempted to run or give up. We’re tempted to give in to jealousy, resentment, and anger . . . especially anger toward God. That’s because when life gets hard, it feels like God is absent, apathetic, or angry. But what if he isn’t? Is it possible to hang on to joy, hope, and patience in the meantime?
Click to view the website and download discussion questions.


Great article and worth the read...

22 THINGS CHRISTIANS NEED TO STOP DOING...NOW! Christian preachers are often talking about the "mission" of God's people, and this is absolutely right. Christians have a lot to do in this world, and our task to make disciples and take the gospel to the nations is immediate and apparent. But there are also other things that we should seek to cease in our lives. Here, Chuck Tate at gives us 22 key things and attitudes that we need to cut out of our lives. 1. Quit expecting the world to like you. Jesus said it would hate you (John 15:18-27, Matthew 10:22). 2. Quit throwing your own teammates under the bus.
"We're called to build each other up, not tear each other down. In fact, Jesus said that our love for each other proves to the world that we are really His true disciples (John 13:35, 1 Thessalonians 5:11)." 3. Quit gossiping. This includes sharing "juicy prayer requests" with no intention of actually praying (Psalms 34:13, Psalms 101:5, Ephesians 4:29)…

Family on mission...

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Do you believe it to be true?  No, really; Do you believe it to be true?  If so, what does that mean?  The Bible is one of the most interesting and controversial books in all of history.  What you believe about the bible dictates the kind of life you will live. In Matthew 28, Jesus tells his disciples to “go” and make disciples of all nations in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For our family, the Bible is God’s spoken Word; spoken through His chosen servants.  The more we study God’s Word, the more we believe it’s our responsibility as  followers of Christ to go share it.
Rob (I) will be leading a vision trip to Nepal later this year.  The focus of this trip is to explore opportunities for our church to consider establishing partnerships with the workers on the field who are disciplining local indigenous leaders.  Kathy and Shannon are going to Moldova in late June to work with children.  Jessica and her husband Marc are prayerfully considering helping with a church plant …

Interesting thoughts from Ben Stein...

Ben Stein: Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year, which prompted Ben Stein, to say, on CBS Sunday Morning,My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a nativity scene, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.I don't like get…

If this was the last one...

If I knew I had one last message to share with the world this would be the one...

There will be no cowards in Heaven!

Okay, so let's be sure we are the same page
Are we called to be disciples?Are we called to proclaim the gospel?Are called to be set apart? We have to be careful of the gospel we proclaim!
We can't sugar coat the truth Being a cross follower is difficult!

In fact, the gospel tells us over and over again only a few find the path.  When you press into Jesus the goal is to make you a new creature.

2nd Corinthians 5:
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal throug…