Simple words from a father's heart. The purpose of this blog is to leave a legacy through words to my children. I love you Jessica, Shannon, and Emmanuel. Father, use us for your glory among the nations.
Things to make you think....
Apart from the Word, leaders in the church are helpless and members of the church are powerless.
Adoption shirts: Below are the three shirts we are selling to help cover our travel costs to Africa. As most of you know, we have to take two 10 day trips to complete the adoption. Each shirt is $20. There are two options when ordering. In-state and hand delivered or the shipping option which includes a $3.00 fee. You can use your paypal or account or send us a check. Information is located on the right side.
Why these designs: We have been CHOSEN by God, and through the sacrifice of Jesus, we have been ADOPTED into his family. We did not choose Emmanuel to join our family; God has chosen our family for Emmanuel. This process has been hard in so many ways, but NOW we can see the light and know our gift from God is months away. Thank you for joining us in this journey to bring Emmanuel home.
The deepest and strongest foundation of adoption is located not in the act of humans adopting humans, but in God adopting humans. And this act is not part of his ordinary providence in the world;…
We are thankful for everyone who prayed for us during our recent trip to Nepal. This was an incredible trip, but it's extremely hard to write or explain how the Holy Spirit moved in such miraculous ways. We saw miracle after miracle with God's breathtaking beauty around us the entire time. The unreached are difficult to reach, but it's our responsibility to be the hands and feet in the hard to reach places. Thanks for your patience we are still processing. I would love to share more one on one or in small groups. Click to watch the full length video
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)…