Posts from 2019

Posts from 2019

Cross Culture – Ukraine Missions

The last thing Lora said to me as I was boarding my flight to Moscow in October 1991 was, “Honey, let’s not move to Ukraine!” “Don’t worry,” I said, “this is just a three-week trip!” Twenty-eight years later we are still working in Ukraine. We spent most of those years living and working in Gorlovka, a city in the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine. In 2014 a Russian…

The Power of Love

            Last week we had the honor of taking some of our youth to the Knoxville Work Camp. It was a hot beginning to the week and a rainy end to the week but overall it was a great week. 135 teenagers chose to take a week of their summer break and devote it to serving other people. It would be one thing to serve people who you see everyday, but these teens gave up a…

Old Solutions to New Problems

As if we needed another reminder that the vast majority of media is hostile toward the real God, this week has been a perfect motivator to live completely off the grid and away from anything resembling a digital screen.  From movies that promote aberrant lifestyles and false ideas about God to television shows that push the boundaries of what is considered fit for public…

Senior Sunday

  Senior Sunday is upon us again as we celebrate the achievements of our High School Seniors this morning. Today we celebrate with Faith Fulkerson, Jackson Hodge, and Kevin McQueen as they close the door on one chapter of life and open a new chapter. Some people say that High School is the best time of your life while others say that there is more happiness ahead.…

Mothers

  What a blessing!   As I look back at what my mother did for me and what Mandy is doing for our children, I am amazed and so very grateful for this wonderful blessing God put in our life though his grand design!  Hour after hour of selfless service, sitting up at night to hold them when they are sick, all the meals cooked with love, loads and loads and loads of…

Scripture of Hope

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragements of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4 ESV Things don’t always go well in life. Right now we have a 2-year-old and a 6-month-old child and things don’t always go right. It could be a child who won’t nap, might run away through the…

Risk: Oversold and Underplayed

I was reading around this week and came across this article that I think should cause us to stop and think some.  Generalities can be dangerous but take some time to ask if this is something that you need to hear.  Are you living in a way that to some you are the smell of life, and to others the smell of death?  Are you living as a result of the mercy and grace of God or…

A Moment in Time

Good Morning and Welcome to the Northeast Church of Christ this Easter morning! We are excited to worship with you today. Easter is a time where many people come together to remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It also sets the stage for one of my favorite passages in the Bible. According to the Scriptures and the Greek text in Luke 24:1 we find that on…