Posts from 2019 (Page 3)

Posts from 2019 (Page 3)

As the Lord Forgave You

Recently my two-year-old son came back home after we got all the pipes fixed in the house. To say the house had been quiet recently would be an understatement. He quickly reminded me about what happens to two year olds when they get overly tired, that you don’t sleep all night if they don’t sleep all night, and sometimes your feet become the best place for their shoes…

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…