Connecting with Mark

Connecting with Mark

Calm Down Tough Guy

Hebrews 4:13 “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” Ole tough-guy is at is again. Word is out he is at a store and sees the owner of a local deli. “I got the …&#$%** lousiest sub last night at your place!”  We all kind of wonder what’s up with tough-guy, but who wants to ask?…

A Real Role Model

The man who shuffled to the microphone “didn’t look strong enough to bunt, much less hit a home run. Pale and thin from his liver transplant surgery nearly five weeks ago, Mickey Mantle walked slowly, painfully” (Dave Anderson, N.Y. Times News Service, AOL, July 12, 1995). How different was the man I saw conducting that news conference than the one I saw…

Present Hope

Before I really get going I want to thank everyone who made Friend’s Day possible for us last week! It was a huge success! The auditorium was pretty full, the food was good, the fellowship was even better and people invited friends to join us. Thank you for helping make Friend’s Day a big success this year. We especially want to thank those who helped plan, set up, clean…

Be Bold

In the book of Acts we find a story about Peter and John before the Council. (Acts 4) One of the verses that really sticks out to me is verse 13. It says, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished…” The verse continues on but this first part is important to us. It takes away an excuse a lot…

Written in Stone

I want to begin by saying thank you for allowing Ann and I to attend the 95th Lectureship at Harding University this past week. It has been a big blessing for us to go back to Harding and visit the community of believers as well as to hear lots of great lectures from various places. Worship in the evenings had over 1000 people. It was truly a great and uplifting…

You Asked For It

The story is told of a lady who had a very willful and spoiled child. One day when a wasp flew in the window, the youngster began crying for it because it looked so pretty with its brilliant colors. Finally, the mother called the one who was caring for the child from another room, asking, “What in the world is that child crying for? Will you please give it to him!” It…

That Time of Year

A little over a year ago I was sitting in a room full of Northeast Elders. I remember one of them asking about football. At that time in life I liked football but it wasn’t a huge part of my life. My wife can attest that football isn’t as big in New England unless it’s the NFL and Tom Brady. Being immersed in a culture that loves some college football, I’ve watched more…

Pray for ALL People

There are lots of different disciplines when it comes to our Spiritual lives. One of them seems to be one that is brought up a lot and a fair struggle for a lot of people. Prayer. For a bunch of people who like to talk to one another we have trouble making time to talk to our Father in Heaven. This is something I am working on being better at. Prayer is something we are…