Category Archives: Church

Be Rich: Volunteering at North Fulton Community Charities

Every year our church does a fundraising campaign called “Be Rich“.  The term “Be Rich” comes from 1 Timothy 6:18 –  “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”  Its one of my favorite things our church does each year.  Continue reading Be Rich: Volunteering at North Fulton Community Charities

Children are a Blessing…Yes, Even the 6th Child!

I remember distinctly the first time we found out we were pregnant.  We were so excited and I remember the people around me communicating similar excitement.  When I shared the news with friends, family, and even strangers, their immediate response was either “Congratulations!” or “How exciting!”…something like that.  Based on that first experience I assumed that was the way people always respond when someone announces a new life will be joining this world.  When I made that announcement my new baby was just an “it”…an unknown person, unknown sex and I had no idea what ‘it” would be like.  Today, that little baby is my 16-year-old daughter, Mannah. Continue reading Children are a Blessing…Yes, Even the 6th Child!

Pause Before You Honk

Are you the type of person who reacts before you know the whole story or before you see the whole picture? Do you pause before you honk?

Let’s face it.  All of us have acted in haste without knowing all of the facts.  We explode at our spouse, children, friends, and strangers before we ever try to see the situation from their point of view.  The other day I had the opportunity to witness this phenomenon acted out before my eyes. Continue reading Pause Before You Honk

globalx trip to San Salvador, El Salvador PICTURES!

Thanks to everyone that supported Mannah with donations and prayers!  She was able to raise all of the money needed for the globalX trip to San Salvador and the departure date has finally arrived! I dropped Mannah off at the Atlanta airport this morning at 7:00 for her trip to El Salvador!  I am so excited to hear about her trip and see some pictures.  I only have pictures from this morning at the airport so far but I will upload more pictures soon.  Please continue praying for Mannah and her team that they will have a safe trip and that they will be used by God in a mighty way. Continue reading globalx trip to San Salvador, El Salvador PICTURES!

Martin Luther – The movie, some background and the 95 Theses

Last night I watched the movie Luther with my family.  I knew a little of the history of Martin Luther prior to watching, but the movie helped set the historical context  and exposed many more of the issues that were going on in the church and in politics at that time.  I was also amazed to learn that Luther translated the Bible into German by himself because he wanted people to have direct access to the scriptures in their native language.  After watching the movie I wondered what was in the 95 Theses that ticked the Catholic church off so bad and unraveled that part of the world in such a way that over 100,000 people died in the Peasant’s War.  I always thought what upset the Catholic church the most was the loss in revenue they received when people no longer placed value on indulgences, but the movie and Wikipedia seem to support that the Catholic church was equally bothered by Luther providing people with personal access to a Bible they could understand and for the theological claims he made about grace and relationship with Christ. Continue reading Martin Luther – The movie, some background and the 95 Theses

globalX trip to San Salvador, El Salvador

This summer our daughter Mannah will be joining a globalX team in San Salvador, El Salvador.  If you would like to learn more about her trip or donate to help support her fundraising efforts please click HERE.Mannah

globalX is North Point Ministries’ international division. Their mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by serving the international community.

They believe when people engage in service, it leads to life change. So they created globalX trips, opportunities for people to serve together in various locations around the world. Their belief is that as people chose to serve, whether in one of their churches, in the local community, or around the world, the impact of that service will change lives—for those serving, for the people they serve, and even for those that see them choosing to give their time to help someone else.

YouVersion – Best Bible App

I am an extremely busy father of 5 and taking the time to write a post on a Bible app is not something I ever thought I would find myself doing…yet here I am, excited to write this post. Why? I have been a Christian for many years now but up until recently I had never read the entire Bible “cover to cover.” I tried many times throughout the last 20+ years but never made it more than a few chapters before I got distracted with something else and lost sight of my goal. Continue reading YouVersion – Best Bible App

Better than a Hallelujah

Today was one of those rough days for me.  Not because anything tragic happened but just because it was a Monday morning, I had to get up at 4AM, I was on an airplane heading away from home, my allergies were acting up so my eyes were itchy and my sinuses were so bad I had trouble hearing most of the day, and my weekend was so wonderful that the contrast of a 14 hour day of work seemed unbearable.   By the time I got in the rental car I felt purposeless, lonely, like a hamster on a wheel, and just generally down-trodden. Continue reading Better than a Hallelujah

God’s Global Purposes – A message for “good” Christians

I thoroughly enjoyed this week’s message at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA but more importantly, I realized that the intended audience was people like me….people that have been so focused on God’s personal and moral law that we have been distracted from understanding and participating in God’s global purposes.  The message is a call to “good Christians”….great, you are living right….but what about the Ninevites? Continue reading God’s Global Purposes – A message for “good” Christians