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“I did not know we had a school in Haiti”

  We will not soon forget the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti (4:53 PM local time, to be exact) and the aftermath of this horrific tragedy. Over 200,000 people died. A million people… Read More

Ministry Effectiveness Review/Evaluation

For years I have taken seriously the discipline of a structured yearly review by my supervisor and/or a committee of the Board of Trustees to whom I reported. Recently I was ”reviewed” in a formal annual “job performance”… Read More

Advent Reflection #7

Key verse: Luke 1:37. “Nothing is impossible with God.”   Nothing nor no one… Read More

Advent Reflection #6

Key Verse: “the Angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, You have found favor with God” I write these words one day following the funeral service and burial of my brother, Larry. He was… Read More

Advent Reflection #5

Key Verse Luke 1:28.  “The angel went to (Mary) and said, ‘Greetings, you are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” A chorus we sing often on college campuses and in local churches remind us repeatedly,… Read More

Advent Reflection #4

Key Verse Luke 1:24-25. “Elizabeth became pregnant…’The Lord has done this to me,’ she said” A major cable channel newsman recently asked the listeners to vote yes or no on the question, “Do you believe in… Read More

Advent Reflection #3

Key Verses – Luke 1:19-20 “The angel answered; ‘I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and have been sent…to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent'” Have you… Read More

Advent Reflection #2

Key Verse Luke 1:13. “The angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard.'” Fear is such a debilitating and paralyzing emotion. We are afraid of failure, and rejection. We pause,… Read More