Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Wonderful Light

A wonderful, thought provoking piece from Holly E. Ordway on her journey to faith.

"The man named Jesus had preached, been crucified, died. That much I accepted as historical fact. But was this man the Son of God? Had Jesus risen from the dead? If that were true, Christianity was true.

This was frightening stuff. I was close, very close, to something life-altering. I knew that if this were true, it would change ... everything."

May God bless you today as this article blessed me...

Friday, October 26, 2007


I've conducted and posted my first interview on faith-love-mercy-action. I had the honor of interviewing my good friend and co-worker Rendell Day, Chaplain, Habitat for Humanity.

Yesterday, I had my third laser treatment on my right eye. The more I have these treatments, the more frustrated I become. I am in constant prayer that God will heal me and lead me to do wonderful things.

If you haven't seen the latest news from my very, very good friend, Misawa, please go here: A Cat-less bag

Have a great weekend! Go Bulldogs, Badgers, and Ducks!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

A New Beginning

For some time now God has been leading me to view his work being done in the community. God's children, big and small, are doing wonderful things to show Christ's love to everyone. Out of this observance, I've started this site:


I will focus on groups, individuals, and churches demonstrating the light of Christ in the community. I believe we can lead people to Christ by showing his love, grace, and mercy. Please keep those who diligently serve in prayer and those who need to witness Christ's love in action in prayer.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Faith In Action

If there is anything that brings joy to my heart, aside from my family and friends, it's serving in the community. Want to show the love and mercy of Christ? Serve in your local community. The following links are very personal to me and I encourage you to find a place to show Christ's love:

Habitat for Humanity - Pick a local affiliate and help buid a home. There's nothing like seeing the joy of a person building and earning their own home.

Big Oak Ranch - I personally met John Croyle, a couple of years ago, and his testimony of helping [rescuing] abandoned boys and girls made me weep.

Belmont Foundation - Author Donald Miller [To Own a Dragon, Blue Like Jazz] began this wonderful organization to mentor boys and girls who have no fathers. This constantly pulls at my heart-strings.

The Drake House - Homeless single mothers with children and no where to go. Brings tears to your eyes, doesn't it?

Faith - Love - Mercy - Action
It doesn't take much.

Another Dive...

This afternoon I go for my next round of laser surgeries, but this time on my left eye. Life still goes on...

In other news, I'm coming to the conclusion that life is too short not to enjoy it. I'm working too much; eating too much; not spending enough time with my family, etc. John 10:10 comes to mind:

"I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of." [ The Message]

Real life is now and time is fleeting. Faith is action.
See next post for the meaning...

Monday, October 01, 2007

More on Life

Life in the last 2 weeks has been so chaotic, that I don't know where to start.

1. We've moved from West Cobb [praise God!] and now reside temporarily in an apartment for 6 months.
2. My right eye is still 'fuzzy' at best, but I believe the laser treatments are working. On October 4th, I will have surgery on my left eye.
3. We just attended a weekend family camp with my wife's, and our sons', school. The best part aside from spending time with my family? Hearing God's voice. We had a community worship service on Sunday and it was truly wonderful. I felt so blessed. [Martha, if you read this, your testimony touched my soul. Keep your faith in Christ strong.]

And for the first time in months, I actually took time to read God's word AND let it speak to me. I read 1 Timothy chapters 1 - 3. Here is what God said to me:
[1 Timothy 3:2-3 NIV]
Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

The key word is 'temperate" [not quickly angered]. I admit through my frustrations that I've lost my temper at times. I've blown my cool with family, friends, and co-workers. God also spoke to me to seek 'grace' and to understand it. I thought I understood grace, but maybe I don't. If you have any wonderful resources on understanding grace, I could surely use them.

See you soon...