Isiries, he has a thumb and one finger on each hand and one toe on each foot. The cast is on his arm because he fell when a bully pushed him on the playground at the orphanage and he couldn't grab anything because of his lack of fingers. He has never known his parents. And the wild thing is that he overflows with joy. My trust in God grew incredibly when I experienced the joy that was flowing through Isiries. To know that God can supply a child with a happiness that doesn't make sense in his situation really assures me that he can meet all our needs. It is good to serve Yahweh.


so I walked out of the church office yesterday and the first four cars parked there were an Audi, Mercedes, Lexus, and Cadillac. Not quite sure what to do with that....



The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden. 1 Timothy 5:24-25

Haunting and Encouraging - any sins trailing you?


I'm back from Honduras and the beat goes on!
I have had a good opportunity to reflect on my time and review my journal, sometime when it is not 2am, I'll post those thoughts.

In the meantime, all you early birds should fly over to Heritage Sunday morning at 8:15 and listen to what hopefully will be a challenging message from yours truly. Check out John 6:60-71 if you want a sneak preview of the sermon. This is the young leaders weekend at Heritage, so 4 of us have the opportunity to preach from that passage, each at one of the services. Being the youngest, I got to draw from the hat first and yet I still drew the early slot. I can only trust that God wanted me to give him another chance to move in my weakness as I have quite the aversion to early mornings. I am excited to bring it, this passage definitely has a little hellfire and brimstone around the edges. It'll preach....

Here's the schedule for the weekend - Saturday Night (Jon Van Horn), 8:15 (Jed), 9:30 (Rich Johnson), 11:15 (Matt Bartley) - Some good men, should be some good messages, and maybe Matt or I's will include a raucous story from Cisco's bachelor party tomorrow night!