Monthly Archives: April 2009

The Value of a Letter

Do you sponsor a child through Compassion International or another organization?  Do you write to them? Our family sponsors a beautiful little girl named Yuly from Costa Rica.  We have written her a few letters and sent some pictures have received a number of letters and pictures in return. Do we write enough?  Probably not [...]

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Reflections on Worship #3

So, yesterday was “Camp Sunday” at Rittman UMC.  It was an opportunity to promote the East Ohio Camps and celebrate how God is using them to transform kids’ lives and transform them through fun, fellowship and God’s Word. Lisa Winchell, a member of our church and a “camp lifer”, gave the message.  It was a [...]

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Compassion Bloggers in India

This past Friday a group of bloggers left the comfort and safety of their homes and headed to India to see first-hand what the ministry of Compassion International is all about and to share it with the world through their websites. They will be sharing their stories, photos and videos of the trip on a [...]

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Updates Coming

So, I’ve got a lot to blog about this week – Brooke’s Brithday Party was Saturday, Camp Sunday was today and Taylor sang with me, this Sunday we have our DORMS Day event in Rittman and God continues to be the headline!! But – for now, I’m exhausted and going to bed. I’ll post tomorrow [...]

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Disney’s Earth – The Beauty of God’s Creation

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1 NIV) Tonight the kids and I went to see Disney’s new movie “Earth”.  This movie is from Disneynature and was released on Earth Day.  It “tells the story” of three families – polar bears, elephants and humpback whales – and the Earth over [...]

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Great FREE Training for Worship

As I type this I am sitting with 300 people from around the world in a seminar called, “Great Worship Leaders – Attitudes, Skills and Values”.  It’s being led by Dan Wilt from The Institute of Contemporary and Emerging Worship Studies. The beautiful thing is – I’m sitting at my desk in my office at [...]

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I missed it!

OK, confession time…I am selfish.  There, I’ve said it – it’s out there and it’s true.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I love other people, I care about them.  I love doing things for other people, I love to serve other people, I love to sit there and listen to other people.  I could walk [...]

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Random List

I like to make lists Right now I have at least five different lists of things to do – 3 church related, 1 day job, 1 home. This week is Camp Sunday at church – all “contemporary” music and a testimonial\message. Brooke had her first soccer game of the season yesterday – Beth is coaching [...]

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Remarkable!

Britain’s Got Talent has just started their 3rd season this past Saturday night.  We all know Simon Cowell from American Idol – he’s one of the three judges on this show as well.  The below video is of one of the contests – 47 year old Susan Boyle as she auditioned for the judges.  Luke [...]

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Now it’s OUR turn!

As we look back at the Easter morning experience we can celebrate the fact that Jesus IS alive.  Not that he was alive – he IS alive.  You see, the story didn’t end at Mark 16:6, “”Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He [...]

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