WELCOME 2021

WELCOME 2021

Last week I wrote about 3 things God gives us strength for. This week I wish to complete that thought. As thy days, so shall thy strength shall be. -Deuteronomy 33:25, KJV Our God is a promise keeper. We may be confident that He will keep His promise completely. He is...
ON RAISING SUPPORT

ON RAISING SUPPORT

I have been questioned multiple times this week by friends and a few leaders in OPEN, “Why don’t you raise funds for the work you do?” My answer is that it is one way I have of ensuring that the work we do, the ministries we start, are truly under God’s leadership and...
STANDING FAST

STANDING FAST

There’s a story, I don’t know if it’s true or not, of 4 men climbing the most difficult face of the Matterhorn. A guide, a tourist, a second guide and a second tourist were all roped together. As they went over a particularly difficult place, the lower tourist lost...
AN “A” for EFFORT

AN “A” for EFFORT

Another blog on COVID-19? Yes, and no. When we are facing some difficult days which require us to make difficult decisions we need to remember our core values: relationships, accountability, transparency and excellence. These are paramount on both good and bad days....
TWO WORDS

TWO WORDS

In studying Greek and Hebrew words lately, I’ve noticed that there are two words that Satan has worked to change the meaning of. The first word: Jesus “God damn it!… Jesus!… What the hell are you doing?!!!” I recently heard a man shout as he was working alongside a...
THE SURVEY SAYS … (Part 3)

THE SURVEY SAYS … (Part 3)

This is part 3 in a 4-part series. A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise – Winnie the Pooh We are continuing the series based upon my research of fifteen years ago. Factors in the background, education, training, motivation, life, ministry...