Monday, July 27, 2009

Working Vacation

Just got back from Florida with my family. What a great trip! We celebrated Esther's Dad's retirement. Also worked as we hosted our fifth summer camp. Great time for all of us!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Family and Ministry

I am keenly aware of the fact that society has labeled my children...PK's or Preacher's Kids. Most people think that the children that follow a pastor and his wife are doomed. However, my perspective is different.

Most of the activities our children are involved in require the parents to be in the audience or in the stands, away from their children, participating in a passive way. One of the great things about ministry is that you can "do ministry" together. Side by side, whether in the community or in the mission field we have the joy and privilege of serving alongside each other as a family.

No titles, no superiority, just brothers and sisters in Christ reaching a hurting world with Jesus-style compassion. I'm not too worried about what people may think; rather enjoying each precious moment with my family serving a loving God!

Monday, July 6, 2009


On July 6th, 1967 I was born into a world where the headlines were reporting on the Six-Day War, 464,000 U.S. troops fighting, and winning, the war in Vietnam, and the Civil Rights movement is in full swing as the "Mississippi Burning" trial has begun.

1967 was known as the "Summer of Love". (My parent's must have gotten a head start.) The best selling albums were Jim Morrison's "The Doors" and The Beatle's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band". I feel old. LOL

I have seen so much in my life, not the least of which going from Albums to nano-pods and typewriters to laptops; but my biggest headline was when I decided to go "All in" for Jesus Christ about eight years ago at the altar inside Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge.

So much has happened since then, we are now a wonderful family of five, shepherding a new church plant in El Paso, Texas and two new churches in Juarez, Mexico.

With God's favor, a lot of sacrifice, and difficult days...we are truly living the Dream!-Thanks God...