I DO

i Do.

Words and their interpretations are incredibly important to those in the law profession. So imagine my struggle to carefully compose a wedding ceremony for two lawyers! Thank God for giving me just the right word, and only two were needed!  I DO. I was performing the wedding ceremony for two lawyers and joked, “When attorneys […]

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First Responders: The Local Church Aids Recovery from Harvey and Irma

First Responders: The Local Church Aids Recovery from Harvey and Irma

In response to any crisis, there is always a need for hope. What better hope to offer after a disaster than the Good News? Yes, we have to care for immediate physical needs and address ongoing therapeutic needs, but as the hands and feet of Christ we must bring shalom – the peace that only comes from the Gospel.

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Why a Thick Gospel is so Important

We’ve all done it. Programmatically it makes perfect sense. We take something as complex as the Gospel and simplify it in an attempt to discover the “formula”—the silver bullet—for effective ministry. Because if we can do that, we can easily follow and replicate the pattern to successfully create Christ followers anywhere. We don’t have bad […]

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When God Turns Pain into Gain

Without loss there is no gain. Without suffering there is no joy. Click To Tweet I was humbled by the opportunity to meet Steve Saint (son of Nate Saint) as well as Mincaye—one of the tribe members who killed Nate Saint, Jim Elliot and the other missionaries to Ecuador. As the three of us met […]

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A Biblical View of our Escalating Culture of Violence

Violence is familiar to me, having grown up in Beirut, Lebanon and spent most of my life traveling to the neediest places on earth. Many times I have experienced the scourge of deadly warfare. Yet recent shootings in Michigan, Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas and recent terror attack in my adopted country of France hit closer to home. While […]

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Words from mom

It’s been a year since mom went to her heavenly home. Beyond the incredible legacy and memories she left, I’ve been so thankful for her words. Some are private and precious, others—like her book—were meant to publicly minister to many.  Mom never withheld her words—she spoke life and truth every chance she had. I am […]

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