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05 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Small Things? Not Really

While a Sr. in High School (30+ yrs ago!!), I took the US military’s ASVAB test, which lists your top career opportunities based on your aptitude. My #1? FUNERAL DIRECTOR!! I scoffed. I already knew I was headed for Bible College & would someday be a Pastor. Little did I know how influential the role […]

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22 January 2013 ~ 1 Comment

40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

Representing over 55,000,000 children today are the countless mothers & fathers who have walked through one of the most difficult decisions of their lives that resulted in an abortion. We pray that each of them would know beyond a shadow of a doubt God’s love for them. We pray that His love would invade their […]

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23 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Have You Considered Adopting?

Many of you know our story of both of our boys being adopted. The tremendous part is they’re ten months apart. Different biological birthmoms. Josh was first. We found out about him when his birthmom was just three months pregnant and walked through the last six months of her pregnancy with her. Jonathan came next. […]

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06 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A Gracious Day

Not feeling any different today physically, but it has been a gracious day. I had the opportunity to officiate the wedding of a young couple in our church. The bride’s family has been a part of our church from her early years. A man came into her life some time ago and swept her off […]

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13 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Thoughts About Joey Pullen

On Sunday evening, May 31, I received one of a handful of the saddest phone calls I have ever (and will ever) receive. Joey Pullen, a former member of NewHeart’s Youth Ministries, had committed suicide that afternoon. All the reasons surrounding Joey’s decision and its implications (as is the case with almost every suicide) are […]

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21 December 2008 ~ 1 Comment

I’ve Been Coined!

For the first time ever, I got coined today at church! Gabe Milbauer, a young man who was part of my Youth Group when I was the Youth Pastor at NewHeart, is in the Navy, stationed in San Diego. He is a Petty Officer 2nd Class who has served for 5 years and is ready […]

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01 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Exciting Day!

Finished our annual Harvest Festival tonight, and it was a real blowout! Kinda literally! We had inflatables everywhere; huge ones! We had a Rock Climbing Wall and a Monkey Jump, along with a whole bunch of other game booths, a DJ (Thanks Johnny!) and a Cake Walk. We encourage everyone to fill out a registration […]

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06 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Highly Recommended Movie

Got to take my family to a pre-screening of “Evan Almighty”. Thumbs up! Great family movie. It releases in theaters on June 22 and I HIGHLY recommend it. Very funny!

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24 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Life’s Sacred Moments

I learned early on as a Pastor that it is a privilege to get to be invited into some of what I call “life’s sacred moments”. One of those kind of moments is when someone is near or has reached the finish line of this life. Simply put … when someone is near death or […]

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28 February 2007 ~ 3 Comments

A Privilege

Got to officiate a wedding last Saturday night. This one onvolved a couple who met online. I don’t recommend this method because of its inherent dangers, but I have seen it work for a number of couples. The bride has been a part of our church for a number of years. This is the only […]

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