2020 Blog 8

I forgot to mention on my birthday post that this was the first year in 12 that I have spent my birthday at home in Texas (not overseas on a Mission Learning Opportunity in The Balkans.)  It was nice to be at home for a small, peaceful, quiet celebration.  Although I miss my brothers and sisters overseas and they have taken care of me on my birthday those 12 years, it was good to be with my bride and just veg on the couch!
Relationship Series: American Football What a blessing the American Football Relationship Series has been to connect with the coaches and players overseas since we were not allowed to travel to them and conduct the summer camps. In May I started interviewing 65 high school, college and former NFL players and coaches from across the country as well as team chaplains, pastors and ministry leaders, who I asked …

Spring Blog 2020 - June 23

Where does one start? Do they reflect on the year and what has happened? Do they look forward to what the rest of the year has in store? Do they contemplate on all the things that need to get done and let those concerns and worry rule the day? Do they look down at the things checked off on their to do lists and take a deep breath and smile or see the unchecked boxes and frown? Do they sit and wonder what they missed in life or question how they have gotten where they are today? I don’t think there is anything wrong with any of these questions, UNLESS, all of those questions were not bathed in prayer. Life is life and it moves pretty quickly and if we are not careful we can get caught up in it and miss our purpose for being here and the real Hope in life that gives us the purpose to live it.Today is my birthday and I just spent the early morning with my Heavenly Father and resting in His arms while sitting in His lap; there is no greater place to be than that. Those times are precious …

Spring 2020 Blog: May

Hello there!  Where do you start? So much has happened since my last blog in April, but also very little (we all know what I am talking about there with COVID-19.) So much has changed and so much is unknown. Questions arise as to what the new normal will be and will hugs and handshakes be outlawed or carry a fine with them. One thing we are taught in scripture is that we are not to worry and to lay everything with and before Him. In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus tells us to not worry about our life, what we will eat or drink or what we will wear. God knows, provides and protects. We are not to worry about tomorrow, because each day has enough trouble on its own. That doesn't say we are not to plan for tomorrow, we should and that is time well spent, but never to worry about it. Then in Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus tells those who are weary and need rest are to come and lay all those cares with Him and He will give us rest. To sit and listen to His kind and humble heart and we will find rest.…

Easter 2020 - He Did It!

Joyful EASTER Sunday!
The day of Rejoicing, HE HAS RISEN!
As I was thinking and praying, asking God to reveal what He would like me to say, I felt the overwhelming presence of Him around and on me. That would not be possible without the Victory that is Ours Today, through what occurred over 2,000 years ago. God, whose love is rich with Mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our sin. It is by grace we have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ, who gained victory or death and sin, and seats us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus! Why? So that He could show the incomparable riches of His grace, in the coming ages which was expressed in His kindness to us in Jesus. 
This time in our lives has become a time of Cancellations! Schools, business trips, work, shopping, and group gatherings have all been cancelled, BUT nothing Canceled, can Cancel, will Cancel, Jesus's Resurrection. His Victory over death, defeating Sin and Rising in New Life, is our…

2020 Blog 3

Doesn’t it say somewhere in scripture that we are to go and make disciples? Oh yeah! In Matthew 28:19 Jesus told us specifically to do that and throughout scripture we see that modeled for us. Question for each of us: Do we do that? Do we purposely bring people into our lives, to walk life with, to pour into and to teach so that they can go and do the same? Or are we to caught up in doing it all ourselves because we don’t have time to teach, or they won’t do it as good or maybe jealousy that they may do it better! Jesus told us to go and make disciples, Paul modeled it throughout the New Testament and we should be doing exactly that today: so that those who have walked life with you, can lead as you have modeled. Do we allow that to happen?  Well, God has a way of shoving you to the side, if you haven’t allowed that to happen and will slap you upside the head with a 2x4 if you're not careful, to ensure you are carrying out His commands. As most of you know I have had my share of …

2020 Blog 2

Thanks to you all for your prayers and concerns over my health. I am blessed to have so many pray and reach out! Thank You! I guess I will share with you what occurred during that time. Even though I was down, was not out and was extremely blessed with all that God still had go on around me. Although I wasn’t up to full speed and for much up, at no speed, God kept the ministry going and the outreach extended to those we have had the pleasure to have met over the years and actually were blessed to host.  Many of you may not know, but we have a ministry of outreach where HiS PRINT extends in-country scholarships to out of country players, coaches and individuals to come to the United States and spend week to two weeks here with us. The only obligation the individual has is to provide their own transportation to get here. This has been a blessing to host many over the years and look forward to more in the future. BUT, this all would not be made possible without the open heart and openne…