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Archive for November 2009

OCC a Huge Success!

November 24, 2009

I just want to thank everyone who brought a shoe box into New Life for Operation Christmas Child (OCC).  Last year we collected 232 boxes. This year we exceeded that with a total of 251 boxes.  That’s 251 children who get to experience God’s love that wouldn’t have otherwise! This is a great cause which […]

Big Fears, Bigger Prayers

November 17, 2009

If you have ever negotiated a large purchase you know it can be emotionally draining. When Karen and I were looking for a home to buy in Northern Virginia we thought it would never get done. I have similar thoughts and feelings now with the Bud Building purchase. Every time we get close to completion […]

Soggy Holy Ground

November 13, 2009

I’ve had a little over a year in this job now.  Kinda getting used to God waking me up in the middle of the night.  Usually I have a pretty good idea what I’m supposed to be about when He interrupts what I think is supposed to be sleep time.  Not always, though. It happened […]

Update on Building Negotiations

November 12, 2009

Today, we meet directly with the Bud Building realtor to iron out final details of the deal. As Creed said yesterday, their lawyers keep adding & deleting items in the contract; then, our lawyers add and delete items in the contract (because they’re looking out for their clients best interests). So, the primary negotiators are […]

Growing Spiritually

November 12, 2009

We are often asked at New Life about how to grow spiritually. I have to admit, the answer to that question is both simple and yet so difficult. You see, the basic process of developing any relationship (in this case with God) is to spend time and communicate with the person. The challenge is how […]

You matter to your coach!

November 11, 2009

Last night our AAA Nationals played our final game. I’m at work this morning wishing this team could stay together. We won a bunch; we lost a few; but that’s not why I am saddened the season is over. Our kids and parents were the best! Win or lose, our parents were enthusiastic, positive, & […]

giving up

November 10, 2009

I think we like to give up. I look around and listen to people’s stories, and it always seems to me that we look at our lives and figure it is easier to just give up than to keep pushing forward. There are 2 places I have noticed this lately – in marriages and in […]