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Preparing for Tecate

Today I started my first official day of vacation.  I'm on Hilton Head Island with extended family enjoying the beach and sun.  Its an annual trip for us and amost always lands the week before my annual mission to Tecate. I started the Tecate trip 6 years ago.  It's hard to believe it has already ...

Why did Jesus Wash Judas’ Feet?

On Sunday, Pastor Doug asked the question, "Why did Jesus wash Judas' feet?" Jesus knew who he was, that he had all authority.  Everything about what he did here was contrary to what our culture.  Yet he stepped down in humility into the role of the lowest servant and washed his disciples feet. Jesus knew ...


Sometimes it takes a lifetime to learn the value of love.

An Altar

We all build altars to a god. Which one is your alter for? Exodus 20:22-24 And the Lord said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: You saw for yourselves that I spoke to you from heaven. Remember, you must not make any idols of silver or gold to rival me. “Build for me an altar made of earth, and offer your sacrifices to me—your burnt offerings and peace offerings, your sheep and goats, and your cattle. Build my altar wherever I cause my name to be remembered, and I will come to you and bless you.

Being Intentional

It was well after midnight.  As I laid in bed, I just couldn't calm my mind.  Maybe it was the fact that I had 4 cups of coffee in the morning instead of my regular two. I should be tired after having stayed up until 2:30am the night before and driving home from our family ...

Dancing on the Rooftops

One of the great ironies of life is that Beauty and Danger are best friends.  I've never been one to shy from courting both Beauty and Danger and on this trip, it was par for the course. During my college years, I spent a summer working for my uncle and cousin in upstate New York. ...

To Lead or to Follow

A good leader knows that it's not about being out in front of the team. It's about bringing the team along for the ride.