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The Beautiful Messiness of The Gospel

The Beautiful Messiness of The Gospel

The gospel: It’s messy because God wants me to love the unlovable and bless those who persecute me. It’s uncomfortable because He wants me to grab a cross and hoist it upon my shoulderIt encourages me to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…It pushes me to ensure justice for those being crushed and extend mercy and grace to those who do not deserve it. 

Resilient Faith – COVID Response

Resilient Faith – COVID Response

UPDATED 04/01/20 I was recently having a conversation with someone about the impact and fallout of COVID-19. For reasons that we may never understand, COVID-19, a dangerous pandemic that has derailed plans and routines, put lives at risk, and shut down businesses and...

The Greatest Opportunity – A New Years Reflection

The Greatest Opportunity – A New Years Reflection

All things come to an end - life, seasons, a job/career, a calendar year, summer camp, a decade, a football career as one of the greatest quarterbacks ever, and the list goes on. The end of a year can bring with it a chorus of different emotions and thoughts. The end...

Significance in Parenting

Significance in Parenting

What if everything you hope for your children has less to do with all the amazing experiences of school, sports, music lessons, hobbies, trips, community service, and church, and has more to do with the closeness you have with your children? When we think about...

Mental Health and Finding Hope at Camp

Mental Health and Finding Hope at Camp

*article links in this post are adult-oriented data sources, and may not be suitable for children* Maybe like you, I have been following a lot of the conversations centered around the Parkland school shooting. It’s hard to have rational debate over emotionally charged...

The Broken Path to Hope

The Broken Path to Hope

We all long for hope.  We just don't like the packaging it comes in. In the Gospel, hope and brokenness flow together as one. They would seem to be opposites to most at first glance, not having anything to do with one another. Our ability to see brokenness and...

On Haiti

On Haiti

There’s been renewed discussion about Haiti in the news recently. As an organization working with Haitians since 1983, we happen to know a few things about the country and its people. Several years ago on one of our mission trips, I said, “Haiti is a contradiction....

Beggars Telling Beggars

Beggars Telling Beggars

I was asked the other day about my story and journey. As I reflected and thought about the question, I was at a little loss for words. Where do I even start? Have you ever had that happen to you when someone asks you to share a little about yourself? Usually I am not...

Why I Give

Why I Give

It's that time of year when I am reminded again and again of God's faithfulness to this ministry and those who respond to His call. This place is so very special because of people like you and the many stories and journeys that have been impacted by the hope of the...

The Pursuit

The Pursuit

Three years ago on this day, I was announced as the new Director of Monadnock Bible Conference, now known as Monadnock Christian Ministries (MCM). Little did I know what we would face as a ministry and as a family; how much change there would be; how much we had yet...

This Covenant of Love

This Covenant of Love

This Covenant of Love On October 28, 1995 I stood in front of family and friends and said, “I do” to my wife, Karen. A few months later for her birthday I wrote her a poem entitled, “The Covenant of Love.” I want to share that with you. The Covenant of Love A...

That’s What The Promise Is For

That’s What The Promise Is For

Keeping a Promise I have fallen in love, not only with the people of New England, but with the opportunity to share the hope of knowing Christ as we come alongside people, communities, and churches. Our recent changes here are exciting because I know the Lord is...