When I heard Ted Short had passed away, I immediately thought about the metal feeding trough at Higher Calling that was turned into a baptismal. Seeing Ted and his wife Jill in that trough being baptized is one of my earliest and most enduring memories of the church. It’s a testament to how changed lives … Continue reading Celebrating the Life of Ted Short
All of us have some area in our lives where we choose to settle. It might be our job, finances or a relationship that get in the way of us living up to our maximum potential. But no matter what it is the choice is always yours to embrace the status quo or choose to … Continue reading A Tribute to Pastor Don Pittman
Did you know children in many countries around the world, can’t attend school because they can’t afford a school uniform? In the US, the phrase “Back to School” brings to mind images of freshly-sharpened, yellow pencils and new backpacks. However, in Haiti, this time of year often brings feelings of great uncertainty. Financial pressure on … Continue reading One Item Missing From Your Back-to-School Shopping List
Hurricane Harvey made landfall over Texas on August 25th 2017. It was quickly labeled a Category 4 hurricane due to high winds (up to 150 mph) and 2-4 feet of rain. Harvey has caused widespread damage and flooding to communities across Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey affected many communities including Corpus Christi, Houston, Port Mansfield, Brownsville, Port O’Connor, Victoria, Galveston, Matagorda, Rockport, High Island, and Freeport. Houston was one of the hardest hit by the storm. More than 50 inches of rain fell onto Houston over four days, turning one of the largest cities in the USA into a sea of muddy brown water. Even as the rain and wind moves on, the region continues to suffer consequences of the destruction and loss of life.
By now, you have probably heard the story of Dr. Brantly contracting this deadly disease, Ebola, along with his co-worker Nancy Writebol. But you probably have not heard the incredible story of how this man honored the God he served as he was literally staring his own death right in the face. Truly this man is an American hero and a walking miracle.