Thursday, May 31, 2007

Room to grow...

The first few weeks here at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church have been really amazing! One of the key goals for the summer is simply growing in my relationship with the Lord. One of the first things my mentor said has stuck with me… in fact, I read these words every morning before I start my day.

“Until the burden for others is greater than the burden for yourself, you will never fully know the Power of Christ.”

These words just resonate in my heart and remind me that there is always room for growth. It is the journey of Holiness. Is Holiness what you long for? I’ve recently read that Holiness is like a bird… It must have two wings to fly… One wing is personal holiness, the other is social holiness. Without one or the other the bird is grounded.

Is your pursuit of Holiness soaring or grounded?

How are you seeing growth in your life?

Philippians 3:10-11 10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Summertime is here :)

While the season of Summer is still about a month away, another semester has come to a close. I just want to give a little shout out to the 2007 graduating class from Asbury Seminary! There is much cause for celebration!

As for me, I'm going to be interning with Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church for the Summer. So Jeanine and I will be down in Thomasville, NC. We are excited to see how the Lord works and moves in this place and time, not only in our lives, but in the lives of this community.

Sorry to be so short again, but HAPPY SUMMER!!!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Embrace Souix Falls

A dear friend of mine, Adam Weber is graduating from Asbury Seminary this month. He and his wife Becky are headed back to South Dakota where they are being called to plant a church. Filled with compassion and the message of the Gospel, many lives are sure to be touched and changed through the work of God in these two people. The church is already off the ground and ministering to people in the Sioux Falls area. I definitely want to encourage you to check out their website and pray for the church as the seek to serve the Lord faithfully.

In Love and Prayer,

Friday, May 04, 2007

Two Brothers...Two Marines

Jeanine's brother, Stephen (aka: Tony) graduated from the Parris Island, SC Marine recruit training facility just a couple weeks ago. It's been such an amazing experience to be a part of not only his graduation experience, but Jeanine's brother Dustin's graduation just six weeks before. We are quite proud of both of these Marines and we ask that you remember all of our Armed Forces in your thoughts and prayers (certainly including the Commander in Chief). Check out the video here, below to get a little glimpse of the celebration!