People often ask why I do what I do, and why I moved halfway across the country. This study from the Barna Group shows America's most and least Bible-minded cities. Guess who is the least... That's why I live and do ministry in New England.
A couple weeks ago, we had a pretty big winter storm/blizzard they named "Nemo." Apparently, we are supposed to get even more snow this weekend. We'll see if it actually happens. In the meantime, here is a short video I put together of our fun time in the snow after Nemo.
This summer was packed full of speaking engagements, traveling, and many opportunities to talk with people from other churches. In fact, even though it was one of my busiest summers, it was one of the best for that very reason. I was able to hear God-stories from other places around New England. One thing that … Continue reading Excited for the Future
This past weekend, I flew to St. Louis, and then drove to southern Illinois (actually, I just rode along) for a chance to speak and play music at Southern Illinois Christian Service Camp. This was the fourth time I have made this trip, and it seems to get better every year. In addition to working … Continue reading Shining Like Stars at SICSC 2012
As you know, Hurricane Irene was the recent scare that hit the east coast. In the end, this category-1 hurricane was downgraded into a powerful tropical storm. That did not stop it from tearing into part of the coast and making its way north to New England. My wife and I prepared as best as … Continue reading Surviving Our First “Hurricane”
Since moving to New England, I have been getting into their sports teams little by little. It was pretty easy to become a Red Sox fan, since they won the championship the year I moved. However, one team that I am just now getting behind is the Celtics. It is still hard for me to … Continue reading My First Boston Celtics Game
It is that time of year! The leaves are changing from green to their annual gold and red. I have been in New Hampshire for 3 years now, and I am still awestruck. What an awesome God, who has created this for us! For my friends, family, and other readers who do not live in … Continue reading Here Come the Colors
This past week, I was up in Maine with 15 students and 3 other adults for Workcamp New England. Basically, it is a service project week for high school students. If it helps, think of it as a mission trip right in the United States. Ever year, the location changes, but the purpose is still … Continue reading WorkcampNE Reflections
This past week, I spent some time back at my home church-camp in IL. I was asked to be the missionary speaker, helping the kids know about ministry in New England. It was a great opportunity, and I really appreciated the chance to do it. I also taught a class on worship (explaining what it is … Continue reading Back from Camp
Why am I here in New Hampshire? Why have I moved far away from my family? Why have I left old friends 2,000 miles away? Why do I place my trust and faith in an "unseen" God? Why do I continue to submit my life to Him and follow His calling to work in the … Continue reading New England the Least Religious in the USA