Browsing content published during May 2014

The Town of Gantt

Day #3 – Divine Appointments I was calling on some folks today and found myself near a place called Gantt, SC.  I thought, how cool can that be? A town with my name – so I drove the few extra miles to exactly where the GPS said Gantt was located, and I found it.  What […]

Naomi

Day #2 – “Divine Appointments” Anything that I might write about today is overshadowed by a single note of profound sadness – the passing of one of our precious little students at the Immanuel Christian School for the Deaf in Kenya – Naomi.  Naomi As I sat on the tailgate of my old pick up […]

Divine Appointments

I am on my way from Vermont to North Carolina for a week of ministry.  While I have speaking engagements to preach booked and will be presenting the needs of the Immanuel Christian School for the Deaf, I also have open dates with nothing formally booked.  I have traveled with a conviction that God has […]

The Gift

“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.” Philippians 1:29       We have become a generation of whiners.  The saints who died on the floor of the coliseum in Rome would not understand us. The saints who hid in […]

Family Night Re-visioned

Gilford, New Hampshire School District official policy statement regarding controversial material: “The School District policies IGE, IJ, IJA, KEC (available on the school district website) refer to the procedures for the use of novels containing controversial material. The district will take immediate action to revise these policies to include notification that requires parents to accept […]

Last week a high school English teacher assigned her students to read the book, “19 Minutes” by Jodi Picoult.  School officials have said it has important themes, and its defenders say it’s thought-provoking and appropriate for the ninth graders who’ve read it there for years. There is however, some controversial material in the book, including a […]

No Longer Free

A parent’s worst nightmare lived out in New Hampshire. One of the hallmark tenets of socialism is that children belong to the state. This week we saw a chilling example of our slide toward socialism in the United States as a parent was hauled out of a school board meeting by a local police officer, […]