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On the verge of disaster

On the verge of disaster, I read today on Yahoo News that in 1961 there was disaster in the making. The incident happened when two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina, after a B-52 bomber broke up in midair. The devastation from this disaster would stilling be being felt 52 years later. Ok, for those that don’t know I’m an Air Force brat! My father was a Tech Sargent and worked in Civil Engineers.   One area of importance for him was to make sure the runway was always open in all seasons for the B-52 bombers to take off.   As kids, there were on-going debates as to whether or not nuclear bombs were on the base. The line we were always handed was: we can neither deny nor acknowledge their presence. I grew up living my life as any child playing in the backyard, going to school, and attending church. Later in life I lived 3 miles from a nuclear power plant. You may ask what does this have to do with things of importance. It has

BE CONSISTENT! DON'T LOSE FOCUS! DON'T QUIT!

I recently received the following message from a gentleman that I’m friends with on LinkedIn, as I read it I was so blessed I e-mailed Pastor Isiaka who is the   NATIONAL CORDINATOR at The Redeemed Christian Church of God in Leicester, United Kingdom asked permission to post it here on our blog site. I pray you are blessed like I was:   BE CONSISTENT! DON'T LOSE FOCUS! DON'T QUIT!   The Quitter Will Not Win! The Winner Will Not Quit!     "And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and Wash in Jordan seven times,   and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean"! (2 Kings 5 vs 10).   When Naaman went to Elisha for healing!   He was instructed to go and wash in Jordan seven times!   He was instructed to do the same thing seven times!   God's instruction to Naaman was devoid of variety!   It was monotonous and totally uninteresting!   God's Pathway to Naaman's miracle involved doing one thing over and over again!  

My Thoughts on the shooting today, September 16, 2013

Another shooting, another group of innocent men and women’s lives cut short, another group of police officers and first responders having to deal with the unspeakable.   As I am writing this blog the reports are 12 dead, 12 families ripped apart, 12 victims that at the present time seem to have no connection to their attacker.     I realize it is early and the police, the military and the FBI will all be looking for answers and we pray they find them. However, there are 12 families looking for answers today and they are not going to find it in the police reports, they are not going to find them in the news reports, they are going to have to look within their heart and mind and seek the loving arms of God. It is in times like these that all the words of the friends, pastors, president, and a nation bring no real peace. It is in the heart of the individual remembering their loved one for who they shared their life with and the joy they brought to their life. As pastors we never k

Remember 9/11 ....

A few days from now we will “Remember 9/11” … do your remember where you were at, when you heard the news? Did you see the events unfold on live T.V., or listen to them on the radio? I do, I was at work and made a statement to a co-worker saying “I wish there was something I could do to help those people affected by this tragedy.” Having no clue that just eight months later my family and I would be living in Staten Island ministering to individuals affected by that terrible day.  I heard the shocking stories of heroism, heard the pain of loss and grief, heard the praise of God’s mercy, and saw the faces of those that survived.  One thing is for sure 9/11 is a day none of us will never forget.