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Tennessee Memories

Tennessee Memories
This past month has been a wonderful blessing to be able to go home to West Tennessee and spend time with our children and our church family and friends and some of our prayer partners. As I type this message, we have a little over 3 days before we board a plane to fly back to Romania to close out one of the chapters in our life. Now long after we return we will be preparing ourselves to move to Brno, Czech Republic to start the next chapter. As for the here and now, our month home was also filled with visits, meals, sickness, and deep emotional experiences. Dawn and I have tried to spend as much time...
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28th Wedding Anniversary

28th Wedding Anniversary
Today is our wedding anniversary! Sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago when we walked down the isle together at Faith Baptist Church in Humboldt, Tennessee. Other times it seems like just a short time has passed since we made a vow before God and man to share our lives for better or worse. I believe mostly, it has been better. Who would have guessed that we would find ourselves on the mission field at this point in our journey? Here, in Romania,  we celebrate the strength that God has endowed upon us to stick to our wedding vows. Times have not always been easy but that is ok. I believe that all...
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First Field Anniversary

First Field Anniversary
October 8th, 2009 was the day we left Tennessee and flew to our new place of service in Romania. So, two days ago, we celebrated our first anniversary on the field with imb. The actual date that we touched ground in Bucharest was October 9th. I hope that I do not sound too negative in this post because I do not want that to be the feeling that you come away with as you read this. Dawn and I have experienced so much during the last year… much of it was difficult and some of it was beautiful. So let me try to give you a recap of the year. For my colleagues on the field and elsewhere, this will...
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Music: All I Can Do Is Write About It

Music: All I Can Do Is Write About It
This posting is dedicated to all of my “company” brothers and sisters who hail from the South! Yes, the truth is that we are a different breed. Some folks just don’t understand that fact. I have attached an old song that I like and I hope that it will bring back a nice memory or two for you as you have those days (and invariably you will) when you feel homesick for the South and things that are familiar. Trust me, I know… I walked down that mental path just this morning! The truth will set you free my friend! (in more ways than one) So, if you are from below the Mason –...
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Reboot (with bonus music too)

Reboot (with bonus music too)
This morning I was out walking with the Lord as is my custom. This time however I went expressly for a dedicated prayer walk… an old fashioned, soul searching, talk to the Father in earnest walk. Sometimes I walk and listen to music and move in an attitude of prayer and sometimes it just seems that I wrestle with myself and the Spirit. I am just being honest. Not every day is a hallelujah meeting and floating along in the vast Spirit of Truth day. I hope that doesn’t shock you too much. If you are honest with yourself, I bet that you know exactly what I mean. This morning as I walked I went...
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