I hope you enjoyed the High Adventure trip this past weekend. As I sit here and look back at the pictures we took – I can’t help but think of all the hurdles we crossed together. Seeing Amiee go off the platform of the zip line was priceless. After three times up the ladder (well 2 and a half) she trusted us and stepped out and had a great experience.

Each of you were pushed to new limits on this trip and had to be courageous. My prayer is that the team building and the courage you had on this trip will translate to your walk with Christ back home in Spartanburg. Be bold, work together, love one another and tell everyone you see about the love of God! Make this summer a summer, “where adventure meets courage.”

Tomorrow is our last day for VBS and it’s a great lesson. It is the story from Acts 4:1-20 where Peter and John are before the Sanhedrin. Imagine…Peter and John being brought before the Sanhedrin to account for their actions (simply preaching, teaching, and healing in the name of Jesus). Their boldness in the face of possible death is astounding. Here are the two things that stick out the most to me in this passage:

Verse 13 – “…they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” Can people tell you have been with Jesus? Are you reflecting the Christ that is inside you? I don’t always hit this mark – but I pray that people can see Jesus in me by the way I treat them.

Verse 20 – “For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” May this phrase be the thing that is at the front of our minds not only during VBS – but always. May we be so changed by our relationship with Christ that we can’t help telling others about what God has done in our lives.

Enjoy our last two nights of VBS and go into your world and spread the good news!

Family Update

Sorry, I haven’t blogged this week. We met with the Dr. again yesterday about Ellis and he says there is no change so far – and he wants to see us again in a month. He is waiting as long as possible before putting Ellis through surgery. Keep him in your prayers.

We are all doing well…and sleeping is actually ok. Ellis wakes up about two time between 11pm and morning. Maybe in a few more weeks he will be able to sleep through the night like his brother did.

Monday is the big “30th” birthday for me. It seems like just the other day I was in collge at AC and life was so much simpler. Now I’m a husband, a dad, and a minister. Boy do I feel old. But God has given me so much and I can’t imagine living life any other way.