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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Happy


Sometime this afternoon, I will load up our family van, (truth is my wife is probably already loading) load up the family, and head to my mother in law's for Christmas. Somewhere between 30 and 50 people will descend on this small Arkansas 3 bedroom, 2 bath home like a storm. Family is great, and since my parents left earth way too early, I cling to my mother in law, and my brothers and sisters in law, and miss my sister, Cherryl, like crazy. Love on your family this Christmas season. If they are gone, like some of mine are, get one of those golden memories and hug it tight, even if it causes tears. God's best to you. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Final hours of Vision

It's Friday morning, 7:12. Final hours of Vision 2010. I feel such peace, almost as if I'm robbed of the energy of faithless anticipation. I guess it's because I drove over to our old building this morning and just sat in the car, listening to the radio. It was Sidewalk Prophets, and other than my breathing and the sound of my engine running, it was dead quiet. Where there had once been much activity, ministry, and unity, there was silence. New tenants had moved in, but they were nowhere to be found at 6:00 AM. This could have been very depressing, if I hadn't realized that less than 2 miles down the road, life was going on. Much fuller. More movement. Growth that was contagious. Way beyond our wildest imagination. God is good. When He moves, you move. When He directs, you follow. When He loves, you receive.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Why I do, what I do


Dear WBGL,

I have recently made some huge mistakes in my life and was feeling self hatred, fear and a general feeling of unworthiness to God because of my mistakes. One day last week when I was emotionally crumbling and thinking of either drinking or suicide my radio was tuned to WBGL. You were telling the story about Steven Curtis Chapman's daughters death and how it was an accident caused by his son. You said as Steven held his lifeless daughter in his arms, he pointed to his son saying "I love you, I love you I love you" over and over again. No matter how the son hurt the daughter, the father still loved him. That was like my Heavenly Father telling me...no matter what you have done I love you, I love you, I love you. I needed to hear that over and over again to break through all the pain and unworthiness I was feeling. That hit me so hard and was so real to me, that I got through the day. We are our own worst enemy, I know this for sure. If it wasn't for that message that day, I don't know where I would be. I am so grateful for WBGL and the people who work for your station. Thank you for getting me through the day and teaching me about God's unconditional love and grace.

Stronger…Together. WBGL.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

This is the DAY

I began, some years ago, to try something each and every morning. Before my feet hit the floor, I say in my heart, "This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it" Sometimes the emphasis is on "THIS?" sometimes "I", and sometimes "DAY", but I've noticed my best days start with the emphasis on "LORD". I'm recommitting to making this a priority, and I want you to hold me accountable.

I have been sensing that God is bringing His Church together. It feels somewhat like the Transformers. I know, kind of silly, but when we come together, we see how much stronger we are, especially when we are all in our right places.

To the journey!!!!

Jeff

Monday, June 21, 2010

The key


Today, I handed the key to our old building to a couple of construction guys. I wanted to say, "You treat this building with respect. It's been home to a ministry that touched hundreds of thousands of lives" but I wasn't sure they would have gotten it. Buildings are tools like hammers and nails. God gives them to us for a season, and then they are used by someone else. I pray that today, you let loose of the tools you are done with, and you grab hold of the new tools God has, just for you. Believe me, they will fit just right, and will do mighty things, when you put them to work.

Friday, April 9, 2010

In The Books!!


Our building campaign is officially over!! During Sharathon, we raised the extra 105,000.00 needed to get everything done, debt free. Thank you. God has been so good through this whole season and we are committed to following His lead, every step of the way.

Jeff

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What Faith Can Do

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Sharathon begins on Tuesday of next week. God has done so much for and through this ministry, we know He is going to show up next week. Please pray about what part you might play. You can give now at http://www.wbgl.org