Tag Archives: Samaritan’s Purse

The unpredictability of God

This past Tuesday I was cleaning the deck with a pressure washer. I got a text that Samaritan’s Purse had opened a disaster response location in Marshall County WV.  Diane came out to ask me if I got the text.  … Continue reading

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God knows

In 2012, Diane and I were at a New Year’s Eve party at the home of Dave & Shelly Barr.  We met a pastor friend of theirs named Brian Harkness. Brian is the one who told me about Samaritan’s Purse … Continue reading

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On not being ashamed of our scars or our current battles

I have a couple of Samaritan’s Purse t-shirts that some people would consider unsuitable to wear in public.  One has paint splatters on the front (or it might more likely be drywall mud).  The other one has black residue from … Continue reading

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The joy of salvation

I had an epiphany this morning.  I love the word epiphany and I do not get to use it often enough.  I explain the meaning of the word as having a “light bulb moment” when you suddenly understand or gain … Continue reading

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God is aware of you

When I go places on mission I frequently tell people to whom we are ministering some version of this:  God has not forgotten you.  When delivering rice and beans in Haiti, I tell people that God loves them, has not … Continue reading

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Putting on the orange shirts

We have 4 Samaritan’s Purse newbies with us this week in South Carolina.  Yesterday morning they sat through their 30 minute safety & information meeting, received their orange shirts, and set out into the world as part of Samaritan’s Purse. … Continue reading

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This freaky plant and Lent

I love plants.  We have a peace lily that’s 13 years old.  We have a snake plant that belonged to Diane’s grandmother that has to be over 30 years old, still in her grandmother’s pot.  I have a plant in … Continue reading

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