Kristin came into the world on a cold February day in 1989. Our little girl! Compared to her older brother, she seemed so tiny! She grew up, went to college, got a degree in ministry, and now serves our senior adults as well as our prison ministry.
I've discovered this year she's a great writer, too, and I thought you might enjoy hearing from her today!
Kim and I always look forward to having the grandkids over for a “spend the night.” Dragging their small suitcase roller bags and carrying pillows, they will walk into the house and excitedly announce: “We’re spending the night!”
If you visit Oklahoma City today, you would find a very different city than it was in 1981. As the city has grown, we have enjoyed a booming economy, historic population growth, an NBA team, new schools, parks, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. This has also opened an incredible “wide door of opportunity” for our church.
The greatest concern in my ministry leader life right now is helping my church know what they believe and learn to articulate it with gentleness and respect. I may be holding onto the impossible, but it still seems doable to be clear about what you believe, but do it with kindness while remaining friends with those who see things differently than you do.