Run for Mercy

This is the sponsors banner from the Run for Mercy 5k in Charlotte on Saturday, September 18th.  Our church had the privilege of helping sponsor this event for Mercy Ministries, a more-than-worthy cause.


Bald Eagle Speaks Out

I had to share this!  It’s a t-shirt available from, complete with back-story.  Hilarious!  Enjoy.

Bald Eagle Tired of Everyone Just Assuming It Supports War

THE OREGON WILDERNESS—Frustrated by the widely held assumption that he unequivocally endorses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a bald eagle said Monday that his thoughts on the conflicts were far more nuanced than many Americans might expect.

Speaking to reporters from his nest in the upper branches of a 175-foot ponderosa pine tree, the eagle explained that each member of his species was different and none should be taken for granted as a lockstep supporter of American military policy.

“I think World War II was justified, and I got behind the first Gulf War [in 1990],” said the bird, who has served as the national symbol of the United States since 1782. “But the recent war in Iraq, with its shifting rationale and poor planning, was clearly a huge mistake.”

Pictures from Moscow, ID

Here are some photos from my recent trip to Moscow, Idaho. 
Welcome to Moscow

Welcome to Moscow!

  Entering the metropolis of Moscow…both miles of it.
New St. Andrews College

New St. Andrews College

The beautiful NSA building, built in the late 1800s, situated in downtown Moscow.                   

Bucer's - One of Earth's Greatest Places

Bucer's - One of Earth's Greatest Places

In between meetings, many hours were spent here talking, eating, and reading.  Bucer’s is a coffeehouse, pub, restaurant, bookshop, and cigar/pipe shop all in one.  It’s everything you need under one roof (almost).

The Cigar/Pipe Room at Bucer's

The Cigar/Pipe Room at Bucer's