Category: Faith Builders

Report: Summertime Travels, Gatherings and Reunions

Report: Summertime Travels, Gatherings and Reunions

  It is getting hot in Americus.  So that must mean that it is church conference time.  Millard Fuller used to joke, "Christians begin to wilt in the summer and that’s why in the South we have summer revivals."  What once began as tent meetings, though they still continue, have now grown to become regional […]

Litany for Earth Day

Litany for Earth Day

  Praise and Recognition   Leader:        This is the world the Lord has made; People:        Let us rejoice and be glad in it Leader:        The Bible tells us that on the sixth day                    of the Creation, God looked over                    everything God had made;  it was so                    good, so very […]

The Short Lines are the Best Lines!

The Short Lines are the Best Lines!

We have been blessed all week with a college work team on their Alternative Spring Break service trip here in Americus from The University of Idaho . This morning for devotions, Ryan shared with us an excellent talk from Millard Fuller from his book series Building Materials for Life. If you don’t already have this collection, I […]

"Name one!" Part Two

"Name one!" Part Two

It was an emotional drive leaving Atlanta and the worship service with the homeless folks and Matthew Works.  I was headed for Savannah to meet up with some wonderful leaders from various cities around the state of Georgia for another Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) retreat. GICH is a one of a kind program […]

"Name one!" Part One

"Name one!" Part One

When I was growing up, I often heard friends’ parents say, “Finish everything on your plate. There are hungry people in China.” Once I repeated this line while joking with a seminary classmate and he retorted, “Name one.”  I couldn’t.  My cynical friend made a good point.  The truth was that I didn’t and still don’t […]

My house is your house. My Kingdom is your Kingdom. (Part 2)

My house is your house. My Kingdom is your Kingdom. (Part 2)

When I arrived at Ivy’s house, our construction supervisor Dave Landis was setting up for the task at hand.  We were going to take the top siding boards off the outside walls and blow recycled and treated cellulose (paper) insulation into the wall cavities, then add 9 inches of the same in her attic.  This was our […]

My house is your house. My Kingdom is your Kingdom. (Part 1)

My house is your house. My Kingdom is your Kingdom. (Part 1)

This Thursday, Dave Landis and Allen Slabaugh and I were in our office organizing projects for some local volunteers from South Georgia Tech college.  I picked up the phone and called Ivy Nunn, one of the Greater Blessing repair program homeowners who was sponsored by Cornerstone Church in Americus during our Faith in Action Weekend last October.  […]