State of The Saints 2015

January 25, 2015 Dear Friends, The popular Chinese symbol of Ying and Yang represents crisis and opportunity. It tells the world crisis and opportunity are both tightly linked and dependent on each other. In western culture we are told necessity is the root of all invention. Both remind us that within every organization there needs…

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

On December 10th, Maureen’s family welcomed John Edward Winters IV into the world. At just over six pounds, Ward, as he will be known, is quickly becoming the most photographed and media savvy child in Kentucky. Ward is greatly loved and a total wonder to his parents and grandparents. Each day, his parents post a…

3 Kings = 1 God 4 All

Five years ago, during my pilgrimage to Israel, I found myself asking what it means to be Jewish. I asked this question in light of the modern State of Israel which claims to be a Jewish state. From my naïve perspective at the time, I assumed this meant that those who claimed Israeli citizenship practiced…

A Year of Thanks

Oprah Winfrey recently said one of the best pieces of advice Maya Angelou gave her was no matter how bad things seemed to be, all ways remember to give thanks to God, even if it is just for the strength to work through the issue. I have to admit, it is excellent advice. This advice…