As you read this, I am on my way to “Music City, USA,” Nashville, Tennessee.
I’ve been invited by Steve Berger, a friend of mine who is the pastor of Grace Chapel, a dynamic church that has really grown dramatically. Many find Christ there each year and are faithfully taught the Word of God. Quite a few people from the music industry attend Steve’s church as well.
As it turns out, Steve and I have come to know each other through a couple of common bonds. First, we are both Christians and pastors of churches. Secondly, we have both faced the tragedy of the death of our sons.
Steve’s son Josiah recently went to be with the Lord. We have had hours of fellowship together, encouraging one another, and are both looking to the Lord to make it through each day. This is not something you “get over,” but something you get through, slowly.
Steve recently asked me if I would be open to doing one of our Harvest Crusades events in Nashville. So I am going there with John Collins, the director of Harvest Crusades, to explore the possibilities of that and meet with some pastors there.
Please keep this in prayer, as Nashville is a place where I have always wanted to preach the gospel.
On a side note, Steve sent me some biscuit mix from a legendary local breakfast place in Nashville. I checked out the mix and I have to say, after my son Jonathan got hold of it, we had some pretty amazing biscuits.
Answer: Because those two things are the extent of my culinary skills. No requests from the Food Channel are expected.
Now these biscuits that we made from the special mix from Nashville are not the same caliber of the ones my grandmother from Arkansas, Mama Stella, used to make from scratch, but they’re pretty darn close.
I had some fresh preserves with them as well and loved them, so I plan on checking this restaurant out. I want to see how they taste when they make them. Maybe I will do a video blog from there!
Let’s a see a show of hands. Who wants me to do that?
After we finish in Nashville, we will be off to Chicago to meet with James McDonald and group of pastors who have already extended the initiation for a Harvest Crusades event later this year.
For more info on that, click here.
We are a few months down the road on this great outreach, and we have “all hands on deck,” with our Harvest Crusades team busily praying and working away in the beloved Windy City.
I checked temperatures ahead of time and it looks to be 34 degrees with snow this week. BTW, that is the high temperature! Yikes! That is cold weather for a SoCal boy, so I am taking my warmest coat.
I will be back home Wednesday, ready to speak on “Hot Button Issues” this coming Thursday in Orange County.