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Positive Social Media!

“If You Can’t Say Something Nice…”

Social Media is a place for me to share my life with family and friends. I enjoy letting folks know about my everyday human challenges and what they are teaching me.

I am grateful for my blessings, especially getting to cook, feed and share fellowship with those that I love. I love our great big crazy family that is all over the place, but always right at home whenever we are together.

I do my best to stay out of politics, although I can assure you that I most definitely have an opinion, but I learned a long time ago that it’s not worth arguing over.

I don’t air my dirty laundry, frustrations or disappointments in others, because let’s face it – there is already enough negativity in the world and if I’ve got a problem with you, that’s worth my time, then it’s worth a face to face conversation and it really isn’t anyone else’s business.

I love taking pictures and letting others get a glimpse of some of the things that intrigue, excite and challenge me. My new wrinkles, an adventure with one of our dogs, another nature discovery, what I am getting ready to eat or just something that caught my eye are all fair game to be captured in a photograph.

I’m not anything special, just a middle aged guy, who is learning that I still have so much to learn and my best learning, seems to have occurred through my shared experiences with others. I decided a number of years ago that if I can’t keep it positive on social media, then it would be time to get off, which is why through the years, there has been a break here or there, but I usually find my way back and have managed for the most part to keep it fun, encouraging and hopefully challenging.

Thank you to each of you that are a part of my social media tribe. I love seeing your life and learning from your posts. I hope that 2020 will be an amazing year of blessing and growth for all of us and that social media will do her part to help us along the way…

Thank You Jesus Dance!

I have always loved ministry, but I have to confess that I am having the most fun in ministry that I have ever had doing what I get to do everyday. It is not the easiest and it comes with more than it’s fair share of challenges, but the blessings of God come in all shapes and sizes and always seem to come at just the right time.

Today I had a lady that came into Grace today looking for a vacuum cleaner. I told her that we had two and she could have her choice. Mrs. Florence picked the one that was actually the cheaper of the two and said: “Thank you Jesus and thank you Grace Place for meeting my needs.” She took the vacuum cleaner home and it didn’t work, so she brought it back and I told her: “No problem, let’s exchange it for the other one.” I went to get it and brought it back to plug it in to make sure that it worked. We plugged it in and it came on and after showing her that it worked, I said: “The Lord must have wanted her to have a vacuum with all the bells and whistles.” She said: “I got to do my “Thank You Jesus Dance!” We enjoyed it and I think you will too!

I just want to say thank you to all of the people who have contributed to helping to make the ministry of Grace Place a reality. In the last several years a lot of people have contributed time and money to enable this ministry to grow and take shape. I am able to experience the blessing of serving in this amazing ministry every day, because of your faithfulness and generosity of time, talents and treasure. Live Blessed!

Did You Say Free Easter Egg Hunt???

Free Easter Egg Hunt!

Easter is just around the corner and that means that it is time for Northwood’s Annual Family Easter Egg Hunt.  This hunt started years ago as a small get together for our church family and has grown into a full-blown outreach event to the community.  Last year we had well over a thousand people who attended and we are expecting an even bigger crowd this year.  It’s going to be a whole lot of fun and I hope that you will bring all of your family and friends!

Love In Action! Someone ask me:  “Why does Northwood do these big events for the community and for free?”  The answer is very simple:  “We love Jesus and we love you!” This is just one more way that we can share the love of Jesus with the community that God has allowed us the opportunity and priviledge to minister in.

Hard Work – But Worth It! It is a lot of work that takes a lot of people and a fair amount of money to provide the free food, prizes, eggs, candy, inflatables, games and a lot of surprises, but it is worth all of the time and every penny to know that we are planting a seed to help people find the right direction in life!

Working Together For God’s Glory! We are very honored this year to have Ridgeview Church in Taylors partnering with us for our annual Easter Egg and Candy Grab at the Lake Cunningham Picnic Shelter in Greer!  The Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday, March 27 from 2:00-4:00 pm!  It brings God greater glory when congregations work together to share His love!

For More Info! If you need more information, then please visit us at http://www.rightdirections.org. or give us a call at 864-877-5417!

Directions to the picnic shelter:  From Hwy, 29 (Wade Hampton Blvd), take Hwy. 101 to McElhaney Road.  Turn right on McElhaney Rd, just past the Lake Cunningham Fire Department.  The Picnic Shelter is on the right.