Congratulations 2020 Pastoral Family Graduates! Bladen Allen Son of Nathan & Kaylan Allen (Miami New Life) Homeschool Future Plans: NEO, Information Technology Joshua Brown Son of Steve & Kendra Brown (Cleveland) OSU, BS-Mechanical Engineering Future Plans: Career in Engineering Meleah Marquis Daughter of Marci Marquis (Tulsa Regency Park) SNU, BS-Psychology Future Plans: Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Counseling Allison Means Daughter of David & D’Anne Means (Tulsa Regency Park) Homeschool Future Plans: SNU, Nursing Eli Mueller Son of Bob & Diana Mueller (Muskogee Freedom Fellowship) ICTC & Homeschool Future Plans: Continue in Management, Chick Fil A Parker Ross Son of Joel & Melanie Ross (Tulsa Central) SNU, Exercise Science Future Plans: Career as Personal Trainer ......
Local Churches Can Lead the Way There’s a moment in the first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy when Frodo laments that a great evil has erupted in his generation. “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” he says. Gandalf responds with compassion and wisdom in equal measure: “So do I, and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” I imagine President Trump, Governor Stitt and every mayor would echo Frodo’s lament as they face a challenge unlike any we have seen in our lifetime with the Covid-19 pandemic. And NEO pastors and churches may feel the same dread. When my kids were growing up, I regularly communicated to them that “life is 10% what happens to you......