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Haven Ministries

Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!

"Overcoming Ebola" Series on HAVEN Today

  • Monday, October 27, 2014

These have been busy days at Haven!  I'd like to highlight a recent visit with one of the many fine Haven stations.  But also underscore content on air which starts today.

All this week, you'll hear Haven Today focus on one of the most important issues of the day in a series called "Overcoming Ebola."  This launches Haven's effort to help two front-line ministries, SIM and Samaritan's Purse, fight the battle.  Every penny given this week to Haven for the project will go to these two organizations.

SIM is an important part of the Ebola story ...

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An Unlikely Convert

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How does God reach a person who is:

- Living in a lesbian relationship
- Leader in the student LGBT community on the Syracuse University campus
- A PhD’d tenured associate professor in English and Women’s Studies

The answer is . . . God reaches her just like He reached you and me.

Now, I rarely read books.  My Audible library confirms I’ve listened to hundreds. (I like to multi-task while enjoying a recorded tome).  But reading is another thing.  It has to be the right time and place.

This summer’s vacation was just that.  My time away was punctuated by one ...

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What to Cut out of Scripture

  • Monday, September 22, 2014

I’m going to be real candid.  There are some passages in scripture I just don’t like. 

It’s probably because they force me to be the person God wants me to be and not the person I have a tendency to be.

To be clear, I most certainly believe the Bible is inherent.  And I believe that everything in the Old and New Testaments is “inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped ...

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Trusting God with Setbacks and Success

  • Friday, May 23, 2014

Jim GolfingGolf has become a wonderful avocation of mine.  I love playing, though golf doesn't love me.  Better said, my handicap is certainly no reflection of my enthusiasm!  But I don't mind, as Mark Twain put it, having a "good walk spoiled."

There are two reasons I enjoy the sport of golf so much: it takes you to some outstandingly beautiful locations (pictured here is Streamsong in Central Florida), and you meet some very interesting people.  Four or five hours on a golf course give way to quite an array of topics of conversation.  And generally speaking, one of ...

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"Haven Today" Celebrates 80 Years

  • Monday, March 24, 2014

Haven Today

I still remember the day Jon and I met Charles and Janet Morris as Charles had been invited to consider joining HAVEN--it's hard to believe that's been well over a decade ago!   

I have heard my parents recount the story of Haven's remarkable founding many times--a once well-known radio personality whose life ended up in shambles, coming to Christ in a hotel room with a Gideon's Bible.  A homeless alcoholic, Paul Myers was transformed spiritually--and just a month after his salvation, "The Haven of Rest" with its "First Mate Bob" was launched. 

Charles MorrisIt was my own ...

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From Great Heights

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SkyscraperHave you ever been so far up in a skyscraper that your palms sweat?

That happened to me recently, but it was in a helicopter, courtesy of a friend's generosity.  What a way to fly!  As the ground grew slowly distant, I couldn't help but think that I was in for some kind of special "E ticket" ride.

In spite of the (relatively minor) danger, I had to admit: the view was spectacular!  There are very few skyscrapers in Southern California, so being able to see the entire LA basin was a rare treat.  The day was sparklingly ...

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