Browsing Archive: March, 2011

A Life Lived Well

Posted by Keith Howard on Saturday, March 26, 2011, In : Inspirational 

This single release, Torn, is a tribute to my Dad, Rev. James E. Howard, November 30, 1943 - March 18, 2011.  Far from a funeral dirge, it is a guitar ballad that captures the heart of struggle and ultimate reward.  He lived his faith, pounding it out through remarkable testimony, endless acts of kindness and love in the face of unspeakable suffering.
My Dad emulated Jacob, wrestling with God, not letting go until he was blessed.  In fact, the name Israel means "he wrestles with Go...


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Priorities

Posted by Keith Howard on Friday, March 11, 2011, In : Inspirational 
I've just returned from Texas.  My father has stage 4 colon cancer and is preparing to step in the arms of Jesus any moment.  I treasure the time with family during four trips there over the last year.  It really makes you stop and think about the things that are important.  Dad and Mom have modeled genuine Christianity to us all our lives.  I'm so grateful to the LORD who saw fit to bless me with parents who are the real deal.  They live what they say they believe.  They trust in God.  They ...
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Keith Howard Keith is the proud husband of Stefanie, and they have two boys, Zakary, and Nicholas. He is the lead pastor of Buckeye First Assembly, a progressive, Pentecostal congregation in an exburb of Phoenix. Together Keith and Stefanie have been in ministry for more than two decades having served three congregations in Texas, Colorado, and now Arizona. They have been music ministers performing musicals for all ages; writing and aranging for choirs and orchestras; leading worship bands. Keith holds a Master's of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a BS in Sacred Music from Southwestern University.
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