Greetings Everyone,

You have to give credit where credit is due. In the game of basketball credit has to be given to the great rebounders. We’ve all seen Michael Jordan’s commercial telling of all the shots he’s missed – but yet he is one of the all time great shooters.

Every time Jordan missed a shot somebody got the rebound. And one of the best rebounders of Jordan’s day was Denis Rodman. Jordan may have miss the shot but more than likely Rodman would be there to pick up the rebound.

In life we may not hit the mark every time but the important thing is to rebound. You may fall flat on your face but the important thing is to get back up. Greatness is made up of people who just wouldn’t quit. Don’t lay there, wallowing in the self-pity of your failures. Get up and try again, but this time ask God for help and you can rebound and make it. God will give you the strength to Get Back Up!

No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.

Philippians 3:13 (NLT)

Pastor Allen


About Pastor Allen

Pastor Allen and his wife Molly have been pastoring Praise Tabernacle for over 16 years. Having grown up in Canada as the son of a pastor, he began attending bible college over 30 years ago. Before graduating, he met Molly, his wife of 31 years, at school. Together they have pastored in Canada and Maine before coming to RI. They also have raised two children, Margo and Levi. Levi is now married to his wife Gilannie and they a beautiful child named Gia. As the Rhode Island director of Christians United for Israel, Pastor Allen strongly supports the State of Israel. His strong desire is to encourage people in their faith and to tell unbelievers that God is their friend and not their enemy.