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We can become really good at saying the “right things”. It sounds good, maybe looks great on paper; it makes us and those who hear or read it feel better about the issue at hand. But what about when we fail to act in a way that supports what we say? I’ve always been fascinated and saddened at the same time, with large institutions who engage causes they hold high while failing… Read More

This trimester I am leading one of our Life Groups through a series that digs deeper into the Lord’s Prayer as a model for us to approach communication with God. It has honestly been a fascinating and encouraging process for me as I study in preparation. The questions I find myself asking and evaluating, thinking through my own approach to prayer. For some time I have been convicted with how I approach… Read More

The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9-10 It’s easy in life, to get caught up just pushing forward. It’s easy in life, to also get stuck in present circumstances. Especially when what we are in the midst of, or frantically trying to… Read More

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 The Christmas season is one of my two most favorite times of the year. As Christmas day has passed, I reflect on the thoughts that may have been on Mary’s heart. Her pregnancy at an… Read More

There is a prayer I have for all of my kids, and I think it’s one most parents who are followers of Jesus have for their kids as well. God, empower them be the influence. It’s simple. But it could change the world. And honestly, being influential in the life of my kid’s beyond just being the parent is something I am still learning. Speaking life isn’t always the tendency I have,… Read More

Over the course of this Series, we tackled some big topics. We loved the format of sitting down and just talking through some of the struggles we all face in life. With this last installment of the Series, my hope is that you have found encouragement. That you understand that even when it seems dark, you are not alone. Most importantly, my hope is you understand the value of the community God… Read More

I’m not sure if there is another topic that has been as uncomfortable to talk about in the Church as mental health and illness. I think we are even more comfortable talking about issues surrounding the topic of sex, than we are about mental health. This conversation gives you a deeper look into the lives of myself, and Pastor Dalton, as we process with Pastor Alex our own battles with depression and… Read More

Good Friday has come and gone. We celebrate Easter tomorrow. Today, we wait. Out of the three days, I think this one elicits unsettling feelings for me the most. I can only imagine how the Disciples felt today, some 2000 years ago. A sense of loss and directionless. Think about it, when tragedy strikes we tend to be in a state of shock. It’s after the shock wears off, maybe a day… Read More

It’s really funny how God works in our life sometimes. I had this whole post written and scheduled to go live this morning, and something in my gut this morning said I needed to pull it and wait. So I did. No idea why, but the sense was very clear that I needed to wait. So far I have been an observer of others facing more hardship than my family in the… Read More

Have you ever been faced with a trial of some kind, and found yourself focused on giving encouragement? Like, you know that what lies ahead for you will be taxing to the extreme, maybe even wondering how you are going to get through it in one piece while still retaining some shred of sanity. And yet, your focus at that moment is on others, and their needs. Have you experienced that? Maybe… Read More