Hope Is….

Hope Is the Belief That Anything Is Possible! Put yourself in Mary’s shoes for a minute. You’re in your room late at night when an angel appears out of nowhere and tells you you’re going to get pregnant (without having sex) and that your son will reign like a king. To say this is hardContinue reading “Hope Is….”

A Message to Parents

“Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One.    Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.   These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.   Repeat them to your children.  Talk about them when you sit in yourContinue reading “A Message to Parents”

A Picture of Sound Stewardship

“Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.” ~Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979), Roman Catholic bishop It’s offering time.  Each family of the church has been asked to raise $1000 toward the general conference apportionment.  The representative from each family lines up in the center isle, the recordingContinue reading “A Picture of Sound Stewardship”

Precious People Along the Way

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ― Donald Miller One of the best things I have discovered as a pastor is that relationships are more important than missions, money, movements or any of that other good stuff.  As a church family, we are multi-faceted not monolithic andContinue reading “Precious People Along the Way”

The Value of Teamwork

A loner is out to get what he wants for himself. He opposes all sound reasoning. A fool does not find joy in understanding but only in expressing his own opinion. (Proverbs 18:1, 2 GWT) A man set his sights on becoming rich and powerful. He made his plans, gathered his resources, and started onContinue reading “The Value of Teamwork”

A Family that Stands Together

Duck Dynasty won because Phil Robertson’s family refused to continue without him. A & E said its core company values were “inclusion & mutual respect. ”  What Robertson said didn’t conflict with those values but they offended some people and rightly so.  How can we have a genuine conversation about issues of race and sexualityContinue reading “A Family that Stands Together”