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I reached out to several of the music team leaders to ask them why they were drawn to the new songs they chose to share with you thru the weekend worship experience in the year 2019. I pray you are blessed by their thoughts!

#5...

I’m amazed at how many times in life we enter a situation where we don’t know what we don’t know.  It’s not a situation where we have a list of questions and we just Google them or pull out a book to get the answers. It’s a situation where we don’t even know the questi...

Last time I wrote I was thinking with you about the purpose of poetry and how oftentimes it brings context to our experiences or just simply speaks to us in our deepest places.

To take this topic a step further I reached out to several of the music team leaders to ask t...

We love new things, don’t we? New homes, cars, furniture, friends, babies, GRANDbabies! This year I’m thankful for the newness in my life; a new town, church, ministry, and friends. Almost everything is new in my life. But newness is not always easy; in fact, it can be...

November 22, 2019

As parents, we spend a lot of time making sure our kids are well fed. We plan out meals to make sure they eat healthy. We all know that this is one of the things that parents are supposed to do – so we do it. It is not always fun or easy, it takes a lot of time, most o...

I have been thinking lately about how we can be intentional in making a difference in people's lives. I wonder how many times we make a difference without being intentional or not even knowing!! I wonder if someday this will be revealed to us. I ran across this article...

It’s a story we’ve heard many times in Sunday School growing up. It is a beautiful model of how we are to live our lives:

Matthew 14:22-33 (NLT)
Jesus Walks on Water

Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other s...

I’ve always wanted to be good at understanding literature, but I’m not.  Maybe it’s because my dad loved it so much…I even got to study American Literature under him in high school. Maybe I wanted to be good at it because I love words and believe in the power of words...

A man walks into a Chicago restaurant with his dog. He begs them to let the dog in. “You see,” he says, “you're playing the Bears game, and my dog is a really big fan of the Bears."  Just then, the Bears get a first down. The dog goes wild. He jumps up on the bar and h...

September 11, 2019

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” — Ephesians 6:4

Parenting is harder now than ever before. I've found that many of us have learned some good things from how we were raised. We've also made so...

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