“For the work of creating is an act of love.”  —Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel.  “Christ looked at everyone he met, at the prostitute, at the thief, and saw the beauty hidden there.  Perhaps it was distorted, perhaps damaged, but it was beauty none the less, and what he did was to call out this beauty.”

This past Sunday I spoke on the importance to ABIDE.  If you’re familiar with the phrase “Welcome to my humble abode”, than you can see that to “Abide in Christ” is not simply to remain, but to make a home in Him.  He desires to be your source of safety and your place of retreat. 

Students Who Pray

Thursday, 03 September 2015 by

One of the hardest things for any youth who spends a life-changing week at a church camp or conference is returning back to the unchanged routine of life.  To help our students through the highs and lows of this summer, we walked them through an understanding of their experience and identified it to be rooted

Family Worship

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by

The first Sunday of the month we are directing children (K-5th) to join their parents in the main sanctuary for our worship service.  There is a purpose for this:  we want 1)to support family togetherness, 2)for children to be witness to their parents faith in and love for God, and 3)to establish a base for

Take Up Your Cross

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 by

This week in worship we’re going to tackle one of Jesus’ least understood teachings. In Matthew 10:34 He says: Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. What do you think Jesus means by this? How does it apply to

Why We Worship The Way We Do

Friday, 21 February 2014 by

Some of the best worship services I’ve ever been to have taken place in the woods. A guitar, some scripture, a few people who love God worshiping in the greatest cathedral ever constructed. Except of course for a times where I literally sat in a Cathedral, marble floors, ancient song flying from hundreds of pipes

Forty Days with Jesus

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 by

How long has it been since you thought about Lent? For many Christians Lent is just that rather somber time of year when we consider “giving something up for God.” Actually though Lent can be a really powerful and exciting tool in our spiritual lives if we’ll let it. The secret is to see Lent