If you are like me, I don’t like to be totally honest with myself, or others. I can tend to skew the facts a little to make things seem better than they are. In the roadmap to rebuilding...READ MORE >
The broken down walls of Jerusalem reflect our brokenness. The physical stories in the Old Testament have spiritual lessons for us. This story is more than just about how to build a physical...READ MORE >
Have you ever read the Bible, but felt like nothing changes in your life? It’s very informative, and I know what I “should” do, but I can’t seem to change. Why is that? It’s because...READ MORE >
Every time you swallow, turn on your computer, start your car, drive through a green light, lay down to rest…you are depending on truths! Truths are the structures upon which we build our...READ MORE >
“I’m good with Jesus, I just don’t like the church.”
This weekend we are going to address the joys and challenges of being part of a local church. Our culture fosters the maverick-...READ MORE >
Is God pleased with us?
Sometimes I find myself reading Scripture, or praying or worshipping God, for all the wrong reasons. If I’m honest, I make it about me- it’s therapeutic, or...READ MORE >
Jesus talked more about money than about love. Why is that? Huh! Money is a mirror. It reflects the deeper things of who we are and what we value. We have great potential in how we handle our...READ MORE >
This weekend, Jason and I will be sharing about some next steps with CFC. After that, I will be doing a study from Proverbs on planning.
Are you spontaneous, or more of a planner? If we are...READ MORE >
What do you do when you feel like God is silent? You may find yourself asking, “Is He mad? Is He distracted with other things? Are His promises still true? Does He still love me?”
In our...READ MORE >
What do you do when God goes silent? Is He mad? Is He distracted with other things? Do His promises not ring true? I thought He loves me!
I love the fact that Scripture is real and raw. Asaph...READ MORE >
Psalm 23 is the most popular of the Psalms. Interestingly it follows Psalm 22, where David questions why God has forsaken him. Now, after seeing more clearly, David fills this Psalm with...READ MORE >
How do our good deeds relate to our faith? If we have friends who profess to be Christians, but are not loving, serving and sharing their faith with others, then what does that mean? Join us...READ MORE >
When it comes to conflict, are you more of an “avoider” or and “aggressor”? Do you think that we should always “turn the other cheek”(Matt. 5:39)? How far should an offense go before...READ MORE >
I met a blind man once.
It made me curious, so that evening in my home I shut my eyes and tried to walk around a bit (just to see what it’s like). Jen was watching me… as I banged my nose...READ MORE >
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”
Have you been personally hurt or offended by someone recently? How are you dealing with it? Why is it so hard to show mercy-...READ MORE >
After three beatitudes that deal with emptying ourselves (poor in spirit, mourn, meek…), Jesus turns to being filled. What do you hunger for? If I’m honest, I don’t naturally hunger for...READ MORE >
“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matt. 5:3
Steak and eggs! My feet are propped up, all conflicts are resolved, my work is accomplished, my phone is on...READ MORE >
If I were honest, left to myself, I would live my life entirely self-absorbed…but I’m not sure that it would achieve what I really long for. The image of Christ on the cross was my first...READ MORE >
I don’t “radiate” God’s manifest glory to others in ways I would assume. It certainly is not done by impressive strokes of Christian service, or by smiles and glorious...READ MORE >
We can choose joy!
“What…are you crazy? Don’t be disingenuous.”
“Whoever said that, obviously has never really suffered.”
This weekend we will take a closer look at joy...READ MORE >