turn off the dark

Turning Off the Dark

by Andy Comer   Recently, my three-year-old daughter wanted to play with a certain toy, but her hesitance to retrieve it left me puzzled. I didn’t understand why she was unwilling to walk into her dark room to get what she desired. Nervously gathering her …

powerful words

Watch Your Mouth!

by Andy Comer   “for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” Luke 6:45 I remember singing the song as a little child, “O Be Careful, Little Eyes.” It’s a catchy little tune reminding us to watch what we see, hear, and say. …

Surfing and Church Planting

by Andy Comer   I’ve never been surfing. At least not in the sense of riding waves on the beaches of California. It sounds like fun. I think I’d like the adrenaline rush that comes from catching the perfect wave, gliding along the water, and …

Pray through God's Word

P.R.A.Y. through God’s Word.

The Bible is an incredible book, and that’s a big understatement. It’s beyond incredible. It’s powerful, living, active, sharp, useful, inspired, perfect, holy, constant, and pure. Should I continue? Ok! The Bible is the very word of God. His letter to us for abundant life …

Why Creativity?

by Stephen Castleberry   At the heart of the Texas spirit is boldness. Boldness to innovate, to stand up for what’s right, and to blaze your own trail. Central to Texas is the Hill Country area of Austin and Georgetown where creativity shines through local …

Our ONE Goal for 2018

Tis the season for setting goals! Maybe you’re the person who takes the formal approach to goal setting by writing down a few measurable and attainable goals. You have a plan for what you want and how you’re going to get there. Go you! Maybe …

what is antioch

What is Antioch?

What is Antioch? Maybe you’ve asked this question, or maybe someone you know has asked this question.  What in the world is Antioch? It’s not exactly a word we use frequently today.  “I think the antioch in my car is running low.” Since there can …

routine

Nothing Routine about Following Jesus

by Hanna Schulz   Do you like routine? The vast majority of us would probably raise our hands.  Personally, routine freaks me out. Maybe it’s the young, “millennial” in me, but nothing terrified me more about my post-college life than stepping into the routine part …

People Matter

The Real Reason People Matter

by Stephen Castleberry Throughout my years as a pastor, I have seen negative patterns – often called stinkin’ thinkin’ – repeat themselves over and over in the lives of people. These negative patters often lead to sinful tendencies and actions. One of the most tragic …