Jesus our peace

If you’re on social media, I bet you identify with being constantly bombarded by debates and arguments like these… Is it acceptable to listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving? Which is better—a real or an artificial Christmas tree? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? And …

Jesus our Hope

The first week of Advent focuses on the hope of Christ. The hope that Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection provides for those who believe He is the bridge to a free and close relationship with God has no comparison. Christians talk about the hope …

Three Ways David Battles Giant Family Problems

Raise your hand if you know someone who has family problems. Is your hand raised? Ok, maybe it would be better to ask if anyone knows of a family without any problems. I sure don’t. Perfect families are as real as perfect diets. Add a few kids …

What happens when you worry?

“Do not worry about your life.” Do you know who said those words? It wasn’t Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Plato, or Socrates. It was Jesus. God himself tells us not to worry. It’s one thing when your parent, your friend, or your coworker tells you not …

sermon on money

Is Money your Master?

Have you ever made a dumb decision with money? I thought so. Me, too. The crazy thing is this: I will go out of my way to pick up a dime on a sticky floor, but I don’t think twice about blowing $10 on a …

Forgiveness: What does it really mean?

I’ll be honest; I can be a pretty cynical person at times. It is a weakness of mine. People have hurt me in the past, and it affects how I now view relationships. I keep my expectations low, so when the disappointment or hurt comes, …

Rest: Why fight for it?

I am a Sabbath attempter. What I mean by that is, I actually try to set aside 24 hours per week when I attempt to rest. An intentional space I create to rejuvenate my mind, body, and soul, to put aside my idol of productivity, …

What Were We Thinking!

Have you ever made a decision that seemed like a great idea in the moment, but afterwards you wondered, “What was I thinking?”  Like the time you signed up to chaperone the youth lock-in. Or the time you volunteered to make 200 cookies for the …