On Sunday, Pastor Will challenged us to open ourselves up to the power of the Holy Spirit to give us boldness in sharing our faith. What exactly is our role in this process? 1 Peter 3:15-16 says, “If someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this … Continue reading Your Story…
When we're young we look forward to birthdays. They are filled with parties, sleep overs, gifts and friends. The older we get, the more they change. Today is my 35th birthday. The last several weeks have been filled with opportunities to think about where I've been, where I am and where I go from here. … Continue reading If 35 year old me could talk to 25 year old me
I remember watching the three original Star Wars movies and seriously hoping beyond hope that someone, ANYONE, would give Darth Vader a second chance. I remember thinking these words, "come back to the good side Darth, do it!" These thoughts all came back to me the other day when I finally had time to reflect … Continue reading Why we’d love to give Darth Vader a second chance…
Last night at my church, we had an amazing night of worship. We spent time praising our God, praying for our kids, our country and our church. At one point we sang the Hillsong United tune, "Where the Love Lasts Forever." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w5Weg-Z2CQ I think the lyrics of this song are some of my favorite. While … Continue reading Where the Love Lasts Forever
Why can't I seem to get this? I have always struggled with my identity. I have always put too much stock in what others think of me. I have even carried worry around over the opinions of people whose opinions weren't worth the effort of worry. Let me confess something. I've spent too much of … Continue reading Valentine’s Day
Small groups are messy. It's one thing for small group ministry leaders to know it and communicate, and yet another for the individual small group member to navigate it successfully. People's messy lives have the potential to bring conflict and frustration to a group if the leader doesn't help keep the group focused on what … Continue reading New Eyes
What will you be a part of today to bring joy to someone's life?