I’m mad as…

This past week, and the past few weeks have been challenging as we transition into the school year. My wife works hard to make sure there is adequate coverage to make sure our girls can get to and from school, and have loving care when we can't be there. It's a skill I really don't …

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I’m enough

This past weekend was incredible, both from a social-family aspect but also from a weather perspective as well. Summer weather in September is happily accepted, even if our air-conditioner (and Holly) may not agree. With any weekend come the usual tasks and kids activities that keep us moving, something we're all familiar with. Over the …

Gifts and talents

"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good." …

Worry

Last week was filled with trials, the types we're all subject to, and it felt like the world was crumbling around me. It built up Thursday, ebbed Friday morning before going full-on fortissimo Friday afternoon. I felt like I was on the witness stand and there wouldn't be a jury of my peers, instead it was one-person who would determine my future with my company. How will I provide? How will I tell people? Who will help my clients? How disappointed will others be of me? I'm a failure. The world isn't actually crumbling, what is crumbling is my perception that I have control. The reality is there's very little I control outside of how I go about my day, the rest I have to turn over to the care of God.

Dying to ourselves

As I step deeper into my faith and into my personal recovery it's vital I take all the steps I can away from who I have been. Putting distance between my past and the new present which is a lot closer to being in a right relationship with a Father that created me to be with Him, and not apart from Him.

Stronger Together

Life's storms come and go, what endures is the rock of salvation we can lean on. Some days it's more difficult than others to find hope in the darkness of life. Community is so vital during those times, especially so during times like we're facing as a church, as a community and as a neighbor to the world around us.

Don’t believe everything you’ve believed

While there's an outward appearance, or a name that may try and define us there's so much more than what meets the eye. God see's us with clarity for who we truly are, so why would we let anyone else try and define us as what we're not?

Washing us clean

Baptism is a powerful symbol of being washed clean, and a public pronouncement of our faith. It's even more impactful as an adult.