Rely on God, Good Times and Bad – All In

To go all in with our relationship with God is to also rely on him as well. Not just when things are going really bad and you need his help to get out of a situation that is out of your control. When life is giving you everything you could ever desire we need to … Read more

Passion in your Relationship with God

For the last 48 days we have been working to increase our passion in our faith. We have looked at many aspects such as prayer, church, relationships and our own personal relationships. When we boil it all down passion for Jesus needs to flow from our relation ship with God himself. How we see Him … Read more

Exposed Nakedness

A story is told of an old couple going for a car ride. They had been together all their lives, Now at teenage romance married right out of high school. Now at 67 the wife looked over at her husband from the far side of the passenger seat and asked, “Honey, remember when we were … Read more

Strength in Opposition

Have you ever had anyone call out your faith? They are looking for anything they can do to disprove that your faith is real. Are they doing this out of spite? Out of jealously? Or are they looking for an excuse not believe? We need to be strong in our faith as to be a … Read more

Prayers and Practicality

Lately in times of disaster we often see people rushing to their social media accounts and posting prayers for _______. I guess the question we really need to ask is what else are you doing about it? Prayers are important, but what are you practically doing about the situation? If you are willing to take … Read more

Christian or Follower of Jesus?

There are many in the world that label themselves Christian. Christianity has become a label of people who attend a church that is founded in following Jesus. Yet attending a church does not make us a Christian anymore then going to a farm makes us a farmer. It takes a commitment and change to truly … Read more

Truth

The controversies and hate filled rhetoric of the 2016 American presidential elections, reminded me of an essay I wrote in 2006 as part of my journalism studies. We are all convinced our beliefs are factual and true, yet those beliefs have come from something we’ve read or heard somewhere.  It is a timely reminder not … Read more

Image Barer <Yes, I meant to spell it that way!

A few years ago, when we moved to the city we are currently living in, my family and I went church shopping. We tried several new churches, trying to find the perfect one. (Ha!) We weren’t just looking because we moved though. We had been looking for a new church since we left our old … Read more