Firm Foundation

The problem began in 1173, when a cathedral began a project to build a stand-alone bell tower next door. The tower was to be eight-stories and 185 feet high. They had the drawings, the workers, and the funding. There was only one little problem the church had not considered. You see, the ground on which […]

One Thing I Know . . .

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I saw my very first spaghetti western. We had just moved to Florida, and my stepfather took us all to a drive-in theater to see The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It was that night that I was first exposed to “the man with […]

One Thing I Ask . . .

  For our honeymoon, Jill and I went to one of my favorite places in the world. We went to the Keys in Florida. I love the feeling of being “off the grid” while in the Keys. I love driving down US 1 with water on both sides of the narrow highway. I love the […]

The Proverbs Challenge

Accept the Challenge! If you attended worship last Sunday (January 20), listened to the sermon podcast, or watched the service on Facebook LIVE, you heard me challenge everyone to accept the 30 Day Proverb Challenge. In short, what exactly is the challenge? I’m challenging our congregation to devote ten minutes a day for 30 days […]

One Thing You Lack . . .

One Thing You Lack One day a rich man ran up to Jesus and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” I have often wonder what drove the man to Jesus. I wonder what was going on in his life that caused him to run to Jesus, kneel down and ask […]

Advent Conspiracy II

Last week I rambled a bit too much and was only able to talk about 3 of the 4 tenets of the Advent Conspiracy: Worship Fully, Spend Less and Give More. I want to use this article to share about the 4th pillar of the Conspiracy: Love All! In our society, we have muddled the […]

Advent Conspiracy 2018

I once read that Advent is the “season that teaches us to wait for what is beyond the obvious.” Beyond the obvious is God entering the world as flesh and dwelling among us. And this world-changing event is announced with jubilation: “I am bringing you good news of great joy.” But if I am honest […]