Unwrapping Christmas

Gift giving seems to be a big part of Christmas.  And when you look at the first Christmas you see that giving gifts was a big part of that Christmas ,too. The Magi brought three gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. … Continued

Baby Jesus?

Today, I heard on a political talk show a discussion that brushed against eternity. The host was astonishingly making the point that this life is not all there is, as we shall live forever, in an attempt to minimize our … Continued

Expose What You Expect

Every now and then I read something that makes me want to shake my computer screen and shout, “Yes!” This last month I received the following email from Michayla White who is Director of the International Network of Childrens Ministries. … Continued

Trust Me

In our house we look forward to the end of August. It’s my daughters birthday AND it’s when Menards starts putting out their Christmas decor! My daughter and I love to go see all the tree displays and new decorations. … Continued

Step In

  God’s heart is to see you step into who you were created to be. But there’s more. He’s calling you to take others with you. It’s time to step out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land. It’s … Continued

Time to be a Man

You would think that a blog of this title would be written in June when we try to encourage or guilt men to step up and be better, but I am too impatient to wait for Father’s Day.  Besides, the … Continued

Green Ice Cream

August 28th   If you have watched tv ever in your life you have seen those commercials — specifically ones that tell you how to turn fat into rock hard muscle.  Some of these commercials will try to tell you … Continued

Can’t Get Enough

Picture this: a room full of over 600 third through sixth graders who are grossly outnumbering the adults in the room. All dressed in various color team apparel with shouting and screaming at the top of their lungs! This is … Continued

Calling Within Community

  “I believe within Christian community God has strategically placed a key that unlocks a greater understanding of who He is and who we are in Him that we miss in our private pursuits of Him.”  

Constant Repairs

Thwack. Thwack. Tap, tap. Thwack. To some, the sound of a hammer might be abrasive. To me, it’s therapeutic. It (usually) equates to something new being created from unrefined pieces, or something being fixed. To me, it parallels how God … Continued