Compassion 101: The Basics

Compassion: noun. a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. Psalm 86:15 15 But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. I came across this verse when I was studying this… Continue reading Compassion 101: The Basics

Week of Fasting and Prayer

Happy New Year!  Let’s call a fast. In some ways this sounds as natural as all the weight loss commercials we see on television this time of year. We watch the challenge to get our lives in order as we hold in our hand, the last half of our four dozenth sweet treat we have eaten over the holiday season…. Continue reading Week of Fasting and Prayer

My Daddy Says So

Three years ago, I became a dad for the first time. In the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be a dad of TWO boys (my wife is due any day). All of this dad stuff has got me thinking about what I’ve learned so far….

Uphill & Against the Wind

Galatians 6:9  And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up. Last August, for our 13th wedding anniversary, my husband bought me a bicycle.  I had never really been a big fan of riding.  I had bought a bike about… Continue reading Uphill & Against the Wind


Pastor Kyle’s Top 5 Favorite Movies 5. Dumb and Dumber 4. Lord of the Rings 3. Bourne Identity 2. Pirates of the Carribean 1. You might have noticed that my #1 slot is blank. There are lots of movies I like, love, and enjoy. I just can’t seem to pick a top favorite because there are so many good stories… Continue reading Story

Taking back the deck

Bees. Specifically hornets. You know it is summer when these little “friends” come out to play. I am fully aware there is a legitimate reason for hornets and that God created them with a purpose for our ecosystem, but can I just say…I don’t like them one bit. With the final switch to beautiful weather, we put to work getting… Continue reading Taking back the deck

Holy Spirit Atmosphere

There is this song that we sing called “Holy Spirit”. I believe that it is one of Rachael’s favorites and I feel leery about writing a blog piece about music seeing the only C note I recognize is $100 dollar bill. Being a professional talker, I do know words. The line from the song “Come flood this place and fill… Continue reading Holy Spirit Atmosphere