Do You Even Read This?
May 22nd, 2023
Do you ever regularly do something that you do not enjoy? I’ll be honest with you: writing this newsletter is one of those things for me. I enjoy writing a sermon that I then get to share orally, but ...  Read More
Do You Have 5 Minutes To Be Still?
May 15th, 2023
Not long ago, I sat through a presentation from a business man sharing 8 characteristics of a Leader. It was your typical list: a servant, has vision, inspires, builds relationships, etc. However, the...  Read More
Levies, Barriers, and Protections
May 9th, 2023
We went to this amazing beach. It is called Puerto Aventuras, located 50 miles or so south of Cancun. You’ve heard of Cancun. This other beach was started by a developer in the ‘80s who saw the succes...  Read More
Spring Cleaning!
May 1st, 2023
A few weeks ago, I was driving into the Hope parking lot and as I entered, I noticed one of our rock beds that has trees in it. I realized some dead branches and acorns scattered amongst the rocks. I ...  Read More
Celebrate By Being Generous
April 24th, 2023
For thirty-five years, Hope Community Church has been sharing the love of Jesus with anyone that walks through our doors. During the last few months we have been celebrating all that the Heavenly Fath...  Read More
The Door Back Home
April 17th, 2023
During the past few months, we have been intentionally looking back and celebrating the past thirty-five years as a church. It’s been fun to honor old worship pastors, learn about our heritage, and ce...  Read More
What do we do now?
April 10th, 2023
As you can imagine, church volunteers and staff work pretty hard leading up to Easter. There’s extra planning, extra cleaning, and extra praying. We always know that many guests stop by on Easter, and...  Read More
You Are Invited!
April 3rd, 2023
A few months ago, I was talking to someone that wasn’t your normal “church goer.” I shared with him that I was a pastor and invited him to our church, and he was quick to say, “I’ve done things you co...  Read More
God is Hovering
March 28th, 2023
What is the first thing we see God doing in the Bible? "Hovering." The scriptures describe the earth as "formless," "empty," and "dark." It is over this that God is hovering. And then God dives into t...  Read More
35 Years and Flannel
March 20th, 2023
What do Hope’s 35th Anniversary and old flannel shirts have to do with one another? Good question.I grew up wearing flannel shirts and t-shirts. I still wear flannel shirts and t-shirts. They’re comfo...  Read More
Our Struggle Is Not Against Flesh And Blood
March 13th, 2023
How are followers of Jesus to love our neighbors in the sin-filled and divisive world that we find ourselves in? Is the answer found in a political ideology? Is the answer based on moral objectives an...  Read More
What is the Speed of Love
March 7th, 2023
In sections of Montana the speed limit used to be defined by words, not numbers. Driversdesignated their own speed limit by what they deemed to be “reasonable and prudent.” That was the speed limit. I...  Read More




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