Best Gift Ever
December 27th, 2022
As a kid, I always had really fun memories of Christmas celebrations. The best part was opening Christmas gifts as there was excitement in tearing into the wrapping paper to find a new toy. But someti...  Read More
December 19th, 2022
Sometimes important things in life take time. As I like to say, “Life is a process.” Life does not happen all at once or with one or two, good or bad, decisions. So much of life is the accumulation of...  Read More
What Are You Thankful For
December 12th, 2022
At the end of every year we start to see the “Best of the Year” lists pop up. The “Top 10 Moviesof 2022,” “The 10 most Powerful Images of 2022,” “The Most Influential Person of the Year,”etc… The end ...  Read More
Receive and then Give
December 5th, 2022
One of the things I try to teach my kids is how to be a giver, not just a taker. Of course, this is alesson I’m still trying to learn myself. The Christmas season is a great time to put some extraemph...  Read More
Peace Is Available
November 28th, 2022
No one ever said life was easy. Recently, after sitting with a friend that is living through a challenging situation, I thought of the words from the prophet Jeremiah when he said, “They dress the wou...  Read More
Give Thanks
November 23rd, 2022
As a parent to three little ones, I want to teach my children consistency. You’ve heard the saying “consistency is key”, and I believe that’s spot on. The things in our life in which we are most consi...  Read More
Record Year, Record Need
November 16th, 2022
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us (Ephesians 3:20).2022 has been a great year for our church family! We have s...  Read More
Have You Ever Been Hungry
November 7th, 2022
Have you ever been hungry? Have you ever been hungry? I mean, like, have you ever experienced real hunger? My stomachhas groaned, and I’ve used the phrase “I’m starving!” but I have always been able t...  Read More
Circles and Rows
October 31st, 2022
A couple months ago, I shared in one of our Sunday services how there are some topics/issues that I think are best taught in circles instead of rows. I want to take a little time explaining what I mea...  Read More
Times Have Changed
October 24th, 2022
Whether we like it or not, times have changed. A simple yet clear example of this is when I wasgrowing up, I would come home from school, turn on the TV, and watch shows like Leave it toBeaver or I Lo...  Read More
I Can't Do This
October 17th, 2022
During our “Ride 4 Refugees – Syria 2 Lebanon” I texted this to Sharon on Friday, September16, “Just finished my ride through some beautiful, forest roadway in middle Missouri. The hillswere a killer....  Read More
A State of Emergency
October 10th, 2022
A couple months ago I came home from one of our Sunday services to find my wife napping inour bed. This was very unusual, as Liz is generally the first to wake up in our home, and sheusually gets more...  Read More