Small Voice

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (NLT) On Tuesday nights where I currently serve as pastor, our students gather together for a small group prayer time. We call it “ReCharge.” Essentially, the students break up into groups of around five, and spend some time talking about things to praise God for... Continue Reading →

Longevity

Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NLT) There have been numerous news articles, TV shows, blogs,... Continue Reading →

Be a Good Teammate

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT) My freshman year of high school, was excited, and a little surprised, to learn that I had made the varsity basketball team. This was going to be my shot to learn some good teamwork, get... Continue Reading →

I Can't Hear You

Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. ~ Proverbs 12:15 (NLT) Right out of college, I got a job working as a manager at an aerospace company in southern California. It was a pretty cool gig. I got to meet a lot of people and learn a lot about... Continue Reading →

Adoption Day

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. ~ Ephesians 1:5 (NLT) We have had great success with the pet adoption process. With each dog came a great deal of enjoyment,... Continue Reading →

Unity Candle

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. ~ Ephesians 1:3 (NLT) I remember my wedding day like it was yesterday, even thought it’s been over 20 years ago. It was a glorious summer... Continue Reading →

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