Leaving a Lasting Legacy: Hebrews 11:20-22

Leaving a Lasting Legacy: Hebrews 11:20-22 Would You Like to Live Forever?If you could go on living in this life, never experiencing the pains of aging or the throes of death, would you? Think about it- if you could always look like you were 20, feel like you were 20, and yet have all the wisdom and experience that age … Read More

Faith that Passes the Test: Genesis 22, Hebrews 11:17-19

Faith that Passes the Test: Hebrews 11:17-19 Do you consider yourself to be a good test taker?Some people are just great at getting the answers right when the pressure is on. There are the natural genius types who remember everything they hear- the ones that are super effective and efficient in studying and getting study groups together- the ones who … Read More

Faith that Moves Us: Hebrews 11:8-16

Faith that Moves Us: Hebrews 11:6-18 When was the last time you moved? Are those not some of the most stressful times in life?I remember our move here to Florida from Texas a couple years ago. Moving half across the country with a pregnant wife during the heat of the summer with two toddlers in tow is not easy. Just … Read More

Never Give Up! Genesis 6-7; Hebrews 11:7

Never Give Up! Hebrews 11:7 William Wilberforce grew up in a wealthy family in the late 18th century England. He had everything a young man could ask for- wealth, privilege, he was wildly popular among his peers and respected for his prodigious ability to persuade. He could captivate an audience for hours on end… in the rain. In 1780, as … Read More

“An Old Man Taking a Walk”- Hebrews 11:5-6

An Old Man on a Long Walk: Hebrews 11:5-6 Do you have a dog? Aren’t they amazing? We don’t have one currently, but I was raised in a home with Miniature Schnauzers and Kerry Blue Terriers. They were basically members of our family.They would jump in our laps, on our couches, and on our beds without a second thought. They … Read More

“Hope Filled Future”

Hope Full Future Do you remember what long car rides were like as a child? Those could be stressful times, right? Nothing like trying to pack all your toys and clothes for that 8-hour trip, which seemed like an eternity! Then when everything is finally loaded into the car and everyone is sufficiently cramped and uncomfortable, it takes about 17 … Read More

We Are the Church: Philippians 4:1-3

We Are The Church: Philippians 4:1-3 In 1878 a dispute arose between two southern gentlemen over the ownership of a hog. One man claimed that because of the markings on the pig’s ears, the other man must have stolen it from him. The dispute became acrimonious as neither one of them was willing to concede to the other. The case … Read More

Responding to Our Fears: Psalm 46

Our Refuge and Strength: Psalm 46 Martin Luther’s name is etched in history as one who stood up to injustice and spiritual oppression in the 16th century, sparking a Reformation that changed the world. He brought us back to the message of the Bible, and that of Christ. All of us have fallen short of perfection. We’ve all lied, we’ve … Read More

Awestruck: Psalm 110

Awestruck: Psalm 110 When was the last time you were awestruck?Can you recall the last time you were captivated, mesmerized, fascinated, spellbound, or awestricken by something in your life? This occurs when we encounter something so wonderful, so beyond description, that our jaws hit the floor. We all have these moments. A sense of wonder is inherent in the heart … Read More

New Beginnings: Psalm 127

New Beginnings: Psalm 127 What do you want the post-COVID world to look like?I hope for the world to look like what it was, with a little more grace, gratitude, and love for each other. One where we can get back to work rebuilding our lives, working at our jobs, and connecting with our friends. We can step outside without … Read More