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The Solid Rock

There’s an old hymn you may know that goes “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” It’s not just a hymn though, it’s true. The more I study and reflect on the Jesus we learn about in the gospels, the more it becomes clear to me the difficulty of…

Thank You!

Just this past Saturday, six wonderful hostesses, and the women of First Christian church threw a baby shower for our family, and our coming little one. I’ve known that God is good, I’ve said it a hundred or a thousand times. God is good. But let me tell you, when the church decides that it…

Finding My Way Home

Anne Lamott tells a story about a little girl who got lost one day, she ran up and down the streets of the big town where they lived, but she couldn’t find a single landmark. She was very frightened. Finally a policeman stopped to help her. He put her in the passenger seat of his…

The Good Life

I’ve been on a quest for the good life. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. You know what that means when I say that, right? The good life… It’s like when I’m outside with my daughter, and we’re playing and we fall to the ground and we roll around until we finally land in…

Resurrection

At our Sunday 11:11am service, the fantabulous Susie Waddell sings a song called God’s not dead. (Come hear it this Easter Sunday!) God’s not dead… this is our hope and the promise of Easter. When the realities of life are pressing in on us, when families are especially feeling the financial strains of life, experiencing…

Jesus for President

I read a blog from a Texas pastor the other day who explained his reason for not promoting a particular political party or candidate as a pastor. He said, “I have concluded, that I am fundamentally more a Christian than I am either a Republican or a Democrat, and who Jesus Christ is and what…

Auld Lang Syne

As Christmas fades into the New Year, we look ahead to the year to come, and we look back on the year behind us. We look back on memories made, friends gained, and loved ones we’ve lost. Each New Year’s Eve, as the ball drops we hear that old song “should old acquaintance be forgot…”…

Hallelujah!

This week at our Children’s moment for 11:11 worship, we had 20 kids come up. What!? 20 kids. For real. God is at work and I love it. Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s gonna happen up there for children’s moment until we get there, and a kid raises his hand and wants to share…

Curriculum in Christlikeness

This year our young adult Wednesday gathering group is doing a study together that is called a “Curriculum in Christlikeness.” I’m really excited about the possibilities for Christian growth among this fine group of Christians, and I feel like I already see some signs! In the midst of the busyness of our lives, and all…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

The week before last, I was excited to be able to attend the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It was a blessing in more ways than one! I was able to see seminary colleagues, wonderful people from the various churches I’ve been a part of throughout my life, I even got to chat with the director of my…