Napkins can be Spiritual

Napkins surround us. In your car. In your home. In that restaurant. And that other one too. Even in the one that only gives you one after you beg them, because for some reason they think it’s made out of gold, so they guard them. (I’m talking to you Subway)… Did you know that napkins can […]

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Choosing Joy

There is a major difference between happiness and joy. Often in our cultural context: we can get the pursuit of happiness mixed up with the pursuit of JOY. Our country has the pursuit of happiness in it’s very fiber – the problem is that happiness in its simplest form, has a shelf-life to it. It […]

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The Narrative of Worry

We all live by a narrative that is unfolding within us and around us. In the simplest of understanding, it’s the way in which we see things. The narrative of worry is the internal story of scarcity, worst-case scenarios and confusion. Worry knocks on the doors of our hearts and lives no matter our gender, age […]

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Go and Do

So much of life can get stuck in the ‘learn this’, ‘learn that’ and ‘study hard’, information hunting and gathering cycle. We grow up being taught so that we learn more. Pushed to learn more, know more, understand more. Learning more is an awesome thing – a necessary thing. We need to be people of […]

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is the mantra that embraces all those that have embraced the Savior on the Cross. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs […]

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Fight Back With Joy

We all have people that are good friends and they encourage us. There are others that just simply bless you with their presence. There are also people around us that inspire to be more. Sometimes God combines all three into one. I’m so excited for you to hear from a friend of mine that is an […]

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Give Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving Week. I hope you, with friends and family, have a great time celebrating together with good food and fun. In this season, our minds tend to contemplate some things we’re thankful for, so here’s 10 Scriptures that can help center a thankful heart. Let them stir you to Give Thanks. May you have a “Thanks-filled” […]

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No Birdcages

The freedom that God provides is one that  unlocks the cage. It sets people free. I was reading from a great past Christian writer, these words. May they speak freedom into your life as well. The Spirit of God is always the spirit of liberty; the spirit that is not of God is the spirit […]

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Maybe you’ve been driving down the road and taken your hands off the wheel. You know you shouldn’t. But you gave into the internal voice that bet you to see if you could drive straight for more than 20 feet. Only to notice that you car pulls to the left/right with great force. What do […]


No Other Name

We just finished up Easter and as it fades into days gone by, its message rings on. What gets declared on Easter, gets to be communicated every day. We are a resurrection people inviting others to new life.  No Other Name promises new life through faith, not performance. No Other Name offers forgiveness and fresh […]

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God is more…

When I was a kid I visited the Grand Canyon. It sure was big! I went back a few months ago with my daughter on her school field trip. It was way bigger! What I thought I had seen and knew, just seemed to expand to something so much more right before my eyes. I […]

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Easter People

There are so many thoughts, feelings and things that swirl around Easter. The week before Easter is always a busy time for pastors, but I love it. All week I look forward to celebrating with you. The preparation of the sermon is also one of my favorites because Easter is all about Jesus. We talk about […]

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All Yours

As you read through John 6:1-14 – you see the disciples faced with an interesting predicament. They are surrounded. Literally. Thousands of people. Hungry people. Many hungry for necessities of food, yes. But many also hunger for something more. That’s why they’re there. They have this hunger that has drawn them to investigate this guy […]

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Sometimes words can’t capture the beauty, the magnitude, the splendor of a moment or a reality. This new year approaches, but I hope to walk into it with a greater clarity, deeper appreciation and with more wonder. I’d like to remind you of a truth that we just celebrated, but maybe we’ve failed to fully […]

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