March 14, 2018

I want to say thank you.  Thank you for being a church that realizes the importance of sabbath.  I was able to get away last week with my family to Tennessee.  Yes, it was homecoming for Johnson; yes, our yearly shopping trip for clothes, and yes, there was a trip to the Nascar Speed Park for go-carts.  But through all the fun, the get-away had a bigger importance.

REST—Hebrews 4.  Darryl just spoke about this and it was a nice send off to my trip.  The importance here is to know t...

January 15, 2018

As we begin a new year, so many people are setting goals.  Mental, physical, occupational, and everything between, we often see this time as a new start.  And yet, I’ve often heard quoted in study

after study that most people give up by February.

Why is this?  Did we not set “good” goals?  Are they not worth attaining?  Would our lives NOT be better if we reached these goals?  Why?

And yet in just asking these questions we find the solution.  Of course they are “good” goals, of...

December 8, 2017

As Darryl speaks on the “Gifts of Christmas” we cannot ignore the practical ways we introduce the Christmas story to our families. 

The importance of family traditions can’t be understated.  Take a moment (yes, actually take a moment and reflect) and think about your family traditions of years gone by.  When you were a kid:  What did you ALWAYS do for Christmas?  What ways did the Christmas Narrative get center stage in your celebrations?

For my family as a kid, we always read the L...

November 24, 2017

Coming up on this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I want to encourage you to lead your families in worship together.  There are a hundred and one different ways you can do this.

It could involve:

  • singing together

  • reading your favorite scriptures together

  • talking about what you are thankful for and intentionally going to God in prayer and thanksgiving for it

  • making beautiful pieces of homemade/handmade art expressing your thankfulness to God

  • serving at a soup kitchen

  • find...

November 10, 2017

Hey there church family.  I’d like to give you a heads up on a few things:

1) Jr and Sr High Parent Texts - I’ve been using text messages to communicate directly to you as parents.  These may be articles, videos, or Read & Do communication that is meant specifically for you as parents.  Often times in these texts you will receive a link from me that is safe to use to get to the article, video or read and do.   I promise this is not spam.  Of course, if you are concerned, please feel free to text...

September 6, 2017

A few weeks ago I was given the privilege of preaching on promotion Sunday.  I am thrilled to report that after a few bumps in the road, which happens every year, we are building momentum in all ages.  Relationally, spiritually, and physically our kids are growing up right before out eyes.

God laid it on my heart to begin to shift focus this year.   And the focus is YOU - the parents.  We know that you have more influence over a lifetime than any other person on the planet.  For better or wo...

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