Lent: A Different Season

February 11, 2018

Fasting is the word we use for intentional denial. Far from responsibility, these fasts give us opportunities to pursue greater communion with Jesus by emptying our lives of commotion, clutter and noise, we hope to find greater room to hear Jesus’ voice.


Lent: A Different Time

February 4, 2018

Lent is a period to empty ourselves of lesser things so that we might be filled with the greater things of Jesus’ good and unshakable kingdom. Ultimately, it's a pilgrimage towards Easter joy!


Breathing Room: Choosing to Cheat

January 28, 2018

At some point in our attempts to get the most out of life, we lose control of our lives. We try to force one more thing in to our already busy lives and we reach a breaking point.


Breathing Room: Time

January 21, 2018

We're all busy. Our schedules are packed with career, family, friends, church, and other responsibilities. Sometimes our days are so full that we don't enjoy anythingbecause we're trying to do everything.


Breathing Room: Dollars and Sense

January 14, 2018

We live in a culture that continually tells us to pursue a higher standard of living in order to improve our quality of life. But "standard of living" and "quality of life" aren't the same thing. One has to do with the stuff we accumulate. The other is about the peace we experience regardless of our circumstances.


Breathing Room: Ex-Squeeze Yourself

January 7, 2018

Our lives are busy and fast-paced. The lack of margin increases our stress and shortens our tempers. It can distract us from the most important things in our lives . . . and our relationships suffer.


Who Needs Christmas? - We Do

December 25, 2017

Who needs Christmas? Well, as it turns out, we all do. But it might not be for the reasons you think.


Who Needs Christmas? - God Did

December 19, 2017

As you know, love must be shown to be known. Right? If you don't show it, nobody knows it. And that is the message of Christmas.


Who Needs Christmas? - The World Did

December 10, 2017

Who needs Christmas? Seriously, who needs it? Well, as it turns out, we all do.


I don’t wanna live anymore

December 3, 2017

There are days…weeks…even months sometimes that it seems it would be so much easier to just check-out. There are times I can barely get out of bed. My friends around me seem to have it together, and I pretend. Is there any hope, because if not, I’m not sure I wanna live anymore.