Year: 2020
Missing Milestones

Missing Milestones

reviously, this time of year always felt like milestone season. Calendars are crowded with graduations, awards ceremonies, proms, weddings, and countless other events that signify an accomplishment, achievement, or celebration on the passing into a...

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

“At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthami?’ (which means, ‘My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?’). Mark 15:33-34 OBSERVE After three...

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Think deeply about why you’re alive and you’ll eventually conclude that you want to make a difference—a contribution through the one life you have. That longing is called legacy. It’s the desire to influence others now so that your influence lives beyond you. What if...

Kids Experience May 31

He didn't stop asking.The man from Ethiopia didn’t understand what he was reading when he was riding in his chariot. But he didn’t stop reading. He didn’t stop asking questions, either. He asked Philip to help him understand.  It turns out the man was reading words...

All We Need

Whatever your experience and response to this pandemic, remember who you are before God. You are loved. Remember to Whom you belong. You are His and nothing can separate you from His love. You have all you need. Close your eyes and rest in that.

Celebrate Recovery – May 28

Ready.  Set. Go!!  Some of the writers of the New Testament talk a lot about running the race set before us (Hebrews 12:1) and finishing strong (2 Timothy 4:7).  But in order to run, we must be ready to run.  We must train and discipline our bodies to compete the...

Leading Your Family’s Spiritual Journey

During these times, parents can be called to spiritually lead their families in a way that they haven’t had to before. If your kids aren’t able to attend Sunday classes, small groups, or church events, that doesn’t mean that their spiritual journey has to be on pause.

Not By My Own Understanding

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)OBSERVE Trusting someone can be so hard. Especially when you are trusting them with your present,...

Adoption

Adoption brings up mixed emotions. The term “adopted” can be used to show affection or insult. Our understanding of adoption comes from our picture of family. Many times we have a picture of family that limits our understanding of the truth of adoption. In this...

Kids Experience May 24

We can trust God. This week we hear how Stephen was DETERMINED. But we will see that he trusted God. He decided to stand strong in what he believed.  We don’t always know how things will turn out. Sometimes we feel stuck because we feel like life just isn’t going our...

Gray Night of the Soul

Our old lives are a faded picture. We remember our beautiful, colorful lives, but today we live in gray. We keep trying, yet we can’t move the hands of the clock beyond 3 am.