Dinner, Water & Intimacy!

Marriage and Family “for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,” Ephesians 5:29 Weeds, Untrimmed Bushes, Brown Grass, Dead Flowers…. That is what my yard looks like… yikes! (For those in Salem, I use that...

Gospel Conversations

Jesus Talk “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 I recently listened to a podcast by Thom Rainer that spoke of the effectiveness of churches in reaching...

Awkward Jesus

Jesus Talk “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Does the cross have any significance to you? Rebecca and I were going to some furniture...

6th Grade Man Talk

Marriage and Family “Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying…” Joshua 1:10 “Dad, we need to talk…” A few days ago, my youngest son walked into the room and said, “Dad, now that I’m in 6th grade, we should have another man talk.” I have made it a...

Wait! Watch! Listen!

Marriage and Family “Blessed is the man who listens to me (wisdom personified), watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts.” Proverbs 8:34 A week of firsts…first masters level hermeneutics class… first time being Lead Pastor…first time both of my boys...

Youth Day, Fun Day!

Jesus Talk “I in them, and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You loved Me.” John 17:23 I’m hanging out with youth from our church ALL DAY! We are going to have a GREAT DAY! A highly...