(Time sensitive info) “Just because you do good doesn’t mean you get to feel good.” Ouch! I heard that phrase from a famous preacher, and I knew instantly that he was right. But thankfully that’s not ALWAYS the case. Sometimes doing the right thing DOES make you feel good. Case in point: our June food…Read more I was hungry and you did what?
It’s June alright. The heat is on. School is out tomorrow. You can smell the sunscreen and hear the beach calling. And Father’s Day is this weekend. Father’s Day is often filled with memories…some good, and some not-so-good. And in many families (like mine) there’s the dreaded challenge of figuring out what to get dad…Read more Shopping for God on Amazon
Last Sunday night at our Seneca Creek Family Fiesta (a.k.a. Annual Meeting) we heard a mash-up of stories from around Seneca Creek over the last year. There was the story of a high school student who discovered faith and life in Christ while facing her own struggles. There was the story of a mom sharing…Read more Did you remember that you have amnesia?
Last fall as the election loomed over our nation we launched a series called, “Vote for Jesus.” It’s time to revisit that concept. While the series was preached in the context of a turbulent national election, it’s far from a seasonal idea. In fact, I would suggest it’s a central idea to what it means…Read more Revisiting the election from last fall
Imagine if Jesus lived in the 21st century. What if he had a twitter account? Can you imagine the following outrageous tweets? Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life. Stop crying. She’s not dead but asleep. (to parents whose child just died) Whoever wants to save their life will lose it,…Read more If Jesus had a Twitter account
Last weekend Nikki Lerner challenged us with three great questions, one of which was this: Who’s missing from your life? Specifically, as we build bridges into an increasingly multi-cultural world, and a very multi-cultural church, who is missing from YOUR life who could provide you with relationships and insights and understanding that go beyond your…Read more Who’s missing from your life?
There’s a bizarre story in the OT book of Joshua. As his nation prepares to engage with their enemies, Joshua is surprised by a late-night visitor. Unsure who this is, Joshua inquires, “Are you for us or for our enemies.” The answer blows up the question. P.S. If you have questions related to race and…Read more When God is not on your side