How Not To Be Your Own Worst Enemy, part 1: Pay Attention!

We all face dilemmas in which circumstances point us in one direction, but our consciences point us in a different direction. At times, we ignore the tug of our consciences and sell ourselves on a questionable decision. King David found himself in such a position, and his example can help us navigate our own dilemmas. October 17, 2021

Three Questions Everyone Has About God, part 3: Why is life unfair?

We all have a picture of who we think God is. These pictures and beliefs have been shaped by things we have learned and experienced along the way. But what if you have been given an inaccurate picture of who God really is? October 10, 2021

Three Questions Everyone Has About God, part 2: What’s His plan?

“God, what do you want me to do next? God, am I following your plan?” These can be frequent prayers for people who want to know God’s will and fulfill it. But what happens when life throws a wrench in our plans? What happens when we throw a wrench of our own into what we thought was God’s plan? If you’ve ever felt like maybe you’ve messed up God’s plan, or you’re just wondering what’s the next best step in your life, this message is for you. October 3, 2021

Three Questions Everyone Has About God, part 1: Who is He?

We all have a picture of who we think God is. These pictures and beliefs have been shaped by things we have learned and experienced along the way. But what if you have been given an inaccurate picture of who God really is? September 26, 2021

Love, Dates and Heartbreaks, part 6 – When Dreams Can’t Come True

We all have hopes and dreams, but what are we supposed to do when our hearts are broken and our dreams can’t come true? It’s tempting to take matters into our own hands, but is there a better way? September 19, 2021

Love, Dates and Heartbreaks, part 5 – Groundhog Date

Many times, we learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least, but we repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. So how can we ensure that the next time won’t be like the last time? Instead of being a conformer, it’s time to be a transformer. September 12, 2021

Love, Dates and Heartbreaks, part 3 – Grownup Love

From elementary school through high school, many of us had ideas of what the perfect relationship would look like in the future. While those dreams may not represent our current reality, a step in the right direction could be to follow the apostle Paul’s advice—move from our childish ways and start being grownups. August 29, 2021

Love, Dates and Heartbreaks, part 2 – The Fine Print

If becoming the right kind of person is key to a great relationship, how do you do that? Is there something you can do to prepare? Does it just happen? Sure, we’re supposed to love others, but what does that really mean? Let’s lean in and read the fine print. A promise is no substitute for preparation. If we want to have great relationships, we must do some work. We need to look at ourselves and see where we may need more practice. Where do you have work to do? Patience? Kindness? Public celebration of others? Honor? August 22, 2021

Love, Dates and Heartbreaks, part 1 – The Right Person Myth

In relationships, we often believe if we find the right person it will make everything right. So we ask ourselves, “Is this the right person for me?” Maybe we need to be asking a different question—a question that shifts our focus from seeking the right kind of person to becoming the right kind of person. The kind of person Jesus leads his followers to become is the kind of person we are looking for and, ultimately, want to become. August 15, 2021