Have you ever been the last one picked?  Maybe it was on a playground during recess at school. Maybe it was when you tried out for a team and didn’t get picked. Maybe it was when you didn’t get the job you desperately wanted. We all have had times when we’ve felt rejected. When Jesus…

God is the one who transforms our lives.   But what’s our part in becoming more like Jesus?  Along with walking in step with His Spirit (Ephesians), Paul says we have to offer ourselves as living sacrifices (Romans). Jesus says we must take up our cross.  In other words, in order for Jesus to transform…

A few years ago, a Pew Research poll revealed a majority of American Christians (52%) think that at least some non-Christian faiths can lead to eternal life. Indeed, among Christians who believe many religions can lead to eternal life, 80% name at least one non-Christian faith that can do so.  But can they?  Jesus made…

The world offers peace in many forms.  But there is no peace the world offers that is as consistent and dependable as the peace of God.  And Jesus offers it as a gift.  Join us Sunday as we discover how to live in the peace of God.

 If you have ever taken on a renovation project in your home, you know it can be messy. It takes not only working hard but working on the right thing. The same is true in our spiritual life.  It’s not about just working hard to change your life.  It’s working on the most  important things.  What…

Ever traveled in an HOV lane?  Carpool lanes — as they are commonly called — aid travelers on congested highways by letting people with more than one person in them travel more quickly and efficiently during peak hours of use. But in order to use them, you cannot travel alone.  You need a passenger in…

A website recently closed that had been open since just before election day in November.  It’s called Just Scream.  The website tells you a phone number to call.  When you hear a beep on the other end of the line, you scream.  It records you screen. On the website you can listen to the recorded…

Florence Chadwick gave up because the fog rolled in. Many times in life, we give up as well, fall just short, because we get discouraged and anxious when the fog rolls into our lives.  Is there a way through the fog?  When uncertainties and difficulties come, is there a way to overcome our anxiousness and…

On long trips to their grandparent’s house, our children used to frequently ask, “Are we there yet?”  They would groan when I told them how much further we had to go.  To inspire them and keep me sane for the rest of the journey, I used to remind them of what we would do and…

In the movie Groundhog Day, weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) gets stuck experiencing the same day over and over and over again.  Like Phil, we can easily get stuck in these days of COVID, social distancing, and isolation.  But we don’t have to be spiritually stuck.  Jesus gave His disciples some words in John 14 to help…

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