How We Waste God’s Gifts

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV   When I was little, I used to ask my mom for Kool-Aid (she made it with two cups of real sugar, and it...

5 Essential Elements for Keeping the Faith

The Men’s Bible Study I attend on Thursday mornings is a great group of guys who work through the Bible together, enjoy the comraderies and help each other in our walk with God. We are currently studying a little letter Paul wrote to a young pastor named Timothy. It...

Three Ways You Can Practice Hearing God’s Voice.

I get asked a lot as a pastor and even ask myself at times, “How do you hear from God?” It is a great question. If God really cares and is involved in the lives of people and speaks to us, we ought to listen. In my life when it feels the heavens are silent or I am...

Rays of Sunlight

As you may know, things are moving more slowly than we had hoped. Wondering why? Read about it in our weekly blog. At the church picnic, Charlie shared some rays of sunlight, that is, answers to prayer that we have seen in the middle of the waiting.  That same day, we...

Using Your Gifts to Serve

The Church on the Ridge picnic in the park was a huge success. In particular, I  was amazed at the baptisms. In reading through the various stories of our people getting baptized, Rob Gibson’s life verse stood out to me. “God has given each of you a gift from his...