Pastor's Blog

Who Is Really In Charge?

Well, the time has finally come; the rainy season has begun. Rain is inevitable up here. That's why we keep rain jackets just about everywhere; we know that for the next six months that rain is going to fall, and we don't want to be caught without one. We get...

I’m Too Busy To Fast…Right?

Fall. The time of year when the leaves transition into rich fiery colors and weather seems perfect for an adventure. With Fall also comes the balancing of everyone's schedules, which makes you feel spread pretty thin and by the time the week is over, you feel like you...

The second step of the building project has begun! 🎉

Can you believe it? Today something amazing happened. We started digging! We are so thankful to all of you for standing by us during this building campaign. Check out the two messages below (30 seconds each) from Charlie, and meet the supervisor who will be leading...

We have been waiting four months for this day.

The day has finally come. Today our building project has officially begun. Our construction company, Petra, has parked its office on our property. It's only a matter of time until dirt starts moving and our piece of land becomes a cornerstone for generations to come....

What to do when you don’t know what to do?

Decisions. Which shoes go best with this outfit? What type of insurance is better? Should I send my kid to private or public school? Should I stay at my job or take another position? Is it time to move? And the list of what to do only continues to grow. We are...

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...

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...

What do we do when we don’t feel good enough?

“God always does what he plans…” (Ephesians 1:11 CEV). Does this ever frustrate you? It definitely frustrates me! I want God to do what I plan. I had planned on having building permits this week. Here it is the end of the week and still…nothing! I find myself asking...