Whatever you do, remember.

Whatever you do, remember.

Pastor’s Word After last week’s deep column, I thought I would lighten things up this week and simply offer some reminders of varying sorts. First, the practical reminders… 1.      If you are planning to give a “gift” from our “Giving Tree”, we could really use...
What do you love about Christmas?

What do you love about Christmas?

Pastor’s Word Undoubtedly the Christian event our culture has embraced most fully is Christmas. The plethora of Christmas lights, Christmas trees and other decorations are glaring testimony to this. Our culture easily adopts Christmas with its themes of peace,...
Season of Giving

Season of Giving

Pastor’s Word Christmas is often called the “season of giving”. No doubt it should be in the church as we ramp up (read “Advent”) to celebrate the greatest gift God ever gave us…a Savior who is Christ the Lord. But given that, we don’t want to create giving...
It’s Good to Give Thanks

It’s Good to Give Thanks

Pastor’s Word I am really tempted to unleash one of my “Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For” lists on you again this year. But since I like you, I’ve decided to spare you! But I do want the idea of thankfulness to highlight that God’s commands are always good for...
Don’t Miss the Good News

Don’t Miss the Good News

Pastor’s Word I don’t want us to miss the good news. Scripture is so rich due to its Divine origin that there are multiple ways to look at the same passage and keep extracting real value for our lives. This past Sunday we unpacked Mark 2 and the beginning of...
The Church and Veterans Day

The Church and Veterans Day

Pastor’s Word I’m so encouraged to “feel” the increased level of spiritual dialogue taking place among us. People are processing what their prayer life looks like and what it should be like. Others are more actively thinking about God’s Will for their lives. The...
Random Positive Happenings

Random Positive Happenings

Pastor’s Word I am inspired this week to share a random collection of positive thoughts/experiences. I hope they will encourage and inspire you about all the ways God is working in, around and through us. – I spoke to someone who has been out of pocket for...
What a Sunday!

What a Sunday!

Pastor’s Word Wow. What a Sunday. This past Sunday we concluded a special season in Hope’s life in which we dealt with two core components of living in a vital relationship with God: prayer and knowing His will for our lives. But what made Sunday so incredible...