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Living My Faith

Follow his example

“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). Have you been socked? With this Christmas equivalent of Halloween’s “You’ve…

Living My Faith

A different kind of list

From a parenting perspective, Christmas is a pretty easy time to get kids to behave. After all, they are keenly aware of Santa’s naughty-or-nice…

Living My Faith

Great things

“What have you done for me lately?” Maybe that question has crossed your mind (or lips) recently. It’s in our DNA to object when…

Living My Faith

When it’s hard to be thankful

Thanksgiving is a time we’re all supposed to be thankful. Some years, though, it’s kind of hard to feel that way. For some, this…

Living My Faith

Peace is a gift of God

It is a pleasant fantasy of well-meaning people to want to believe that human nature deep down inside is good and kind, that conflict…

Prayer

Don’t let God rest

So there I was, wide awake at 3:57 a.m. (Thanks a lot, time change.) I quietly got out of bed, went to the main…

Bible 101

3 words that will change your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a spiritually dangerous time of year. Why? Because this is a season when many of us put our joy, happiness, peace, and…

Living My Faith

Your bucket list

Do you have a bucket list? My kiddos make one each summer, and we complete about 75 percent of it. Not bad, considering we…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t Block God’s Blessings

Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Jon recounts the little known story of Mephibosheth to help us see how God blesses us regardless of the challenges in our lives.

Life’s Challenges

Can You Help Those Who Can’t Help Themselves?

Why should you show love and kindness to those who don’t deserve it?

Depression & Anxiety

Praying at our wits’ end

We hit our limits by getting ahead of ourselves: stretching, trying, straining, falling, adjusting, and trying again. We gain wisdom from overreaching. We learn…