Jesus on Social Media...
by Rob Thompson on April 1st, 2022
My Opinion Rant...Are you ready?  Let's go...My friends... let's stop sharing our political/covid/social issue opinions, designed for Social Media effect, around the proverbial water cooler, in the Church lobby, and around our kitchen tables.They're not helping.  In this medium, our opinions don't have the effect that we desire. I'd venture to say 100% of the time.  You'll never convince someone o...  Read More
The Rock of Refuge
by Pete Nelson on March 25th, 2022
This morning I had the privilege of meeting with four other pastors who are seasoned veterans in the ecclesiastical world. We talked about how the last few years have affected ministry, peoples lives in general, the fear factor, and an underlying sadness about the state of affairs in our world.Regarding the international scene, there are certainly wars and rumors of wars. There are dictators makin...  Read More
Ukraine, Russia, & the Church
by Josh Cervone on March 11th, 2022
Over the two weeks or so, we have all watched with horror as the events in Ukraine have unfolded. One nation has invaded another, and they are both visiting death and destruction upon one another. This is a tragedy of the highest order. We have seen the world respond with some of the harshest economic sanctions in modern history, which is beginning to cause economic devastation for the citizens of...  Read More
GrubHub, DoorDash, or Uber Eats?
by Rob Thompson on March 4th, 2022
So, I’ve had the privilege to live in a “3rd World” context.  Can I just say it’s been pretty weird to transition back to the “1st World”?!I keep recognizing that I’m losing perspective.  Lord, I want to remember…Let’s never forget to thank the Lord for the material blessings that he’s placed in our hands and the context in which we live.  Let’s definitely...enjoy these blessingsrecognize that the...  Read More
Asaph Didn’t Have Zz-quil
by Pete Nelson on February 28th, 2022
Have you ever had sleepless nights? Join the club of millions who have suffered in the same way… worry and anxiety have a way of creeping into bed with us and dominating our minds when we ought to be sound asleep. We generally don’t struggle with the demons of discouragement and fear when we’re sitting on the back porch having coffee, or out for a brisk walk. Those things tend to ease the mind and...  Read More
Quite Ordinary
by Rob Thompson on February 4th, 2022
Careful, you might miss it.  There is beauty in the ordinary. Sometimes, I feel pretty ordinary.  How about you?I’m not that interesting.  I’m not that good looking.  Believe it or not, I’m not that strong.  I’m not special.  I’m not that gifted.  I'm weak.  In fact, if I fall into the comparison trap, which I often do, I ALWAYS fall short.  Everyone else seems special, even beautiful in their own...  Read More