• Sep2017

    Our series continues on Grace and Brokenness with Jacob working for his uncle Laban in order to grow his own wealth through his uncle’s resources.  Through selective breeding practices, Jacob is able to slowly build great wealth at the expense of his uncle which leads to a break in the...

  • Aug2017

    A Broken Family

    August 31, 2017

    We continue our series on Grace and Brokenness with a look at a broken family.  Together we explore the story of Jacob as he flees the land of his parents and journeys to Haran to live with his mother’s family.  On the way to Haran, Jacob encounters the God of...

  • We are beginning a new series that will trace the lives of Jacob and Joseph and their journey with the God of the Scriptures through grace and brokenness, and God’s presence in our darkest moments.  Questions we will be challenged with include: How does God continue to bring about his...

  • This week we will complete our study on Paul’s letter to the Philippians. We have a very well-known key verse this week; “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Paul says this to the believers in Philippi. Why? Is this...

  • May2012

    I’ve been struck recently by the incredibly bizarre life and reign of King Saul. It happened as I was reading a bedtime story for my kids about David and Goliath. As I read through the 15 sentence long story, stretched out over 5 pages of colorful illustrations, I just could...

  • Struggle

    May 10, 2012

    Watching the struggle of a butterfly as it tries to emerge from a cocoon is hard. The urge to help — to make it easier on the butterfly is so strong. Yet without the struggle that butterfly would be unable to fly. The effort required for the winged creature to...

  • Apr2012

    Jesus had finished Passover with His disciples and had dismissed Judas to commit his treachery. His body was heavy from the long meal and drink that he had ingested, his mind was in turmoil over the horrendous journey to His death that he would have to undertake, and his heart...

  • Mar2012

    Genesis 1:6-8 “And God said, ‘Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.’ So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault ‘Sky.’” I was reading the account of...

  • Love Stinks

    March 14, 2012

    Real love stinks. It is not a fluttery feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach as a pretty woman or a handsome man walks by. It is not how you describe your favorite food. It has very little to do with the emotion accompanying the birth of...

  • blindsided

    March 14, 2012

    There are times in life when you see something coming, and there are times in life where you just get totally blindsided. Last week my wife and I sat down to watch “The Help” a movie about African American maids in the South during the Civil Rights era. As we...