How to Encourage

We all know life is hard. The stress can be overwhelming. The circumstances can be drowning. There are seasons of life where your soul feels starved and lifeless. You look at the person in the mirror and see disappointment staring back at you. You pray, read your bible, attend...
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It Will Always Be About Following Jesus

Foothills has come a long way since our humble beginnings 19 years ago in the Molalla Elementary School. What was once a small group of people with very few resources has grown in to a large, fluid, influential organization for the Kingdom of God. We purchased our current...
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That’s What Growth Feels Like

Throughout my entire life I’ve wanted a boat.  I love the water; I love to fish and I love the outdoors.  We live in the Pacific Northwest and we have an abundance of fishable rivers teaming with the object of my desire – fish.  In 2012, the Lord finally allowed Lisa and I...
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Crazy Love Challenge

Sometimes as a Pastor I need to say some difficult things. There are times I feel the need to challenge the Christian community to rethink how they represent Jesus in our culture. We are ambassadors for Christ as the word of God tells us. (II Cor. 5:20) Often, people think this...
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God’s Greatest Desire Is You

What’s your greatest desire? Is it finally getting your dream house, maybe going on a dream vacation, or possibly winning the lottery? Maybe it’s tough even coming up with a “greatest desire.” We all have many wants that may or may not be realized in this life. What would God’s...
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Spiritual Winter

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for Spring.  Enough winter already!  It seems the older I get the more the winter months negatively affect me.  I’m convinced that this seasonal depression thing is real.  These dark, wet, cold, sunless months just seem to suck the joy out...
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How To Be Rich

Before you get too excited, it’s not what you think. If you’re reading this with the expectation that I am going to give you some nugget of truth regarding financial success you are going to be disappointed. I have no intention of talking about how to be rich accumulating more...
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Following Jesus in our Crazy World

  Since the election and the inauguration, I have been struggling with a host of emotions and thoughts. Between watching the news, overhearing conversations and observing the amount of anger and hatred spilling out over Facebook, I have found myself deeply discouraged. The...
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