Trust the Process

God loves the process. We love the final destination. God values the journey. We tend to value the end – result. Why do I make the distinction? If we do not understand how God works in our lives, we can find ourselves always frustrated with our current circumstances. My own...
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It Begins

The journey we have been on as a church family to purchase and remodel our current site has been a long and at times grueling grind. Your patience and encouragement has been nothing short of amazing. Foothills people are incredible! Now though, the waiting is over and it is time...
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Prayer is NOT Easy

What do I mean by this title? Anyone can throw up a quick prayer now and then. It’s not that difficult going through the motions of praying over your food. It seems fairly effortless bowing our heads in a church service. Making prayer an integral part of your life where you learn...
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The Myth of Productivity

Those who know me understand that I am a person who likes to get things done. I love productivity. I thrive on progress. I get a rush from the chaos of moving something forward that is difficult to do. I used to believe the more I could get done the happier I would be. The more I...
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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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