The Cult of Busyness

I’ve always been a hardworking, self-motivated, driven person. It’s just hard wired into my DNA. There’s nothing wrong with this in and of itself. Everyone should have an energetic work ethic and not view hard work as something to avoid. There is something though that can creep...
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Listen To Those Promptings

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but sometimes even Pastors struggle. Sometimes even this Pastor struggles. We all experience life. We all are confronted with our share of stress, work expectations, disappointments, frustrations, physical challenges, fatigue and...
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You’ve Got To Do Something With It

We’ve all heard the phrase; “If you don’t use it you lose it.” But have you ever applied this statement to your faith in Jesus? This phrase is true in so many areas of our lives. It plays out with skill sets that lay dormant, physical fitness that is not maintained, and even...
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An Invitation for Easter

So what are you doing for Easter? People acknowledge and celebrate Easter in a variety of ways. Some people color up Easter eggs, create Easter baskets for the kids, arrange Easter egg hunts, buy chocolate bunnies, eat way too many peeps, (do people really eat those things?) put...
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Don’t Make Easter All About You

Christians love Easter. I’ve heard Christian leaders call it the Super bowl of the church. (By the way, I think that is pretty weird.) People flock to churches all over the world. Attendance swells, programs and extra services take place and people that never go to church for the...
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Christian Idolatry

Most people when they hear that word “idolatry” think in terms of Old Testament stuff. Often we think of pagan nations who bowed down to physical statues and stone carvings worshipping some imaginary deity. Maybe others think about the Greek gods that supposedly inhabited Mount...
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Is It Possible?

Last week our entire office staff traveled up to Seattle for a one day leadership conference. Growing as leaders is a priority of this church. We believe the Kingdom of God deserves great leadership and so we have a desire to grow in this area. This conference was God’s perfect...
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Politics and Following Jesus

It’s still nine months until elections and I am already sick of all the political posturing, political drama; all the divisiveness and of course the political ads. Enough already! Probably the most discouraging issue I see though is all the divisiveness our political climate...
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