Following Jesus and Halloween

Every year I hear the same old debate, the same old statements and the same old judgmental comments. “How can you guys participate in Halloween?” That’s the devil’s holiday.” “How can your church justify handing out candy on this night to a 1000 kids?” I wish they were legitimate...
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Team Foothills

I’ve always loved team sports rather than individual sports. I’d rather watch basketball, football, soccer, hockey or baseball rather than golf, tennis or even boxing. Why? Because I am fascinated by the dynamics of a team. The complexity of getting a team to work together to...
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TRUST

Let’s just get this on the table. Trusting Jesus is tough! This faith adventure we have been called to does not come naturally to us. It’s hard. It’s difficult. It’s stressful. It seems upside down at times. It’s radically different than how the world operates. It defies our...
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A Movement Not Just A Moment

All significant “Movements” are birthed from significant “Moments”. MOveMENT A moment can contain a single act by a single person; or it can be a collective response by a group of people. But a movement requires many actions by many people. It requires ongoing collective unity....
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Together Anything Is Possible

So often we value the power and strength of the individual in our culture. Movies highlight what one person can do. Superheroes individually overcome impossible odds. Action heroes seem to be immortal as they face an enemy with overwhelming advantages. Even in athletics, everyone...
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A Movement or a Museum

Have you ever been to a museum?  I’m no museum expert but I have been to several.  I love museums because they deal with history.  I am fascinated by history.  Museums exist to represent some aspect of the past. Their purpose is to look backwards.  I have visited the Portland...
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Live Your Season

Ecc. 3:1 “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” (NLT) A week and a half ago our season of life changed forever. We were no longer simply parents. The season of grand parenting had begun. Last Thursday at 11:30am, we welcomed Melody Grace into...
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Be Still and Know

I have always known this world is a crazy place to live, but does it seem to have reached new levels of insanity lately? We have an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a Middle East conflict spinning out of control, war in the Ukraine as Russia exercises its dominance, and thousands...
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