It’s All About Him

When I was younger, I wanted to do great things for God. I wanted to make a difference for Him in this world. Sounds good, doesn’t it? What could possibly be wrong with that kind of motivation? Maybe nothing is really wrong with it, but it is a very immature perspective about how...
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Is Transformation Possible?

It’s so easy to look at our world today and ask this question. Can we really see change? Can we have a significant impact? Is the transformation of all this brokenness even possible? The evil seems so overwhelming? The darkness seems so pervasive. Can good truly overcome evil? I...
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Are You Afraid of Jesus?

Isn’t that an odd question? Who would be afraid of Jesus? I realize this may seem like a very strange issue to consider. How could anyone be afraid of a person filled with such grace, compassion, love and forgiveness? The reality is many people. Why? The truth is as much as Jesus...
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Don’t Quit Making A Difference

Fall in the Pacific Northwest is a beautiful time. The leaves are changing as the days get shorter. The colors are vibrant and expressive. It’s by far one of my favorite times to take a drive up in the hills above where I live and bask in the mosaic of colors created by the Fall...
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Compassion or Indifference

Over the many years in ministry, I have developed the ability to detach my emotions in certain situations. I have been on sites of traumatic accidents, the death of children and teenagers, suicides, sickness and other emotionally packed circumstances. In these situations, having...
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Loving the Least of These

Since 2007, Foothills Church has been involved in a growing ministry in Guatemala. My wife Lisa who is in the picture has now been over 15 times. (Honestly, we’re starting to lose count). To say this is a passion is an understatement. What God has been allowing us to do over the...
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I Am Thankful for Molalla

With this being the Thanksgiving season, I thought it would be fitting to share some things about my community that I am extremely thankful for. Thankfulness is so important to our lives individually as well as collectively. In fact there have been many studies done on the...
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The Myth of the Easy Life

Now that I am 50 years old, have 30 years of ministry experience, been married for over 28 years, have two married daughters and two grand kids, I have abandoned a once held myth. What is it? Life gets easier with age. It’s simply not true. Of course certain things got easie...
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