Thank You for Following Jesus

One of my favorite things I love about Foothills is we get to follow Jesus together. For over 19 years, we have been on this continual expanding adventure following Jesus into greater and greater things. From our simple beginnings at the Molalla Elementary School cafeteria to...
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A Time To Examine Our Own Hearts

I know that everyone is trying to wrap their minds around the horrific and senseless act of violence in Las Vegas Sunday night. We want answers, reasons and some form of explanation. The harsh reality is there is none. Our minds and emotions are left raw, broken and feel like an...
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Why Are Some Christians So Judgmental?

How’s that for a title to get your attention? The problem with that statement is most people can relate to it. I bet you have been on the receiving end of someone’s judgmental comments. Doesn’t this bother anyone? I have been a Pastor for over 30 years and by far the most...
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Tragedy and God

Ok, let me get right to the point. Why do so many Christians use God as a reason for tremendous tragedies such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, fires and the like? As soon as hurricane Harvey was finished decimating people and property, out came the posts about God’s...
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The Example in Texas

Why does it often take a crisis to remind us how to treat one another? As I watch the horrifying images flash across my computer and TV, I am grieved and overwhelmed at the devastation. I truly can’t imagine the horror so many people in Texas are experiencing as they watch their...
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Enough Negativity

We live in such a critical, negative world. The culture, the social environment, the media are all swimming in the ocean of negativity. To be honest, I simply can’t watch much news anymore or spend much time on social media. The overwhelming amount of information seems to be a...
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Time To Go Home

I believe all people have a spiritual component to their lives. Research demonstrates that most people believe this as well. This conviction doesn’t always translate in to church attendance though. There is a growing number of people in our culture today who classify themselves...
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You Can’t Do That

I will never fully understand why some people have to be so negative. You’ve met the type. You share some idea, some vision, some aspiration you have and the first thing they do is pour water all over your emerging fire. Instead of pointing out how this idea could become a...
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