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Archive for December, 2017

December 28, 2017

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas, and that you’re enjoying the week as we gear up for the new year! Looking forward to seeing all of the students in the new year! We’ll be jumping back into our Tough Questions study for a couple of weeks after our Christmas Party, and then […]

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Jesus Constantly Preaches Peace to Us

Reprinted from The Gospel Coalition, Scotty Smith’s Heavenward Blog, December 27, 2017 And he [Jesus] came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. Eph. 2:17–18 Lord Jesus, what is Christmas? It’s you breaking into the […]

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Wrapping Up My Knee For Christmas

It’s really not fair.  Somehow, I made it through 50 years with almost no health problems.  No diseases, no chronic pain, no broken bones (my ring finger and little toe don’t count), no major surgeries and the few minor ones are nothing to write home about.  In the school of physical suffering, I haven’t even […]

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December 14, 2017

Youth group has wrapped up for the year of 2017! We went and caroled at the Cascade Inn last night, and it seemed to me that the residents who attended were very blessed. There were many big smiles and many that were singing along with us, which was wonderful! I am praying that you all […]

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Why Do We Sing?

My wife and I have one recurring debate that resurfaces every couple of months in our home. She’s a gal that loves nothing more than to have real, face to face conversation without distraction. It’s how she thinks best, when there’s a quiet space and nothing to pull her mind off the current moment. I, […]

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December 7, 2017

It’s pretty hard to believe that we’re coming into the final stretch of 2017. That said, next Wednesday will be our Last Youth Group of 2017, and it’ll be a little bit different than our norm. Instead of meeting at 6:30 for Youth Group, we will meet at 6:00 pm to carpool over to The Cascade Inn […]

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Honoring Our Special Members With a Seat

Attendance in all three of our weekend worship services has been surging lately, and the Sunday services have often been bumping up against our capacity limits.  “Nice problem to have” is a response I’ve often heard, and I largely agree.  A packed sanctuary is much more encouraging than the opposite.  Nevertheless, a full house makes […]

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