Soaring on the Wings of Eagles…Really?

So today we continue this I am Second series looking at a very inspiring young lady.  Some may know her from the movie Soul Surfer which is all about her story.  Her name is Bethany Hamilton, and I will tell you her story is inspiring and challenging because of how she responds to adversity, and the challenges of life.  I know by now you probably sick of hearing about it, and you are thinking is he seriously going . . . Read More »

Sometimes Pain Comes In Handy

I’m just going to come right out and say this as we get started today, I think today we are going to get into the true reality of life today, and if we are honest, reality isn’t always pretty.  So as we jump into the next story in our “I Am Second” series you need to know, this one is going to be very raw.  I know it might not be the world we show people on social . . . Read More »

We All Have Something In Common

So last week, Ken opened up our big fall series, called I am Second, and I think just one week in you can probably see why this series has us so excited.  It’s because it is all about life change, which when it comes to this whole “Christian-faith-thing,” this is really what it is all about.  Now as you listen to these people tell their stories of life change you will recognize a lot of them.  They are famous rock stars, . . . Read More »

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

So last week I think we really started to hit our stride in this study of Jesus’ very famous Sermon on the Mount and that is really going to continue today.  So by this fourth week of the series it’s probably becoming pretty apparent to you that Jesus is really pushing in hard on us and how we live.  Jesus has a way of thinking and living that is just completely opposite than the way we humans think . . . Read More »

The Challenge of Real Love

It is hard to believe that we are already coming to the end of our big spring series on Emotionally Healthy Relationships.  Spring seemed to take a little longer to sprung than we would like but here we are in our last talk in our spring series before heading into our big summer study of Jesus’ famous teaching, The Sermon on the Mount.  I have to tell you this series has meant a lot to me for many reasons.  First the . . . Read More »

The Way, The Truth, The Life…and Why It Matters

Well today is Easter Sunday which is a really big deal in our faith.  Actually it’s the biggest deal to our faith because it is the day we celebrate the greatest thing that could ever happen in the history of our lives, which is God loving us so much that He would send Jesus to this Earth, to handle our sin problem for us, to lay down His life for us, changing our eternal destiny.  So yeah, it’s a pretty . . . Read More »

Spiritual Adulting

So today we continue this series called Different.  The whole idea is that we want to challenge you to be different spiritually in 2018 and beyond.  And if you remember, we are building off of this theme, that we want this idea of life change to be real, and long lasting.  We don’t want the passion or focus for this commitment to being different spiritually to a passing fad…that wouldn’t be a good at all, which is why . . . Read More »

The Big To Do List

It is really hard to believe that this series on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is coming to an end.  I will say that this teaching, and these books couldn’t have hit my life at a better time.  So there are a lot of reasons that I’m sad to see this one go but here we are at the conclusion of this powerful series where hopefully you have had a chance to engage and bring some real practical handles into . . . Read More »

Doing The Impossible-Finding Rhythm and Rest

Today we are going to talk about something that is probably more needed than any other principle in the entire book but here’s what is really interesting to me.  While this subject is probably the most needed for our culture today…it is also the most ignored.  So while it is something we all need it is also something many of us simply don’t engage into so this makes for an interesting day for sure.  If I pulled each . . . Read More »

Standing In Your True Self

Have you ever looked around and wondered what started the latest fad or trend?  I know I’m getting older and maybe a little grumpy but there are some trends that I wish would just go away.  I got to tell you if I see one more kid flip a water bottle and think it’s cool when it lands properly I’m going to lose it!  I could do without that little fad.  I have to say the skinny jean . . . Read More »