Peace Through Hard Conversations

This weekend we continued in our series through the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5.  One of the verses we explored was Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”  My wife and I were talking about this verse Saturday evening.  One of the questions or challenges we shared together […]

How to Help Hurting People

The past few weeks throughout our church and community, many people are hurting.  Throughout my short time in ministry, I have had the humble opportunity to walk beside people and families in difficult situations and seasons.  Knowing what to say or do is not always easy, trust me, I have made my share of mistakes.  […]

Slippery Rocks

This past Sunday at Salem, we wrestled with the reality that there are times when we feel like there is no reward for living an honorable life.  As a matter of fact, the Bible reveals that this is a concept that people have struggled with literally for centuries.  Psalm 73 is one such passage where […]

A Peaceful Marriage

Several years ago, Gary Thomas wrote Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? It’s an interesting but for the most part foreign concept in our culture. Whether you are a family of faith who follows Christ or not, conflict in marriage can be exhausting. That’s […]

Helping People Who Are Stuck

There are seasons in life when everyone feels stuck. Sometimes people feel stuck in their jobs. Sometimes people feel stuck in their finances. Sometimes people feel stuck in their marriage. Regardless of the situation, most understand. Maybe you are close to someone who finds themselves in a tight spot.   Often times we want to help, […]